This Baked Jalapeño Popper Pancake is a cross between a crusty popover and a puffy oven pancake. It is a savory breakfast or brunch dish that combines the flavors of a jalapeño popper. I think of Jalapeño Poppers when I think of summer and grilling.
Are you having friends over this holiday weekend? Serve this baked jalapeño popper pancake with your favorite salsa. It is cheesy, slightly spicy and the bacon gives it a smokiness. You’ll be surprised at how light it is.
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Now, back to cooking! First you want to mix the eggs, flour, half the cheese and milk together in a bowl. Now cook your bacon, then quickly sauté the jalapeño. Drain off excess fat, add 1 tablespoon of butter and let melt.
Pour the batter into the hot skillet and sprinkle with the remaining cheese, bacon and jalapeño. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve while still hot. It will puff up but quickly fall when removed from the heat. It doesn’t puff like a regular Dutch pancake, the cheese weighs it down, but it still has the great taste.
What are your plans for the Fourth of July – if you live here in the USA? I will be with family and friends, celebrating our freedom! It is something to never take for granted!
Jalapeno Popper Oven Pancake
- 3 slices bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup milk warm
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
• Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat, and set aside on paper towels to drain reserving the grease in the pan.
• Add the jalapeño to the pan, saute until tender, about 2-4 minutes, set aside and turn off the heat.
• Add the butter to the skillet and let it melt.
• Mix the milk, eggs, flour, half the cheese,salt and pepper and pour it into the pan.
• Sprinkle the jalapeño, bacon, and the remaining cheese over the batter in the pan.
• Transfer the pan to a preheated 425F oven and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.