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Greyson’s pancake dippers

greyson pumpkin patch

Our grandnephew, Greyson, spent the long weekend with us. He is only 4 1/2 … so his parents, Tony and Amy, were along for the ride too. They are from Wisconsin. Tony is the son of Dave’s oldest brother, Roger. Amy is a dental hygienist and she had some continuing education classes to attend, so they made it into a mini-vacation.

BZZ Pumpkin patch

On Friday, we met up with Tram, Steve, Zak, and Zoey along with Raechel and Brooklyn at The Simple Farm for their Pumpkin Patch and Tour.

Steve and Zoey

Greyson especially liked the goats, I have no photos to share of Grey enjoying the goats because I was holding Zak at the time. Holding babies always trumps photo taking!

breakfast at the swimup bar

On Saturday morning, I made pancake dippers for breakfast. Grey and Tony enjoyed them poolside. Well, not exactly pool “side” more like swim-up bar “side.”

I have posted about pancake dippers before, but the last time, I did not include a recipe. This time, I shall!

pancake dippers

Pancake Dippers

8 slices of thick-cut bacon

Pancake Batter

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1 large egg


Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Lower heat helps keep the bacon flat and prevents it from curling up. We want it flat!

Make the pancake batter (below) while the bacon is cooking. Remove bacon to paper towels when crisp and pour off the bacon drippings. Wipe out the skillet.

Pancake Batter: In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

pankcake batter

Add the milk, 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, and the egg and whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are fine). Transfer batter to a measuring cup with a pour spout.

pour on batter

Heat the same large skillet over medium.  Add 1/2 tablespoon of the remaining melted butter to the skillet and place 2 strips of cooked bacon in the pan.

batter and bacon

Slower and gently pour the pancake batter over the strips of bacon.

ready to flip

Cook until the surface of the pancake strips have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining butter, bacon, and batter.

Serve with a small pitcher or bowl of warm maple syrup for dipping.

Makes 8 dippers

pool side

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1 sloane { 10.20.14 at 8:38 AM }

What a great weekend!

2 Tram Mai { 10.20.14 at 12:11 PM }

Zak apologizes for taking away some of your picture taking time, but he doesn’t feel guilty whatsoever! He loves auntie Linda time!! 🙂

3 Linda Hopkins { 10.20.14 at 12:59 PM }

Aw, I feel like Cutie Patootie Zak just left me a comment <3

4 Pat { 10.20.14 at 1:37 PM }

What a wonderful aunt & great aunt you are. I just knew you’d have lots of fun planned for Tony & Amy & Grey! Love the pix–obviously they enjoyed the pool & from what Rog told me also the spa. Love you, Mom

5 Marissa { 10.20.14 at 9:40 PM }

Tony and Greyson look very happy with their poolside pancakes!

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