During the week I follow a pretty strict routine (surprised?). I get up at the same time, I have the same thing for breakfast and nothing really deviates from day to day. Some may say that is boring…I find it very comforting. Structure makes me happy.
But on the weekends I like to loosen up a bit, get a little crazy. This starts with breakfast (don’t mess with my coffee…that would just be suicide). For some reason on the weekends I don’t want one more smoothie, or chia pudding or cereal. I want something fancy, something fun, something a little bit bad for me. But I don’t want it to take too long to prepare, and I don’t want it to make a big mess in my kitchen (by Saturday my kitchen is a big enough mess…).
So I got really excited when I found a recipe for baked pancakes. It’s like a pancake cake…just mix it up and throw it in the oven. What could be better?
In one bowl I mixed together
- 2 cups flour (I wonder how this would be with a gluten free blend?)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In another bowl, the wet ingredients
- 1.5 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (or just free pour like I do)
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
Once the wet ingredients are well mixed, add in the dry ingredients. Give it a whisk until it is just mixed together. There will be some lumps but that is ok.
I poured the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan and popped it in the oven for 30 minutes (or until the edges are brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean)
I cut it into squares and served it with some butter and syrup.
The Verdict- Ah-mazing! What a great breakfast. It made enough that we could have it a few mornings in a row…just reheat in the microwave! This would be fantastic if you were having people over for breakfast or to make for the week so that you have breakfast ready in the fridge every morning. I bet you could make it in muffin tins and have little portable pancake muffins ready for the morning. Oh the possibilities…