12 May 2022

Sheet Pan Pancakes

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My Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe isn't one of those silly ones you see, with a load of sugar, that's more cake than pancake! This is breakfast, people, not dessert!

Pancakes are my favorite comfort food breakfast. I can't eat pancakes without thinking of my Southern grandmother. Grandma made The Best pancakes—actually, she called them hotcakes (Is that a Southern thing?). She made them really thick and fluffy, about 4 inches in diameter, and served them with lots of butter and hot homemade syrup.

This is my basic pancake batter recipe for thick and fluffy pancakes, arrived at through trial and error over the years, but with directions for sheet pan baking rather than 12 individual round pancakes. If you want to make some really good regular, not sheet pan, pancakes instead, use the same ingredients.

If you like the super thin, but not quite as thin as Crepes, pancakes my mother liked (Is that an English thing?), then try my Swedish Pancakes. What is your ideal pancake? Do you make them yourself or go out for them? Or do you prefer Waffles?


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Sheet Pan Pancakes

(Makes 12 pancakes)

4 tablespoons (2 ounces/57 grams) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (10 fluid ounces/296 ml) milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 dip-and-sweep cups (6.25 ounces/177 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon (12 grams) sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, room temperature

In 1-cup glass measure, melt the butter in the microwave (or melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove); set aside to cool slightly. In 2-cup glass measure, measure the milk and stir in the vinegar. 

2 In medium bowl (I use a 2-quart Pyrex glass measure), whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3 In small bowl (I use a 4-cup Pyrex glass measure), whisk together eggs, soured milk, and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Pour into dry mixture and whisk gently until just combined. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 15 minutes while you preheat the oven.

4 Put one oven rack in the middle of the oven and one about 6 inches from the broiler at the top. Preheat the oven to 425F/220C/Gas7. Line the bottom of a 15x10x1-inch "jelly roll" sheet pan with baking parchment paper. Brush paper and sides of pan with 1 tablespoon of the melted butter.

5 Scrape batter into the prepared pan and give the pan a gentle shake to spread the batter out. Bake for about 8 minutes, until the center is springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

6 Remove pan from the oven and turn the oven to Broil. Brush the top of the pancake with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Place under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, watching it closely, until lightly browned, turning pan as needed for even browning.

7 Cut into 12 squares and serve immediately (to everyone all at once!) with warm maple syrup or Homemade Blueberry Syrup/Sauce. Or store cooled squares in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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Jean

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48 comments:

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Well, I described my fav pancake concoction in the last post, so I’ll just say that blueberries are a plus anytime for taste and for health. Methinks pancakes and pizza share a lot of optics and attitudinal sets. I.e., round, square, thick, thin, ancillary adornments. You put your tastebuds on high alert and pick your poison, figuratively speaking. I think you say it all when you say “comfort food.” There are things we eat just to re-bond with past experiences and emotions.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, "There are things we eat just to re-bond with past experiences and emotions" is so true. I have different foods that are inextricably linked to past times, places, and people in my life. It's quite wonderful really!

Lynn said...

I love that they can be baked instead of the using the skillet 1 or 2 at a time.
Hot Cakes is what I've always called pancakes, and I was born in southern Indiana.
These certainly will make a lovely and easy breakfast. I do like jigsaw puzzles, but
I stick to ones only 500 or less as I do get a bit anxious putting them together instead
of relaxing, lol. Lynn and Precious

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Lynn. I just reheated some I put in the refrigerator, and they were delicious. Next I'll try some I put in the freezer! Hope you'll try them soon. I like your reasoning on the jigsaw puzzles—stick to the ones that provide relaxation instead of stress/anxiety!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Never thought about making pancakes in a sheet pan -- really intriguing idea. Wanna try this next time I'm serving pancakes to a crowd. :-) Fun stuff -- thanks.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, John. I think you and Mrs Riffs will have fun with it!

Sherry's Pickings said...

hubby loves a thick pancake, while i love thin crepes. a great breakfast idea however they come.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

This is similar to my Volcano Oven Pancake, without the rise factor. Will make a gluten-free version soon by just subbing in my GF flour mix. Yum!

Thanks for the recipe!
Shirley

ellen b. said...

I like the idea of a sheet pan pancake! I'm with you on not needing a pan of too much sweetness!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Sherry. I won't turn down any of them! 😁

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Shirley. I've made my griddle pancakes with gluten-free blends many times. So I imagine the GF sheet pan pancakes will be wonderful. Hope you like them!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ellen, thank you. I've been trying to streamline my cooking when possible.

