Banana Brew-Bacon Pancakes


Banana Brew-Bacon Pancakes

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White plate with stacked pancakes dripping with syrup and topped with cooked, chopped bacon and beer bottle in background

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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

    Buttery Cinnamon-Maple Syrup
    ½ c.Hy-Vee Select pure maple syrup
    2 scoop(s)cinnamon sticks, 1-inch long each
    3 tbsp.Hy-Vee butter
    1recipe Buttery Cinnamon-Maple Syrup
    8slices 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

    Things To Grab

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


    1. Prepare Buttery Cinnamon-Maple Syrup: Heat maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, and 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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. Serve pancakes topped with reserved bacon and Buttery Cinnamon-Maple Syrup.

    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%