Soul Pancakes

Soul Pancakes


Serves: Makes about 16 pancakes


  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split or a splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups multigrain pancake mix
  • 1 3/4 cups low-fat milk (add a bit more for a thinner pancake)
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper or chili pepper




    In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crispy. Remove to a plate and let cool.



    While bacon is cooking, pour maple syrup into a small saucepot with the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean and warm through.



    In a large bowl, mix together the pancake mix, milk, egg, cayenne pepper or chili powder and reserved bacon. Heat a nonstick griddle or saut pan over medium heat and cook pancakes to your desired doneness, about 2 minutes per side.