Last summer my husband and I spent the weekend at the beach, on our way home we stopped for breakfast in Lincoln City to a place I had not been too since I was a little girl. We had breakfast at Sambo's restaurant; I really loved this place when I was little. Sambo's has a jungle theme throughout the restaurant with tigers, lions and wildlife. My husband and I shared a plate of pineapple pancakes, they were wonderful. The pancakes were light, fluffy with bits of pineapple cooked into them; a few weeks ago the thought of these wonderful little cakes came to mind so I set out to make them at home. Of course our version is a little different than the original but just as tasty.
6 Slices - Bacon (chopped & cooked to crisp)
8 oz. Can - Crushed Pineapple
8 oz. Can - Pineapple Tidbits (drained & reserve the juice)
2 C. - Bisquick Mix
1 - Egg
2 Tbs. - Oil
1 -1/3 C. - Milk
In a saucepan place the crushed pineapple and simmer until warm and thick; this will be the topping for the waffles. In a mixing bowl place the Bisquick, egg, milk, and oil, using the reserved juice add enough milk to make the 1 1/3 C. liquid then add that to the bowl. Stir well to combine and make lump free batter. Heat a waffle iron and when ready spray with non-stick cooking spray then ladle in the batter and spread around evenly. Top with some of the bacon and pineapple tidbits, lower the lid and cook until golden brown. To serve place the waffle on a plate then place a spoonful of the reduced crushed pineapple in the center of the waffle and garnish with a few pieces of the cooked bacon.
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