How to Make Bacon Pancakes

Looking for a pancake recipe that's both savory and sweet? Bacon pancakes could be just for you! The crispy, chewy crunch of bacon blends extremely well with the fluffy, moist pancakes. Topped off with sweet maple syrup, these pancakes will be a hit for any breakfast or brunch. To start making this recipe, begin reading this article.

  • Makes: 8 pancakes
  • Total time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Maple syrup (optional)


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    Mix the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the dry ingredients are well-combined.
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    Mix the wet ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Whisk until the mixture resembles a light yellow color and the egg yolk combines with the wet ingredients.
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    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Slowly pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients. Whisk until the pancake batter forms and there are no flour streaks. There will be some lumps remaining so take caution not to over-mix.
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    Cook the bacon. Place a frying pan or cast iron on a stovetop. Set your stove to medium heat. Drizzle olive oil over the pan and lay the slices of bacon to cook. Cook the bacon until it's crispy and golden on both sides, which usually takes about six to eight minutes. Once fully cooked, remove the bacon from the pan and lay them on a plate covered with a napkin.
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    Remove the bacon oil and leave a teaspoon. Pour all the excess bacon oil into a small bowl. Use a napkin and lightly wipe the frying pan. Get a teaspoon of bacon oil and spread it around the pan. A little bit of bacon oil gives the pancakes a more crispier bacon taste.
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    Make the pancakes. Place one of the bacon strips back in the frying pan. Use a ladle to scoop the pancake batter, and pour it on top of the bacon. Have the pancake cook for about two minutes, until the edges of the pancake get brown.
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    Flip and repeat the process. Using a spatula, carefully lift the pancake and flip it over. Have the other side cook for the same amount of time. Once the pancake has cooked, place it on a large dish. Continue making pancakes until there are no more bacon slices.
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    Serve. Place a pancake on a serving plate and drizzle maple syrup and extra chopped bacon, if desired. Serve.
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  • You can refrigerate the extra remaining bacon oil and use it for meats, vegetables, rice, and dressings.
  • To keep the pancakes warm while you cook, leave them in the oven on very low heat.
  • These pancakes can also be eaten as a dinner or dessert.
  • For a twist to these pancakes, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon.


  • Ensure you do not use leave all the leftover bacon oil when cooking the pancakes. This can cause them to become very greasy and flavorful.

Things You'll Need

  • Stove top
  • Frying pan or iron skillet
  • Napkins
  • Dish
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • Teaspoon
  • Ladle
  • Serving plate
  • Spatula
  • Small bowl

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Categories: Pancakes