Banana Brew-Bacon Pancakes


Banana Brew-Bacon Pancakes

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    Beer kicks up flavor in a big way. Sweet and fruity banana beer compliments smoky bacon and adds a complexity to pancakes.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    8 slice(s) Hy-Vee double-smoked, thick-sliced bacon
    1 c. Hy-Vee buttermilk complete pancake and waffle mix
    1 (11.2-oz) bottle banana bread beer, or other fruit-flavored beer
    Hy-Vee unsalted butter, for serving
    Hy-Vee 100% pure maple syrup, for serving
    Hy-Vee ground cinnamon, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Medium saucepan
    • Wire cooling rack
    • Aluminum foil
    • Rimmed sheet pan
    • Paper towels
    • Medium bowl
    • Griddle or heavy skillet


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon slices side by side on a wire rack on a foil-lined rimmed baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towels and coarsely chop. Reserve 2 tbsp bacon for serving. Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees.

    2. Stir together the pancake mix and 3/4 cup beer in a medium bowl; reserve remaining beer for another use. (Batter should be lumpy.) Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Top with some bacon. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until top bubbles and bottom is golden brown. Turn and cook for 2 minutes more. Transfer pancakes to a baking pan; keep warm in oven for up to 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and bacon.

    3. Top pancakes with butter, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired. 

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Step up this banana and bacon pancake with a homemade Buttery Cinnamon Maple Syrup. Heat maple syrup 1/2 cup, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 3 tablespoons unsalted butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to just boiling. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.
      Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine

    Nutrition facts


    540 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 19g
    • Cholesterol: 60mg
    • Sodium: 900mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 72g
    • Protein: 12g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 8%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 10%
    Calcium 20%