Pulled Pork Pancakes with Whiskey Maple Syrup

Light and fluffy pancakes layered with juicy barbecue pulled pork, all drowning in homemade whiskey maple syrup. It’s so much better than you can possibly imagine!

Is this a little too much?

Over the top? A little “out there”?

WELL. I’d expect nothing less than the Best of the Best ideas to celebrate Father’s Day. After all, Dads need to be celebrated, and not just any ol’ breakfast will do here, on The Day of Dads.Light and fluffy pancakes layered with juicy barbecue pulled pork, all drowning in homemade whiskey maple syrup. It's so much better than you can possibly imagine!

Your father does NOT want a dainty plate of mini muffins served to him on a tray in bed for Father’s Day. He doesn’t want Spinach Frittata or strawberry crepes. He doesn’t want flaky croissants spread with orange marmalade, either. It’s Father’s Day: He wants Something Special.

He wants pulled pork WITH barbecue sauce ON a stack of pancakes. And Aunt Jemima? No no no. He wants his syrup to have some back bone. He wants syrup with style. Syrup for a man. After all, he’s the man of your family.

It’s time to pull out all of the stops.

Light and fluffy pancakes layered with juicy barbecue pulled pork, all drowning in homemade whiskey maple syrup. It's so much better than you can possibly imagine!

Since you are wondering but are too nice to ask: YES. Yes, this pork-pancake stack is actually very delicious.

I started with my favorite homemade pancake mix which has no sugar, so the pancakes aren’t overly sweet. Then, I used leftover shredded pork and mixed it with barbecue sauce (my favorite is Sweet Baby Ray’s).

Do you like pulled pork on bread? Then you’re going to ADORE pulled pork on pancakes. Pulled Pork Pancakes.

Then on to the whiskey.

It turns out that maple syrup is the best vehicle for whiskey since the Whiskey Sour. It adds a delightful heat and kick and interesting flavor that contrasts with the sweetness of the syrup. It might sound crazy, but it’s absolutely perfect.

Light and fluffy pancakes layered with juicy barbecue pulled pork, all drowning in homemade whiskey maple syrup. It's so much better than you can possibly imagine!

So give your Father a breakfast worthy of him and everything he has done for you. Show your appreciation with a ridiculously tall stack of Pulled Pork Pancakes, and smother it in Whiskey Maple Syrup.

He’ll be so glad you did.

Light and fluffy pancakes layered with juicy barbecue pulled pork, all drowning in homemade whiskey maple syrup. It's so much better than you can possibly imagine!
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Pulled Pork Pancakes with Whiskey Maple Syrup

Light and fluffy pancakes layered with juicy barbecue pulled pork, all drowning in homemade whiskey maple syrup. It's so much better than you can possibly imagine!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1078 kcal

Ingredients

For the Whiskey Maple Syrup:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavored extract

For the Pulled Pork Pancakes:

  • 12 pancakes see notes
  • 1 cup prepared pulled pork with barbecue sauce
  • Butter for serving
  • Whiskey Maple Syrup for serving

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water, corn syrup, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes (Warning: the syrup may boil over if you don’t keep an eye on it).

  2. Remove from heat and cool at least 15 minutes. Stir in whiskey and maple flavoring.
  3. Place 1 pancake each on 4 plates. Layer about 2 tablespoons pulled pork on each pancake. Top with a second pancake, then another 2 tablespoons pulled pork on each plate. Finally, layer a third pancake on each stack.

  4. Top each stack with a pat of butter. Serve with warm Whiskey Maple Syrup. Store leftover Whiskey Maple Syrup in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was designed with my Homemade Healthy Pancake Mix in mind, but you may substitute 12 pancakes of your choosing. If using my mix, you’ll need 3 to 4 batches worth of mix. Use a measuring cup to portion out ¼ cup or ½ cup pancakes.

To create the giant stack that I have pictured in this recipe, you’ll need 2 batches worth of pancake mix portioned out in ½ cup amounts.

The Whiskey Maple Syrup recipe will yield about 1 quart.

This recipe is inspired by something I saw on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

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20 comments


  1. Now this is a manly breakfast, but I would eat the whole thing.  Sorry dad, I’m not sharing, Meggan will make you your own stack :)

    • Thanks, Ginger, for believing in my pipe-dream pulled pork pancakes. I hope you had a great weekend!

  2. This is an EXCELLENT breakfast! My Uncle used to made Pork Curry with Waffles for breakfast for birthdays when we were young  :D but honestly this pulled pork with the Whiskey Maple syrup?? I would love this instead!! 

    • Pork Curry with Waffles?? That sounds crazy AND delicious! What a fabulous uncle. :) People just take breakfast too seriously sometimes, we gotta liven things up!


  3. Now this is the epitome of sweet and savory! Move over chicken and waffles – pulled pork pancakes are in town!

  4. This is a great use of your pulled pork Meggan! Great combination! pinned!

    • Thank you so much, Mira! I appreciate the pin. It is a delicious combination, even if it sounds strange. It’s my new favorite idea! :)

  5. Love, love, love everything here. That stack of pancakes, all layered with pulled pork! Hold me back, so awesome. What a great idea of the maple syrup and whiskey, too. What dad wouldn’t grub on this one!

    • Thank you so much, Kevin! I designed this with dads in mind everywhere. And although my husband isn’t a huge whiskey drinker, he loved it in the maple syrup!


  6. I’m so glad you mentioned NOT putting sugar in your pancake mix, Meggan. I will have to click back and check that out because I really can’t stand overly sweet pancakes (before you’ve added any extra sweetness, I mean … that’s OK of course!) 
    Now to be honest my dad would think this was very strange (just because we never eat anything like it in the UK) BUT I’m also pretty sure he’d be quickly converted after trying it!
    I for one wouldn’t say no to a big pile of these tomorrow morning! 

    • That was my favorite feature of my late grandfather-in-law’s homemade pancake mix! It was so good without having sugar in it. Makes me wonder why any pancake better would ever need sugar in it. Like you said, it’s just overkill if you’re going to pile on fresh fruit (or drown it in syrup….). I could totally see your dad thinking you were [insert British phrase for crazy here]. But pulled pork is the best! Having said that, maybe start him off with a pulled pork sandwich first, ha ha! :) 

  7. Oh my god how decadent is this! I sure love a good stack of pancakes on the weekend and usually add crispy bacon and maple syrup. I definitely will be trying your pulled pork version.. along with that killer whiskey syrup!

    • Thank you so much, Thalia! Bacon, pork, it’s all pretty much the same right?! So maybe the barbecue sauce is a little out there, but it totally works. Thank you for your support!!!

  8. Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Because oh my gosh is this not the most wonderful breakfast I’ve ever seen. Seriously. All my favorite things. And I’m a huge maple syrup fan (and snob!) so I’m loving this whiskey maple syrup. 

    • Hi Liz, thank you so much! Thanks for “getting me.” Because I personally thought this was the best idea ever but you never know what the Internet is going to think! Great to “see” you! I hope you had the best time ever at Indulge! So jealous that you went!

  9. Breakfast? Or dinner? Or heaven?


  10. Nice but water, corn syrup and sugar isnt maple syrup, its just syrup, use real maple and blend with whiskey over a low heat ;) orrrr add a small amount of maple extract/ flavour to your syrup recipe

    • Maple extract is in the recipe! But you’re still right. Not maple syrup. I should call it Whiskey Maple FLAVORED syrup. Thanks Robert!

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