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Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head and Guinness Chocolate Syrup

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head, Guinness Chocolate Syrup

This year St Patrick's Day is on a Sunday and that means cutting back on the amount of Irish ales, stouts and whiskies in the evening but it also provides the opportunity to do some more cooking in the spirit of the day, starting with breakfast! Guinness and chocolate are a perfect match and I was thinking that some Guinness chocolate pancakes would be a great way to kick off St Patrick's day! For the recipe, I pretty much took my standard chocolate pancake recipe and replaced the milk with Guinness. I made the pancakes small so that I could make a nice stack of them as if they were Guinness in a glass and I topped them off with a frothy head of whipped cream. Instead of using regular pancake syrup or even maple syrup I decided to kick up the chocolate and Guinness flavours with a Guinness and chocolate syrup! You know me too well; I could not stop there, I just had to add some crumbled bacon to the pancake batter to give the chocolate pancakes a saltiness to play off of their sweetness. (The bacon is of course completely optional and should be omitted for the vegetarian version.) You are sure to get your St Patrick's Day celebrations off to a good start with these totally amazing bacon Guinness chocolate pancakes with a frothy whipped cream head and Guinness chocolate syrup!

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head, Guinness Chocolate Syrup
Start with a tall stack of Guinness chocolate pancakes.

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head, Guinness Chocolate Syrup
Top with a frothy head of whipped cream.

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head, Guinness Chocolate Syrup
Pour on the Guinness chocolate syrup!

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head, Guinness Chocolate Syrup
Optionally top with chocolate shavings followed by the bacon!

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head, Guinness Chocolate Syrup

Bacon Guinness Chocolate Pancakes with a Frothy Whipped Cream Head and Guinness Chocolate Syrup

Guinness brings out the chocolate flavour in a stack of these chocolate pancakes with bacon topped with a frothy head of whipped cream and Guinness chocolate syrup.

Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Guinness or other Irish stout
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 strips bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces and cooked (optional)
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream, whipped with 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Guinness chocolate syrup
Directions
  1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the Guinness, egg and butter in another large bowl.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients along with the bacon.
  4. Heat a pan over medium heat and melt a touch of butter (or bacon grease) in it.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan and cook until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until the bottom is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat for the remaining batter.
  7. Serve in a stack topped with a head of frothy whipped cream and Guinness chocolate syrup.

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Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake
Guinness Chocolate Pudding

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33 comments:

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Kevin, these look and sound amazing!! Such a creative idea!

Maria said...

Wow! What a breakfast!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Oh my gracious. You had me at pancake stack...but this is truly over the top.

belleau kitchen said...

good lord above will you LOOK at that stack!... how is it that you're so damn skinny!!!???

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh Kevin, this is the most sinful dessert, I MEAN BREAKFAST, I've seen in a long time. I LIKE IT!!!

Amy said...

Whoa. Now that's a way to start the day!

Heather Christo said...

This is the craziest thing EVER. You are a mad scientist and I love t!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

This is outrageous!

Jenny said...

Now that is a gorgeous stack of pancakes!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Wow, this is outrageous! Looks amazing, Kevin.

Stupid Girl and the Train Wreck said...

Uuugh, you cruel bastard you!!!!!

Gaby said...

this is spectacular!! I need 10 of these pancakes on Sunday for sure!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Whoa! I don't even know what to say. These are out of control!!

Sues

marla said...

NOW thats a serous stack o pancakes!! Gorgeous recipe Kevin!

Brian @ A Thought For Food said...

Well hot damn these look good!

cookie said...

Oh My Goodness!! I'll have to upgrade my pancakes for the next pancake bacon cake I make!! http://cookie-loves.com/2013/01/epic-pancake-bacon-god-cake.html

TZ said...

Amazing!!!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

The Guinness chocolate pancakes AND the syrup...talk about a morning worth remembering! Pinning these! (and I don't even eat bacon!) :)

Kevin said...

Averie @ Averie Cooks: These pancakes are amazing even if you omit the bacon!

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

There are not many Irish foods I get excited about. This could soon change!

Joanne said...

These are CRAZY!!! In an awesome way. Now the question is..do I have them for dessert, breakfast, or both!?

Amy Lau said...

Oh my.... you genius!!

http://yummei.blogspot.co.uk/

Rachael Cargin said...

aaah I have died and gone to heaven with this recipe, Thank you :).

Rachael xx.

http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

Dara Reppucci said...

Kevin you've outdone yourself! These look amazing.

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy!

busycooking said...

Kevin...you're CRAZY! (In a good way!)

plasterer bristol said...

Wow this looks like heaven

Leila said...

I would also eat immediately

Maxine said...

Kevin: found this recipe again while searching your site for Thanksgiving and Christmas Brunch inspiration. Is it safe to assume that the alcohol cooks out of the pancakes and syrup so it can be served to minors?? Will definitely be using the pumpkin hummus!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Maxine: Yes the alcohol will cook out. Enjoy!

Michael J said...

should these be eaten on the way to the cardiac care unit at the hospital?
second best way to die. :)

Ksenija Selivanova said...

Lovely recipe! All my favorite ingredients in one! I've made my own version here : http://www.heelsandbuns.com/double-chocolate-guilt-free-pancakes-очень-шоколадные-и-полезные-бл/
Hope you will enjoy it.
x
Ksenija

Anonymous said...

I made these pancakes for Father's Day, and they are Dad-approved! It has a more cacao-y, natural flavor, so young children won't care for them. the bacon is not optional--these pancakes must have bacon to help cut the sweetness. The beer mixes surprisingly easily into the flour, so i overmixed them by accident. but still delicious! this is definitely a repeat-recipe.

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