Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

We’re a banana-pancake kind of family. Rarely does a regular-old pancake grace a plate in the RecipeGirl house. Bananas are pretty much always sliced up and cooked right on in there with the batter. It’s the way we do our pancakes around here, plain and simple. I was feeling a little wild and crazy last weekend though, and surprised my husband with a new kind of pancake- one where bananas were nowhere to be found: Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes.

These pancakes were stuffed with corn, crumbled bacon, onions, chives and Monterey Jack cheese. My husband eyed me suspiciously as I was preparing this deeply unusual breakfast treat. I told him to go back to reading the Sunday paper and pour himself a cup of coffee.

The truth was… I wasn’t exactly how these would go over either. The batter was thick, and it produced sturdy, yet fluffy little cakes that were perfect for stacking.

As a true bacon lover does, I saved some extra crispy bacon to serve on top.

And then I covered it all with a massive downpour of warm maple syrup.

And then… we sampled.  Wow.  These were really different.  And by different, I mean they were really very good.  They didn’t taste quite the same as pancakes, since there was a savory element to it all.  So I thought it would be more appropriate to call them “griddle cakes.”  The cakes had a fluffy interior, and those chunks of bacon and corn and melted cheese combined with the maple syrup was a surprisingly lovely treat.  It’s the sort of recipe that I’d be delighted to see on a breakfast menu at a restaurant, since I’m always up for trying new things.  And the bacon… yep, bacon is a must.  Make extra and be generous with it, because a little bit of bacon (or a lot) always makes everything taste incredible as far as I’m concerned. #BaconLoversUnite

So what do you think… are you up for sampling some Griddle Cakes?

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Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

Yield: Eight 4-inch griddle cakes

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 25 min

These unique pancakes are stuffed with bacon, corn and cheese. A good dose of warm maple syrup makes them a delicious choice for breakfast.

Ingredients:

8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 cup frozen, canned or fresh corn
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
warm maple syrup, for serving

Directions:

1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon pieces until they begin to brown. Add the onion and continue to cook until the bacon is crisp and the onion is softened. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the bacon mixture for topping the griddle cakes upon serving- and set it aside.

2. While the bacon is cooking, combine the flour, chives, baking powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk, egg and oil, just until moistened. Stir in the bacon mixture, corn and cheese. The mixture will be thick. If you'd like the griddle cakes to be slightly thinner than those pictured, add a little more milk to thin out the batter.

3. Heat and grease a griddle or large skillet. Pour a heaping 1/4-cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook until it is golden brown- 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

4. Serve stacks of griddle cakes topped with a sprinkle of the reserved bacon/onion and a good dose of warm maple syrup.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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148 Responses to “Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes”

  1. 1

    Im At Home Baking — February 16, 2012 @ 3:42 AM

    Wow, these look incredibly amazing!

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    the wicked noodle — February 16, 2012 @ 4:50 AM

    I love that these are doused in maple syrup! It’s that savory-sweet combo that I love :-) Plus, there’s BACON, so how can it not be fabulous?!!

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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — February 16, 2012 @ 5:46 AM

    I agree, love seeing new stuff like this on a menu-these look awesome Lori!

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    Jenny Flake — February 16, 2012 @ 6:25 AM

    Wow, mouth watering. This looks beautifully delicious girl! xoxo

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    Jenny — February 16, 2012 @ 6:32 AM

    Sweet Mother of God – I am so making these.

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    Maria — February 16, 2012 @ 6:32 AM

    Josh would love this meal for breakfast!

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    conniemelancon — February 16, 2012 @ 6:54 AM

    These look so good! My sister makes “corn fritters-using cream of corn” and I never have made them. BUT this looks so good…definitely going to try this recipe.

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    Bev Weidner — February 16, 2012 @ 7:32 AM

    LOOOOOOOORI! Iamdying. DYING. This is amazing. Seriously, I’m freaking.

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    Traci — February 16, 2012 @ 7:39 AM

    I’m glad that my husband isn’t the only one to give me the “look” when I’m trying something different. Does he also inspect it thoroughly before taking that first bite?? These look delicious (hello, can ANYTHING with bacon NOT be delicious?) Want to try these!

