Cinnamon Pancakes with Candied Bacon




 Breakfast for dinner is such a treat, especially when it involves homemade pancakes

and brown sugar bacon!

Cinnamon Pancakes with Candied Bacon

There are two foods that my family never gets tired of eating.  Bacon would be the first.  What’s not to love about bacon?   I’m not talking about turkey bacon, I don’t mess with that stuff.  I’m talking about the salty, crispy, full of fat, greasy, straight from the pig bacon!  The second is breakfast.  My family can put away large quantities of breakfast food, whether it’s omelets, scrambled eggs, french toast, donuts, or pancakes.  We chow down!   And because it is easier to serve my family something they all actually enjoy, we frequently have breakfast for dinner.  What I love about breakfast for dinner, is it is always easy, it’s tasty and I know for sure that plates will be clean when dinner is over!  There will be no arguing over how many bites have to be eaten and there will be no whining about how awful cooked tomatoes taste.  Everyone simply eats.  And they eat happily.

Cinnamon Pancakes with Candied Bacon

Although I enjoy cooking a variety of dinners, there is something so fun about having breakfast for dinner.  I think it feels like we are cheating time.  It’s as though it SHOULD be dinner time, but ha ha we are eating breakfast AGAIN!  Take that father time!  I love it.  I love how relaxed our meal is, I love the smell that fills the kitchen, I love the smiles at the end of the meal.  Breakfast for dinner feels like a wee vacation from our daily dinner grind.

Cinnamon Pancakes with Candied Bacon

I switched things up a bit this time.  Instead of cooking bacon and serving it on the side, I covered it in brown sugar and candied it in the oven.  It’s dangerous really.  I can see me snacking on candied bacon all the time.  It’s sweet, salty, sticky and crunchy all at once!  I did make this cinnamon pancake batter with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter buttery spread.  It’s perfect to cook with for one thing, but knowing I was about to sprinkle sweetened bacon into the batter, I thought I’d try to cut down the fat content in this breakfast as much as possible!  With 70% less saturated fat than butter, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter was the perfect ingredient!  These were so good!  Neither the cinnamon nor the candied bacon overwhelmed the pancakes.  The bacon added both a touch of sweetness and saltiness to the pancakes.  My son finished eating his man sized portion and declared that he could eat these every meal for a week and not be sick of them.  I’d say that’s a compliment, wouldn’t you?

I found this I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Breakfast After Dark webisode, I have a feeling I’ll be making that Italian Skillet very soon!  Breakfast for dinner has so many possibilities!  I can’t wait until next time!


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Cinnamon Pancakes with Candied Bacon
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted buttery spread
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange bacon on foil and sprinkle with brown sugars. Cook for 20 minutes, turning bacon half way through cook time. Let cool completely before chopping.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and carefully mix in milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Stir in chopped bacon, reserving a tablespoon for your topping.
  3. Heat a griddle pan or a skillet, using buttery spread to grease your pan. Ladle about ¼ cup full of batter. Brown pancakes on each side.
  4. Serve with reserved bacon.
  5. Serves 8



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53 Responses

  1. I am in LOVE with this bacon Tanya! YUM!

  2. Anything tastes good with bacon, and candied bacon…even better! So delicious!

    • Thank you, I agree bacon makes everything better!

  3. I agree with you on the breakfast for dinner thing! I would eat these ANY time of day.

    • Thank you Marcie! We ate these for lunch too!

  4. Love how you love the “real” bacon! To each their own. But seriously, bacon is not ON inside of a turkey!
    This recipe is amazing, Tanya! Pinning onto my Pancake Board!

  5. Renee

    This is making the bowl of instant cream of wheat I’m going to eat later at work seem so sad. I absolutely love candied bacon. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • I imagine it is hard to look at cream of wheat after these, I’m truly sorry!

  6. Oh I think we have a winner here!!! These look absolutely amazing Tanya

    • Thanks Meghan! Um, I ate a lot of the topping on its own!

  7. Just what I need, another reason to love bacon. YUM!!! :)

    • I find, however, that I don’t need anymore reasons to love bacon, I just do!

  8. Mmmm, this looks Awesome! Can’t go wrong with candied bacon :)

  9. I’m more a fan of the real deal as well, but my hubby prefers turkey bacon. I don’t mind it, but it’s just different.

    Love loads of cinnamon in pancakes! Plus, candied bacon? C’mon :)

    • It is different, but I guess I would eat turkey bacon too, if I had to! Thanks Loretta!

  10. Oh my! I might have to make these! I’m a big lover of cheating dinner and making breakfast instead. This just sounds divine!

    • Breakfast is a much easier meal isn’t it? Thanks Elizabeth!

  11. Breakfast for dinner is a once a month Sunday night tradition and this is on tap for the next one – pinning!

  12. Pancakes and bacon. Two of my favorite breakfast items! These look good, Tanya! Pinned to my food board!

  13. Holy Moly!!! These pancakes look absolutely amazing! I love breakfast for dinner and now I know what we’ll be having next time. Yum!

    • Thanks Kate! This is the only meal know one complains about!

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  16. Yvette

    These were amazing I didn’t add the bacon because I was starving and didn’t wanna do the extra work but I added another tbsp sugar and a full tsp of vanilla and yum these are my new go to pancakes

    • I’m always starving so I totally understand! But the candied bacon as good.

  17. Alyssa

    I made these this morning for my husband for our anniversary. We both love bacon! I dont know if it was something I did wrong (mis-measured or didnt mix it up well enough? maybe, it was early!) but some of the pancakes tasted salty or bitter. My husband thought it might be from the baking powder. Sadly, they didnt turn out at good as they sounded! :( Might have to try them again and see if it was my mistake.

  18. I saw bacon and came running, with my fork ready!! They look delicious Tanya, I can’t wait to try them. :)

    • I like that you respond to bacon! I do too!

  19. We do breakfast for dinner often! We are big breakfast lovers also. I do see a problem with having this recipe on the menu. With my love for bacon , I am not sure any of the bacon would make it to the table.


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