Bacon and Cheddar Cornmeal Pancakes

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This recipe takes my grandmother's corn cake recipe and adds two of my favorite ingredients--Cheddar and crisp bacon--for an incredible breakfast taste extravaganza.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 pancakes


  • 1 (16 ounce) package bacon

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups milk

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt, or to taste

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ cup maple syrup, or to taste


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble when cool enough to handle.

  2. While the bacon is cooking, whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk milk, oil, yogurt, and eggs together in another bowl. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.

  4. Heat a griddle over medium heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the hot griddle to form 4-inch rounds; sprinkle about 1 tablespoon Cheddar and 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon onto each pancake. Cook until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat to make remaining pancakes.

  5. Serve with remaining Cheddar and syrup.

Cook's Note:

Keep pancakes warm in a 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) oven while making the remaining pancakes, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
14g Fat
25g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 552mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* 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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