Savory Bacon and Corn Pancakes

Who says pancakes are just for breakfast and only sweet? Let’s shake things up a bit with a recipe that’s going to make your taste buds dance! We’re making Bacon and Corn Pancakes, a savory twist on the classic fluffy pancakes we all love. Imagine bits of crispy bacon, sweet pops of corn, and a hint of spice all in one delicious bite. And to top it all off, we’ll drizzle them with warm maple syrup for that perfect sweet and savory combo. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or dinner, these pancakes are sure to be a hit. So, grab your apron, and let’s get cooking!


  • 8 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup corn (frozen, canned, or fresh)
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Warm maple syrup, for serving
[adinserter block=”2″]


  1. Cook the Bacon:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon pieces until they’re crispy. Take out the bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain off excess oil. Keep about 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in the skillet, and sauté the chopped sweet onion until translucent and fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, chopped fresh chives, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, mix the milk, beaten egg, and canola or vegetable oil. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring gently until just combined.
  4. Add the Mix-ins:
    • Fold in the cooked bacon, sautéed onion, corn, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese into the batter.
  5. Cook the Pancakes:
    • Preheat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Scoop out 1/4 cup portions of the batter onto the griddle. Cook until bubbles start forming on the surface of the pancakes, then flip them and continue cooking until they turn golden brown on the other side.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the pancakes warm with a drizzle of maple syrup on top.

Enjoy these Savory Bacon and Corn Pancakes for breakfast, brunch, or even as a unique dinner option. They’re a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of bacon and corn in every bite!