Bacon Banana Pancakes

The show: Gilmore Girls

The recipe: Banana Bread Pancakes (with one addition)

The story: My sister and I didn’t discover our love for Gilmore Girls until I was in middle school and she was in high school. In a pre-Netflix time, Sharon and I were forced to watch the entire series, disc by disc, through Blockbuster’s mail DVD delivery service. It took us over a year to get through all of the seasons, and it was so worth it. By the end, it just became a habit for us to sing the intro song as a duet.

Gilmore Girls is so unique because of its fast-paced dialogue and constant pop culture references. As we started each episode, I always had the expectation that I wouldn’t understand the majority of the references made by the characters. Another distinct characteristic of Lorelai and Rory was their eating habits. They both drink black coffee constantly, and neither of them knows how to cook. This leaves them eating the majority of their meals at Luke’s Diner in their town, Stars Hollow.

Luke is the on-and-off love interest of Lorelai, and his diner serves typical breakfast and lunch foods. In honor of Luke’s, I decided to make pancakes and bacon, but somehow things took a turn. The original recipe can be found here, but as the following pictures will show, breakfast got a little experimental in my ode to Gilmore Girls.

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