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    sara — February 16, 2012 @ 7:40 AM

    These look SO good! I love including whole corn in cornmeal-based recipes, really delicious. Plus, you can never go wrong with adding bacon! :)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 16, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    I grew up hating bacon…I know, lots of people think that’s crazy. But the only way I would eat it would be to drench it in syrup from my pancakes :) These look awesome b/c I love how much syrup is in the middle…that’s just how I like my pancakes!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — February 16, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

    These look perfectly divine and sinful – I love all the different flavors and textures going on here!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — February 16, 2012 @ 8:25 AM

    I don’t even know where to begin with what I love about these cakes. I think they are absolutely perfect! And the pictures are amazing, Lori!

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    Tom — February 16, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

    Dang woman you spelled Korn wrong. (lol) Thanks Lori I’ll have to try these cakes. I remember having something like this a long time ago with some friends out west be they called them Country Kern cakes. They used chopped ham/bacon, diced celery, vidalia onion, chives, green & red peppers, corn, diced tomato, self rising flour and several soft cheeses. Also threw in some hot sauce with the egg for extra heat. I believe she also used bacon grease to add some flavor. They made them about the size of a saucer plate and slapped on a fried egg on top with some cheese then soaked everything with syrup. I think she made her own syrup as well. I’ve seen this down with hash browns as well only thing missing was pepperoni.

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    Melissa — February 16, 2012 @ 9:05 AM

    They look delicious! I cannot wait to try!

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    Kankana — February 16, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

    pancake is the most common breakfast for weekends and this my friend looks like something I will try next weekend.

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — February 16, 2012 @ 9:57 AM

    pass me a plateful they look wonderful!!!! Seriously keys are in my hand it won’t take me long to find you with those waiting for me :)

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    Deborah Vogts — February 16, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

    These sound really unusual. I’m thinking they’d be good to try for an evening meal. Maybe this Sunday! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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    Casey@Good. Food. Stories. — February 16, 2012 @ 10:36 AM

    YES. I have a savory obsession to rival your sweet tooth – I usually can’t eat pancakes unless there’s a salty piece of bacon or sausage to spear alongside – so these are the glorious perfect combination of all breakfast.

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    Meg@Domesticated-ish — February 16, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

    Um, yes please! My husband is going to love this!!

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    Erin — February 16, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

    They are almost like little omlet pancakes with all that stuff mixed in! Sounds like a great change.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 16, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

    Yes, I am up for sampling these any day! Bacon, Cheese, Corn, Chives and syrup – WOW!!!

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    Kimiko — February 16, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

    I’m not a fan of plain pancakes.I always prefer pancakes with add-ins, whether it be blueberries, strawberries, or nuts. So this just looks amazing to me! I love corn, I love onions, and I love bacon…so I think it’s safe to say that these are my kind of pancakes! I’ll be making these soon! Thanks!

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    Maria in NJ — February 16, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

    OK I want these right now…but then i will have to go walk another 1 (in the rain)…they look wonderful…

    Lori you never cease to amaze me…

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — February 16, 2012 @ 5:14 PM

    I’m not much of a breakfast eater, but….i think i would love these! :)

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — February 16, 2012 @ 6:53 PM

    I would love these griddle cakes! I think bacon dipped in syrup is already amazing. So makes perfect sense to add bacon to pancake batter!!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — February 16, 2012 @ 7:42 PM

    These look AMAZING!! Very excited about trying them!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — February 16, 2012 @ 9:45 PM

    These babies are all over Pinterest so had to come and take a look. Crazy good!

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    Alexis — February 17, 2012 @ 5:21 AM

    Just made these this morning but I left out the corn :/

    I topped mine with a sprinkle of cheese and some greek yoghurt to keep it completely savory. I DEF. will be making these again soon!! Thanks so much!!

    p.s. – does anyone know how many calories are in these? :)

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    Marianne Hertel — February 17, 2012 @ 5:53 AM

    These griddle cakes look absolutely delicious!! :) I can’t wait to make them for my husband!! Thank you!!

