So I have a confession…. I am a Pinterest addict. I am constantly looking on Pinterest for the next Dyer family meal, that I can use and tweak. The problem is finding something that everyone likes. You see my kiddos are the definition of picky eaters. Seriously, look up “picky eater”, and you will see a picture of Ethan (only noodles will do), Penny (the sauce queen), Piper (fruit goblin), and Elliot (boob milk).
It is a constant battle finding something that everyone agrees on. I’ll be honest, I just want them to eat, so often times I make 5 different things. Yep, you guessed it, mac n cheese is often in that list. Please for the sake of my sanity, tell me I am not the only one who does this. In my house mornings an nights are chaotic as is, so if I can make meal time as smooth as possible, you bet your ass I’m gonna do it.
On the rare occasion I find a recipe that everyone likes, it then becomes a celebrated, (usually with wine), staple in our weekly menus. This particular recipe is AMAZING!! Like seriously, so awesome. 1, it’s super easy and allows me time to deal with the crazy that is the morning, and 2 all of the kids love it. I just mix all the ingredients, pop it in the oven for 25 min, and voila, we have an easy breakfast. Better yet it requires limited dishes; I HATE meals that require lots of dishes.
So here it is folks, my Pinterest inspired Pancake Cake! (Baked pancake)
The delicious ingredients
- 2 cups of flour
- 3 Tsp baking powder
- 3 tbs sugar
- 2 tbs Brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbs melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- vanilla or almond extract, I use s couple capfuls
- a few dashes of cinnamon
- maple syrup
- lots and lots of sprinkles
Pancake Cake (Baked Pancake) Recipe
1. Preheat oven to 350, and butter or grease a 9×13 pan.
2. In a bowl mix together the following; 2 cups flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 3 tbs sugar, 2 tbs brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tbs melted butter, 1 1/2 cups milk, a couple cap fulls of vanilla extract, a few dashes of cinimon
3. Mix all the ingredients up and pour into the baking dish
4. Sprinkle in some colorful sprinkles (kids love that shit)
5. Drizzle a little maple syrup over it
6. Top it with a little sprinkle of extra brown sugar, because why not
7. Place into the oven for around 25-30 minuets
8. Go deal with the screaming baby, the toddler that is emptying the fridge out, and the older kids who are running around like feral children
9. Let cool, then cut into squares, top with maple syrup and enjoy with some coffee and silence…..ok maybe just the coffee part, because life is a HoTMESS.