Rating: 4.63 stars
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Sweet/savory hybrids can be tricky sometimes but I think this worked beautifully. We are talking about bacon, cheese, and onions after all, so it wasn't that big of a shock. The way the chipotle-spiced maple syrup brought everything together was a risk well rewarded.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes; remove from heat. Stir green onions into bacon and saute in hot fat until slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer bacon mixture to a strainer to drain, retaining drippings.

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  • Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl. Add drained bacon mixture, milk, Cheddar cheese, eggs, melted butter, and sugar to flour mixture; whisk until batter is smooth. Let batter rest for 10 minutes.

  • Combine maple syrup and chipotle chile powder together in a small bowl; whisk until chile powder is completely dissolved.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon bacon drippings, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1 teaspoon butter on a griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by 1/4-cupful onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Transfer pancakes to plate and top with maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

502 calories; protein 15g; carbohydrates 73.3g; fat 17.2g; cholesterol 101.8mg; sodium 967.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (65)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2014
I tried just half recipe so I would know what they were like before making these for Father's Day tomorrow. It is the first for my son. I know he will love these as I did when I tried them out. I did omit the onions but only because I didn't have any. I will buy some before tomorrow. Thanks Chef John Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2015
Not bad but added cumin and fresh corn kernels to the batter. Served with shredded taco chicken and cojita cheese. Will make again with the added changes. Read More
(1)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2014
I tried just half recipe so I would know what they were like before making these for Father's Day tomorrow. It is the first for my son. I know he will love these as I did when I tried them out. I did omit the onions but only because I didn't have any. I will buy some before tomorrow. Thanks Chef John Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2014
excellent way to dress up pancakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
Everyone loved them including my 10 year old son! Didn't change a thing with the recipe. The chili syrup was really good but we did alternate toppings of butter with blackberry jam& even salsa. I will definitely be hearing a request for Mancakes again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2014
Although I liked the concept it didn't work as pancakes for me. So I made savory muffins from the remaining batter instead. They turned out great. Baked them at 350 for 22 minutes. Mine could have been browner on top next time I might brush tops with butter for the last couple of minutes. Try it and don't be afraid to add your own twist to this basic recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
I just did not have green onions on hand so I use sweet onions... Uhm yummy! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2014
Wonderful! I cooked them exactly as Chef John suggested and my family loved them! I cook brunch only a few times a year and when I do I serve up decadence and these suit. Three cheers for a gifted chef! Keep up the good work! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2014
Great flavor combo!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2014
I made these Mancakes with the help of my teenage daughters and they had a blast. In the beginning they thought the recipe a awkward but they figured it was something that my husband would enjoy for Father's Day. He also took a look at the video and thought it look rather tasty and it did. The Family enjoyed it and adjust the serving to 16 for a family of six and to include left overs. Everyone thought it was tasty and they mostly tast the Bacon and Chedde Yum. It's like all your side dishes all in one cake cause you need nothing else on your plate when it comes to this recipe. Just eating two gets you full and its easy to do. Needless to say my husband end up eating 4 and his Belly was happy which made him head straight to the couch. Totally a Man Meal thanks Chef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
Wow! These were different but very tasty. My husband and son loved them. Thanks Chef John for always coming up with great and fun recipes to try. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2015
Not bad but added cumin and fresh corn kernels to the batter. Served with shredded taco chicken and cojita cheese. Will make again with the added changes. Read More
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