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Spamcakes with Maple Bacon Gravy and Roasted Apples

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Jan 19th, 2015


Serves 3-4
Total Cook Time 15 minutes


Spamcake batter:


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 can Spam (halved and sliced to approximately 1/8″ thickness)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add Spam slices and cook until browned on both sides, approximately 1 minute per side.
  3. Remove from pan and let cool on paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  4. Cut into desired size and set aside until ready to combine with batter.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the next 5 ingredients.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and whisk again until a batter forms.
  7. (Note: if mixture is too thick, add a bit more milk. If it is runny, add some more flour)
  8. Add spam slices to batter.
  9. Heat either butter or oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
  10. Once the pan is hot, ladle some of the batter into the pan, making the pancakes as small or large as you’d like.
  11. Cook until the batter starts to form bubbles around its edges. Flip and continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  12. Transfer to plate and serve immediately, or keep warm in a baking dish (covered) in the oven on a setting of 225 degrees.


  • 2 cups prepared gravy
  • 1/3 cup good quality maple syrup
  • 5 strips cooked bacon strips (roughly chopped)
  1. Place all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer on medium-high heat.
  2. Once simmering, reduce to low heat and keep warm until ready to serve.

Roasted apples:

2 Spartan apples (cored, halved, roasted and thinly sliced (if you’re unsure how to roast an apple, god bless your soul…) )


Alternate spamcakes with roasted apple slices and finish off with an ample amount of bacon gravy. Done annnnnd done!



Courtesy Dan Clapson; dansgoodside.com


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