I remember the first time I ate Grandpa Nels’ oven pancakes. We had grown up eating traditional pancakes the way Grandma Ellen made them, so I was skeptical, at first. Who makes pancakes in an oven? But I was soon won over by this fluffy, sweet breakfast treat with its buttery goodness and golden-brown edges.
Optional toppings: berries, bananas, whipped cream, pie filling, cinnamon sugar, Nutella or breakfast syrup
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place butter in a 9-inch pie plate. Heat in oven until butter sizzles.
In separate bowl, beat eggs well. Add flour, milk and pinch of salt, and beat until smooth. Pour batter over sizzling butter in pie plate. Do not stir. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden and edges start to brown. Fill with desired toppings. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
Get creative with your oven pancake toppings! Try these topping variations: fresh berries and whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, bananas and whipped cream, or like Grandpa Nels, warm up that can of pie filling sitting in your pantry. Not only is this recipe easy, but it features common pantry ingredients that make for a quick quarantine brunch dish!