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Cheddar Pancakes with Pears and Bacon

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield Makes 5 servings
While the pancakes cook, sliced pears simmer in butter and brown sugar creating enough pan juices to drench the cheese pancakes. There's no need for additional pancake syrup.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups complete pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 large pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 fully cooked bacon slices, crumbled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 193
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 6.2 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 18 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 500 mg
  • calcium 178 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or nonstick skillet. Cook pancakes 2 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook other sides until done.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pears and brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until pears are tender. Serve pears and pan juices over pancakes, and sprinkle with bacon.

  3. MENU IDEA FOR 5 * Cheddar Pancakes with Pears and Bacon * Vanilla yogurt

  4. GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, butter, brown sugar * 1 box complete pancake mix (we tested with Hungry Jack Extra-Light and Fluffy) * 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese * 2 large pears * 5 fully cooked bacon slices (we tested with Ready Crisp) * 1 (32-oz.) container low-fat vanilla yogurt

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