Passion for Pork

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon and Bacon Pancakes

Dan Clapson - Sunday, July 12, 2015

apple bacon pancakes recipe

There’s nothing that can remind Calgarians of their love of pancakes quite like the Calgary Stampede. With over 300 free pancake breakfasts around town during those early days of July, you can definitely get your fill in most neighbourhoods before you head into work. Sometimes though, the pancakes you fork into aren’t quite as tasty as the ones you can make at home.

That’s where these tasty guys come in. Whip up your go-to pancake batter and use these steps to make some pancakes that everyone in your house will fall in love with!

What you’ll need…

10 strips bacon (1″ sliced)

2 gala apples (cored and diced)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 pinch ground cloves

2 tablespoons maple syrup

8 cups prepared pancake batter

canola oil (enough for frying pancakes)


Heat up a large pan on medium-high heat and cook chopped bacon until very crispy, approximately 5-6 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towel to absorb any excess grease and remove all, but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan.

Add diced apples to the same pan, as well as spices and maple syrup and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

Combine contents of pan and pancake batter together in a large mixing bowl. Add-in 3/4s of the crispy bacon and stir several times to incorporate.

To cook pancakes, place a couple spoonfuls of canola oil in a large pan and heat up on medium-high heat. Once hot, add several spoonful of batter to the pan. Cook until bubbles begin to form and then flip over once, for about 1 minute of cooking time per side.

When serving, top with remaining crispy bacon and a decent drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

Serves 3-4

Total cook time…25 minutes