My recent Cake Pop addiction took on a whole new level this morning at breakfast. Two weeks ago when I discovered the Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker I had no idea I was going to fall in love with this little machine so deeply. I am not sure a day has gone by that I haven't either made cake pops, or wish I was! It is just so fun to make a little creation in just four minutes. I am hooked.
While talking about it on Facebook, my friend Jonee had the idea of making corn bread balls to use with chili. It started a conversation about what ELSE I could make in my little Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker... biscuits, dinner rolls.. and this morning it hit me - PANCAKES!
So I did what I do with every good idea... I posted to Facebook.
Between the threats of calling Dr Drew and offering support in my 12 Step Program, one dear friend said I could crumble up sausage in the mix and make it a sausage pancake pop! Well, I didnt have any sausage (adding it to next weeks grocery list now) but I DID have bacon!
I fried up the bacon extra crispy first and let it cool. I crumbled them up into little pieces and set aside. Then I mixed the pancake mix to the consistency of cake mix... not all watery like most pancake mixes are. My first batch I filled the Cake Pop Maker about ⅓ full - since I wasnt sure just how high a pancake would "rise"... then I sprinkled my crumbled bacon on top.
I let them cook for four minutes - just like with cake batter - but they weren't quite finished (so I thought) so I left them in a bit longer. What I discovered though was that they were finished - they just had not risen all the way to the top, so they looked uncooked. They were still yummy though - I ate this batch!
The next batch I did exactly like I was using cake batter - I filled the cups half full, sprinkled in the bacon on a couple of them, and waited for four minutes... what we came out with was pure perfection:
I mixed about a cup and a half of mix, and used only about 3 strips of bacon, and it made 2 dozen Pancake Cake Pops - the perfect amount for one breakfast for three!
I can totally see us getting even more use out of our Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker with this discovery! The Tween has learned how to safely use this, and has already asked if she can make Pancake Cake Pops for breakfast when school starts. We added just a touch of syrup to the Pancake Cake Balls and voila... a fantastic breakfast in just a few minutes - I even got the Toddler to eat bacon!! Needless to say, she absolutely loved them!