We love pancake breakfasts – or breakfasts for dinners. From sourdough soufflé to scallion to Swedish, there’s a world full of pancakes – and we love exploring it.
In most cases, we like to be maximalist about our short stacks. Showers of berry syrup on a plate? Of course. Candied pecans to take over? Bring it. Thick slices of Mont Tam cheese? Yes please.
However, Kevin Bacon, who could be considered a patron saint of breakfast thanks to his apt name and recent collaboration with IHOP, strongly urges us to consider taking a minimalist turn.
Related: 18 Timeless Pancake Recipes
In the new issue of the sexiest man alive People, The 65-year-old actor admitted he’s about as famous among those around him for his 3-ingredient flapjacks as he is for films like Free from all ties and one Few good men.
“Sometimes what I do on Sunday mornings, when I feel like I need a little energy – and that usually happens when my wife, Kyra (Sedgwick), is sleeping, so I have to whisper – I make these pancakes that don’t. ‘I don’t have any flour,’ said Bacon People in an interview, which was accompanied by photos of him cracking an egg into a bowl and standing in front of a pan on the stove. “The response is good. People say, ‘Wow, it’s a crepe? There’s no flour in it at all, right?'”
The ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ delegate can currently be seen on screen in the thriller film Leave the world behind. At home, between movies and TV shows, especially in the morning, we see him gathering the key ingredients for his easy pancake recipe: eggs, banana and almond butter.
“The banana makes it sweet, the almond butter gives you tons of protein, and the egg makes it solid,” Bacon said. “They’re absolutely delicious. They’re really good for you, but even if they weren’t, I’d still make them.”
Sometimes he sprinkles cinnamon, and for the kids, Bacon finishes each stack with a smiley face made of blueberries.
Family meals have been a Bacon mainstay for years. In fact, he’s proud that he and Kyra taught their now-adult children (Travis, 34, and Sosie, 31) the value of cooking at home and coming together around the table.
“Did I teach them how to (cook)? Not really, but if they see us cooking night after night (and) almost every night when they were little, having a family meal, that was part of the deal “, did he declare. added.
Bacon readily admitted that he struggled with one thing that stresses Kyra out: sticking to a recipe. (Bacon said People he is more “loose” in the kitchen than her.)
“Now here’s the thing about me as a cook. I have no idea about measurements. I’ve just never measured things. (Kyra) likes the recipe to read and follow it. I’m rarely a recipe. I like recipes because I learn something new and I get inspired by something. I like that kind of thing, but I usually adapt it,” Bacon explained.
If all this breakfast banter has you craving your own platter, take inspiration from our timeless pancake recipes. Although they are tested and perfected, we won’t mind if you get a little Free from all ties and take liberties.
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