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    Chelsie — February 17, 2012 @ 7:06 AM

    I ran across this recipe on Pinterest and had to give it a shot. I didn’t have chives and I suspect they really ramp it up quite a bit, but they turned out great despite that. I used half habenero jack cheese and half cheddar, because it’s what I had. I also added flax meal because I sneak it into almost everything I make. :) It made it thicker so I had to use extra milk, but they turned out great! Will definitely make these again. Thanks!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — February 17, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

    Oh, this is a great meal for Hubby, when you say something like” Here’s some bacon corn griddle cakes, take a bite, oh and I scratched the car”. he he! I’m using your recipe to get out of trouble! No way could he be mad anfter your griddle cakes. he he

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    kitchenvoyage — February 17, 2012 @ 7:36 AM

    Fantastic recipe, I will make for pancake day in England (Tuesday) with agave syrup

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    Marnely Rodriguez — February 17, 2012 @ 7:51 AM

    I need these in my life NOW! They look amazing!

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    Whitney — February 17, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

    How many servings??

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    Lori Lange — February 17, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

    Servings indicated within the recipe: Eight 4-inch cakes.

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    Lori Lange — February 17, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

    I didn’t figure out the calories for this one!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 17, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

    I know I would love these and I think that may be the most gorgeous stack of pancakes that I’ve ever seen!

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    Sheila Durham — February 17, 2012 @ 8:59 AM

    This looks great! I just emailed it to my husand who does Saturday morning breakfast at our house. Hope he got the hint! fabulous recipe can’t wait to try them

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    Emily — February 17, 2012 @ 9:03 AM

    I just made a vegetarian version of these using Morningstar maple “sausage” instead of bacon. I crumbled the sausage and sauteed it with the onions in a bit of butter. They were SO good, thank you for the recipe!

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    Virtually Homemade - Liz — February 17, 2012 @ 9:15 AM

    Very interesting! It could almost be a lunch or dinner as well. I’ll become a member of #baconloversunite!!!

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    Cookbook Queen — February 17, 2012 @ 9:19 AM

    You are a pancake connoisseur!! And I can only spell that word because I have spell check.

    They look amazing, Lori!! I want to come for breakfast at YOUR house!!

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    Bronya — February 17, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    They look fab! It’s pancake day, here in England on Tuesday, think I try these

    xx

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    SUSAN — February 17, 2012 @ 3:40 PM

    These sound wonderful – I think I would probably make these for lunch or supper. Everything but the kitchen sink, stick to your ribs kind of meal. You could serve them with Fresh Asparagus, Green beans or Carrots. Thanks for the recipe!

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    stephanie — February 17, 2012 @ 6:02 PM

    I luv having “breakfast for dinner” and these are perfect! Can’t wait to cook up a batch.

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    Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box — February 18, 2012 @ 2:15 AM

    These griddle cakes sound absolutely amazing. Just perfect for a weekend breakfast! I bet the maple syrup worked perfectly with them, too.

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    Meghan — February 18, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    Lori, these look amazing! Will be trying them for dinner very soon!

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    April M. — February 18, 2012 @ 8:57 AM

    Can’t wait to try this recipe, do you think it would be just as good with turkey bacon????

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    Sheila Durham — February 18, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

    Totally addictive! My husband made these for me this morning and they are so very good. Can’t wait to make them again, think I will put the fried egg on top with corn/pineapple salsa…so many great recipes! Thank you…!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — February 18, 2012 @ 1:13 PM

    These corn cakes look so good!

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    grace — February 18, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

    i usually prefer my pancakes sweet and syrup-laden, but these are gorgeous! i love the hunks of corn and bacon and cheese and chives! nice one, lori. :)

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    cindy — February 18, 2012 @ 5:06 PM

    sunday dinner: these + bbq ribs. amiright?

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    Vanessa — February 19, 2012 @ 6:11 PM

    Made these this morning – To. DIE. For!!! So yummy, I wish we could eat them every day!!!

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    Izumi — February 19, 2012 @ 7:08 PM

    Wow – very reminiscent of okonomiyaki ( http://cheapassfood.com/recipes/show/128-homemade-okonomiyaki-recipe-osaka-style ), which is one of my favourite foods. Going to try mixing and matching the two sometime and see what combinations I can make!

