Maple, Bacon, Pancake Bites

Are you ready to take your breakfast or brunch game to the next level? Look no further than these mouthwatering Maple Bacon Pancake Bites! This delightful twist on traditional pancakes combines fluffy mini pancakes with a creamy maple frosting and crispy bacon, creating a heavenly sweet and savory sensation that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Easy to make and perfect for any occasion, these bite-sized treats are sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 Tbs. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked crisp and finely chopped
  • Real maple syrup, for serving


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or spray two mini muffin baking pans to prepare them for the pancake batter.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, ½ tsp salt, and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Prepare Wet Ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the milk and vinegar. Stir and let it sit for 1 minute. Whisk in the vanilla, eggs, and melted butter until fully incorporated.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined, ensuring there are no lumps in the batter.
  5. Fill Muffin Cups: Fill the prepared muffin cups about ⅔ full with the pancake batter, distributing evenly between the cups.
  6. Bake: Place the muffin pans in the preheated oven and bake for 9-12 minutes or until the pancake bites are lightly golden brown on top.
  7. Prepare Maple Frosting: While the pancake bites are baking, prepare the maple frosting. In a small bowl, whisk together the softened cream cheese, confectioners sugar, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt until smooth and creamy.
  8. Frost and Garnish: Once the pancake bites are cooled enough to handle, dip the tops into the maple frosting, ensuring they are evenly coated. Immediately dip the frosted tops into the finely chopped bacon, allowing the bacon to adhere to the frosting.
  9. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the Maple Bacon Pancake Bites warm, accompanied by a drizzle of real maple syrup for an extra indulgent touch. Watch as these irresistible bites disappear in no time!

Nutritional Information :

  • Calories: 156
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Sodium: 238mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 5g

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Fresh and Warm: For the best experience, serve the Maple Bacon Pancake Bites fresh and warm, straight from the oven. The warmth enhances the flavors and textures, making them even more delightful.
  2. Drizzle with Maple Syrup: Before serving, drizzle additional real maple syrup over the pancake bites for an extra touch of sweetness and indulgence. This enhances the maple flavor and adds a beautiful glaze to the bites.
  3. Garnish Creatively: Get creative with garnishes! Consider adding a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a few fresh berries on top of the pancake bites for a decorative touch and added freshness.
  4. Store Properly: If you have leftovers, store the cooled Maple Bacon Pancake Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be stored for up to 2-3 days.
  5. Reheat Before Serving: When ready to enjoy leftover pancake bites, reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds or in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes until warmed through. This helps revive their soft texture and ensures they taste just as delicious as when freshly made.
  6. Freeze for Future Enjoyment: If you want to save some for later, these pancake bites can also be frozen. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  7. Thaw and Reheat: When ready to enjoy frozen pancake bites, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat as instructed above until warmed through, and they’re ready to be served.
  8. Perfect for On-the-Go: These Maple Bacon Pancake Bites make for a convenient on-the-go breakfast or snack. Simply grab a few bites, warm them up if desired, and enjoy a delicious treat wherever you are.



  1. Chocolate Chip Delight: Add a handful of chocolate chips to the pancake batter for a decadent twist. The combination of chocolate, maple, and bacon creates a truly indulgent treat.
  2. Fruity Burst: Incorporate diced fruits such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries into the pancake batter for a burst of freshness and natural sweetness. The fruity flavors complement the maple and bacon beautifully.
  3. Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts onto the maple frosting before dipping the pancake bites into the bacon. The addition of nuts adds a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor to each bite.
  4. Cinnamon Spice: Mix a teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the pancake batter for a warm and comforting flavor. Top the pancake bites with a dusting of cinnamon sugar before serving for an extra pop of flavor.
  5. Maple Glazed: Skip the cream cheese frosting and instead drizzle the warm pancake bites with a generous amount of pure maple syrup. This simple variation lets the natural maple flavor shine through.
  6. Savory Twist: For a savory variation, omit the sugar from the pancake batter and add a pinch of black pepper or a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. Serve the savory pancake bites alongside scrambled eggs and avocado for a satisfying breakfast or brunch option.
  7. Pumpkin Spice Infusion: Incorporate a tablespoon of pumpkin puree and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice into the pancake batter for a seasonal twist. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a festive treat.
  8. Maple Bacon Waffles: Transform this recipe into Maple Bacon Waffles by cooking the batter in a waffle iron instead of mini muffin pans. The crispy waffle texture pairs perfectly with the maple frosting and bacon toppings.

By experimenting with these variations, you can customize the Maple Bacon Pancake Bites to suit your taste preferences and create exciting new flavor combinations that will delight your senses. Enjoy exploring the endless possibilities!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Can I use pancake mix instead of making the batter from scratch? Yes, you can substitute homemade pancake batter with your favorite pancake mix. Follow the package instructions for the mix and proceed with the recipe as directed.
  2. Can I make these pancake bites ahead of time for a party or event? Absolutely! You can prepare the pancake bites in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Reheat them before serving to ensure they’re warm and delicious.
  3. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour to make gluten-free pancake bites. Ensure that all other ingredients used are also gluten-free.
  4. Can I omit the bacon for a vegetarian version? Certainly! If you prefer a vegetarian option, simply omit the bacon. The maple frosting and fluffy pancakes will still create a delightful flavor combination.
  5. Can I freeze the pancake bites after they’re baked? Yes, you can freeze the baked pancake bites. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze individually, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. Thaw and reheat before serving.
  6. Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon? Absolutely! Feel free to substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon if you prefer a leaner option. Cook the turkey bacon until crispy before chopping and using as a topping.
  7. How can I prevent the pancake bites from sticking to the muffin pans? Make sure to grease or spray the muffin pans thoroughly before filling them with batter. You can also use silicone muffin liners for easier removal.


With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can treat yourself and your loved ones to the irresistible flavor combination of sweet maple, savory bacon, and fluffy pancakes. Whether you’re hosting a brunch gathering or simply craving a special breakfast treat, these Maple Bacon Pancake Bites are sure to satisfy. Give them a try and get ready to experience breakfast bliss like never before!