Consuming a pancake breakfast sandwich is a taste expertise each salty-sweet-loving human deserves. Bacon, egg, and cheese mixed with fluffy pancake batter is such a triumphant mix of smoke, salt, fats, and candy, this successful combo needs to be inextricably sure. Please be a part of me in observing the sacred union of BEC and pancake batter in casserole matrimony.
A BEC pancake bake packs all the flavors of a whole breakfast in a satisfying slice. It’s a formidable behemoth for a brunch celebration, or a intelligent approach to prep your workweek breakfast. I had imagined a layered casserole with the pillowy pancake combine as the bottom, an eggy middle, and a topping of shredded cheese and bacon. In observe, the casserole had plans of its personal. I poured the egg on prime of the pancake batter, rotated to get the bacon, and after I glanced again the egg was gone. Foolish me. I nonetheless received the layers, however the pancake batter and egg switched locations.
Pancake batter contains baking soda, which will get busy making bubbles as quickly as liquid is combined in. This implies the batter rapidly turns into lighter than the egg because it sits. The dense egg sinks to the underside and the fluffy pancake batter rises up. Regardless of this, I wouldn’t swap the layering order, as you possibly can unfold out the batter extra evenly when you pour it into the dish first, but additionally it’s enjoyable to observe. Among the cheese and bacon will even be engulfed by the rising cloud of pancake batter, so there’s no have to consciously combine the substances, they’ll deal with themselves within the oven.
Cook dinner the bacon first, and when you’re utilizing sausage crumbles or another uncooked meat, cook dinner these completely. I baked the bacon to a chewy state, however you need to use a frying pan or the microwave if it fits you. Cook dinner the bacon till it’s simply shy of the best way you prefer it. It’ll cook dinner additional within the oven however some items will get sucked beneath the floor of the casserole, and people items received’t crisp in the course of the casserole’s bake time. As soon as the bacon is cooked, chop the meat into chunk sized items. Whisk the eggs in a measuring cup or bowl with salt and pepper. Butter a casserole dish. I used a shallow eight by eleven-inch Pyrex.
When you’ve prepped all that, you’re prepared to combine the pancake batter. I used a boxed pancake combine, the just-add-water kind, however you possibly can actually do one from scratch. I made the batter somewhat thicker by utilizing a tad much less water. The instructions listed two cups of combine to at least one and a 3rd cup water, and I solely used one cup of water. No matter your recipe, you to have the ability to draw an “S” within the batter and nonetheless see it 30 seconds later, even when it has softened barely.
Pour the batter into the buttered casserole dish and unfold it out evenly. Pour the whisked eggs over the batter. Sprinkle the cheese and chopped bacon excessive. Bake it in a 375°F oven for 20-25 minutes, or till puffed and browned on prime. A definite egg layer will set alongside the underside of the dish, and will likely be coated by a tender and tender pancake blanket studded with bacon and cheese. Make this recipe your individual by substituting in numerous meats, including some herbs, or sprinkling in some sautéed greens. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired (and it is best to want it). Cowl and retailer within the fridge for as much as 5 days.
BEC Pancake Casserole
- 2 cups boxed pancake combine
- 1 cup water
- 8 eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a medium-sized casserole dish.
Whisk the eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup. In a separate bowl, whisk the boxed pancake combine with water till mixed. Just a few small lumps are okay. Pour the pancake combine into the casserole dish, and unfold it out evenly. Pour the whisked eggs over the pancake combine, and sprinkle the cheese and bacon excessive. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or till puffed within the middle and browned.