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    Lori Lange — February 19, 2012 @ 7:51 PM

    Sure- if you enjoy turkey bacon!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 19, 2012 @ 8:42 PM

    You make me want to become a carnivore again. ;-)

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    Simone — February 19, 2012 @ 9:57 PM

    I’ve been having pancakes on my mind this morning for some reason and then I see these absolutely gorgeous ones that seriously make me drool. I guess it’s a sign! I have to make pancakes!!

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    Lori Lange — February 20, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

    omg, I just tried to spell that word today… and I couldn’t figure it out without the computer’s help, lol!

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    Liesl — February 20, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

    Now these look DIVINE! I am so much more of a salty sweet over sweets gal, and I think I just must try these! Thank you for sharing them…and what yummy pictures too! :)

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    Jan — February 20, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    These were DELICIOUS! I made them tonite for dinner – hubby gobbled up 5 of them!!! You’d never know just HOW MUCH he eats – he’s soooo skinny. I barely was able to eat 2 of them. But…sooo good!!

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    Elizabeth — February 21, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

    Perfect choice for Shrove Tuesday tonight!

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    Basil — February 21, 2012 @ 11:13 AM

    As soon as I saw the picture my mouth started to water and I had a desperate desire to head home and start cooking. Alas, I have 2 hours before I can leave work without using the “but I have to start cooking bacon and corn griddle cakes!”, a perfectly reasonable excuse for many but my boss may not agree.

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    Alysha — February 21, 2012 @ 5:05 PM

    I made these tonight and we all loved them. I even stuffed in 3 which is unusual for me. I doubled the recipe, used a 1/3-cup scoop and it made about 12 pancakes. The only ingredient I did not double was the bacon because I was using thick-sliced and it did seem like plenty.

    As for nutrition information, I just ran it through Mastercook. Although I got 12 pancakes for a double batch, I calculated it according to your serving size of 8 per batch – so per 1 pancake in a batch of 8 I got: 170 Calories; 8g Fat (41.8% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 39mg Cholesterol; 353mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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    Dawn — February 21, 2012 @ 6:48 PM

    I made these for dinner tonight … They were nothing short of AMAZING! The perfect Breakfast for Dinner meal!

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    kei — February 23, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    I will make this for my breakfast tomorrow! Lokks so yummy :)

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    Honey — February 23, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    I can’t wait for the weekend to try these! My grandchildren and I are also banana pancake lovers…..actually, we like to experiment…..cherry pie filling….apple pie filling….even blueberry pie filling! But our favorite is fresh banana! Although I haven’t been able to convince them that peanut butter in their pancakes is yummy! So thanks for the recipe & bacon rules!

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    kei — February 23, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    I will make with greenpeas, and chicken!

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    Michelle — February 23, 2012 @ 9:08 AM

    These were absolutely delicious. I made these for my family on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, my mother and I made them again, except we put them in mini muffin tins. They were delicious!

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    Emily — February 23, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

    WOW! I just made these, and can I just say yum! They are amazing. I followed the recipe almost exactly I just didn’t use chives since I didn’t have any and I used buttermilk instead since I had some that I needed to use up. Will def be making again. Thanks :)

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    Tommy WinBear — February 25, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    I made these this morning. I enjoyed them, they had a great flavor profile. They were a little dense. I’d like to try to get the batter closer to a tamale or cornbread though with some corn meal. I was thinking they’d stand up to a salsa instead of syrup then.

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    Tami — February 28, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

    I’m game for any new recipes! I make breakfast burritos and such for my hubby to take with him when he leaves for work. My recent breakfast has been eggs with green pepper and onion cooked in the muffin tins. In the morning I pull out one of the egg patties I’ve cooked previously, cook up a sausage patty and place both with a slice of cheese on an “Everything” bagel thin. I saw this recipe and decided to try something a bit different for hubby’s breakfast. I just made a batch of these griddle cakes. I added a bit more milk, a squirt of maple syrup and I forgot the cheese (quite by accident). I made up a batch of plain egg patties, now I’m about to assemble everything into a new breakfast sandwich; two griddle cakes with an egg patty, sausage patty, and slice of cheese between them. Will wrap them in parchment paper, then foil and place in the fridge. In the morning I’ll pop one into the oven to heat while hubby gets ready for work. Can’t wait until his first bite! I tried a bite of the griddle cake as I have already had breakfast this morning prior to cooking up this recipe…the griddle cake is divine!

