Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Baked Pancakes (Square Pancakes)

Right, so say you have pancakes on your menu plan.  Say you spend all day cleaning and organizing and the last thing you really want to do is stand over a stove flipping flap jacks for the next 30 minutes.  Behold, the ultimate form of lazy dinner!  The baked pancake, or square pancakes.

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?

16 comments:

  1. Try using your muffin tins, only add a little batter
    to each cup. I have muffin top tins makes perfect
    small pancakes :).
    Sue

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    1. That is such a cute idea! That would make just the right size for silver dollar pancakes. Thanks! I'll have to try that sometime soon.

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  2. Super idea. I'm thinking they probably freeze well too. We haven't had pancakes in a while just because standing and flipping them, putting them in the oven to keep them warm while the others are cooking hasn't appealed to me. This is just perfect. Thanks for sharing the idea. Dorothy

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  3. That is an awesome idea, Erika! Must try this with my family some day soon.

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  4. I like this idea! I can do "lazy".
    I finally got off the couch and almost finished canning the 80 lbs of apples. A few on the bottom of the box had bad spots and gnats were circling. One began flying around my head as I read my blogs. It flew over my hot coffee cup and the steam caused it to drop in my cup. That did it: don't mess with my coffee. I got up and got revenge.
    Jeannie

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    1. :) You made me laugh out loud!

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    2. No-see-ums are terrible this year so I totally relate. The little blighters always aim directly for my coffee! I've managed to catch a couple mid kamikaze run before they make it to the cup, but I've had to throw out more than a couple of coffee this summer. I hope you enjoyed your revenge! I hope it was very satisfying indeed!

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  5. I've got shoulder surgery coming up in two weeks, so I need to remember this one. It would go over well with my family. Thanks!

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  6. Have you tried Dutch babies? My dh would make the same joke too? Cheryl

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    1. I have and actually make puffed pancakes/dutch babies every once in a while. I probably would have done that here, but this was easier and my cast iron skillet was dirty *laugh*.

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  7. I have made these but use a jelly-roll pan, they come out thinner. Tonight I'm making baked french toast, so much better than regular french toast.

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  8. How do you make baked French toast. Just the regular way only baked instead of pan fried? Thanks!

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  9. this is the one I make except I don't make the topping, I just sprinkle the top with cinn/sugar. When done cut in to squares, top with butter and syrup. http://gatherforbread.com/easy-baked-french-toast-casserole/

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    2. Thanks Terry,
      I'll have to give it a try! Lynn

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  10. Ooh, what a great idea! I shall have to try it, and possibly with some additional mix-ins!

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