Honey Cornmeal Pancakes with Bacon & Honey Butter Drizzle

Honey Cornmeal Pancakes with Bacon and Honey Butter Drizzle

After five days of cereal or bananas for breakfast, eating these Honey Cornmeal Pancakes with Bacon and Honey Butter drizzle are enticing enough to wake up before the kids just to make them. With just a small amount of honey and some salty crispy bacon bits, this plate of food is the perfect beginning to a relaxing, lazy weekend.

In our household pancakes have become a weekend tradition. Flavors are chosen based on what is in the house, so with last night’s dinner still fresh in our minds [Crispy Colby Cornmeal Cakes], these pancakes seemed like an easy choice.

Cornmeal pancake top

Let’s begin by dicing the bacon and cooking it until crisp…

Bacon Cooking

Whisk the dry ingredients together

Dry Ingredients

Then mix the wet ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Cook them with 1/4 cup scoops, it will make 10 pancakes

cornmeal panakes

To make the honey butter, simply melt the butter in a saucepan, add the honey and stir until combined.

Then enjoy with a nice tall glass of milk, or in my case a couple of cups of coffee.

Honey Cornmeal Pancakes


A sweet and savory pancake topped with crispy bacon. They taste like the softest, fluffiest cornbread you've ever had.
5 from 5 votes

Honey Cornmeal Pancakes with Bacon

Slightly sweet cornmeal pancakes topped with crispy salty bacon and Honey Butter drizzle
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Honey Cornmeal Pancakes, pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 pancakes
Calories 158 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 thick cut slices of bacon , cooked, drained and diced
  • Maple syrup or honey butter , to drizzle on top (melt 2 tablespoons butter and mix into 1/2 cup honey)


  1. Mix flour, baking soda, and cornmeal.
  2. Mix egg, buttermilk, vanilla and honey.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Using 1/4 cup scoop, makes 10 pancakes.
  5. Top with bacon.
  6. To make honey butter sauce, put butter in a saucepan and melt gently. Once melted put honey in saucepan and warm gently, stirring until combined.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Cornmeal Pancakes with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 38IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. This is the best thing I’ve seen all day, week, month… maybe year! YUM! I’m trying this over the weekend.

  2. This has every thing that I like about breakfast all rolled into one! Pancakes, bacon and syrup all make for a wonderful breakfast!

  3. So beautiful! Love the combination of flavors in this pancake. Definitely need to try this!

  4. What a good idea to drizzle and top with bacon. That’d make those an instant hit for my husband and teen!

  5. I think I am in love. Wow, does that look good. I have never thought of adding bacon like that to pancakes but it sure makes sense that it would add flavor and make these pancakes special.

  6. Bacon, Pancakes, breakfast food… all of my favorite things. Will be printing this off to make it. Sounds amazing.

  7. Oh gooddness me! These look amazing. Mine never turn out like this! Bet my kids would love these they are huge pancake fans!