Maple Bacon Pancakes

in Breakfast, Pancakes

I have a dream.  Not, like, an important dream mind you–well to me it is–but to no one else.  It goes something like this:  I live on a farm, in the middle of nowhere, like …oh…I dunno, say Colorado, and I have a husband and he’s awesome and I probably have kids and they’re awesome too.  But the part of the dream that makes me most excited is that I have a pet pig. A really cute pet pig.  And his name is probably something really proper like Howard…or Franklin, and me and this…Franklin are inseparable.  We go for swims in the pond, he waits for me by the front door when I go and run errands,  he sleeps by my bedside, we play in the mud together, and when no one’s looking, I give Franklin kisses. Because that’s what I do with animals I love…I kiss them, even if other people think it’s gross.

One thing I don’t do with Franklin? Make these pancakes.  I tried it once, in my dream, and he judged me.  I can’t say I blame him, really.  He propped himself up on a stool in the kitchen and glared at me.  I apologized and he finally got over it, but I realize that these pancakes, my dream and future pet pig don’t mix.  So I made a promise to myself to eat these a whole lot before my dream comes true.

Maple Bacon Pancakes

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I tried putting maple syrup in the batter and it didn’t make much of difference.  If you’re going to eat these with just butter and no syrup, which would be crazy in my opinion, I’d suggest adding 1 1/2 tablespoons of maple syrup to the batter.  I did this and it didn’t make much of a difference to the batter in terms of consistency.

Yields approximately 8-10 pancakes

2 cup of all-purpose flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon sugar

2 egg, lightly beaten

2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 tablespoon of butter

6 slices of bacon, sliced horizontally and then diced

Pre-heat oven to 150˚F so you can keep the pancakes warm while the others are cooking.

In a medium pan, cook the bacon, over medium heat, stirring frequently, until cooked.  About 10-12 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel, to remove excess fat.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Add the lightly beaten eggs and buttermilk in two batches, careful to not overmix.  Don’t overmix! This is the sure way to tough pancakes. You want some small to medium lumps in there.

Let the batter sit for 10 minutes to thicken a bit. Then heat up your griddle or cast iron skillet slowly and brush with 1 tablespoon of butter. Once the batter is done resting, lightly fold the bacon in the batter.  Take a 1/4 cup  of batter dropping it onto the griddle or cast iron skillet. Cook until bubbles form along the sides.  Flip. Then cook until browned.

Once they’re done, put them on a plate in the warm oven until you’re ready to serve.  Top with warm maple syrup and a dollop of butter.

P.S. This is on the new iPad App we’re apart of called Appetites. Check my intro here about these pancakes:




{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Fair March 3, 2010 at 9:16 am

These sound very good to me, Adrianna. Can’t wait to try them just for my very own self.


Casey March 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

Mmmm… these look yummy!


heather March 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

is Franklin possibly a teacup pig, like in this week’s HIMYM? if so, I second that! the pancakes sound and look delicious…




Adrianna March 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Heather, There’s a teacup pig on HIMYM named Frankllin?! HA! That’s crazy. I don’t watch that show at all. Crazy that we both want a pig named Franklin. And yes, I’d LOVE for Franklin to be a teacup pig.


Amy from She Wears Many Hats March 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Love this – makes me want breakfast for supper!


Maria March 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm

They look so fluffy! Nice job!


megan March 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm

umm…yum :) these look so good! why have I never thought to add bacon to pancake batter before?? can’t wait to try it!


Sue March 3, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I’ve seen a lot of pancake posts lately but yours look perfect! I can see why the plate is almost empty. Can’t wait to try your recipe.


Brendan March 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm

This is the most excited I’ve been about pancakes all year!


Fair March 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I finally made these this afternoon. They were absolutely wonderful!!! I did not put the maple syrup in the pancakes, but I did as you suggested and put the warmed maple syrup directly on the pancakes. They were scrumptious!!


Adrianna March 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Fair, I’m so glad they turned out!


Amanda March 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

Yum! What a cool idea, they look delish.


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Memoria March 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm

LOL!!! What a cute dream!!! These pancakes are definitely a conflict of interest for Franklin/Howard and you haha. I will help you eat them, since your pet can’t. :)


Alisa March 6, 2010 at 5:49 am

I love it! I’m making this for breakfast tomorrow!


Malin March 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Poor Franklin. He doesn’t know what he’s missing!
Those are some killer pancakes!


highvoltz April 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I am not going to be original this time, so all I am going to say that your blog rocks, sad that I don’t have suck a writing skills


Adriana April 17, 2010 at 2:32 am

Those pancakes look so good! I’ve always eaten bacon with pancakes, so why not eat bacon in pancakes?
Also, I’m a new reader, and I thought it was cool that we share the same name! (Except I spell mine with one “n”).


Katies Cooking July 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Nice! I love putting bacon in my waffles, I don’t know why I haven’t tried it in pancakes yet but after seeing your recipe I can’t wait! This is like all my favorite foods bundled together in a perfect dish!


Sally September 14, 2010 at 8:53 am

I have been resisting this for far too long and I don’t know why. I’m trying them this weekend!


Melyssa February 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Making them now! Looks great so far!


Crystal September 14, 2011 at 3:59 am

I have made these 3 times now…and am making them tomorrow morning. I double the bacon…they are SOOOO good and everybody else loves them too! Let the batter sit for a half hour before cooking for best results.


Adrianna September 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Yay! That makes me so happy. I looove these pancakes.


Lucy January 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Made as directed… because not syruping the husband’s pancakes is a crime against mankind. (In his mind.) These cakes strike the perfect balance of salty and sweet… and the pancake itself is dense, yet fluffy. We will definitely be adding these to our weekend rotation. Thanks!


TJ {Sugar Blossoms} July 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

Hi there! I wanted to let you know I featured you on Sugar Blossoms today. Stop by and check it out!


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