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Bacon & Corn Pancakes (Gluten & Dairy Free)

So I know this is 2 pancake recipes in a row, but i just couldn’t help myself! LOL  And these are SO much more then just pancakes…..I like to think of them as MANcakes! Hahaha. But seriously….. these pancakes are meant for a man. Full of amazing flavor AND texture, these are sure to please any man with all the bacon and cheese! Plus they’re really filling! I love the crunch of the corn mixed with the flavors of sweet caramelized onion and  smokey bacon. Top that all off with some pure maple syrup….. it’s simply heavenly! (I used real cheddar cheese, but to go full-on dairy free either omit it or sub it out for soy cheese!) I know they sound a little weird…. but I like to think outside the box and try new things! I’m doing that with my fashion too. I’m trying to embrace all the new fall fashion styles….and I was up LATE last night digging through my closet and combining clothes to make new and stylish outfits! Its actually really fun and addicting (kind of like cooking! LOL) and I’ve already got a good 10 outfits made up, and my brain is already putting together more! I’m thinking this is gonna be a time saver for me in the mornings……which just means more time for blogging! LOL Speaking of which…..back to the recipe! I don’t know if I would eat these for breakfast even though they are pancakes…..we had em for dinner last nite and they’re definitely a full on meal! I could barely finish one! It doesn’t really matter WHEN you try em as long as you DO try em! That said…..enjoy! 🙂

Bacon and Corn Pancakes (Printable Version)

Ingredients:

½ cup crumbled bacon bits
1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
1 cup gluten free flour

½ tsp xanthan gum
1 green onion, minced
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash paprika
2/3 cup almond milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 cup frozen(cooked), canned or fresh corn
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
warm pure maple syrup

Directions:

1. In a medium skillet, cook the onion until softened.

2. While the onion is cooking, combine the flour, gum, chives, baking powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk, egg and oil, just until moistened. Stir in the bacon, onion, corn and cheese. The mixture will be thick.

3. Heat a griddle to 350 degrees. Pour a heaping 1/4-cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook until it is golden brown- 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

4. Serve stacks of pancakes with warm maple syrup.

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Strawberry-Basil Chicken & Bacon Pizza (gluten-free)

So…we had a blast on our trip! I got spoiled having a kitchen, even if it was only for the weekend! And my new thing is breakfast burritos in corn tortillas!! I’m gonna just start making up a big batch of the fillings and each morning fill up a little corn tortilla and have me a tasty breakfast! LOL  We also went out to a couple places that accommodated gluten free! One was the Texas Roadhouse. Now I’m not a big meat eater… but omg! Their slow roasted chicken was to die for! Apparently you  brine it, so that is next on my to try list! We also went to Mai Thai, and it was absolutely delicious! I got the pineapple fried rice… and now I’m set to make my own version of that!! If you have either of those places nearby……seriously go hit em up! Between the amazing food and the great deals I got shopping (yay new clothes & shoes!) I had a fabulous weekend with my sissy and her fam! Glad to be home now…kitchen mess and all! Anyhow… before we left I made this…..so on with the recipe part! LOL

Ok I know what you’re thinking…..what in the world is this weird pizza? But you’ve gotta just trust me on this one….its absolutely fantastic!! I really wanted to try something different, and well……this was it! And I’m so glad i took a chance on it cause it’s a keeper! Even hubby loved it! The flavors of the bacon and sweet onions combined with the strawberries and basil….mmmmmm! I want to make another batch of these! I make them in the 4 inch mini tart pans! The crust tastes so much  better this way, it bakes up the edges and the cheese kinda melts down it and bakes on there! Its like a little gluten free deep dish pizza! I also used dried basil instead of Italian seasoning in the crust to give it a little more basil flavor! To make it dairy free, just use soy cheese. The best part about this was that i got to use the fresh basil out of my own veggie garden! THAT was pretty exciting! 🙂 I also made a dessert pizza but……you’ll have to wait for that one! Enjoy! 🙂

Chicken Bacon & Strawberry Pizza (Printable Version)

Ingredients:
½ cup strawberry jam

1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped

½ cup cooked, crumbled bacon
1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced

1 GF Bisquick Pizza crust + dried basil

Directions:
Make pizza dough following package directions. Place dough in 6 mini tart pans or 1 large tart pan (or pizza pan). Bake crust for 10 minutes at 425 F. Take out of oven and spread jam over crust. Add half the cheese, sprinkle on the toppings and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Remove from tart pans.

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