Toaster Oven Pancakes

baked_pancakesIt’s a hot summer morning.  And a weekday.  And the kids have been sick all week which means NO ONE in the house has slept all week.  As I stumble bleary-eyed into the kitchen, my cherubic faced toddler asks for pancakes.  Now, let’s be honest.  If anyone else had requested pancakes on this particular morning, they would have gotten a smart ass retort and an eye roll.  But, this child had been sick and not eating much all week.  How could I say no?  Actually, how could I say yes and maintain my sanity?  Pancakes are time consuming and require standing in front of a hot stove, right?  Not necessarily.  As it turns out, there was a way to appease my toddler’s request and make me look and feel like super mom in the process.  Enter baked pancakes and my trusty toaster oven–two things which totally rock my world.

Toaster Oven Pancakes
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Check whether your toaster oven can fit an 8x8 baking pan. If yes, preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees F. If not, preheat your regular oven.
  2. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Place butter in microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  5. Whisk together the milk, melted butter, egg and vanilla.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until just combined.
  7. Pour into greased pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cut into squares and serve immediately with plenty of maple syrup.