Baked Pancakes Recipe (Freezer Meal)

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baked pancakes recipe



As I have mentioned before, I am a cold cereal junkie.
Shortly after I met my husband, he learned of my strange breakfast addiction to kids' sugary cereal and he was absolutely appalled!
He grew up with an angelic mother who would make him pancakes and waffles before school and he wanted his kids to experience the same thing.

{Confession: I would honestly much rather sleep than wake up early to make breakfast! We would never make it to school on time if I started cooking up a storm each morning . . . }

But now that my kids are old enough to go to school and I know just how sugary those cereals are, I feel like a terrible mother sending them off to school with a belly full of sugar. So, I compromised!

I found this recipe for baked pancakes and saw that it makes a huge 9x13" pan of thick and fluffy pancake squares. Once they cooled, I cut them up into individual servings, placed them in ziploc freezer bags and froze them until my kids needed them for breakfast. When they are ready to eat, I pop them into the microwave for about 90 second, pour some syrup on, and they are good to go!

You could also mix in blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips or whatever else you want to make these pancakes even better!

Baked Pancakes
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the milk, butter, and eggs. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Pour batter into the baking pan.
Cook for 25-30 minutes, remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.
(If freezing, follow directions above recipe.)

Recipe source: AllRecipes

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  1. Ashley V says:

    As soon as I saw this I made a batch. They look great and my husband can’t wait to have some for breakfast this week! Thanks.

  2. Casey says:

    I don’t understand how pancakes are a compromise for sugary cereal, when pancake syrup is LOADED with sugar. But these look amazing and I bet they taste great, definitely going to try and make these!

    • Andrea says:

      Another option for these is the wonderful low sugar Smuckers preserves. There are plenty of things you can top pancakes with. I always top crepes with that.

  3. Jamie says:

    A simple solution to the sugar in pancake syrup is to use berries. Another thing I do is add a little cinnamon to the batter, cinnamon amplifies the sweetness of the pancake and I don’t miss having a topping on my morning waffles.

  4. Scary says:

    This is such a great idea. I hate sugared cereal because my kids get it everywhere and we have carpet in our dining room (not ideal with a 1 1/2 yr old and an almost 4 year old) and the fact that they eat a whole box and are still hungry (but mostly the carpet thing). I would totally rather make a hot breakfast but my kids don’t love eggs. So I have been trying to find hot breakfast options that fill them up but I am not always up for making 12 waffles or flipping 20 pancakes in the morning. I am trying this tomorrow.

  5. folkwoman says:

    Made these the other day. They turned out good – a little denser than I thought they would but that could be the baking powder I used. Great taste and awesome with syrup! Next time I’ll probably add some blueberries. And SO easy!

  6. Lee Ann says:

    I was thinking about making little breakfast sandwiches with the squares. Like sausage and egg or ham, egg, and cheese. Totally going to try it. Thanks so much for posting it.

  7. Grace says:

    Made it this morning and I got 8 thumbs up from my 4 kiddos (:
    I love vanilla so I added 1 tsp. And threw in some chocolate chips. When cooled I cut into the squares and put light whip cream around the edges and put maraschino cherries on the side. The kids enjoyed decoration the panCAKE square and they loved it! They’ve already put in a request for blueberry squares (:
    so easy and so delicious!

  8. Katy says:

    Personally, I would add blueberry’s, strawberries or something to sweeten it up. I added vanilla,1 tsp and some chocolate chips (like the other commentor) and it’s still rather bland. Both my kids went EH, it’s okay. IT HAS POTENTIAL THOUGH! 25 minutes was perfect baking time. The next time I’ll try it with fruit. I wonder if throwing in some frozen fruit would work. Maybe trying fruit spread with butter.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Amanda says:

    I just made these and I think they tasted great! Just like flapjacks from McDonald’s! I made them in a medium sized cookie sheet instead of the cake pan so they would be a little thinner and only baked them for 20 minutes and they came out perfectly! Me and my 17 month old son just ate 2 and we are going to freeze the rest for another day. I have yet to try a recipe from Six Sisters that isn’t amazing!

    • Cyd says:

      Hi Becky, we have only made the baked pancakes as directed in the recipe. So we can’t tell you how to alter the recipe with pancake mix or bisquick.

    • Cyd says:

      We haven’t tried using almond milk or whole wheat flour. So not sure exactly how it would all turn out. But should work just fine.

  10. Jules says:

    I am excited to try these…. I wonder about doubling the recipe and baking It on a jelly roll pan? Has anyone tried that?

  11. liz says:

    This has become a every other week staple in my house. We add butterscotch, chocolate chips and a dash of cinnamon to make my kids happy. Even my picky eaters love this.

  12. Jessie Yung says:

    Fantastic! For the questions about using other recipes, I used Alton Brown’s Instant Pancake Mix http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/instant-pancake-mix-recipe.html with 1/2 unbleached flour and 1/2 ww flour. I also subbed almond milk for regular milk. I baked one in a 9×13 and one in a jelly roll. Both turned out beautifully. Obviously the 9×13 is thicker. I added chocolate chips. I’m so excited as I was making pancakes 1-2 times a week trying to freeze extras but never having any after feeding 3 boys. I will be making a double recipe each weekend (two jelly roll pans) and freezing for the week. Thanks!

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