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A stack of chocolate chip, bacon, orange zest pancakes drizzled in syrup with a fork.

Chocolate Chip, Bacon and Orange Kissed Pancakes

Teri & Jenny
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 453 kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites, optional
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar (granulated is fine), optional
  • 6 to 8 rashers bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • softened butter, for serving
  • maple syrup, for serving


  • Preheat a griddle over medium to medium-high heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk together and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine butter, buttermilk and egg, whisk together and set aside.
  • Optional Step: Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy. With mixer still running, add sugar and continue to beat until medium peaks form. Set aside.
  • Stir the flour mixture with the butter mixture until mixed together (don’t overmix). Fold in the bacon, chocolate chips and orange zest. Fold in the whipped egg whites (if using), until just combined.
  • Grease the griddle with butter or vegetable oil and drop 1/3 cup scoops onto the hot surface. Cook until large bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip pancakes and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Place onto a baking sheet and store in a warm oven while cooking remaining pancakes.
  • Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.


Calories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 9gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1132mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 2gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 512IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 188mgIron: 2mg
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