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.
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 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
- 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
- Mix everything well. Do not over mix. Batter will be lumpy.
- Preheat oven to 425°F. No convection.
- 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.
- Sprinkle toppings and bake for 15 minutes.
- Pancake is done if it springs back when pushed in lightly with a finger.
- 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)