Baked Pancake – A Quick & Healthy Breakfast!

Do you ever lack motivation, time, or energy for fixing breakfast for your family? I know I often do, especially with a baby who doesn’t like to sleep at night. 🙂 Mornings can be rough, but I like to start each day preparing breakfast for my family. One morning, I wanted pancakes, but lacked the motivation to pour and flip, pour and flip (we don’t have a big griddle either, just a cast iron pan, so I usually make them one or two at a time). So I came up with this alternative – baked pancake! The first time I whipped it up, it was an instant hit, and I still find myself making it often. The best part is, we always have leftovers for the next day or two (these freeze up great too). Oh, and they’re pretty healthy too. You really can’t go wrong with these!

The only thing you will need to prep ahead of time, are the oats. This literally takes two minutes right after dinner, or right before you go to bed. It is important to always properly soak oats for maximum nutrition and better digestion. So here is how you’ll prepare the oats for this recipe:

Soaking Oats:

1/2 cup of organic rolled oats

1/2 cup of filtered water

1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice (could also use yogurt or apple cider vinegar)

1/4 teaspoon of sea salt

Mix these ingredients together, then toss them into a mason jar, seal with the lid, and let it sit overnight. It’s that easy!

If you forget to prepare your oats, you could just sub in with another 1/2 cup of flour for this recipe.

Baked Pancake:

1/4 cup butter (melted)

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup soaked rolled oats

1 1/2 cup sprouted whole wheat flour (or other flour of choice)

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease “9×13” glass baking dish with butter or coconut oil. Mix together the butter, eggs, milk, and honey. Mix in the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pour and spread the batter into the baking dish. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and toothpick or knife comes out clean. Cut into 8 squares, and enjoy your delicious baked pancake!

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What easy breakfast recipes do you like to make?

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