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Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

I know what you’re thinking: BACON? PANCAKE? SANDWICHES? All are clichés in the Paleo food world (and let’s not kid ourselves: they’re certainly not health food), but there are reasons why they’re so popular:

Bacon and pancakes are mind-bendingly delicious, and who doesn’t like eating with their hands?

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

So yes: I’m totally pandering to the masses (and my own taste buds) with this recipe. After all, Bacon + Pancakes + Sandwich = Paleo Kryptonite.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

I don’t post recipes for treats very often, but when I do, I make sure they’re worth singing about

Get excited!

Here’s what to gather for 4 sandwiches (or 8 mini sandwiches):

  • 16 cooked bacon strips
  • ¼ cup mashed ripe banana (1 medium banana)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of Bob’s Red Mill organic coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ghee or coconut oil (for frying)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Here’s what you do:

Bake two trays of bacon in a 400°F oven for 10-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the porky strips. (Check out my step-by-step instructions and photos for bakin’ bacon here.)

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

While the bacon is sizzling in the oven…

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…mash the banana.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Mash it. Mash it real’ good.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

In a medium bowl, whisk together the banana, eggs, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well. No lumps, please.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Melt a heaping tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the fat is shimmering, ladle three tablespoons of batter using a large disher into the hot pan…

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…and pour the batter into a rectangle-shape, approximately the length of your cooked bacon. 

As soon as bubbles form on the surface (about 1½ minutes)…

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…flip the pancake strip over and cook for an additional 30 seconds or until cooked through.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Transfer the pancake to a cooling rack and repeat with the rest of the batter. You should end up with 8 pancakes in total.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Now: assemble the sandwiches! Lay two strips of crispy bacon on one pancake…

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…drizzle on a bit of maple syrup (but don’t drench it—no one like soggy bacon)…

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…and top it all off with a second pancake.

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

McGriddles, eat your heart out!

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Simple mod: If you’re hankering for a snack-sized ’wich, just grab one pancake and fold it in half before tucking in the bacon and maple syrup.

Look: it’s a BACON PANCAKE TACO!

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

And it’s portable and kid-approved, too!

Bacon Pancake Sandwiches by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com


Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).