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Pancakes = The weekends. Saturday & Sunday relaxation time…
But for me, standing over the stove cooking pancakes and praying that they don’t burn (which in my case they do… a lot), is not my idea of relaxing. It’s more like panic, panic to not burn breakfast.
I do not have the patience for pancakes. Well… I do not have the patience for pancakes on the stove top.
But in the oven, I can do that.
Just like bacon. I can not cook bacon on the stove top, but in the oven I can make the perfect bacon.
Back to the Baked Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes.
So this morning I wanted Pancakes, Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes. I’ve seen them all over the internet and I wanted them! Like now!!
When we do have pancakes, I usually make the batter and then make hubby cook them.
But today, hubby had to run errands real quick so I was in charge. humm.
Well I had the batter ready, and didn’t want to wait.
I can do this.
3 burnt pancakes later….FAIL…
I turned the stove off and came back to the computer to look something up and just so happened to have Robin’s Big Red Kitchen still pulled up from something I was looking at earlier.
Out of habit, I scrolled down the page and there it was … baking pancakes in a jelly roll pan in the oven.
Could that have come at a better time.. I don’t think so.
Why didn’t I think I that!
I started making bacon in the oven because I couldn’t do it on the stove top, I just started using my cookie sheet with the sides to bake cakes to make Cake Rolls, why didn’t I think to bake pancakes!
Baked Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes
Makes about 12 squares
(double or triple recipe for a large crowd)
What you need:
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons sugar
2 cups milk
4 tablespoons cooking oil
Food Coloring Optional, I made blue and green ones 🙂
For the Cinnamon Swirl:
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1.5 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour
What to do:
For the Pancakes:
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
In another bowl beat the eggs well.
Add the milk and oil.
Mix until combined.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in liquid ingredients.
Mix until the batter is smooth. (It will be a little thick).
Line a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides), with foil and pour in the pancake batter.
Make the Cinnamon Mixture:
Mix all all of the cinnamon swirl ingredients together.
Pour into a Ziploc back and snip the corner of the bag.
Swirl the Cinnamon mixture over the pancake batter.
Bake in a 350F oven for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Cut into squares and serve.
(We didn’t use syrup with ours, the cinnamon swirl topping was enough for us)