Oven-Baked Pancakes (SOLC 18 of 31)

Some recipes withstand the test of time. They are enjoyed generation, to generation. This is one of them.

Weekends are for Oven-Baked Pancakes. An alternate to regular pancakes, this one is baked in the oven, more custard like than cake-like and enjoyed with lemon juice, powdered sugar or syrup.

My mom used to make this for me when I was little. It was a special treat. It was a weekend treat. Now I make it for my daughter. It’s also a weekend treat. It’s easy and not too time consuming, but it’s special enough to save for a Saturday morning breakfast.

It’s the kind of breakfast that requires a special oven-safe pan. That’s okay, it’s a deliciously different breakfast treat – it can require a special pan.

The hand-written recipe (from my mom’s friend who gave her the recipe)  was given to me in a recipe book put together for my engagement party years ago. I know the recipe by heart, but still refer to recipe on the blue and white card in the blue and white floral 3-ring binder – special recipes from special people.

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it out:

Oven-Baked Pancake

Ingredients: 3 eggs, 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 c. milk, pinch salt, 1 T sugar, fresh ground nutmeg, 2 oz. butter, lemon juice, powdered sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Beat eggs lightly. Add milk, four, salt, sugar and nutmeg. Mix well.

Place butter in a 10″ cast iron or oven-safe skillet. Heat until melted.

Pour batter into hot skillet in 450 degree oven. Bake 10-15 minutes or until very puffy and golden brown.

Serve topped with lemon juice and powdered sugar.




  1. March 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve never heard of pancakes baked in the oven. I’ll have to try this!

  2. March 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hmm- I have never heard of oven pancakes, but your slice, recipe, and picture convince me I should give it a try. When we were little we would sometimes have “French pancakes” with lemon and sugar (now I know them as crepes).

  3. March 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    My children are grown, but I will try getting them here for a Saturday breakfast. This sounds like a tradition worth starting. Since I have my mom’s iron skillet, it could be a way of insuring it is passed on and used well. My mom used it for cornbread, but I don’t think the “younger generation” inherited the love for that.

  4. March 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    This looks really good, especially the custard-y description, and the inclusion of lemon and nutmeg. I’m going to try it. Like the previous commenter, I also will be happy to be using my mother’s old cast iron pan. It was enjoyable in this piece that you include how you got the recipe, what it looks like, and how the tradition grew.

  5. vendija723 said,

    March 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I make these all the time, and it adapts just fine to a rectangular glass pan (like for brownies and lasagna) as well. Breakfast for dinner is one of my go-tos, because mixing up one of these is so much simpler than any “real” dinner that requires chopping and stirring!

  6. Colin Davitt said,

    March 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I have never even heard of these and I love pancakes! I am pretty sure I could eat them every day of my life. I appreciate you sharing this. Will make them sometime this week as the kids and I are on spring break!

  7. room311news said,

    March 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Oh my goodness….never heard of this! I make colored pancakes with my grand-kids but this is so cool! I will have to try. Thanks for including the recipe!

  8. rosecappelli said,

    March 18, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing. I love how you said you still look at the recipe even though you know it. Tradition!

  9. Donna Smith said,

    March 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Yuh-um! I can’t eat it because of the gluten… but what grandchild of mine wouldn’t love it! Thanks for the recipe AND the picture. I might have thought I’d done something wrong! It’s huge!


  10. Sonja Schulz said,

    March 19, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Loved this post! I really enjoy recipes passed down—it makes them extra special. This one looks like a real winner. I will definitely be trying this out!

  11. March 19, 2017 at 1:32 am

    I love tried and true handwritten recipes! There is a special connection to those who took the time to hand write the recipes for us! Thanks for sharing this one- I’ll be writing it down.

  12. caroline524 said,

    March 19, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Wow, the picture is very inviting. I need to try this recipe very soon. It reminds me of a German pancake. Yum!

  13. schmidtkristas said,

    March 19, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Yummy! Looks a lot like the popovers my mom taught me to make years ago…I need to hunt down that recipe and introduce my kids to those. =)

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