I had this epiphany last night when I was just wiped out after cleaning all day and really didn't want to flip pancakes because my arm ached and since I have to do all of my cooking on my back burners for safety with my son, I didn't really want to sit there and stabilize a pan with my aching arm. So, I punted and came up with this idea.
Turns out AFTER I made dinner and everything that I looked online and this was far from an original idea, so at least I can feel a bit better about my laziness *laugh*. Although my husband looked at it on the table and absolutely refused to call them pancakes since they never really came in contact with a pan. So, I suppose you could call these "baking dish cakes" but that would be a weird one to try and look up online ;).
So, here you go folks. The next time you want pancakes, but don't want to actually fry them, try this. It makes a nice fluffy pancake, in a square and they are all ready at the same time.
Baked Pancakes/Square Pancakes
You will need:
- 1 recipe for your favorite pancakes (I used Bisquick I'll admit it)
- 9x13 baking dish
- Non-stick cooking spray
Procedure (if there really IS one to this)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Coat 9x13 pan with cooking spray (or you can grease it with whatever grease you like with your pancakes.
3. Make pancake batter.
4. Pour into Baking Dish.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a cake tester (butter knife or toothpick) comes out clean.
I added 1/2 cup of dehydrated blueberries to the batter before pouring it into the baking dish. The blueberries came out perfect and no blue batter this way :).
Oh and if you want to make it really easy? Throw some bacon onto some cookie cooling racks set on a lipped cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) and throw those in the oven at the same time as your pancakes. Dinner prep is nill and dinner is done in 20 to 25 minutes. You're welcome.
Enjoy a lazy dinner idea that actually is rather filling. And easy. Did I mention easy?