Breakfast just got better. My family requests this weekly now!

Back in my day, Sundays were a real family affair. Mornings meant filling the kitchen with the sweet smell of homemade pancakes. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: I discovered Sheet Pan Pancakes, a game-changer for serving a hungry crowd without being anchored to the stovetop. This delightful twist on the classic comes straight from the heartland, a practical testament to making the most of our time and resources. Why stand and flip individual pancakes when you can bake a whole batch to golden perfection? Whether you’re hosting a family reunion or just want to whip up a quick breakfast, Sheet Pan Pancakes mean everyone eats together, and that’s what family meals are all about.
To round out this hearty breakfast, pair these Sheet Pan Pancakes with dollops of apple butter or a generous drizzle of maple syrup tapped from your own backyard trees. Some crispy bacon or savory sausage links can sit alongside the fluffy squares for those who like a balance of sweet and salty in their morning feast. Freshly cut fruit or a helping of grits also complements the pancakes for a burst of freshness or creamy contrast.

– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 3 teaspoons baking powder
– A pinch of salt
– 2 1/2 cups whole milk
– 2 large eggs
– 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– Non-stick cooking spray or extra butter for greasing

1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and make sure you’ve got your favorite sheet pan handy.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. In another bowl, beat the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until just combined.
4. Carefully fold the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring until the mixture is mostly smooth but with some small lumps remaining.
5. Generously grease your sheet pan with non-stick spray or butter, making sure you reach every corner.
6. Pour the batter onto the sheet pan, using a spatula to spread it evenly.
7. Slide that pan into the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Let the pancake cool slightly, then cut it into squares and serve up with your choice of toppings and sides.
Variations & Tips
– For added flavor, sprinkle on some blueberries, sliced bananas, or chocolate chips before baking.
– You can substitute buttermilk for whole milk if you want a bit of tang in your pancakes. Just add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the dry mix if you do.
– Leftovers are rare, but these pancakes reheat beautifully in the oven or toaster for a quick breakfast throughout the week.
– To make a gluten-free version, use your favorite gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour.

Now, go ahead and savor the simple joys of breakfast with plenty of time left to enjoy the morning sunshine or a cup of coffee with your loved ones. That’s the beauty of these Sheet Pan Pancakes—they let us sit down and truly share a meal together.


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