Father's Day Pancakes


This is the perfect Father's Day breakfast on their special day. These huge pancakes with beer and bacon mixed in are sure to make your dad smile.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 pancakes


  • 8 slices bacon

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 10 fluid ounces dad's favorite beer, or more if needed

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; set a wire rack over the aluminum foil.

  2. Arrange bacon on the prepared wire rack in the baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle tops of bacon with 1/2 of the brown sugar. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Flip bacon; sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and continue baking until bacon is crisp and brown sugar is golden brown, 10 to 15 more minutes. Allow bacon to cool, then crumble into small pieces.

  4. Whisk together flour, white sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk together beer, melted butter, salt, and vanilla in a separate bowl until combined. Lightly stir beer mixture into flour mixture until batter is smooth. Stir in crumbled bacon.

  5. Lightly grease a large skillet with oil and place over medium-high heat. Pour 1/2 cup batter into the hot skillet and cook until edges are browned, about 2 minutes; flip pancake and cook until the bottom is golden brown and the center is set, 3 to 5 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
12g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 604mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 8g
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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