When life hands you pancakes, include BACON: maple bacon pancake bites #Recipes#breakfast#food#healthy food August 27 2015 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos and recipe by bijouxandbits.com Related Post Jurassic World-inspired dinosaur eggs for all the "clever girls" Jurassic World comes out this week and we are EXCITED. I created these "dinosaur eggs" with an Asian-inspired flavor with tea bags, soy sauce, and... Read more This is one of those recipes I'll haul out when I've got company coming over so I don't have to keep everyone waiting around for brekky: mini maple bacon pancake bites I can make ahead of time. They taste pretty awesome cold or warmed up. Make some with good ol' bacon for your meat-eating friends and another batch without for your veggie friends. They're easy to make, so feel free to make a ton and swap in new mix-ins like chocolate chips, blueberries, whatever you like. These pancake bites make efficient use of ricotta as a major element of the ingredients which keeps the carbs low, the moisture content high, and everyone super happy because it's DELISH. See more gratuitous bacon shots over at bijouxandbits.com Here's how to make these breakfast nuggets: Ingredients: 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese, drained 2 eggs, beaten 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp maple extract 1/2 cup multigrain pancake mix 3 slices of turkey (or regular) bacon, baked until crispy and finely diced Instructions Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Spray mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Whisk the eggs and mix together with the ricotta, extracts, and cinnamon. Sift (or slowly mix) the pancake mix into the ricotta mixture. Fold in the diced bacon pieces. Divide into your muffin tin, making sure to fill them almost all the way to the top. Sprinkle each muffin with a few bacon bits and bake for 18 minutes. Let cool before removing from the muffin pan. Enjoy with a drizzle (or a lot!) of your favorite maple syrup. These can be reheated in the microwave, but they are also amazing cold. Original recipe and more photos over here. Still need a nosh? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Conservative family vs. liberal partner: How do you make it work? NEXT Get some nautical home decor inspiration from this wedding shoot! Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] Ooooh, this looks great. Can't wait to try it out! 4 agree Reply Am I really the first to post this?? 😀 https://youtu.be/cUYSGojUuAU 1 agrees Reply This is great – I hadn't seen it before, but it is now stuck in my head. 😀 Reply These looks delicious! What's in the pancake mix? If I were to make this recipe with just basic ingredients (flour, baking powder, etc), how would I go about it? 1 agrees Reply I imagine something like this would work: http://www.rachaelray.com/2014/05/make-your-own-myo-pancake-mix Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.