Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup recipe

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These delicious bacon and maple syrup pancakes are really simple to make. This sweet and savoury combo really does go hand in hand

Bacon and maple syrup pancakes
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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories571 Kcal29%
Sugar19 g21%
Fat23.1 g33%
Saturated Fat10.2 g51%
Salt1.36 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein30.4 g61%
Carbohydrates58 g22%
Salt1.36 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Fluffy pancakes topped with the mouthwatering combination of crisp, salty bacon and sweet maple syrup.

This pancakes with bacon and maple syrup recipe uses Scotch pancakes. Sometimes called drop scones, Scotch pancakes are similar to American pancakes. But the good news is, they're even simpler to make, with no need for melted butter. Rather than being crowned with toppings liked most pancakes, they are traditionally spread with butter and jam. However, they can also be a great substitute for American pancakes. In this recipe, the soft, spongy texture soaks up the maple syrup perfectly. If you prefer a thinner, crêpe-style pancake, try our ultimate pancake recipe instead.


For the Scotch pancakes:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Milk - to make up to 300ml with the eggs

To serve:

  • 12 rashers maple cured bacon
  • 6 tbsp finely grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Maple syrup, to drizzle




  1. Sift the flour, salt and sugar together in a bowl. Beat the eggs and milk together making sure you have made up the amount to 300ml. Slowly pour the eggs and milk into the flour and beat together until you have a smooth, creamy batter.
  2. Grill rashers of bacon for about 2-4 mins under a hot preheated grill.
  3. To make the pancakes, first test the heat of the pan by dropping a small amount of batter in. It should sizzle and cook in less than a minute. Drop a tablespoon of the batter into the pan and use a spoon to smooth it out. Repeat until you have as many as you can comfortably fit in the pan.
  4. Cook until bubbles start to appear on the surface of each pancake - about 3 to 4 minutes. Once you see the bubbles, flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or two until firm and golden
  5. As the pancakes are done, stack them immediately with cheese between them, so it has a change to melt on the surface. Layer with bacon rashers and liberally pour over maple syrup.

Top tips for making pancakes with bacon and maple syrup

The cheese adds an extra dimension to the flavour, which we think works really well. But if you prefer, go traditional and just leave it out.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.