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    Laura — March 1, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

    One look is al it took! I called my friend into my office and we decided that we would HAVE to find an excuse to get together to make these because they look too good to keep to ourselves. I’m going to be obsessed with the thought of these until I can make them. Thank you! You have done it again!

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    Connie — March 2, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    I made these today and they were a hit although I couldn’t bring myself to dump all of that bacon grease in the batter. I used it to cook the pancakes but really–do you just pour all that grease in the batter after frying; or do you drain it first?

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    Lori Lange — March 2, 2012 @ 12:01 PM

    You don’t need to put any bacon grease in the pancakes. Just scoop the bacon/onion out with a slotted spoon, or put it on paper towels to drain if you’d like. I used center-cut bacon, so I think the bacon fat left in my pan was very minimal.

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    Eric @ Happy Valley Chow — March 3, 2012 @ 7:16 AM

    Looks delicious! I will definitely have to try this recipe :)

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    CJ @ Morsels of Life — March 3, 2012 @ 5:19 PM

    These look great! I especially like how they’re not “wimpy” and have lots of substance. :)

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    Lori — March 4, 2012 @ 5:41 PM

    Fabulous! Made these this morning. Next time I will make the bacon and onion separately to avoid burning the onion. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 — March 4, 2012 @ 7:37 PM

    Oh my word!!! These look nothing short of divine! Pinning right away!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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    Donna Olander — March 6, 2012 @ 8:12 AM

    Myyyyy goodness this looks like a fabulous variation of what is the typical favorite pancake recipe in our house. In the same way that you usually only have banana pancakes, I grew up on corn pancakes. Pancakes without corn in them just don’t quite measure up to those that do. We don’t put anything but the corn in them (no cheese, chives, onions, pepper)…just unadulterated corn in a very generous amount. These can only be eaten with real butter & real maple syrup…& of course with a side of thick bacon. So they’re more of a sweet…like a corn fritter with syrup or confectioners sugar. It’s that salty & sweet combo that I love. This is my absolute #1 favorite breakfast, but I do believe I’d like to deviate & try your variation. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Mariette Visser — March 6, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

    O wow! These look devine! I’m from South Africa and when I spotted the name, I was expecting something else (to us pancakes are crepes and we call these little treasures Flap Jacks or Crumpets and in Afrikaans: Plaatkoekies or Flappertjies.) My favourite way of serving them: little bowls with fried onion, bacon, mushrooms, fried banana, grated cheese and maple syrup. And every one builds their own. But these are gloriously all in one! I am defenitly going to try this recipe! And as a mommy of 2 fussy boys, I love sneaking in some veggies every chance I get!

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    Susan — March 7, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    I’m wanting to try these, but is the cheese good in them? Doesn’t sound like a good combo…
    Any comments out there?

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    Lori Lange — March 7, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

    yes, good!

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    Blondie — March 8, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

    These look awesome! What heat setting would I use on the stovetop to cook the pancakes?

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    Lori Lange — March 8, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

    I’d start w/ medium and then perhaps adjust it to medium-low as needed.

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    Danyelle — March 25, 2012 @ 5:53 AM

    I found your recipe on Pinterest and thought they looked interesting enough to try. OMG these were amazing I omitted the corn because my 11 year old was freaking about the bacon and I used white cheddar because that’s what I had on hand. I also added 2 sunny side up eggs in the middle. It was pure heaven! Thanks for posting!

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    Barbra Donachy — March 30, 2012 @ 10:25 PM

    Sounds like a winning combination. We’ll have to try it. Thanks for posting this recipe.
    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.

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    How I Pinch A Penny — April 14, 2012 @ 1:29 PM

    oh my!! I just made these. super super good! I didn’t have a clean non stick pan so I just used the pan I used to crisp up the bacon! oh yes!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. It is a hit on my Pinterest board!

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    Alli — April 16, 2012 @ 5:46 PM

    Awesome recipe! Thank you!
    I didn’t have jack so used cheddar and they turned out very well!

