One Of My Fave Bacon Recipes for Brunch Week
#BrunchWeek can’t go by without me sharing some bacon recipes. Now, I can’t make bacon recipes healthy but I can show you these bacon canapés, which are certainly a healthier option than a big platter of bacon strips. Check out this recipe and other #BrunchWeek recipes below. We also have some amazing giveaways, including a KtichenAid Stand Mixer. #BrunchWeek is awesome!
I can’t make bacon good for you. I’m not a wizard.
But oh if I was a wizard! Bacon. And then cheese and fries and burgers and brownies.
Would life ever be good?!?!?
But I’m not a wizard and there is only so much that I can do about bacon. So what I’ll do is give you some advice to make bacon less bad for you: Find bacon recipes that consider portion control.
At your next brunch, instead of putting out a big platter of bacon strips, put out small bits of bacon. But to make people not look at you like you’re crazy (“Who is this lady cutting up my bacon? Bacon isn’t meant to be cut up! It’s meant to be in big long strips that you chew on like bars of taffy!”) you need to do something to make those small pieces seem natural.
Today I’m sharing one of my all time favorite bacon recipes where you take those small bits of bacon and add a dollop of maple syrup mixed with yogurt and top it with a piece of orange.
The idea is, instead of putting out a whole big platter of bacon strips, you put out a nice plate of delicious little bacon morsels. People (you and your waist-trimming self included) will take two or three, and maybe even another one or two for seconds. The result is at most 2 strips of bacon, which is nowhere near the 5 or 6 you (or I!) would have snagged from that platter.
And you know what, these little babies taste so good and look so pretty that nobody will ever notice the healthy bit of portion-control and piece of fruit that you’ve added to their lives.
But they’ll thank you.
Because bacon tastes good, no matter how you cut it.
- 8 thick-cut slices of bacon
- 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 24 orange segments (from about 2-3 medium to large oranges)
- Lay the bacon slices in a cold pan so that the don’t overlap. Put the pan over medium-low heat. Cook the slices until crisp but not brittle, about 7-10 minutes, turning ever few minutes. To keep them flat, use a bacon press.
- Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain off some fat. Once they’re cool enough to handle. Use kitchen shears or a knife to cut each slice into 3 equal-length pieces. Transfer the bacon pieces to a serving tray.
- In a small bowl combine the yogurt and maple syrup.
- Scoop about ¼ tsp of the yogurt mixture onto each piece of bacon. Top each one with an orange segment. If the bacon isn’t crisp and sturdy, secure every stack together with a toothpic. Dig in!
Here are the delicious recipes that other BrunchWeekers have posted today. Head down to the bottom of the post to find out about the #BrunchWeek giveaways and how easy it is to enter to win.
Watermelon Rosemary Champagne Cocktail by Vanilla Lemonade
Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail by Rachel Cooks
Strawberry Rose Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Mocha Frappuccino by Around My Family Table
Pineapple-Basil Tea by The Kitchen Prep
Meat, Poultry and Fish
Bacon Canapés with Oranges and Maple Yogurt by Cook the Story
Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums
Cinnamon Raisin Bread by Katie’s Cucina
Mrs. Lund’s Fresh Plum Cake by The Vintage Cook
Chocolate Chip Banana Bundt Cake by Take A Bite Out Of Boca
Strawberry Scones by Kokocooks
Strawberry Mascarpone Tart by Kelly Bakes
Fruits and Veggies
Honey-Watermelon Soup by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
The #BrunchWeek sponsors who have given such amazing prizes are California Walnuts, Lodge Cast Iron, Flavors of Summer, Black Gold Farms, the Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper, Bob’s Red Mill, Whole Foods Orlando and Stonyfield Organic. For full details of all the #BrunchWeek giveaways, click here. Easily enter for a chance to win using the rafflecopter below.