How fun are these Buffet Pancake Dippers!  With a hidden surprise.  BACON!!!  Who can resist Bacon Pancakes!  When pouring syrup over my pancakes I always include the bacon.  Come on admit it you do to.  Now your guests can have a pancake and bacon all in one easy to eat dipper! I made these Buffet Pancake Dippers for the wedding party the morning of the wedding.  They were a huge hit.  That morning was so crazy it was nice to have something they could grab and go.  I’m making them again for an Easter Breakfast Brunch.

Buffet Pancake Dippers | Pancakes with the hidden surprise of BACON!

PLUS, I lightened it up a bit by using the “Heart Smart” Bisquick, lite syrup and center cut bacon.  Did you know you can have 3 slices of center cut bacon for only 70 calories?  You can also choose to make some without the bacon.  Serve Passion Orange Guava juice also known as POG on the Islands with your pancake dippers.

Buffet Pancake Dippers - Lady Behind The Curtain

To make these Bacon Pancakes super easy to make I poured the batter in a squeeze bottle.  TIP:  Make sure the hole at the tip is large enough for the batter to easily go through.  Squeeze some of the batter onto a hot griddle in the shape of the bacon, place a piece of bacon in the center and add more batter on top in a zig-zag pattern.  ARE YOU READY TO HAVE A FUN BREAKFAST?

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Buffet Pancake Dippers - Lady Behind The Curtain

Buffet Pancake Dippers

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-10-17T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 minutes 2017-10-17T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 12 Dippers     adjust servings


  • 1 recipe of the Bisquick pancake batter including the ingredients to make the batter
  • 12 slices center cut bacon
  • lite syrup


  1. Cook bacon and set aside.
  2. Mix batter according to the package directions.
  3. Pour into a squeeze bottle with a big enough hole for the batter to pour from. I used a cheap picnic ketchup bottle. You know the tall skinny red ones. They also come in yellow for mustard.
  4. I cut the tip bigger.
  5. Heat griddle. I heat mine to 300 degrees.
  6. Squirt batter in a long oval shape a little longer and wider then the bacon and place a slice of cooked bacon in the center.
  7. Lightly press bacon into the batter.
  8. Squeeze more batter over the bacon. I just did a wiggle line.
  9. This is to protect the bacon from the griddle when you turn that pancake dipper over.
  10. Cook until the batter starts to bubble then turn over and cook a few minutes longer.
  11. Serve syrup in 4 ounce wide mouth mason jars.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain






Buffet Pancake Dippers — 87 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness – I love it! I am thinking I want to do a Mother’s Day brunch now and make these awesome pancakes. Thanks for the sweet idea!

  2. YUM!! These look so cute! A group of girls and I do a breakfast every month or so and we take turns hosting – this would be so great for that! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this idea! And yes, bacon dipped in syrup is the best part! Now, I need to run out and get one of those squeeze ketchup bottles! Definitely pinning this! …hmm..maybe I can get hubs to make these for me for Mother’s Day! Thanks!

  4. I made these ones for dinner and my boys loved them. I would not change anything about them because they are just perfect. When I called my boys over for dinner they asked for the bacon because they weren’t seeing it on their plates and they had smelled it while it cooked. I said to to them, “Have a pancake first”. They took a bite and turned to look at me with a huge smile on their face. Those are the moments I will forever treasure.

  5. I’m making these for a bridal Getting Ready Party…much like a brunch buffet of finger foods for the girls to munch on while getting hair & make-up done.

    I have one question…what are your thoughts on making these yummy treats in advance? I’m stretched thin on time…and considering making these treats on Wed evening…freezing them…and tossing them in the oven on Sat morning. Do you think the bacon will lose its crunch this way?

    I would appreciate anyone’s feedback on this. 🙂

    And thanks for sharing this perfectly awesome treat!!!

    • Hi Jamie,
      Once you bake the bacon in the pancake batter it really isn’t all that crispy. I think your idea will work fine. Your guests are going to love these! Good luck! Thanks for visiting Lady Behind The Curtain. 🙂

  6. Made them this morning and they fun to do and great. My husband loved them especially with real maple syrup. I don’t like maple syrup so put garlic and butter on them. Have two left for later.

  7. I am going to make these for the breakfast program I run at our local school. The children would love them.

    • Hi Miss B,
      Yep, my granddaughter thought they were the best things I had ever created next to all the cupcakes I make which she thinks are ALWAYS just for her. HA! 🙂

    • Hi Allison,
      I haven’t tried to freeze them. The only issue I would have is if all the bacon fat hadn’t been rendered, heating them up might cause the bacon fat to make the pancakes soggy. My suggestion would be to do a trial run.

  8. LOVE this idea, dont know if its as im from england but would never have thought of putting the two together i go the gym alot so i made mine with protein pancake mix and added some bacon to it maybe thinking of trying this with maybe turkey next ? thanks for sharing!

  9. I made these this morning, and the kids LOVED them!! We added chocolate chips to a couple of them. PURE BLISS!! I’m looking forward to converting this recipe to a paleo version. It should be pretty easy.

  10. My grandsons loved them all 4 of them thanks for sharing. One of my grandsons wants me to make some with sausage just wondering if that would work also either the links or the patties and just make them round with a sausage patty inside of it.:)

    • Sounds good Carla. I think it would be great and I’m so glad you scored some Grandma points with the grand kids. I try to score grandma points whenever I can. HA! 🙂

  11. Can’t wait to try these I was looking something I can make for my mom to take with her early when she leaves in the morning to eat later when she gets her coffee.+

  12. Hi! Love this idea, have you ever made the bacon ahead of time (like a day or two before) then make them? These would be a good idea for camping , but I like to try and make everything at home that I can (plus bacon can get so messy sometimes when camping). I like the sausage link idea too.

  13. I see the previous comments about possibly freezing these. Has anyone tried this yet? I am looking for quick heat up breakfasts to make for my son to take to college with him. He would absolutely love these considering bacon is his favorite food!

  14. I’m seriously thinking about making these for my son tonight. It won’t be hard at all to convince him to have breakfast for dinner! And I may even make a few to freeze and see how well they do. I would love to have them already ready and just pop them in the microwave. I may also put syrup in the batter. That would make it a very good grab and go breakfast for when we are running late!

    • Me too Rachel! When I ate pancakes and bacon I would always dip my bacon in the syrup. That’s why I decided to combine the two.

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