Baked pancake — 4 flavors in a single pan

Once in a while, I learn about a brilliant cooking hack that changes the way I cook forever. It’s called “Baked Pancakes” and I assure you, once you go baked, you’ll never go back to flipping pancakes.

It’s not a new idea but here’s what I did to make it ah-mazing.

Meet the Sweet and Savory Baked Pancake. Four different flavors in one pan.

Four pancake flavors in a pan. From clockwise: blueberry and coconut; olive, ham and cheese; red and green cabbage and cheese; banana nut.

The idea is simple: mix up a batch of pancake batter, pour it into a baking pan, add toppings and bake. After 15 minutes, you’ll get a variety of pancake squares to suit every picky eater.

Baked pancake ready to be cut into squares.

Baked pancakes are also a great way to use up leftovers or any odds and ends in the fridge. Just chop it small and top away!

Easy Baked Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pancake mix (I used this pancake mix. Want to make your own? Try this recipe)
  • 1 cup water or milk  (use milk for more protein and richer taste)
  • 2 large eggs

Method

  1. Mix everything well. Do not over mix. Batter will be lumpy.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. No convection.
  3. Prepare a baking pan (anything from a 8″ x 8″ to 10″ x 10″ pan is fine)with parchment paper and pour pancake batter into pan. Use spatula to even out batter.
  4. Sprinkle toppings and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Pancake is done if it springs back when pushed in lightly with a finger.
  6. Cut into squares and serve with your sauce of choice (see below for sauce options).

Sweet pancake toppings

  • Bananas (sliced)
  • Berries (frozen or fresh)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chocolate or butterscotch chips
  • Chopped nuts

Savory pancake toppings

  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced cooked meat (cubed chicken, bacon, salami, ham, ground beef)
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Diced zucchini
  • Peas, corn and mixed veggies (defrost first if frozen)
  • Spices (pepper, cayenne, cumin)
  • Herbs (dill, parsley, cilantro, chives, green onions)
  • Sliced olives
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Thin sliced onion
  • Garlic (fresh or dried)

Don’t forget the syrup! Here are some sauces to go with your sweet and savory pancake squares:

  • Coconut syrup (condensed milk + coconut powder)
  • BBQ sauce
  • Mayonnaise + hot sauce
  • Spicy maple syrup (maple syrup + cayenne pepper)
  • Maple syrup (it’s classic for a reason)

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