These pancakes were absolutely delicious! I do agree that the bacon flavor gets a little lost in the rest of it, but it also gives a nice overall saltyness and a great after-taste. I poured out the grease from the bacon pan and scrambled some eggs in what was left in the pan. The eggs made an excellent compliment.
I will say I screwed up, but it was a beautiful accident. Without thinking I added the syrup directly INTO the batter. I had to add about 1/4 cup of whole-wheat flour to get the batter back to consistency, but the taste was amazing! It gave a nice cider spice to the all around cake, as opposed to just the top. I'll have to try it doing the recipe correctly, but it's definitely a mistake I'd repeat.
Pros: Sweet, flavorful, perfect for Sunday Brunch