Bacon pancakes recipe: Pancake Day will never be the same again

Throw caution to the blueberry crepe with this droolworthy creation

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 04 March 2014 11:44 GMT
Aunt Jemima's 1962 bacon pancakes ad
Aunt Jemima's 1962 bacon pancakes ad

Bacon and pancakes are about as American as soda pop and aggressive foreign policy, but why have these breakfast bedfellows side-by-side on your plate when they can be fused in an ellipse of doughy gluttony?

Setting bacon directly into the pancake, the mouth-watering idea was dreamed up by food brand Aunt Jemima, which ran a magazine ad in 1962 with the instructions:

"Just about the best breakfast that ever greeted a hungry family! And it's as easy as this: Shake up Aunt Jemima batter according to package directions. Place cooked bacon strips on the griddle and pour batter over each strip. Bake 'em golden brown on both sides. Couldn't be easier - couldn't taste better! How about Aunt Jemima Bacon Strip Pancakes at your house tomorrow!"

(Picture: Breakfast Blogger)

Here's what you'll need to make them:

(serves 4, or 1 if you're hungry)

12 slices of streaky bacon

500ml pancake batter - from a mix or from scratch (there's more on the perfect homemade batter here)

softened butter

maple syrup


- Set your griddle/pan to a medium-high heat

- Cook the bacon until it is crispy and try to retain its strip shape

- Wipe down the pan and leave a little grease to cook the pancakes

- Separate the bacon leaving two inches between each rasher (you'll probably need to work in batches)

- Pour the batter over the bacon slowly

- Check the pancakes after a minute and, once browned, flip them

Serve with an indecent amount of maple syrup.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in