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    ~ callee ~ — May 9, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    These are going in my ever-growing pile of recipes to make! Can’t wait – they sound very similar to the fritters my mom used to make!

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    Deanna U — May 18, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

    This should be illegal! Love this idea :)

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    Vicky — May 25, 2012 @ 7:02 PM

    These look fabulous for a snowy, cold week-end day. Who know, they are probably fabulous on any week-end day. Thanks for sharing.

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    Catt — June 9, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

    Just made these this morning for a back deck brunch with friends – so, so delicious. We had a vegetarian amongst us, and it was really easy to adjust the batches to keep hers bacon-free. I used fresh corn (they’re in season and dirt cheap, so of course!), and grilled it in with the bacon and onion. Our guests said “OMG” after the first mouthful, and that’s always a good sign. Great recipe, and a keeper – thank you!

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    LeeAnne — June 19, 2012 @ 3:55 PM

    I made these for Father’s Day brunch, and they were a HUGE hit with my family! With some maple syrup, they were just the right balance of sweet and savory. I’ll be keeping this recipe! Thank you!

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    Jess — June 23, 2012 @ 7:03 AM

    I made these for breakfast this morning and they were delicious! Added about 2 T cornmeal to the batter for a little extra texture. These would be great for a group.

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    Kelly — June 26, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

    OMG these look amaing! I cannot wait to make them weekend for breakfast. Thank you for sharing!

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    Claire — June 29, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

    I just made these pancakes last night! They were so good! Perfect recipe for Breakfast for Dinner! :)

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    Anika Kohon — July 13, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    I adore bacon. These sound amazing!

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    Bourbonnatrix — July 21, 2012 @ 3:13 PM

    thank you so much for sharing this recipe! made it as you wrote it for dinner tonight, and i’m going to be craving more for a while! wonder if they freeze well?! i’m thinking breakfast on the go :)

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    Lori Lange — July 22, 2012 @ 1:44 PM

    I haven’t tried freezing them! Glad you enjoyed.

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    Jennifer S. — August 16, 2012 @ 7:14 PM

    These look great; can’t wait to try them! I was wondering if they freeze well? It seems like a great make-ahead, freeze, and reheat for hectic-school-morning breakfasts.

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    Lori Lange — August 17, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

    I’ve not tried freezing them yet.

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    Brandy — August 26, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

    I made these for breakfast and they were amazing! My husband loved them! Would make a great breakfast for dinner meal! Very quick and easy!

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    Iris — August 31, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    Just made these. Omg so good. Boyfriend-approved! And most importantly, Iris-approved :P

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    Donna L. Lewis — October 6, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Or I guess I should say oh your goodness. Made these
    today and they were FANTASTIC!!! I doubled the recipe (but only 1 1/2 tsps. pepper) and used what eggs (Ex Lg), milk (Non Fat) and Trader Joe’s fire-roasted frozen corn (thawed) that I had and actually got 16 cakes without thinning.
    My husband, daughter-in-law and I could only eat 2 each as they were so filling, in our opinion. But we all liked them a lot!! I like to try new things, especially when they seem unique as were these with the savory and sweet combo.
    Thank you so much for sharing!!! I will be making these again when overnight company comes. For now, I will just see if we want left-overs tomorrow, or freeze the remainder.

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    Rachel — October 17, 2012 @ 10:40 PM

    WOW. Looks so so good, but I’m pretty sure it’s unhealthy. Whatever, I’m gonna try making this!

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    lisa — October 21, 2012 @ 7:13 AM

    been making these for years – they same recipe was in land o’ lakes cookbook from the 90s. there should be a credit for land o’ lakes on the site somewhere – they are good

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    Lori Lange — October 21, 2012 @ 9:46 PM

    didn’t get the recipe from Land O’ Lakes, but funny to learn that they had something similar!

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    Nancy Kantz — October 27, 2012 @ 7:45 AM

    Recipe Girl…you have successfully created a most delicious, unctuous and savory recipe. They were AWESOME! I will definitely make this again, but will double the recipe next time. And, I was amazed that they come out looking exactly like the picture!

