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May 08

Banana Blueberry Baked Pancake

I hate flipping pancakes. It takes so darn long. And I can’t walk away and do other things because then they turn black and smell up your house. #truestory

That’s why baked pancakes are perfect. Simply whisk, pour, bake and they’re done. Easy peasy!

Blueberry Banana Baked Pancake - easy to make and great for quick mornings!

How is Sunday Mother’s Day? How is it MAY already?

I’m always on the hunt for easy breakfast ideas. Jordan is tired of cereal and she always wants pancakes but…I hate making pancakes in the morning. All that flipping makes me irritable. It just takes so loooooong and all I want to do is drink coffee and check Facebook.

I think I need to teach Jordan how to flip pancakes. But then my kitchen would be even messier so maybe…not.

Instead I’ll bake pancakes instead. It’s way easier and just as good.

Blueberry Banana Baked Pancake - easy to make and great for quick mornings!

This would also be a great Mother’s Day breakfast. Jordan always wants to make me breakfast in bed and Mel usually looks at me like a deer in headlights whenever she says that. I can almost feel his anxiety.

This baked pancake is easy enough for dads kids to do. Just a bowl, a measuring cup, one pan, and an oven. You can even make it the day before and just leave instructions on how to reheat it:


Slice. Place on a plate. Heat for 30 seconds not 30 minutes. Add 1/8 of the amount of syrup you would use. You know how many vegetables you like on your dinner plate? That’s how much syrup I want.

Feel free to bring to me in bed, but it better be light out. Rather, it better be after 7am.

Love you,


Blueberry Banana Baked Pancake - easy to make and great for quick mornings!

A few notes about the recipe:

I like to mix banana with the milk for my pancake recipes. I mash the banana, then add enough milk to make 1 2/3 cup. You can just use  1 2/3 cup of milk, but the banana adds a little extra sweetness and some vitamins to the pancakes.

I used frozen mini blueberries in this recipe. Jordan won’t eat anything with big blueberries in it (read: normal sized ones) so I find mini ones frozen at Whole Foods. That’s the only place I’ve ever found them. Feel free to substitute regular frozen or fresh blueberries to this recipe. Even canned and drained would probably work.

After baking for about 30 minutes, the sides are golden but the top stays light colored. The result? A fluffy, soft, and sweet baked pancake! Serve it warm, or let it cool then slice and store in sandwich bags. Store leftovers in the freezer for quick school mornings!

I’d probably eat this without syrup, but if you have a cute syrup dispenser, totally serve it up to Mom with it. (Mine came from CB2.)

Baked Pancakes are the perfect any day Mother’s Day breakfast!

Blueberry Banana Baked Pancake - easy to make and great for quick mornings!


Banana Blueberry Baked Pancake

Yield: 8-10 servings

Blueberry pancakes - baked! Way easier to make, and with some added secret banana flavor.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium banana, mashed plus enough nonfat milk to make 1 2/3 cup (see instructions)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup blueberries (I used frozen mini blueberries, you may want to use more if you’re using normal sized berries (see note))


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13” baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place a banana in a large measuring cup and mash it with a fork. Add milk, a little bit at a time, stirring it into the banana, until the level in the measuring cup is 1 2/3 cup total (milk and banana). Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, and oil. (I like to use a 4 cup measuring cup and just whisk it all in there, but you can use a bowl if your measuring cup isn’t big enough to hold all the liquid.)
  4. Pour milk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Stir in blueberries and pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until it starts to get slightly golden around the edges and is no longer wet-looking in the center. It won’t get very brown on top. Cool slightly before serving with syrup.
  6. Eat warm, or slice and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or place in ziploc baggies and freeze for up to 1 month. Great for reheating in the microwave for fast breakfasts!


My daughter only likes mini blueberries. I find them frozen at Whole Foods. You can use regular frozen blueberries or fresh, and you may want to use more of them if you’re using the bigger size so they distribute more throughout the pancake.

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51 Responses to “Banana Blueberry Baked Pancake”

  1. Mir posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:08 am (#)

    Oh my goodness. You don’t have to flip pancakes?! I had no idea this was even possible! You have changed my life!
    And I love the banana sneaked into that batter. Gonna try this with every filling imaginable. Chocolate chip pancakes, here I come!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 8th, 2014 at 6:35 am

      Yes! I can’t wait to do other flavors!


