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Bacon Pancake Dippers

Skip the forks and use your fingers for the ultimate family-friendly recipe for Bacon Pancake Dippers.

White plate containing Bacon Pancake Dippers next to glasses of orange juice, small bowl with berries and hand dunking pancake dipper in maple syrup

It doesn’t get much more classic than the good ol’ breakfast combo of pancakes and bacon. But what happens if these two icons join forces? You get the ultimate mashup: Bacon Pancake Dippers.

Easy Bacon Pancake Dippers on griddle

As a child, I would always dip my bacon in syrup, which is likely the flavor pairing that kickstarted my love for all things sweet and salty. But something magical happens when a crispy piece of bacon gets a warm hug from a pillowy soft pancake…

Glass bowl containing lumpy batter with spatula

A flavor and texture explosion takes place.

When creating this recipe, I tested several approaches to outlining and covering a strip of bacon with pancake batter. My biggest concern was that the batter could possibly soften the bacon, which means we’d lose our crispiness factor. Not an option!

Spooning flapjack batter on top of bacon on griddle

So the real trick to ensuring your bacon remains crunchy and your pancakes cook all the way through is to spoon the pancake batter around and then directly on top of the bacon.

Allow each pancake dipper to cook until bubbles form only around the edges, then flip it once and let it continue cooking until it is puffed and no longer doughy.

Griddle containing three pancake dippers with bacon

If you’re feeding a crowd of tiny taste-testers, feel free to do half-size portions by either slicing the bacon prior to cooking it or just breaking each slice of bacon in half before surrounding it with batter.

The great news is that Bacon Pancake Dippers freeze like a breeze. So whip up a big batch then let any leftovers cool completely before wrapping them securely in plastic wrap, sealing them in a plastic bag and popping them in the freezer. When the morning breakfast rush hits, pop one or a dozen into the microwave for 30 seconds or until it’s warmed through, then let the dipping begin!

Stack of homemade bacon pancake dippers on plate next to small bowl with fresh berries

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White plate containing Bacon Pancake Dippers next to glasses of orange juice, small bowl with berries and hand dunking pancake dipper in maple syrup


Bacon Pancake Dippers

  • 1 1/2
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    baking soda
  • 1
  • 1/4
  • 1
    milk of choice
  • 1/2
    sour cream
  • 1
    large egg
  • 2
    unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking
  • 12
    slices bacon, cooked
  • Maple syrup, for serving

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, egg and melted butter.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. (The batter should be lumpy.)

Grease a griddle or grill pan with butter.

Arrange several slices of the cooked bacon on the griddle, spacing them at least 3 inches apart.

Spoon the pancake batter around and on top of the bacon. Allow the pancake to cook until bubbles form across the outside edges. Flip the pancakes once and continue cooking until they are cooked through.

Repeat the cooking process with the remaining pieces of bacon and pancake batter.

Serve the pancakes warm with maple syrup for dipping. 

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Nutrition Facts

Bacon Pancake Dippers

Amount Per Serving

Calories 412
Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 11g69%

Cholesterol 80mg27%

Sodium 525mg23%

Potassium 346mg10%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 11g22%

Vitamin A 358IU7%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 136mg14%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.