Save on Pinterest

Upside-Down Bacon Pancake

Make a big impression when you present one family-sized bacon pancake. The brown sugar adds sweetness that complements the salty bacon. If you can fit more bacon in the skillet and want to add more, go for it. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups complete buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • Optional: Maple syrup and butter


  • In a large cast-iron or other 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° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm, with maple syrup and butter if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice (calculated without syrup and butter): 265 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 802mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • gremaux
    May 18, 2020

    VERY GOOD - But a lot of last minute prep

  • Michael
    May 11, 2020

    I answered my own question. I used Birch Bender's Paleo GF pancake mix. I added the amount of water the package said vs. what the recipe shows and it turned out fantastic. Both mom and the kiddos enjoyed it. Will definitely make it again. It's so easy to do. I also used center-cut bacon which was thick and crispy enough.

  • Ceege
    May 11, 2020

    At justmbeth........before you start to cook your bacon, preheat your oven to 175 to 200 degrees. At that same time, place a cookie tin on the middle rack. When the first pancake is finished, just put in on warm tin in oven and continue to "make" more pancakes for the whole family. I always use this method when making pancakes or french toast for family and friends. That way all can eat together and the meal is hot for everyone.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 20, 2016

    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.

  • Angel182009
    Jul 10, 2016

    This was super easy to put together which was great for out hectic mornings. Great flavor and very moist!

  • Halaja5
    Dec 30, 2013

    A favorite in my house. I've added oats to the mix and its really good. Very hearty.

  • denise125
    Aug 27, 2013

    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

  • debcom
    May 2, 2013

    What size skillet did you use (tryng to convert to using an oven proof baking dish, Thanks

  • SmilingRain
    Dec 25, 2012

    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.

  • newcountrywife
    May 25, 2012

    This was very simple and very good. Everyone loved the sweet and salty taste of the bacon with the brown sugar.