Bacon Pancakes

Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

When it comes to breakfast foods, buttermilk pancakes drenched in syrup are right up there with biscuits smothered in sausage gravy. Classic and comforting, these dishes are a surefire way to win over Southerners at breakfast time. But why leave sweet and savory side of the breakfast menu separate? You can get the best of both worlds, right at home, with these sweet-and-salty bacon pancakes. We're talking thick slices of cooked bacon getting topped with pancake batter, and then you can watch the griddle do the rest. The result: Perfect rounds centered with savory bacon slices. (And they won't fall apart during the short journey between cooling rack and breakfast plate.) If wanting to make it even more fun for the kids, pour the batter in a parallel line over the bacon slices to create handheld pancake dippers perfect for sinking into syrup. Just beware: After making a hot batch of this pancake recipe, you'll be getting requests to make them every weekend.

Bacon Pancakes
Antonis Achilleos


  • 12 bacon slices (about 12 oz.)

  • 1 3/4 cups (about 7 1/2 oz.) all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups whole buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • Maple syrup, for serving


  1. Preheat a griddle to 350°F. Place bacon in a single layer on griddle, and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. Wipe griddle clean.

  2. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk in buttermilk and eggs. Gently whisk in butter. Batter will be lumpy. Let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Working in batches, place strips of bacon 3 inches apart on griddle (still at 350°F). Pour about 1/4 cup batter over each bacon strip. Cook until tops are covered with bubbles and bottoms are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining bacon and pancake batter. Pancakes can be held warm in a 200°F oven for up to 30 minutes. Serve with maple syrup.

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