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    Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers — October 31, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    Wow! I hopped on over from Pinterest to check out this tower of beauties. They look absolutely great! I would love to try them too one of these days. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Kelli — November 15, 2012 @ 9:14 AM

    I made this these morning and they were AWESOME. Then I blogged about how I made them gluten free and linked your recipe. :) Thanks!! So good!!

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    Chelsea Thomas — November 18, 2012 @ 12:14 PM

    Will you please E-Mail back and tell me what kind of milk….Is it sweet milk or butter milk.

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    Lori Lange — November 18, 2012 @ 5:08 PM

    regular milk.. nothing special!

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    Lynnette Miller — December 6, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

    OMG these were sooooo yummy. thank you for sharing your recipes. :)

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    Crys — December 24, 2012 @ 4:18 PM

    These were AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    holly — January 3, 2013 @ 8:40 PM

    made these for dinner tonight, so good! thanks for the recipe.

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    Joe — February 27, 2013 @ 12:21 PM

    OKAY…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so in love with YOU right now! What an incredible way to say “I love you”…LOL. I am certainly going to try this and maybe even make them for someone special. AWESOME!

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    Denise — March 13, 2013 @ 1:17 PM

    Those are just beautiful pictures of your pancakes

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    Jill P. (@MamaGing.com) — April 19, 2013 @ 4:31 AM

    LOVE these! I’ve made them a few times… and I’m not even a pancake person but I love the corn, cheese & bacon combo in them. I also used pepperjack cheese & have put in a fried egg in between a layer of cakes for the hubby. Gave a shout out (link) to you on my site about this awesome recipe! Keep the great recipes coming! :)

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    Martha Brochu — April 20, 2013 @ 9:44 AM

    These would be awesome I done in muffin tins as a graphic n’ go breakfast…great recipe!

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    Karla T — May 8, 2013 @ 6:31 PM

    Looks delicious!!

    Also, try adding blueberries to your banana pancakes. It’s incredible!

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    Ronda Aldridge — May 9, 2013 @ 4:15 PM

    Wow, these look delicious and can’t wait to try them this weekend…my thing at my house is I would put a nice over easy egg right between the cakes….

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    Laurie Victorio — May 16, 2013 @ 9:28 AM

    Do you think this recipe would work in a waffle maker? You can e-mail me.

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    Melissavina — May 16, 2013 @ 9:55 AM

    Last weekend I made these for a group of half-marathon runners. I think it’s the most delicious thing I’ve ever cooked. Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — May 16, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

    I’ve never tried it!

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    Angela @ The Dancer Bakes — June 4, 2013 @ 8:37 AM

    We made these today for a wedding-planning brunch – what a phenomenal recipe! Bacon and corn are magical…

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    Cheri — June 12, 2013 @ 6:07 PM

    Our family has a tradition where we get together at my folks’ house for Christmas morning breakfast. We’ve tried some unique recipes, but this past Christmas I think these pancakes ‘took the cake!’ They were way better than I expected. Genius. :-)

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    Valentina — June 16, 2013 @ 11:19 PM

    WOW! These might just be the most gorgeous pancakes/griddle cakes I’ve ever laid my eyes on. And I’m quite certain that If I had even one bite, they’d be the most delicious, too. YUM!

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    karen — June 23, 2013 @ 9:34 AM

    Ok I made these lovelies….. First off my milk was bad so I used low fat buttermilk and didn’t have MJ cheese so used gruyere. They were heavy but I think the buttermilk contributed to that. Will definitely make again with regular milk. They do have a wonderful flavor. They will keep you full til dinner time! At least our version. I stacked my son’s plate with 5 especially so I could get a good pic even my 3, I could only eat 1/2 of them. I used a scoop to adding them to the griddle! Yummmmmm! Will keep this in my rotation!

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    Mitzi Brammer — July 8, 2013 @ 2:47 PM

    Those look amazing. Can’t wait to try these griddle cakes!

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    Judy Reaves — September 22, 2013 @ 11:12 PM

    OMG…OMG..with the bacon and corn I can’t wait to try this..it probably will not be for breakfast…I love to do breakfast at dinner time…OMG thanks

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    Debbie Grant — October 9, 2013 @ 10:50 AM

    This recipe looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it. :)

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    deb abshire — October 12, 2013 @ 4:55 PM

    These sound delicioso! Each ingredient compliments the next! In fact, I believe I’ll try with a bit of yellow cornmeal. Thanks so much for the recipe AND the inspiration!

