This bacon pancakes recipe is sweet and savory and so simple to make! Perfect for Sunday breakfast or stocking up for meal prep.
This is our SEVENTH pancake recipe in the past couple of months on SPS and I think we might have saved the best for last! Because BACON!
This bacon pancakes recipe is sweet and savory...and it is definitely a crowd pleaser.
If you want, you can double or triple the recipe and save your leftovers for breakfasts through the week. These bacon pancakes keep well in the fridge or the freezer!
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Reasons to love bacon pancakes
- they have delicious sweet and savory flavors
- they keep well for meal prep
- you can freeze them
How to make them
First, you're going to want to cook up your bacon.
You can either bake your bacon in the oven, or cook it up in a skillet. If you go the skillet route you may want to collect the bacon fat for frying up your pancakes to get some extra bacony flavor 😍
- cool & chop up bacon. set aside.
- stir together all wet ingredients.
- add in the dry ingredients.
- fold in dat bacon!
- cook up ¼ cup portions (use leftover bacon grease if you have it)
Which kind of bacon works best in these pancakes? Any type of bacon will work well! You can use turkey bacon, maple bacon, whatever you've got! I loved using nitrate and sugar-free bacon from TruLocal.
Can I swap the flour for XYZ? This recipe works with white whole wheat flour or regular all purpose flour. 100% whole wheat flour ends up gummy in pancakes and almond flour does not work for this recipe. I have not tested gluten-free flour.
Can I make these pancakes ahead? Yes! We store them in meal prep containers in the fridge or freezer, then pop in the toaster when we’re ready to enjoy!
Which toppings go well with bacon pancakes? Maple syrup, fresh strawberries, and extra bacon.
Tips & equipment
- use a non-stick pan (this is my basic Non-Stick Pan) or a large non-stick skillet; I measure my pancakes out in a simple ¼ cup measuring cup
- I used nitrate and sugar-free bacon from TruLocal, which is a Canadian company that connects you with high quality local meat. Use code DENISE7297 at checkout to save $25 on your first box!
- Looking for more pancakes? Check out these Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, these Cottage Cheese Pancakes, or these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Pancakes!
Bacon Pancakes Recipe
- 2 cups bacon (cooked & chopped)
- ¼ cup coconut oil (52 g)
- ¼ cup maple syrup (78 g; honey may be swapped)
- 1 cup milk (232 g; non dairy milk works)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour (250 g; fluffed, spooned & levelled; all purpose flour may be used)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Cook bacon in the oven or in a skillet (reserve bacon grease from the skillet for pancakes. Cool & chop into small pieces.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil. Stir in the maple syrup, milk, vanilla and eggs. If coconut oil starts to re-solidify, pop it back into the microwave and warm on 20 second increments.
- Stir in the white whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda until *just* combined.
- Fold in the cooled & chopped bacon.
- Cook ¼ cup portions in a greased non-stick skillet for roughly 2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second side.
- Enjoy with extra bacon, strawberries and maple syrup.
- Pancakes may be prepared ahead and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freezer for up to 1 month.
- Reheat in the toaster or in a frying pan.