Baked Pancake Squares Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

Easy Baked Pancakes for Busy Mornings.

These baked pancake squares are wonderful! Super easy to make and the kids LOVE them. Especially with fresh fruit and maple glaze or syrup.

baked pancake squares with maple glaze recipe

Instead of spending the time flipping pancakes and standing over the griddle, you can just stick these pancakes in the oven (like you would with German Pancakes) and start packing lunches or helping kids get ready for school while breakfast bakes.

These pancake squares taste just like a good old traditional pancake, but in more of a cake-like form. You can even add the things that you might add to regular pancakes, like blueberries or chocolate chips. Just add them to the bottom of the pan before you pour the batter in or sprinkle them on top before baking.

making the baked pancake squares batter

The ingredients are super simple! You probably have all of them on hand at any given time, which makes this an awesome last-minute dinner option too. I love breakfast for dinner every once in a while.

You can even try using a pancake mix and bake it in the oven the same way. It will taste great, but may not puff up and brown quite as nicely as this recipe.

baked pancake squares batter

Like traditional pancakes and waffles, you can make these baked pancakes ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze them individually, and just reheat when you want to eat them. You could even try making the batter the night before, refrigerating overnight, then baking in the morning.

I get 18 squares out of a 9×13 pan. We usually eat at least 2 squares per person. Serve with fresh fruit, jam, honey, buttermilk syrupcaramel syrup, maple syrup, cinnamon syrup, powdered sugar, yogurt, or maple glaze (recipe below). Or top with strawberries and whipped cream for a delicious shortcake!

maple glaze for pancakes

Maple Glaze Recipe

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2-2 tablespoons milk

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and syrup until combined. Add milk until the glaze reaches your desired consistency. I usually add 1 tablespoon of milk.
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Baked Pancake Squares Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10mins | Cook Time: 30mins
Yield: 9x13 pan | Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large, bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the melted butter. Then stir the flour mixture into the milk mixture, just until combined. Don't over-mix; the batter will be a bit lumpy.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.

Notes

Before baking, you can sprinkle on blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips, or whatever you like to have in your pancakes!

Recipe Adapted From: Big Red Kitchen and Six Sisters Stuff

Comments & Reviews

  • Debbie

    Loved this! For multiple reasons – super easy (mix together dry ingredients, mix together wet ingredients, blend together and put in dish), all natural ingredients, and it tastes great! My husband commented that it was fluffy just like a pancake. We will be definitely be making this many more times.

  • When do you add the Maple Glaze — before baking? Or after baking? Thank you.

  • Amber Beatty

    I seem to scramble my eggs with the melted butter even after I let it sit for awhile only way it’s turned out for me is if I add butter after dry and wet ingredients have been mixed. Then they turn out well!

  • Kerry

    If I were to add some plain protein powder, would I have to reduce the amount of anything else or just add it?

    • Melanie

      My guess is that you would replace some of the flour with the protein powder, but I haven’t tried this myself before. If the batter seems too thick and dry, you may need to add a bit more liquid too. (You can try searching online for instructions about recipe adjustments when adding protein powder too!)

  • Sina

    I halved the recipe and used a round ceramic pan… giant pancake for two. So super yummy. and lookes quite cool as well. Thanks for the recipe

  • Reilly

    I made these this morning, but they didn’t rise much- they turned out really dense – like a quick bread almost in texture. Any ideas what could have gone wrong? I want to try again with some correction, but can’t find my error!

    • Melanie

      I’m sorry, I’m not sure! I suppose over-mixing or not melting the butter would affect the texture. I wish I could be a more help. Hope it works out better for you next time! And let us know if you figure out what it was too. 🙂

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