Savory Bacon Cheddar and Green Onion Pancakes

Breakfast might possibly be my favorite meal of the day. I’m more of a savory (vs. sweet) type of gal though. And I love bacon so this recipe totally hits the spot. The pancakes are savory, with a little bit of sweet, and a lot of spicy (if you choose to douse it in hot sauce like I do).

This is a simple and tasty recipe that will change up your weekend routine in a good way. Just make a large batch of pancakes, brew a strong cup(s) of coffee, and enjoy. It’s the weekend so you owe it to yourself to indulge a bit!

Bacon Cheddar Green Onion Pancakes

The idea for this recipe came from St. Francis Fountain’s menu in San Francisco. This local spot offers Upside-Down Hog Cakes which include bacon, cheese, and green onion. Every time my friends and I would go to brunch here, I’d be tempted to order them so I figured that it was time for me to make some of my own!

Topping the pancakes off with your favorite hot sauce and maple syrup is is the cherry on top to this delicious dish so don’t forget that part!

Bacon Cheddar Pancakes

This recipe doesn’t take much more time than making regular pancakes so there’s really no excuse for not trying this recipe. The outcome is fantastic.

What’s your favorite breakfast meal? Happy Friday! :)

Savory Bacon, Cheddar, and Green Onion Pancakes
 
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese + 1-2 tablespoons extra
  • 1/2 Cup green onions, finely chopped + 1-2 tablesoons extra
  • 5 Strips of bacon, fried and crumbled (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Large egg
Optional
  • Maple syrup
  • Hot sauce
  • Extra crumbled bacon, cheese, and onions for garnish

Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Then using a wooden spoon, stir in the milk and melted butter. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl and then add it to the pancake mix. Be careful not to overmix the batter too much.
  3. Add the cheddar cheese, and green onions to the bowl and stir everything together.
  4. Lightly butter a large pan or skillet and then warm it up on medium heat.
  5. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle at a time, and then sprinkle pieces of bacon over the top each pancake (as much or as little as you want). Then add just a FEW pieces of green onion and a light sprinkle of cheese to give it some color on that side.
  6. Cook each pancake until you start to see the bubbles popping on top then flip it over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side (or until the outside is slightly brown and the middle is cooked all the way through).
  7. Repeat for each pancake until the batter is gone.
  8. Top each pancake stack off with some extra crumbled bacon, cheddar, and green onions.
  9. Serve with maple syrup and your favorite hot sauce!

 

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5 Responses to “Savory Bacon, Cheddar, and Green Onion Pancakes”

  1. I have had those pancakes and they are AMAZING! I can only imagine yours are just as delicious! Can we make these in Tahoe? For dinner? Or every meal? Also, love the combination of Tapatio AND maple syrup. Yum!

  2. Whoa! This looks incredible!! Thank you.

  3. The pancake recipe is great! I’m not a fan of sweets for breakfasts, so I reduced the amount of sugar and made a bechamel/gravy using the bacon fat. If you don’t like sweets like me, that’s a great savory alternative.

  4. They look amazing! A great weekend brunch!

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