Breakfast (or Dinner): Baconcakes

1 May

It’s 5:00pm. Are you hungry? Me too!! This is, IMHO, one of the best pancake recipes out there. The key? Not over mixing the batter. It’s a really simple meal to make, perfect for a weeknight! This recipe doesn’t include any add-ins, but some that I love are, blueberries, oatmeal, apples and definitely lemon! Enjoy the pictures and the recipe below!

1) Make batter (it’s simple. believe me.)

IMG_18602) Heat griddle or fry pan (you choose!)

IMG_18613) When the little bubbles appear, flip! (gently now)

IMG_18624) I know you’re already cooking bacon, because what are pancakes without bacon? Lay a strip of cooked bacon down and cover it with some pancake batter.


5) Same thing here. When you see bubbles, flip! Eat straight from the pan, with your hands. I promise it will be gone in less than a minute. (don’t mind the burned tongue. it will heal.)
6) As for the rest of the pancakes, serve them with butter, maple syrup and sausage! (because clearly the bacon didn’t make it to the table after those baconcakes) Also, let it be noted that I shared that sausage mound with B. Though I could have eaten the whole plate myself.


From Joy of Baking:

Pancake Recipe:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Plus extra melted butter for greasing the pan.


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk, and melted butter.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and then pour in the egg mixture, all at once, and stir (with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon) just until combined. The batter should have some small lumps. (Do not over mix the batter or the pancakes will be tough.)
  4. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat until a few sprinkles of water dropped on the pan or griddle splatter. Can also use an electric griddle with the temperature set at 350 degrees F.
  5. Lightly brush the pan with melted butter or oil (or spray with a non stick vegetable spray.)
  6. Using a small ladle or scoop, pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the hot pan, spacing the pancakes a few inches apart. When the bottoms of the pancakes are brown and bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancakes (2-3 minutes), turn over. Cook until lightly browned (about 1-2 minutes).
  7. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing the pan with melted butter or oil between batches.
  8. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.

Makes about 8 – 4 inch (10 cm) pancakes.  Serves 3-4 people.


2 Responses to “Breakfast (or Dinner): Baconcakes”

  1. Liz 02.2.2013 at 1:07 pm #

    wow! Sounds so good! No need to eat them separately now.
    🙂 Liz @

    • Jill (joodlesdoodles) 02.2.2013 at 1:12 pm #

      We are in agreement there Liz. It’s the only thing pancakes have ever lacked for me and now they’re finger food too!

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