These Blueberry, Corn and Bacon Pancakes result in perfectly fluffy pancakes which are extra-special with a scrumptious combination of fresh corn, juicy blueberries and crispy bacon.
Trust me: This is the mother of all pancake combinations.
And it’s not just because there’s bacon in it.
It’s the fresh corn. Combined with blueberries (who doesn’t love those two guys together?).
The bacon just tops it off and pushes it over the edge into brunch nirvana.
And you know what? I’m not even exaggerating here.
Speaking of mothers: This is not something to attempt making with a newborn baby at home.
But then again most things are not really compatible with a newborn baby.
Like going shopping for example. Only problem is it still has to be done.
Because let’s face it: There’s always something missing at home you need to get right away.
When there was just the two of us Branimir and me would hop in the car several times a week to do a little bit of last minute grocery shopping.
Yeah, we’re super organized like that.
But when we tried to leave the house with our daughter for the first time – it was a chore.
And we really did need to go get some baby essentials we didn’t believe to be essential before.
Oh, why didn’t he go alone and I stayed at home with her you’re asking?
Come on, which new mother can resist going to a baby store with all the cute little clothes?
And would you really trust your husband to bring home the right things?
OK, I would totally and utterly trust Branimir to bring home something decent but, you know… LITTLE SHOES!
So of course I had to go along.
The biggest problem was to find the right time to leave the house.
We don’t really have a routine yet so between nursing and changing dirty diapers (and the entirety of her clothes twice because I can’t for the life of me figure out how not to get her all wet) she is probably already hungry again and the whole cycle starts from the beginning.
We did eventually manage to leave the house, buy half of the stuff we wanted to and come home with two exhausted parents and a very hungry baby.
Remember when I told you how gloriously proficient Branimir and me are when it comes to driving somewhere without getting completely lost?
That’s just another ability which is very helpful when traveling with a newborn.
At least she now has a sleeping bag.
With all that going on I doubt I’ll see a pancake anytime soon again.
Unless it’s at a restaurant. Though we would need to get all three of us ready and drive there.
Do they still serve pancakes around dinner time?
Because that’s when we would manage to get there if we’d start getting ready in the morning.
But if you do have the time and patience to make some pancakes this weekend I suggest you use this recipe to get yourself into a state of absolute food bliss.
Serving suggestions are loads of real butter and maple syrup plus extra bacon.
And hot blueberries on top. Not mandatory of course but I’m just saying. It’s golden.
Blueberry, Corn and Bacon Pancakes Recipe
- 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup finely ground cornmeal or cornflour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cups to 3/4 milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 eggs separated
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels about one ear of corn
- 2 oz bacon chopped
- In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl mix milk (starting with 1/2 a cup), maple syrup, melted butter and egg yolks. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Adjust the milk amount tablespoon by tablespoon if the batter seems too thick.
- Add the egg whites and salt to a clean bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Carefully fold into the batter.
- Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a knob of butter or spray with cooking spray. Pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the griddle or into the frying pan and sprinkle with blueberries, corn kernels and bacon. Cook for a few minutes or until you start seeing bubbles forming on the surface. Flip and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.