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When you add crisp savory bacon to a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, you wind up with the best Bacon Pancakes you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.

bacon pancakes

Bacon Pancakes

I am not sure there is a better salty-sweet pairing than bacon pancakes with maple syrup. It hits just right every single time.

Sure you can serve them side by side, but it just isn’t the same as when the smokey saltiness of the bacon cooks into the pancakes. I do stop short of cooking the pancakes in bacon grease, that is a bit much even for me.

Buttermilk pancakes have become my go-to recipe. The flavor is just right and they rise up so fluffy and delicious. The combination of baking soda, baking powder, and making sure to let the batter rest, produces the perfect pancake, each and every time.

This recipe produces a thick batter, don’t let yourself be tempted to thin it down. It will thin out and cook up fluffy when it hits the hot griddle. This is a trust-the-process moment!

I always caution not to overmix your pancakes. A few small lumps are okay, just don’t over-mix your batter.

syrup pouring over pancakes with bacon

If you make pancakes often, nothing beats a great electric griddle for streamlining the cooking process. A few years ago, when my 15-year-old griddle finally died, I tested every single griddle I could get my hands on. When I finally tried this extra large electric griddle, I knew I’d found THE ONE. It’s a little on the spendy side, but I am telling you now, it beats all the others hands-down.

This nylon flexible turner is a pancake-making must-have, as is a dough whisk. If you aren’t familiar with the awesomeness that is a dough whisk for pancakes and waffles, you are missing out. It’s a crazy-looking tool, but it stirs the batter just enough without overmixing it.

I’ve tried pretty much all of the nifty pancake-pouring gadgets out there, and I stand by a good old measuring cup as the easiest way to make pancakes. I use the ¼ or ⅓ cup sizes for most pancake making – this set that I use every day will allow you to improvise for all kinds of sizes.

When making standard-size 4-inch pancakes, the large scoop in this set of cookie scoops is my favorite way to dispense the batter. The medium scoop works perfectly for smaller-sized pancakes.

Bacon Pancake Dippers with maple syrup

Bacon Pancake Dippers

For round pancakes, I top the pancake batter on the griddle with crisscrossed strips of bacon. I cut the bacon strips in half to do this.

To make pancake dippers, I pour a strip of pancake batter onto the griddle and place a strip of bacon over each pancake.

Kids seem to love them best when made as dippers. You can serve them with warmed maple syrup to dip them. Who am I kidding though? Dippers are a savory-sweet treat for all ages.

pancake dippers with bacon

Bacon Pancake Recipe

Add buttermilk to your grocery list today to go with the pantry staples you’ll need in order to make these tasty pancakes:

  • bacon
  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • store-bought buttermilk
  • eggs
  • butter
Bacon Pancakes on round white plate

Pancakes come together in minutes for a simple, filling breakfast!

Bacon Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread the bacon strips out across the sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes and check the bacon. Remove it from the oven when it is as crisp or crunchy as you like. Use tongs to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  2. Leave the bacon in strips, if you’re making dippers. Chop the bacon bite-size if you prefer to mix it into the pancakes.

Pancake Directions

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt and set aside. Add the buttermilk and the eggs, whisk to combine, and then add the butter. Whisk once more and then let the batter rest while the griddle or pan heats.
  2. Be careful not to overbeat the pancake batter, lumps are fine. This is a very thick batter and the pancakes will thin out as they cook on the griddle.
  3. Heat a flat-bottom nonstick skillet or electric griddle (this is my favorite griddle) over medium heat. Oil the skillet or griddle generously (using about a tablespoon of oil) and then pour ⅓ cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
  4. Top each pancake with bacon and allow them to cook until the pancakes begin to bubble on top and they are lightly browned on the bottom, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve warm with the toppings of your choice.
Bacon Pancake Dippers on griddle

Homemade Pancake Recipes

Pancake recipes are kind of like cookie recipes to me. Meaning there are endless combinations and I love them all! They are so fun and easy to make and super filling for my hungry crew.

Banana nut pancakes are slightly sweet and deliciously nutty or try the combination of banana and coconut. Breakfast is way more fun in miniature form, especially when buttery, tasty silver dollar pancakes are on the menu.

Try topping your pancakes with more than maple syrup. Homemade blueberry pie filling is super easy and so good! Brown sugar and butter simmer together and create a caramel toffee flavored homemade syrup like nothing you’ve ever tasted.

Start the day with dessert? Yes, please! That’s how it feels when I’m eating peanut butter pancakes with chocolate chips for breakfast.

Bacon Pancake Dippers with maple syrup
close up of pancakes with bacon

Bacon Pancakes

When you add crisp savory bacon to a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, you wind up with the best Bacon Pancakes you'll ever eat!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 4-inch pancakes

Ingredients 

  • ½ pound bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cups store-bought buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

Toppings

  • butter
  • maple syrup

Instructions

Bacon Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread the bacon strips out across the sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes and check the bacon. Remove it from the oven when it is as crisp or crunchy as you like. Use tongs to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Leave the bacon in strips, if you're making dippers. Chop the bacon bite-size if you prefer to mix it into the pancakes.

Pancake Directions

  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt and set aside. Add the buttermilk and the eggs, whisk to combine, and then add the butter. Whisk once more and then let the batter rest while the griddle or pan heats.
  • Be careful not to overbeat the pancake batter, lumps are fine. This is a very thick batter and the pancakes will thin out as they cook on the griddle.
  • Heat a flat-bottom nonstick skillet or electric griddle (this is my favorite griddle) over medium heat. Oil the skillet or griddle generously (using about a tablespoon of oil) and then pour ⅓ cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
  • Top each pancake with bacon and allow them to cook until the pancakes begin to bubble on top and they are lightly browned on the bottom, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve warm with the toppings of your choice.

Notes

While regular milk may be substituted for the buttermilk in this recipe, I strongly recommend making the recipe as written. (If you do choose to substitute regular milk, reduce the amount to a total of 2 cups.)
Buttermilk is the not-so-secret ingredient that creates a very unique flavor and texture for these pancakes. We really like the contrast of the sweet and tangy pancakes with the bacon.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal · Carbohydrates: 16g · Protein: 5g · Fat: 10g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 4g · Trans Fat: 0.1g · Cholesterol: 41mg · Sodium: 426mg · Potassium: 104mg · Fiber: 0.4g · Sugar: 3g · Vitamin A: 184IU · Calcium: 80mg · Iron: 1mg
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pancakes with bacon inside
Bacon Pancake Dippers with maple syrup

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