Beer Pancakes Recipe With Candied Bacon?! What Men Really Want for Father's Day by Chef Gigi

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Beer Pancakes Recipe With Candied Bacon?! What Men Really Want for Father's Day

Start Dad's day off right this Father's Day with pancakes made with beer and loaded with sweet, brown sugar bacon. That's almost worth saying again! Yum!

For the candied bacon, you'll need a pound of bacon and dark brown sugar. The bacon is coated in the brown sugar and baked in the oven until crisp. For the pancake batter, you'll need beer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic will work), flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, an egg and melted butter. Oh, and the crumbled candied bacon. Yum, right? Cook the pancakes on a griddle until fluffy and cooked through.

Serve these beer pancakes with maple syrup or homemade three-ingredient brown sugar syrup. Throw in some fresh fruit to cut through all the richness, and don't forget a cold beer for Dad on the side!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 1 pound bacon 
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 


  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups beer or favorite non-alcoholic beer, at room temperature 
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • butter
  • 1/2 cup warm maple syrup, for garnish

Here's how to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a high-sided baking sheet with foil. With nonstick spray, cover the front and back of a wire rack and place on top of the foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Arrange bacon in single layer on top of rack. Bake 10 minutes. Open the oven and gently sprinkle the bacon with half the brown sugar. Bake an additional 10 minutes. 
  3. Turn bacon over, sprinkle with remaining brown sugar. Bake 15 minutes longer or until golden brown and edges are crispy. Remove from oven. Cool completely. Crumble bacon into small pieces and set aside. 
  4. Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium-high heat. Spritz with vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray.
  5. In medium bowl, combine all the pancake ingredients and beat, withholding 1/2 cup of the beer. Whisk until blended and lump free. If batter is too thick, add saved beer until desired consistency. Gently fold in brown sugared bacon.
  6. Pour by 1/4 to 1/2 cups full onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry and bubbles begin to form. Make sure centers are cooked through if you are making cake-like pancakes. Gently flip pancakes and continue to cook until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with warm maple syrup, plenty of butter and ice cold beer!

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Donna John
I would have wanted these for Mother's Day! Yum!
Elisa Schmitz
Say what?! Yes, please. Dads have all the fun, lol!
Um...this looks amazing!
Chef Gigi
Ok ok Donna John Momcakes Mothers day but w Champagne !
Donna John
Yes!!! Chamcakes. Lol
Chef Gigi
Donna John Please change the Title to read : Father's Day Mancakes. ( IMHO- It sounds insensitive and sexist without that in title. ) Thank you

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