Oven-Baked Berry Pancakes

Monday, 22 June 2020

My kids LOVE pancakes. They want to eat them all the time, and for every meal. Their dad used to make the pancakes because I just can't make them. They turn out inedible every time. So he had the duty of making delicious, fluffy pancakes for the kids on the weekends. When he left, the girls did not stop wanting pancakes. 
I was watching a new cooking show on Netflix with Savannah one night when I saw a lady bake pancakes in the oven! I knew then that I could begin giving my girls the pancakes they longed for. The next day I began experimenting with different oven-baked pancake recipes. The first we tried was German pancakes. Savannah wasn't a fan. I tried making some changes in the recipe a couple of times before giving up on German pancakes.

One of my friends makes the pancake batter and then bakes it in the oven. She said the girls love it that way. Of course that's what I tried next! We have finally found what works for us. The girls love berries of all kinds. Our pancakes MUST to be full of vibrant, sweet berries! The batter is basic, and a good base for any fruit or flavors you may want to add. I bet it would be delightful with peanut butter and chocolate chips! The recipe has only a small amount of sugar. We're going to drown it in sweet, sticky maple syrup, so less sugar in the batter is best.

To make these pancakes, I spray a 9x13 Pyrex pan with coconut oil cooking spray and then preheat my oven to 350. While waiting for the oven to heat up, I mix together: 

3 TBSP sugar
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 Cups milk
4 TBSP melted butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

I mix everything together until it is combined, but still a little lumpy. I've learned that over-mixing the batter makes the pancakes rubbery. After I mix everything together, I add 2 cups of frozen or fresh berries. If I add strawberries, I like to slice them first. Then I pour the berry-filled batter into my pan and bake for 25 minutes. I cut the pancakes into rectangles, plate them, and drizzle with sweet maple syrup. My girls love them every time!

You can find the original recipe from Eating on a Dime here.

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