  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:08 am (#)

    Love that it’s baked and that you don’t have to sit around and babysit it on the stove! So pretty & pinned! And guess what I have next week…a recipe for blueberry pancakes. We couldn’t do this if we tried :)


  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:21 am (#)

    I totally laughed at your reheating instructions! The veggie thing killed me! I have NEVER thought of a baked pancake – but I also hate flipping and waiting around too. This is GENIUS Dorothy! Pinned!


  4. Chloe @ foodlikecake posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:39 am (#)

    These look so good! Pinned!


  5. Medeja posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:42 am (#)

    This is just amazing thing for breakfast.. and with blueberries! Looks yummy!


  6. Tieghan posted on May 8, 2014 at 5:37 am (#)

    I just made baked pancake similar to this, but I am dying over your blueberry version. YUM!


  7. Mary posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:34 am (#)

    A baked pancake, genius! I hate waiting to flip, too. Pinned!


  8. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron posted on May 8, 2014 at 7:09 am (#)

    Okay this is seriously the most exciting idea ever! I am the WORST pancake maker ever – I always flip them poorly and they end up super ugly or under cooked or burned. Now I can just make them casserole version. Totally trying this soon! This is amazing!


  9. Samina | The Cupcake Confession posted on May 8, 2014 at 7:21 am (#)

    I CANNOT believe that from this post on my mornings are going to be so much easier! Who DOES NOT like pancakes for breakfast! But who ENJOYS flipping them and waiting for them to cook???? Probably NO ONE and you’ve solved a major dilemma! :) Loveeeeeeeeeee this baked version and those delicious blueberries peeking from within. <3


  10. Matt Robinson posted on May 8, 2014 at 7:22 am (#)

    Coolest pancake idea ever, Dorothy! I hope your kids make these for you. Mine too!


  11. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures posted on May 8, 2014 at 7:41 am (#)

    This is such a great idea! Especially if you are making pancakes for a crowd!


  12. sheila @ Sweet Baked Life posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:00 am (#)

    Dorothy — what an ingenious idea! I hear you about the “flipping” pancakes, I usually opt for waffles! But this sounds amazing! :)


  13. Giselle posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 am (#)

    Such a smart idea! I love the idea of not having to stand near the stove and losing family time :)


  14. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice posted on May 8, 2014 at 9:39 am (#)

    Wow! That’s all I have to say. But seriously, these look like the best baked pancakes! I’ve seen other recipes similar to this, but this one definitely takes the panCAKE! Delicious, and pinned!


  15. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted on May 8, 2014 at 9:41 am (#)

    I love this idea! I’ve never seen pancakes done this way but it’s genius AND perfect for Mother’s Day :)


  16. Mary Frances posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:24 am (#)

    This is so smart! Why have I never tried this? Now we can have family pancake meals without one person left alone in the kitchen the whole time 😉 The blueberry and banana are not only delicious, but they look so pretty together!


  17. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:10 am (#)

    Um, genius!! I hate the flipping too! BEST IDEA EVER! Kind of like baked bacon – like changer.


  18. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:26 am (#)

    Baked pancakes? Sounds like to perfect way to put a rush on those pancake orders! Or the perfect way to have every one eating at the same time!!


  19. Danelle posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:03 pm (#)

    I love this! I hate flipping pancakes too. I always end up standing around flipping pancakes while everyone else is eating. Definitely going to be giving this a try!


  20. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on May 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm (#)

    LOVE this idea Dorothy! Oh the possibilities!


  21. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking posted on May 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm (#)

    Say what?!! I have never in my life seen a baked pancake, and I cannot think why ever not? What an amazing idea!!! Flipping pancakes is a pain and by the time you are {finally} done, the first ones are cold. Total morning kill right there.

    I am also a huge fan of how you slip the banana in there. Genius points all around.


  22. Mom posted on May 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm (#)

    Like everyone else, I think it’s a great idea. I never would have thought about baking pancakes!!!


  23. Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) posted on May 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm (#)

    I didn’t know that you could find mini frozen blueberries…my kids don’t really care for real blueberries…it drives me crazy! I’d love to give these a try with them! Baked pancakes sound awesome! Your blog continues to blow me away!


  24. Crystal posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm (#)

    What a great recipe!! I can’t believe you can bake pancakes. It looks delicious! Might have to make these this weekend :) Thanks for the awesome recipe!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 9th, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Thank you! Enjoy if you make them!! :)


  25. Heather @ The Soulful Spoon posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm (#)

    Good golly, these look good:) YUM! Thank you for sharing! I’m going to make these for my mom this week!:)


  26. tahnycooks posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:49 pm (#)

    I will handing this super easy and delicious recipe to my husband this Sunday!


