Maple Bacon Pancake Poppers Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Maple Bacon Pancake Poppers combine bacon and pancakes all in one bite. Try these for your pancake Sunday!

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We’ve been lax in celebrating Pancake Sunday around here lately. With busy weekends and sick kids, sometimes it’s all we can do to get breakfast — any breakfast — on the table. And frankly, while we love pancakes around here, sometimes I get tired of the process. Waiting for the griddle pan to heat up, pouring out the first batch of pancakes, waiting, flipping, waiting, then doing another round while the finished stack is already devoured by those waiting at the table. Don’t get me wrong — I love those piping hot ‘cakes, but I also really want to be able to enjoy breakfast together as a family, not with one person scurrying back and forth from the kitchen.

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Happily, I think I’ve hit upon a solution: make your pancakes in a muffin tin!

Right now you might be saying, “But Megan, doesn’t that make them muffins, not pancakes?” I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t. You see, though muffins (especially blueberry muffins!) are completely delicious, when you pour pancake batter into a muffin tin it creates a nice poppable-size pancake, with the same texture and flavors of a pancake. Even better? These maple bacon pancake poppers have your side of bacon and drizzle of syrup baked right in, making these an ideal grab-and-go breakfast. You know what that means — pancakes any morning of the week!

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You can try this popper method using any pancake recipe you like, such as my mascarpone pancakes, though I recommend trying out this one first. You can more bacon if you like, or toss in some tiny wild blueberries, or try a slice of apple. Anything goes! Get the kids involved and encourage them to make their own popper creations.

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Be sure to serve these piping hot from the oven, or reheat leftovers in the microwave. Serve with extra syrup for dipping or dust with powdered sugar. Make ‘em for dessert and drizzle with chocolate sauce! Trust me, you won’t be able to stop popping these maple bacon pancake poppers.

To make the process even simpler, use Stephie’s recipe for homemade bisquick mix and have them ready in a flash.

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Maple Bacon Pancake Poppers Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. Lay bacon across rack and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool enough to handle.
  2. Reduce oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin.
  3. Meanwhile, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk, and stir into flour mixture to make a batter.
  5. Chop bacon and mix with the maple syrup, then stir into the batter. Stir in the melted butter.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin well. Bake for 10 minutes, let cool slightly, and serve with powdered sugar or extra syrup for dipping.


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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 5 poppers
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 258

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 522mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 9g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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