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    The Nested Turtle — October 23, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

    These are a whole meal all in one! They look amazing. I can’t wait to try these!

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    Angela felton — November 10, 2013 @ 3:52 PM

    Looks divine! Question/ opinion.
    I make breakfast for my church every Sunday, about 100 are served. I have been debating about this recipe for weeks… I will have a trial run beforehand but I am curious of your thoughts on how they might turn out using a mix with the add ins? Of course the recipe would be slightly compromised….. I never use a mix at home but for obvious reasons I’m sure you can see why I would use a mix ;-)
    I’ll try both ways but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks in advance.
    Angie

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    Lori Lange — November 11, 2013 @ 4:52 PM

    I’m not sure… but I would think it would be very tough to make this for 100 people!

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    Angela felton — November 14, 2013 @ 7:35 AM

    Lol, it will be tough, but I do it every week ;-) I don’t know how, but I do! You might find me completely insane to know all the things I’ve cooked! Trying it out today ;-)

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    Erica @ Addicted to Handmade — January 3, 2014 @ 1:23 PM

    These look yummo!! Will have to give them a go sometime… tempted to make a vego option this morning as we have suitable ingredients but no bacon!

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    Debra — January 3, 2014 @ 9:26 PM

    They look very much like I need to try. I think I’ll roast some fresh corn for them, but my question is this…will the griddle cakes freeze well? This will make more than I need for one sitting. Thank you.

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    Lori Lange — January 5, 2014 @ 8:20 PM

    I’ve not tried to freeze them, so I’m not sure!

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    Love 'Em — January 8, 2014 @ 1:58 PM

    These were amazing with turkey bacon! I skipped the syrup and they were absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    lipsy — January 12, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

    I just made these after finding a link on Buzzfeed earlier this week. What a great recipe! Your instructions were really easy to follow and it turned out exactly like how you said it would: thick batter, 3-4 minute on each side, etc. Thanks a lot, I really enjoyed this.

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    Silver Jazz — January 23, 2014 @ 7:54 AM

    Made these for breakfast this morning, talk about a winner! Easy to make and full of flavor….my 21 year old son loved them! I substituted water for milk and used green onions for chives, delicious! I am always looking to try something new, I hit the jackpot, this one is a keeper! Thank You for posting this recipe!

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    Edith — January 29, 2014 @ 2:10 PM

    The Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes are absolutely delicious! I made them for breakfast last weekend and my husband and I both loved them. I ate mine with syrup but my husband was adamant that he wasn’t having bacon and syrup together. He ate his with sour cream which turns out is also good. I’m always looking for new pancake recipes. These pancakes/griddle cakes are most unusual and I’ll definitely plan to make them again. They would be good as well when you feel like breakfast for supper.

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    Melanie Cope — February 23, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

    I grew up having corn or hamburger “fritters”. Which were, of course, pancakes with corn and/or browned hamburger in them. When I made them for my own family, they thought I was nuts. Sad day. :( It’s okay, they live on in my memory……….

    Wish I’d thought of putting these ingredients together. Maybe I’ll give it another try with this idea & they’ll enjoy them now.

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    Sue Chapman — February 24, 2014 @ 1:57 PM

    Many times I’m just too lazy to decide what’s for dinner — and then we have breakfast for dinner! This recipe sounds especially “right” for breakfast-for-dinner nights. I’ll be trying these probably this week.

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    Deer Parkmamma — April 6, 2014 @ 5:25 AM

    I made these this morning-very good! I’m always looking for something different to make for company and these are company worthy! This recipe is a keeper-thank you for sharing it!

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    Vicki — June 25, 2014 @ 6:07 PM

    I had to try these tonight for our supper, they sounded to good. How could you go wrong with these ingredients? They were excellent, although I have to admit I forgot the egg, best part was, you didn’t even miss it!!! Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper! Next time I’ll try the egg.

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    nancy campbell — September 30, 2014 @ 6:14 AM

    I can’t get to the kitchen fast enough,they sound like what my mom mom used to make