TONY said...

Very nice Jean. I like pancakes. How are they different from pancakes made in a frying pan ? Can you toss these in the air? A thought.. have you actually ever tossed a pancake, Jean? Just wondering.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, the major difference is the sheet pan pancakes are square rather than round. I have tossed a pancake a few times just for the fun of it, but I just flip them with a spatula most days!

Lorrie said...

This would certainly be more efficient, but somehow, cooking pancakes a few at a time encourages families to sit around the breakfast table and chat for longer as the pancakes cook. I kind of like that.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I agree, Lorrie! But some days call for brisk efficiency, speeding up the process, while still making a wholesome breakfast rather than resorting to convenience foods. But on a leisurely morning, yeah, I'll man the stove and keep the family around the table a bit longer!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I’ve been wanting to make sheet pan pancakes, but I have to wait until I have several friends or family over. I’m glad that you tried them out!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kitty, I made a batch just for myself, ate two, refrigerated two for reheating the next day, and froze 8 for future breakfasts!

Unknown said...

I like this idea. The recipe is very similar to my German Pancake recipe I've made for years. I use oil instead of butter but everything else is the same. I will try the sheet pan method tomorrow!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

That's wonderful! DO come back and tell me how it went!

Emma T said...

We do normal english pancakes, crepe sttyle here. But I've never made sheet pancakes. It's a good way of everyone getting their pancakes at the same time!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Emma, I love English pancakes, too. Posted Swedish pancakes two weeks ago and mentioned they're identical to my English pancakes, except for the topping. Do you like lemon and sugar on yours?

Pauline Wiles said...

I had no inkling it was possible to bake pancakes in a sheet. Love this idea!

Anonymous said...

I’ve never thought of baking a pancake mix. They look lovely. Thanks for linking with #pocolo Chickenruby

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Pauline. I'm always looking for ways to streamline cooking!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Suzanne, thank you. Hope you'll try them soon!

Thisiswhereitisat said...

Ooo never heard of these before but must try them, and they look good x #pocolo

Jeanie said...

That's a good idea! Great for a full house!

David Scott Allen said...

Hi Jean — what a great idea! Seems perfect for company.

Now, I’m trying to re-sign in — let’s see what happens!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, TIWIIA! Hope you'll try them soon!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jeanie!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, David! I'll be ready to cook for company soon. (Looks like it worked.)

David Scott Allen said...

I’m sure your company misses being company! 💖 Glad it worked.

Anne said...

I've never baked a pancake and I'm so tempted to try this now. I've pinned it on my dedicated pancakes board :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Aaaww, thanks, David!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Anne. You must really like pancakes to have a pancake Pinterest board! I must check that out.

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

What an interesting idea, never heard of making pancakes like this. The whole family loves pancakes, I prefer waffles but usually pass on them too. I also don't eat butter or syrup. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 77. Pinned.

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Some of my favourite breakfasts over the years have been pancakes in one form or another. (Thin pancakes, by the way, are definitely a classic English thing in my experience.) This is an excellent notion. I love the idea of letting the oven do the work while I try to wake myself up with strong tea. Have you tried making the mixture the night before and storing in the fridge overnight? It might make early mornings even easier for me. To be honest, the major problem I have now is that I'm pretty much the only person I know who still eats breakfast.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Dee. Pins/shares are much appreciated! Now you've got me craving waffles!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Phil, if you're the only one eating breakfast, make a batch and divide it into a few portions and put them in the freezer for your solo breakfasts. I'm not sure the leavening would hold up if you made the batter the night before. If you try it, let me know.

Chris David said...

Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It's really awesome

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Chris.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend.

All the best Jan

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jan. The extra egg makes the recipe slightly lower carb than most pancakes. Of course, it can be made lower carb with flour substitutes.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jean, you just shared my favourite breakfast comfort food! Mind you, I can eat pancakes anytime and enjoy them. I have never seen a recipe for pancakes baked on a sheet. What a fantastic idea! That way, you can serve them all at once. I will definitely be making these. My hubby said they looked really good too so that would be his stamp of approval to try them. :-)

I am not blogging at the moment but I had to stop by and see what you have been cookin! Happy June, my friend!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Sandi! Of course, we're all eager for your next post, but you take all the time you need. Glad you visited here today. Happy June!

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

CONGRATS Jean! Your post is FEATURED at the Unlimited Link Party 78!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Dee! I'll check it out!

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