Light, fluffy pancakes get a sweet and salty makeover with smoky bacon and pure maple syrup.
Is there anything more delicious than the combination of smoky bacon and golden maple syrup? I don’t think so. And, based on my son’s reaction to his breakfast I am pretty sure he agrees. At last count, he devoured 5 or 6 pancakes in 15 minutes.
The trick to this recipe is to cook the bacon in advance and crumble crispy, bite sized pieces directly on top of the pancake batter before flipping. In fact, this is a great technique for other toppings such as blueberries, chocolate chips or raspberries.
Has this pregnancy caused me to crave carbs around the clock and eat like a frat boy? Yes. Is this recipe still healthy? YES! Not only is it packed with fiber and nutrients from the whole wheat flour and flax seeds but it is full of protein, calcium and omega-3’s! So go ahead. Indulge. You deserve it.
Your fork is waiting.
Maple Bacon Pancakes
- 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup flax seed meal
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups Stonyfield plain low fat yogurt
- 2 large eggs (whisked with fork)
- ½ cup natural applesauce
- ½ cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened or any type of milk)
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 slices Applegate natural Sunday bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup (for serving)
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, baking powder and salt.
- Add yogurt, eggs, applesauce, almond milk and vanilla extract and stir until well incorporated.
- Pre-heat griddle to medium-high and spray with cooking spray. Add pancake batter 1/4 cup at a time. When bubbles begin to form around the edges, sprinkle pancakes with a teaspoon or so of crumbled bacon pieces.
- Flip pancakes and cook another minute or so until browned on the other side. Continue until all of the pancake batter has been used and serve with pure maple syrup.
Disclaimer: I am in an ongoing partnership with Stonyfield who provided me with samples of the Applegate bacon. As always, recipes and opinions are all my own.
32 thoughts on “Maple Bacon Pancakes”
In the ingredients it calls for baking powder, but in the directions it says baking soda. ..which should i use?
Forgive me! It should say powder throughout – I just updated the recipe!! Thank you for bringing that to my attention!!
Love these super healthy pancakes! And maple bacon… pancakes?! That’s just… I can’t even.
Oh my goodness, these pancakes look heavenly! I love maple bacon :)
that child is delicious!!
He said he misses you Gramma!
I think as someone on facebook said yesterday, you win breakfast! Mmmm!
I’m not going to lie – they pretty much put my usual smoothie to shame. :) xo
Thanks Liz. Lovely recipe. Have a good weekend.
With heart disease rampant on my family, I am paying attention to my diet recently, really looking at what I eat. Whole wheat pancakes sound perfect! But six seems a large serving, and the sodium content is only a few mg short of my whole day’s ration! I would leave out the bacon, replace it with blueberries, and cut way back on the size of the serving. Maybe some fruit alongside wold be a healthier fill-up!
Yes if you are trying to cut sodium I’d probably try out my other pancake recipes… I have lot of them! Have you tried my Blueberry Oat Protein Pancakes? https://thelemonbowl.com/2012/08/blueberry-oat-protein-pancakes.html
What in the world! I NEED to try these, Liz. They look outrageous!
You DO need to try these!! Pronto!!
LOL Liz! I was a complete carb-a-holic as well when I was pregnant. It was insane. Your son is too cute and such a good little eater :)
I didn’t pick the best time to read Wheat Belly did I? :-\ Thank you – he is a really good eater!! (Shocking!)
Nope! I was thinking the same thing. Well, everything in moderation right? ;)
I just love pancakes.
They’re just so cute and cozy.
I’m thinking these need to be actioned this weekend! Everything is better with bacon!
Yes they do!!!! And I love that you say actioned!
These are perfect… The salty bacon and the sweet earthy maple syrup, is a combination made in the heavens.. =)
That photo of you son is to cute!!! These pancakes are screaming make me tomorrow morning! YUM!
hahah – I don’t think he knew what hit him!! Sure puts his smoothies to shame. ;)
These pancakes sound like they would make the absolute best breakfast. Love how fluffy those pancakes look despite being whole wheat!
The yogurt is the key to the fluffiness!!! It always makes them really moist and delish. (Plus a good amount of baking soda.) Thank you!
Wow, this might be my new favorite pancake recipe. Thanks for sharing, Liz! :)
Thank you!!! It’s definitely one of mine. ;)