Pancakes are a fantastic, amazing, delicious, yummy breakfast, but they involve a bit of hands-on time and attention to make them perfect and avoid burning. I figured that there had to be an easier way to get the delicious flavor of a pancake without touching the stove-top. Pancake Mix can easily be turned into pancakes or waffles or biscuits or a bread/cake base use as a coating for something fried – so why not a baked pancake!?
I would say that this “Baked Pancake” is somewhere between a really thick Pancake and a Cobbler (with “biscuits”). All of the flavors that come out of this breakfast are exactly what you would want from delicious fruit-pancakes but without standing over the stove. This is SO easy to whip together on a lazy morning, and even easier to re-heat throughout the week for a delicious morning treat on a busy morning!
Feel free to use any combination of fruits that you like – looking forward to trying this out in the fall with some apples. You could even replace the liquid with some flavoring (why not use some Apple Juice when making this an apple bake). If you want the Pancake Top to be less dense, add a bit more liquid and just bake accordingly. This is a framework for a delicious breakfast – here is your outline… make it yours!
- 2 peaches (about 1½ - 2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1¾ cup Pancake Mix (I used Krusteez)
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- cooking spray
- good maple syrup to top
- Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease your Pie Dish and thinly slice peaches. Then arrange the peaches (or fruit of choice) so they are covering the bottom best as possible (maybe 2 layers at points, depending on how much fruit you have). Sprinkle Cinnamon over top evenly.
- Mix up Pancake Mix (should be thick and still clumpy - if you are not using buttermilk, you probably only need about 1 cup liquid, buttermilk is thicker) and spoon over top the peaches, don't worry about making it smooth, but distribute your pancake/biscuit topping evenly.
- Place in pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes, until top is lightly browned and there is not much "give" when you press down on the top of your cobbler-like-pancake. Allow to cool for a minute and then slice into wedges and serve peach-side-up with some good maple syrup on top.
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