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When I was doing research about American Craft Beer Week and ways that eggs could or did complement that theme, I came across several recipes using beer for breakfast, including Beer Scrambled Eggs, Beer Bacon, and Beer Pancakes. The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Cookbook includes over 400 recipes that incorporate beer.  Here are a few that stood out as good complements to your farm-fresh eggs!

If you give them a whirl, let us know what you think!  

Beer Scrambled Eggs


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp beer (I guess you drink the rest of it while you are cooking!)
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, salt, and water
  • In a pan, melt the butter
  • Add the beer, bouillon, and peper
  • Simmer the mixture for 2 minutes until the mixture is brown
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan and scramble the eggs for the desired doneness. For fine scrambled eggs, continually chop the egg mixture with a spatula while frying it. For thicker scrambled eggs, flip the egg mixture over while frying it.

Beer Bacon


  • 3 oz beer (OK, so if you’re making the eggs and bacon – don’t drink all the leftovers from the scrambled egg recipe because you’re going to need some for the bacon.  But I think that still leaves you with half of the beer!)
  • 1 pound of bacon, diced into half-inch pieces or strips


  • Put the beer and bacon into a frying pan
  • Cover and fry the bacon until it is almost done
  • Drain all the excess grease and juices from the frying pan
  • Remove the cover and continue to fry the bacon until crispy

Beer Pancakes


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of stout beer
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange peel


  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and spices
  • Add all wet ingredients and whisk, a few lumps are ok
  • Heat skillet or griddle on medium heat, and coat with butter or cooking spray
  • Add the batter in 1/4 cups and wait for bubbles to form, flip and cook until golden brown
  • Serve with additional orange peel, butter, and pure maple syrup

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