Friday, February 25, 2011

Rolling Pancake

How many different ways can you change up your breakfast?  Lots of ways, thankfully.  I saw this German Pancake recipe a few weeks ago and bookmarked it so I could try it out.  I love recipes like this where you throw it all in a pan then into the oven and just let it bake uninterrupted.  So easy and you can focus on other things around the house!

There are many names for this recipe - German Pancake, Big Pancake, Baked Pancake, Fluffy Pancake, etc.  Call it what you want, I say.  I decided to entitle it "Rolling Pancake" because mine looked like it was slowly trying to roll out of the pan.  If I had baked it longer, perhaps it would have ended up at the bottom of my oven floor.  That would have been interesting.....NOT!  

I took the recipe I found and lightened it up where I could.  I also added some fruit and spice.  Next time I make it, I think I'll add even more.

Rolling Pancake
(Serves 4 - 5)

Adapted from Mandy's Recipe Box (not me Mandy, a different Mandy)

6 tbsp light butter
3/4 cup of unbleached flour (I used white wheat flour)
3/4 cup of reduced fat milk
6 eggs, beaten
1 mashed, ripe banana (optional but I really loved adding this in!)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I added this extra spice)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Place the butter in a 13x9 inch baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray.  Let the butter melt.  Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl, place all other ingredients.  Mix well with a hand mixer.  It will have some lumps. After the butter has melted, remove the baking pan from oven and pour in the batter.  It may sizzle or crackle in sound but that's normal. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Enjoy seeing what kind of design or shape your pancake turns out to be.

Note that the consistency of this pancake is more like French toast than a buttermilk-type pancake.  It's very tasty though.  Plus, I love the idea of just putting it in the oven  (instead of my skillet) so I can sit down and drink my coffee or cook a side of bacon to go along with it! 

Here's what the pancake looked like half-way through the baking process:

Now here's what it looked like coming out from the oven:

Do you have a good pancake recipe that you make for your family?  I'm always on the lookout for new variations!  I love to enjoy pancakes or French toast at least once a week!

Have a great weekend!  I'll see you Sunday when I post my meal plan for the upcoming week!

1 comment:

  1. I've never had a German pancake before but it sure looks good. I'll have to give it a try. Yours looks delicious!