I am so excited! Today is my 2 year blog birthday!!!! I can’t believe I have been blogging for two years!! Two wonderful years!! You know what they say “to keep trying things and you’ll find your calling.” I spent my life trying a bunch of different things like making soaps and lotions, candles, gardening and so on. It wasn’t until I fell in love with cooking and baking that I really felt complete. Blogging has given me so much emotionally and so many different opportunities that I would never have dreamed of. Blogging has become a big part of my life and I am a happier person for it! So to celebrate my blog birthday I am keeping with my tradition and making pancakes!
I know your probably thinking, why pancakes? That’s not really a birthday blog kind of thing to make! Where’s the sprinkles? Where’s the cake? How about the frosting and candles? Well the reason I make pancakes is because my very first post was Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes. I didn’t change the post at all and if you read it, you can see I have come a little bit further. One picture and one tiny post! But it’s a special post to me!
For my first year blog birthday I made my Whole Wheat Yogurt Apple Pancake. Oh baby this is a good pancake. it tastes like apple cake!! Yum!! As you can see the pictures got a little better especially since my Husband changed the lighting in my kitchen and I got a new camera. I can only hope that my photography gets better.
So to celebrate the tradition continues and today I bring you Maple Bacon Whole Wheat Pancakes. Oh baby! My Husband said this is the best blog birthday breakfast ever!! I kind of agree!!! I got the idea of Bacon pancakes from watching Man vs Food. He was in Colorado and they served a big bacon pancakes topped with an egg! An egg, crazy, so crazy I had to do it!!!
Egg, pancakes, bacon and maple syrup are a wonderful, tasty, sweet, savory combination and sure to please, especially a bacon person!!! My Husband saw his plate and said WOW, I never had eggs and pancakes like this!! Well, duh! It’s my blog birthday and it’s a day of fun!!! So let’s have fun with food, while still keeping it healthy!!
The pancakes turned out, light, fluffy and crispy! The crispiness comes from the bacon! Man, what a great combo! To add some flair of flavor, I added maple extract to the pancakes, so you wouldn’t need as much or if any maple syrup. I admit, I added maple syrup to mine, but my Husband preferred his without. After all maple syrup is the calorie killer when it comes to pancakes, especially my pancakes. I used to use the sugar free maple syrup and you Guys told me, that it’s not healthy, don’t use that. Well I listened! Your right, sugar-free maple syrup is processed and made with Splenda and I personally do not like Splenda. Your body can process natural things more easier than man made food! So thank you! I read your comments and never looked back!
So bacon in pancakes! Your probably thinking this is not healthy at all! Well I used only two slices of bacon, which was 70 calories and low sodium. It’s Whole Foods brand and you don’t even notice that it’s low sodium. Love that! The recipes makes 5 decent size pancakes and comes in at 298 calories for 2 1/2 pancakes. I hate when I make things and the numbers come out uneven. I used a heaping cup of batter when making the pancakes, but if you go just shy of a 1/4 cup, you should get 6 pancakes. I really went generous on my batter!
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt, plain
- 2 egg whites
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. maple extract
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. stevia
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ½ cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled (I used reduced sodium center cut from Whole Foods)
- In a medium bowl add greek yogurt, egg whites, vanilla extract and maple extract ; mix until combined.
- In a the same bowl, add baking soda, stevia, salt, and flour; whisk until combined.
- Over medium heat, let your non-stick skillet or griddle get warmed. Place ¼ cup batter on to the warmed skillet or griddle, cook until bubbles appear on top and sprinkle with bacon and then flip pancake, cook until lightly golden. approx 2 - 3 minutes per side.
- To keep pancakes warm, heat oven to 200F and place cooked pancakes onto a baking sheet and place in the oven until ready to eat.
- For fun, top pancakes with an egg of your liking. The combination is delicious!!!
I am so excited today is PBandP’s birthday!! I have not missed one post in two years of blogging. I tell myself every year to cut back a little, but when I feel I may miss a post, it kind of gives me anxiety. So stupid, I know! But I can’t help it! I have so much fun! I want to THANK YOU!!! If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t have found what I have been missing. Now that I have been blogging I have goals and dreams I want to achieve, so THANK YOU!!! Really, it is you, that is why I am here!
So please celebrate with me today! You can make a PBandP recipe, if you do, e-mail me a picture at email@example.com and I’ll post it, you don’t need a blog to do it, just a picture from your phone will do!! Or if you don’t want to make a recipe, do something healthy, go for a walk, laugh and enjoy life.
Well, time to get my next recipe going! Thank you again!!! You really have no idea how grateful I am to you! 🙂
Cheers to another two years!! Or more!