Pancakes are weekend staple in our household. To us, it signifies a morning of relaxation and family time. Depending on the day and the ingredients in the fridge, I make a variety of different flavors. This weekend I had bacon, apples and kale on hand so, voila, bacon apple topped kale pancakes! I will be honest, I’m learning to get on the kale bandwagon- my husband loves it, I’m learning more and more to not detest it. I will say that baby kale does not have as strong of a flavor and placing it in the food processor with the pancake ingredients really helps; you really do not taste it at all but you can feel good knowing you are getting all of the health benefits from it!

This is a nice article that briefly explains the benefits of Kale.

Ingredients:

I adapted this super simple recipe for the Pancakes by adding 1/4c of baby kale to the mix before blending it.

Topping:

2 apples-diced

2 slices of bacon-diced

1tsp cinnamon

1tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp sea salt

1tsp coconut sugar (I like this Brand)

Directions for topping:

Dice up the slices of bacon.

bacon

Place a saucepan on medium heat and add the bacon, cook the bacon until crisp.

sizzle bacon

Dice up the apples.

diced apple

Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the bacon but leave the fat and add the apples. You want the layer of the bacon fat to coat the bottom of the pan- it will give the apples a coating so they do not stick and it adds delicious bacon flavor.

combo

Add the cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, salt and sugar to the apples and cook for 15 or so minutes and add the bacon for the last minute to reheat.

apple and bacon

The topping is easy to make while the pancakes are cooking BUT if you need your coffee to fully kick in before cooking, the topping can be easily made the night before and reheated in a pan before serving with the pancakes!

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What are you favorite ways to use kale?

by Jen Pedri. Hi! I’m Jen, a pediatric Speech-language Pathologist by day and a Paleonista at-home chef by night. After years of battling health issues I decided to start eating Paleo/Primal in 2013. It has been by far the best decision of my life (beside adopting my dog and marrying my hubby). My health issues have greatly diminished and I have grown to absolutely love cooking without gluten and grains because of how amazing it makes me feel. I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as my family does!

Bacon Apple Kale Pancakes
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Recipe type: breakfast
 
A unique and fun way to use kale!
Ingredients
  • Pancake recipe of your choice
  • 2 apples-diced
  • 2 slices of bacon-diced
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp coconut sugar (I like this Brand)
Instructions
  1. Dice bacon. Cook in skillet.
  2. Dice apples.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the bacon but leave the fat and add the apples. You want the layer of the bacon fat to coat the bottom of the pan- it will give the apples a coating so they do not stick and it adds delicious bacon flavor.
  4. Add the cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, salt and sugar to the apples and cook for 15 or so minutes and add the bacon for the last minute to reheat.