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  28. Kelly - Life made Sweeter posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:25 am (#)

    Okay, this is like the best idea ever Dorothy :) Love that I don’t have to flip a gazillion pancakes – pinning this amazing recipe!


  29. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:22 am (#)

    A baked pancake?! Genius! I’ve got to try this some morning.


  30. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:07 am (#)

    Flipping pancakes is one of those cooking chores that I loathe. I’m sure my family would love to have more BFDs (breakfasts for dinner) but I just can’t stand the flipping of the pancakes! Love this idea :) Pinned!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 9th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much for the pin my friend!


  31. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on May 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm (#)

    I always make my husband make pancakes when we have them, because I really don’t like flipping them! I need this recipe! I hope you have a great Mother’s Day! Thanks for mentioning my pancake muffins!


  32. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm (#)

    Dorothy, that would be the cutest note ever to your kid! Especially the part about the vegetables… Priceless! I bet even Mel could handle this, or at least bring you coffee in bed for Mother’s Day. Compromises, right? 😉 I’ve actually seen frozen wild blueberries (the tiny ones) at Safeway by the O Organics brand. They’re actually my favorite, and I always keep a bag in the freezer! Awesome tip about the banana too — my mom would love that!


  33. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:51 pm (#)

    I totally want to wake up to this on Mother’s Day! I think my husband can handle making this!


  34. dina posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm (#)

    i want to make baked pancakes. this looks great!


  35. Julia | posted on May 9, 2014 at 8:41 pm (#)

    What a great idea – to bake pancakes! Maybe, I am behind the times, but I’ve never seen this method before. Love it! Looks so light and fluffy, too!


  36. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:17 am (#)

    A baked pancake – love it!! What a great idea and that also means the pancakes are ready all at once without having to stand over the stove flipping them while brunch has already started 😉 Double plus! These look delicious Dorothy! Pinned 😀


  37. Joshua Hampton posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:49 am (#)

    My mind is blown by the idea of not having to flip pancakes ever. This baked pancake is amazing. Thanks for this.


  38. Valentine posted on May 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm (#)

    I made these for my mom! I do NOT know my way around the kitchen to save my life, but this recipe appealed to me. This recipe was super easy but unfortunately the taste was so-so. The trouble is that I didn’t have a banana and used all milk. I think the banana would have brought out more sweetness. I will definitely try again!! For the record everyone did like the baked pancakes–they just weren’t what I expected. I also made the rookie mistake of substitions: more milk for the banana, some stevia in place of some of the sugar, and fresh blackberries and strawberries instead of blueberries.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 12th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      It’s definitely it’s own texture – like a cross between a cake and a pancake. And yes, you can totally use all milk, but the sweetness from the banana would be missed, surely. (Or just pour on more syrup, ha!) Thanks for letting me know!


  39. Kristyn posted on May 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm (#)

    These look fab, Dorothy!!


  40. Kindra S. posted on May 26, 2014 at 7:22 am (#)

    Just made this for breakfast. So yummy! Great recipe. I will definitely make this again. I used frozen cut up peaches instead of blueberries. Also added some cinnamon to the batter and sprinkled cinnamon/sugar mix on top. So delicious and my 4-yr-old daughter even asked for seconds! I am going to try this in the fall with pumpkin instead of banana and maybe add some nuts. I love that I can cook it in the oven while cleaning up my dirty dishes. Again, great recipe!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 26th, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Oooh pumpkin. I might have to steal that idea!! :) Thanks so much and I’m glad you liked it!!


  41. PatriceK posted on June 21, 2014 at 8:50 am (#)

    I’m late in the game but these are … EASY and YUMMY! My husband and I loved them but our daughter thought they were too banana-y. Any advice?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 21st, 2014 at 9:13 am

      You can reduce the amount of banana and replace it with milk. I haven’t done it with this recipe, but with my normal pancakes you want the total liquid to be a certain amount, and I just replace some of that with banana. Reduce the banana or omit, and just use a total 1 2/3 cup milk or banana/milk mixture. Again, I haven’t tried that with this recipe, but I’m fairly positive it would be fine!


  42. Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents posted on December 16, 2014 at 6:49 am (#)

    We love baked pancakes! This was a fabulous version – I love blueberries in/on pancakes. :-) I used white wheat flour and coconut oil. Delish!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on December 16th, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Great to know! I’ll have to try it with coconut oil, I love that stuff!


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