- 6 bacon strips, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups complete buttermilk pancake mix
- 1-1/2 cups water
- Maple syrup and butter, optional
- In a large ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Remove drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons. Return bacon to pan with reserved drippings; sprinkle with brown sugar.
- In a small bowl, combine pancake mix and water just until moistened. Pour into pan.
- Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm with maple syrup and butter if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Upside-Down Bacon Pancake
"The family loved the combo of the bacon, sweetness, and pancake. My only issue is that I only have 1 large cast iron skillet so I can only make 1 at a time."
"This was super easy to put together which was great for out hectic mornings. Great flavor and very moist!"
"A favorite in my house. I've added oats to the mix and its really good. Very hearty."
"I made this pancake for my kids before school today. It was the best pancake I have ever eaten. Made pancake in a cast iron skillet. If you are really on the ball, using cast iron even cuts cooking time. It also really doesn't even need syrup because of the brown sugar. The only drawback I could finds is I now need two identical size cast iron skillets because you want more than one slice! Denise Saltsburg, PA"
"What size skillet did you use (tryng to convert to using an oven proof baking dish, Thanks"
"I agree with some of the others about it being very sweet. However, I LOVED the pancake being so fluffy. And don't count out this recipe just because you don't have a pan you can bake in as well - I used a skillet to fry the bacon, then put the ingredients into a round cake pan to bake."
"This was very simple and very good. Everyone loved the sweet and salty taste of the bacon with the brown sugar."
"I made my own pancake batter with whole wheat flour and this was delicious"
"While this recipe was good, the brown sugar called for was a little too sweet for our taste. We may try it again minus the brown sugar and just add syrup if we need some sweet."
"Mine turned out perfect! I used a cast-iron skillet and dark brown sugar, so it turned out a bit darker. Just make sure you use the complete pancake mix where you just add water, it will not work with the mix where you need to add eggs/oil/etc. We just added a bit of butter and syrup and it was to die for. Will probably bake a little bit longer next time, but there is no doubt if I will make this again!"