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Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe - The breakfast shortcut every busy parent needs to know

Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe - The breakfast shortcut every busy parent needs to know

You guys.  GUYS.  I just discovered the ultimate breakfast hack for busy mornings.  I can't believe I hadn't figured this one out sooner; but alas, now that I have this life-altering trick, I HAD to share it with you (along with a recipe, of course). 

Does your family love pancakes?  Do you hate getting out and cleaning your griddle?  Do you ever find yourself too busy to sweat over a stove or griddle for a long period of time?  Do you ever need to serve up a big breakfast quickly?  I know I can answer "yes" to all of these questions.  If you can answer "yes" to any of them too, then this breakfast shortcut is right up your alley. 

What is this glorious trick?  Sheet pan pancakes.  AKA pancakes you can make in bulk, mostly hands-off, and without a griddle.  Keep reading for the method, along with my recipe at the end of the post.

The breakfast shortcut every busy parent needs to know: sheet pan pancakes

One of my good girlfriends enlightened our group of friends with this trick about a month ago, and it has changed EVERYTHING.  Not just for a busy weekend morning, but for meal planning as well (since sheet pan pancakes make so many, you can pull out a few throughout the week without any fuss or mess). 

Ingredients for Sheet Pan Pancakes

How to cook pancakes plus a recipe for baking pan pancakes

Another fun thing about the method is that you can get the kiddos involved to help make it.  Mine love helping in the kitchen, and this is one of those recipes that's great for kids to cook. 

How to make sheet pan pancakes

The easiest breakfast recipe - pancakes on a sheet pan

It also mostly uses ingredients you likely already have in your fridge and pantry!

How to make the best pancakes - Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe

Basically, you mix all the ingredients in a nice big mixing bowl first.

How to make pancakes - Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe

How to make sheet pan pancakes - easy breakfast shortcut

Then, you simply pour it all onto a baking sheet.  I line mine with parchment paper for easy cutting and cleanup later (though I do spray the parchment or sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray first).

How to make sheet pan pancakes

Sheet pan breakfast recipe: Pancakes on a baking pan
Once you get a nice even layer of pancake batter onto the sheet pan, your work is nearly done.  No flipping multiple batches of pancakes.
Sheet pan breakfast recipes: Sheet Pan Pancakes for the busy mom

Breakfast shortcut recipe: Sheet Pan Pancakes

At this point, you can add optional additions right on top of the batter, like chocolate chips, blueberries, and crushed bananas. 

Breakfast hack for busy weekends: Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe

You bake it in a pre-heated oven until cooked through and a desired brownness.  Feel free to multi-task at this point, since it's hands-off while it cooks. 

Recipe for pancakes for large quantities of people

One of the reasons I like the parchment paper option is that I can pull the whole sheet of pancakes off of the pan for easy cutting. 

Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe for busy mornings

How to make easy, bulk breakfasts on a sheet pan

I use a pizza cutter to create somewhat evenly-sized square pancakes.  You can also use cookie cutters to make fun shapes (or even round pancakes if you have, say, a picky toddler that needs pancakes to be round). 

Bulk breakfast recipe idea: Sheet Pan Pancakes

Bulk breakfast ideas: Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe

Breakfast recipe for busy mornings: Sheet Pan Pancakes

So easy.  No watching and flipping pancakes in batches.  No skillet to clean.  AND you can pack the extra pieces away for quick breakfasts throughout the week.
Breakfasts for busy mornings: Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe

Here is my recipe for sheet pan pancakes with all the instructions for baking.  Comment below if this will change your world too!

Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet Pan Pancakes recipe for busy mornings

  • 3 cups baking mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: semi-sweet chocolate chips, blueberries, or crushed bananas

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a large sheet pan or jelly roll pan with parchment paper.  Spray parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then pour onto parchment paper lined pan.
  • Add optional ingredients to the top of the batter if desires.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until desired brownness.
  • Remove cooked pancakes from oven, and cut using a pizza cutter or cookie cutter.  
  • Serve with butter and syrup, or as desired.
  • Extra pancake portions can be refrigerated and reheated in the microwave.

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1 comment :

michaelwilson said...

I tried to cook pancakes in my phillips air fryer from and to my surprise it was good. You definetly should to do this as well.