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Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

Here’s a very popular, delicious recipe: Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes.  Click below to watch a short video showing you how to make them, then scroll to the bottom of this post to print out the complete recipe.

We’re a banana-pancake kind of family. Rarely does a regular-old pancake grace a plate in the RecipeGirl house. Bananas are pretty much always sliced up and cooked right on in there with the batter. It’s the way we do our pancakes around here, plain and simple.

I was feeling a little wild and crazy last weekend though, and surprised my husband with a new kind of pancake- one where bananas were nowhere to be found- these Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes.

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes - a very popular recipe from RecipeGirl.com

These pancakes were stuffed with corn, crumbled bacon, onions, chives and Monterey Jack cheese. My husband eyed me suspiciously as I was preparing this deeply unusual breakfast treat. I told him to go back to reading the paper and pour himself a cup of coffee.

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes - a very popular recipe from RecipeGirl.com

The truth was… I wasn’t exactly how these would go over either. The batter was thick, and it produced sturdy, yet fluffy little cakes that were perfect for stacking.

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes - a very popular recipe from RecipeGirl.com

As a true bacon lover does, I saved some extra crispy bacon to serve on top.

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes - a very popular recipe from RecipeGirl.com

And then I covered it all with a massive downpour of warm maple syrup.

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes - a very popular recipe from RecipeGirl.com

And then… we sampled.  Wow.  These were really different.  And by different, I mean they were really very good.  They didn’t taste quite the same as pancakes, since there was a savory element to it all.  So I thought it would be more appropriate to call them “griddle cakes.”  The cakes have a fluffy interior, and those chunks of bacon and corn and melted cheese combined with the maple syrup are a surprisingly lovely treat.

It’s the sort of recipe that I’d be delighted to see on a breakfast menu at a restaurant, since I’m always up for trying new things.  And the bacon… yep, bacon is a must.  Make extra and be generous with it, because a little bit of bacon (or a lot) always makes everything taste incredible as far as I’m concerned. #BaconLoversUnite

So what do you think… are you up for sampling some Griddle Cakes?

Yield: Eight 4-inch griddle cakes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

These unique pancakes are stuffed with bacon, corn and cheese. A good dose of warm maple syrup makes them a delicious choice for breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup frozen, canned or fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • warm maple syrup, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon pieces until they begin to brown. Add the onion and continue to cook until the bacon is crisp and the onion is softened. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the bacon mixture for topping the griddle cakes upon serving- and set it aside.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, combine the flour, chives, baking powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in the milk, egg and oil, just until moistened. Stir in the bacon mixture, corn and cheese. The mixture will be thick. If you'd like the griddle cakes to be slightly thinner than those pictured, add a little more milk to thin out the batter.
  3. Heat and grease a griddle or large skillet. Pour a heaping 1/4-cup of the batter onto the griddle and cook until it is golden brown- 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  4. Serve stacks of griddle cakes topped with a sprinkle of the reserved bacon/onion and a good dose of warm maple syrup.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

Comments

  1. postedMay 6, 2018 10:46 AM
    Beverley M

    This was really good!  I didn’t want to go to the store so substituted mozzarella for the cheese I didn’t have, and reduced the cayenne to two shakes so as not to overwhelm my spice-wimp kids. I used frozen corn but thawed it first in the microwave. After cooking the first one I figured out to flatten the cakes down with the spoon for more even cooking. Will make again for sure. 

  2. postedFeb 5, 2018 1:15 AM
    JanetLee

    Absolutely loved these griddle cakes.  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, they are a wonderful savoury treat.  A pleasant change from pancakes, and I love pancakes.  I loved mine with Maple Syrup; my Aussie partner just a little pepper.  He loved them and said to put the recipe in my Tried it a Winner!

  3. postedAug 29, 2017 4:28 AM
    Barbie

    Hi, I’m planning to make these for a post wedding brunch…have you ever tried to reheat or freeze these? I know people have asked but since the post goes so far back, I thought I would ask? Many thanks.

    • postedAug 30, 2017 3:48 PM

      I haven’t tried freezing these.

  4. postedAug 3, 2017 11:15 AM
    XrayBaroness

    Made mine for lunch, and topped them with GUACAMOLE! FANTASTICO!

  5. postedJun 24, 2017 10:07 AM
    Sheri

    These were absolutely delicious. Definitely a keeper!

  6. postedApr 8, 2017 12:05 PM
    Tori

    Could you add some cornmeal to this recipe to give it more corn flavor?

    • postedApr 25, 2017 6:32 AM

      Perhaps! You’d have to do some investigating on how to sub cornmeal for flour.

  7. postedApr 6, 2017 6:21 AM
    Jessie

    These are delicious! I actually forgot to buy the ingredients for the recipe, but using what I had, I used three strips of bacon and substituted black beans for the corn and they STILL turned out well! Glad to add another staple to our breakfast options! (I also left out the cheese in half of them, and they were plenty tasty!)

  8. postedMar 18, 2017 3:10 PM

    really interesting almost a pancake quiche with the savory elements! Wow,, really creative thank you for this!

  9. postedMar 10, 2017 6:10 PM
    Shane

    Was sitting around looking for something different to cook with bacon. Decided to try this recipe and all I have to say is, fantastic! Great idea my family loved it.

  10. postedFeb 28, 2017 4:55 PM
    Daniela

    I’m confused. I made these tonight following the recipe to a T, and while the flavor was delicious, the texture was definitely NOT what you described. Even after adding some additional milk, the “batter” was the consistency of biscuit dough and I couldn’t pour it onto the griddle. In fact I could probably have shaped them into discs with my hands. Has this ever happened to you?

    • postedMar 1, 2017 9:14 AM

      No, that seems very odd.

  11. postedDec 3, 2016 7:29 PM
    Sara

    These look so amazing and have so many rave reviews!!  I can’t wait to try them for dinner tomorrow. If I’m using frozen corn, do I need to thaw or cook it before mixing into the batter? Also, for those that asked about freezing- did anyone try it with good results..? Thanks!

    • postedDec 4, 2016 5:48 AM

      Thawing is probably a good idea- I’d hate for you to have cold corn pieces in your griddle cakes!

  12. postedAug 21, 2016 8:14 AM
    Rachel

    Making these as i type right now 😀 using green onion instead of chives, and pepper jack instead of montery. my mouth is watering so much

  13. postedJul 25, 2016 7:23 AM
    Jess.

    As I life-long pancake lover, I must say these are the best pancakes I’ve ever had. Thank you; you’re a genius. xox

  14. postedMar 30, 2016 5:35 PM
    Kate

    Made these tonight and they were a really big hit. My husband and son requested them for brinner again next week. They were delicious and looked so great.

  15. postedMar 10, 2016 3:02 PM
    HMH

    I grew up on Corn Pancakes (regular recipe with a can of Niblets corn added in) and they were the go to pancakes as my daughters grew up as well. These will definitely be something to try when I want something special! They look great!!!

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