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

Everyday Food, December 2010


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Makes 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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 (8)

163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5.0 stars
This looks really good and delicious. Thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe! I always prefer cooking bacon in the oven using the oven racks. This way bacon turns out crispy and perfectly cooked, plus you can combine it in several recipes.
Rating: 5 stars
Made this again. This time I subbed with unsweetened almond milk and thick-cut turkey bacon. Still delicious!
Rating: 5 stars
This is DELICIOUS and super easy. I even layered fresh blueberries between each hot pancake as I served them. What a treat!
Rating: 5 stars
This is a tried and true batter recipe I have used for years. After cooking the bacon I blotted and let cool. I then treated the ingredients like French toast, coating each entire bacon strip with batter. My 50yr. old son fell off the bar high chair he was laughing so much. We agreed, this is the perfect way to eat bacon and pancakes, a little salty meat with the soft sweet cakes. They also made a great grab and go breakfast!!
Rating: 5 stars
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!!!!
Rating: Unrated
I love the video for this. If you can't laugh at hipsters who can you laugh at?
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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 ,
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Sarah, I love watching your videos every morning and your hipster comments were hilarious to me.
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Sarah, I love watching your videos every morning, but your hipster comments were offensive to me.