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Bacon Pancakes


These bacon pancakes satisfy both the sweet and savory senses. Surprise your family with this breakfast dish one weekend morning.

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  • Yield: Makes 8

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Pure maple syrup, (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and egg. Whisk flour mixture into buttermilk mixture just until moistened, with small to medium lumps remaining.

  2. In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet or on a griddle, cook bacon over medium-high until fat is rendered and bacon is browned on one side, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and crisp on underside, 1 to 3 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels; pour off all but 1 teaspoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use).

  3. Heat skillet over medium. Pour 1/4-cupfuls batter into skillet and top each with a bacon slice. Cook until some bubbles appear on top of pancakes and a few have burst, about 2 minutes. With a spatula, carefully flip pancakes and cook until browned on underside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter, bacon side up, and loosely tent with foil. Keep pancakes warm in oven and repeat with remaining batter, adding more bacon fat if needed. Serve with pure maple syrup, if desired.

Cook's Notes

Refrigerate leftover bacon fat; use it to roast vegetables, cook greens, and flavor dressings.

Reviews Add a comment

    8 MAR, 2017
    There was a term used back in the day "I'M HIP" which simply says, "I AGREE" WELL, how HIP are these AWESOMELY DELICIOUS PANCAKES!!!!
  • mglinesatelier
    3 MAR, 2015
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  • cytoman
    26 AUG, 2013
    1st thanks for sharing this delicious dish , i already made this dish and i love it so much and may be i will be addicted to it . Adam Smith ,
  • Maddyd51
    15 JUN, 2013
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    13 JUN, 2013
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