Bacon Apple Pancakes

These bacon apple pancakes are made with Greek yogurt and stuffed full of smoky bacon and sweet apples. Drizzle with maple syrup and say hello to breakfast. 

Bacon Apple Pancakes by Nutmeg Nanny

Last summer my husband and I traveled to Aruba for a family wedding. We spent most of your time in the water (we obviously got out of the water for the wedding) but we took one day to go explore the island. Somehow we ended up at a small Dutch pancake restaurant that I swear was calling my name. Normally I’m not a pancake fan but these pancakes were calling my name. They were super thin with crispy edges and could be filled with sweet or savory options.

Yeah, this was my kind of joint.

Bacon Apple Pancakes by Nutmeg Nanny

I ordered the bacon and apple pancake and fell in love. I went back two days later and ordered the same thing. I couldn’t get over the sweet apple mixed with the thickly sliced smoky bacon. It was a match made in heaven.

That is why when my sweet friend Nelly asked me if I wanted to join in on a pancake Stonyfield Cook-a-thon I couldn’t say no! I have been itchin’ to make my own bacon apple pancakes so that is exactly what I did! These babies are not as thin as the ones I had in Aruba but they are PACKED with apples and bacon and just a touch of apple pie spice. They are a perfect mix of sweet, salty and warm fall flavors.

You’re going to love these babies!

Bacon Apple Pancakes by Nutmeg Nanny


Bacon Apple Pancakes

These bacon apple pancakes are made with Greek yogurt and stuffed full of smoky bacon and sweet apples. Drizzle with maple syrup and say hello to breakfast.

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


For bacon apple mix:

  • 4 thick slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 fuji apples, peeled, cored and thinly diced

For pancakes:

  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • Bacon/apple mixture
  • Unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup

Source: Adapted from Ina Garten


For bacon apple mix:
In a small skillet add chopped bacon and cook over medium heat. Cook until almost crispy, drain out some of the fat and add in apples.

Cook until apples are soft (but not falling apart) and bacon is slightly crispy. Set aside to let cool.

For pancakes:
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and apple pie spice.

In a smaller bowl whisk together yogurt, whole milk, eggs and vanilla bean paste.

Add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in bacon/apple mixture.

In a large skillet or griddle melt 1 tablespoons butter over medium heat and add 1/4 scoopful of batter per pancake.

Add more butter to pan between batches of pancakes if necessary.

Serve with maple syrup.

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38 Responses to “Bacon Apple Pancakes”

  1. #
    Tracey — September 9, 2013 at 7:41 am

    What a perfect fall breakfast! The combination of bacon and apples is heavenly – these are happening here very soon!

  2. #
    silvia — September 9, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Wow…they seem gorgeous!


  3. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — September 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Yuuuuum! You can’t go wrong with bacon!

  4. #
    Julie — September 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Oh, for crying out loud! I’ve put apples in my pancakes for years, but I never thought to PUT IN BACON!! Now I have to do this, and soon! My husband thanks you from the bottom of his bacon-loving heart.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — September 9th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

      Hahaha well I hope you like it! Bacon and apples are totally best friends 🙂

  5. #
    Marnely — September 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Brandy, thanks so much for being a part of this! Bacon and apple are a match made in heaven! Can’t wait to make these!

  6. #
    Shelby | Diabetic Foodie — September 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Love bacon and apples together! Such a smart idea. Making this one for my nephews next time they visit.

  7. #
    Susan 30A EATS — September 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I can’t resist bacon! Almost added to my Savory Spinach Pancakes, and now wish I had. Your Bacon Apple Pancakes look Amazing! Photos are beautiful too!

  8. #
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — September 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    what a GREAT idea! I’ve made apple pancakes, but never even considered adding bacon. Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  9. #
    MEgan {Country Cleaver} — September 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

    This is like the holy trinity of breakfast food – bacon, apple and carbs all topped on high with syrup – girl, I love you, Amen.

  10. #
    Happy Valley Chow — September 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Wow! Those pancakes sound soooooo good! Totally bookmarking and trying these 🙂

  11. #
    Melissa from HungryFoodLove — September 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I loove crispy bacon and so much more I love crispy edges pancakes …my kind of girl! Thanks for the recipe

  12. #
    Joanne — September 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    It’s always such a happy surprise when a restaurant meal leaves such a good impression! I could see this sweet and salty being amazing.

  13. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — September 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I adore these. Sweet and Salty is my favorite combo of all time so they are calling my name too!!

  14. #
    grace — September 11, 2013 at 4:07 am

    i simply can’t name a favorite recipe using yogurt–i tend to slip it into everything! now pancakes, i have not tried. it’s definitely worth a go, especially if bacon is also involved. 🙂

  15. #
    Katie Shull — September 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

    The apple bacon pancake will soon be my favorite recipe…must go purchase bacon!

  16. #
    jacquie — September 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    no favorite recipe with yogurt as i tend to put it in many different baked goods. and of course there is eating it w/ some fresh fruit which is great also.

  17. #
    Joelle — September 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Looks AWESOME!! going to share this with my bacon loving aunt and grandmother!

    also, I love making fruit dip with stonyfield greek yogurt, add a little marshmallow fluff and voila!

  18. #
    Danielle murgia — September 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I make a fake cheesecake bars with yogurt and they are delicious but half the fat and calories.

  19. #
    Margaret — September 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Yum! I’d love to make these this weekend

  20. #
    Kat — September 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Chocolate cheesecake

  21. #
    Taylor — September 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    My favourite recipe using yogurt is mago lassi! They are so tasty!

  22. #
    Judi — September 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love to use yogurt in place of mayo in many recipes.

  23. #
    Kim — September 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Looks fantastic!

  24. #
    Amy — September 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Mmmm, must smell as great as they taste!

  25. #
    Carla — September 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    This looks amazing. I might just take this recipe and have a nice brunch with my hubby. He loves bacon, and this recipe is perfect for fall!

  26. #
    Stephanie — February 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Looks awesome… went looking for new breakfast ideas. Love this one. I have done bacon inside waffles before but not inside pancakes. Can’t wait to try it.

  27. #
    Lindas Aruba — May 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I think you were at our restaurant in Aruba, Linda’s Dutch Pancakes. I am happy to read you enjoyed it so much that it inspired you to make a new recipe! Greetings from Aruba!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 14th, 2014 @ 11:19 am

      Yes! That is where I dined! I’m so happy you found my blog 🙂 How did you find me post? I still dream about your pancakes….so delicious!

  28. #
    Lindas Aruba — June 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I was just googling our name and our most popular pancakes, and your blog popped up. I hope you can make it to Aruba again soon. Your apple bacon pancake will be ready!


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