Fluffiest Heart Attack Pancake Recipe

Rise and shine folks! While I was in Copenhagen, it wasn’t easy to find luscious, fluffy, savory pancake brunch with bacon and creamy scrambled eggs that are drizzled extensively with maple syrup, so we decided to make our own! The concept is inspired by the Lumberjack Stack we had at Cafe Ghia in Brooklyn, NY. But instead of waffles, we use SAVORY FLUFFY PANCAKES. The thick, lumpy batter with egg whites being folded in is key to fluffy pancakes. Salted butter provides that addictive savouriness while bacon and the eggs simply bring this heart attack brunch to another level. Get a glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit or orange juice and eat at your own risk!


The Scandinavian (not the Asian) who turned halfway North American is the mastermind behind this heart attack.


Fluffiest Heart Attack Pancake Recipe

  • Servings: 2 adults
  • Difficulty: Medium
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda or baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites (use the yolks for scrambled eggs later)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (I purposely use salted to enhance savouriness)
  • More butter for cooking


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Pour buttermilk and melted butter into the dry ingredient and stir just enough to mix evenly. The mixture should look lumpy. If the batter seems too thick, add a little bit more buttermilk to moisten.
  3. Beat the egg whites until fluffy and then fold it into your mixture. The key here is to only fold the egg whites into the mixture without evenly blending everything. You should still be able to spot traces of egg whites in your final batter.
  4. Heat up a non-stick pan and coat it with butter. Drop the batter to your desired pancake size and cook on medium-high until both sides are golden brown. *Don’t be shy with the butter and keep an eye on these cuties because they do get ready quickly.
  5. Stack pancakes up with bacon and scrambled eggs. Serve with maple syrup and maybe a bit of pepper magic as well!

We like to do the bacon first (set aside), followed by pancakes then scrambled eggs last. This way, the pancake won’t get soggy or cold.

Enjoy and feel free to share. The comment section below is yours.

Recipe adapted from ONCE UPON A Chef.