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Banana Bacon Pancakes

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Buttermilk pancakes with slightly-caramelized slices of bananas and crumbled bacon. Top with butter and maple syrup for a savory-sweet brunch recipe that is pure perfection.

Banana Bacon Pancakes

Welcome to Brunch Week, friends!

Yes, you just read that correctly: An entire week dedicated to brunch. Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen (I know you remember her from last week’s Friends First post) and Terri from Love and Confections have been working tirelessly to organize 32 bloggers and 11 sponsors to bring you a week’s worth of brunch recipes and one amazing giveaway.

In fact, make sure you pop over to today’s other post to check out the giveaway, which will be going on from now (Monday, May 5, 2014) until Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11, 2014). There are tons of prizes that you could win courtesy of our amazing sponsors – this is one you don’t want to miss!

As soon as I decided to participate in Brunch Week, I knew immediately what recipe I wanted to share on the first day. When my parents came to visit back in February for my mom’s birthday, we went out to brunch at our favorite breakfast places and she ordered a stack of banana bacon pancakes. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about them when I heard the description, but as soon as I took a bite, it was all over. I knew I had to remake them in my own kitchen as soon as possible.

Banana and Bacon Buttermilk Pancakes
What we’ve got here is a basic buttermilk pancake recipe. Once you pour the pancake batter onto the griddle (I was aided by this handy batter dispenser from the wonderful folks at OXO to get perfectly-sized circles), lay on slices of banana and sprinkle on some cooked, crumbled bacon. When you flip the pancakes, the bananas get a little bit caramelized – combined with the tangy buttermilk pancake and the smokey bacon? Heaven on a plate. All you need is a pat of butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, and you can send me straight to Heaven.

Be sure to check out all of the other amazing Brunch Week recipes that my fellow bloggers are bringing you today (fair warning, prepare to be very hungry after looking through links):


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Buttermilk pancakes with banana and bacon

Banana Bacon Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-5 strips applewood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
  • Butter for griddle
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; mix until just combined.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Brush heated griddle with butter, then wipe excess butter off with a paper towel. Pour batter onto griddle; top with slices of banana and crumbled bacon. Cook until bubbles form and burst on top of pancakes, about 3 minutes, then flip and cook until golden on the underside, another 1-2 minutes. Serve pancakes warm with butter and maple syrup and additional banana slices and bacon if desired.


California Walnuts, Bob’s Red Mill, Oxo, Dixie Crystals, Whole Foods Market Doctor Phillips, Grimmway Farms, Woot Froot, Vidalia Onion, Baloian Farms, Stemilt and Bonne Maman are providing the prizes free of charge.  I have received product related to these brands to use for #Brunchweek. All opinions stated are my own.

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Jodie @Jodies Kitchen

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

I just left your FB page with a new like.I am pinning these delicious pancakes as well,then making my way over to G+...


Tuesday 13th of May 2014

Thanks, Jodie! :-)

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Friday 9th of May 2014

[…] case you missed Monday’s Banana Bacon Pancakes and Wednesday’s Springtime Sweet Rolls, this week I am joining my friends Susan, Terri, and […]


Wednesday 7th of May 2014

OH.MY.GAWWWWD. Soooo when I visit Chicago....I'm gonna like stay with you and you'll make me breakfast, yeah? :P

nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

Wednesday 7th of May 2014

Ummmm yeah. I'm soooo into these! Bacon, bananas and pancakes --- all signs point to delicious.


Tuesday 6th of May 2014

Banana + bacon?!!! oh my gawd, I love this!!! looks sooooo good!!


Tuesday 6th of May 2014

Thanks, Alice!