Oven-Baked Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes are always popular at breakfast time, for everyone but the cook. After all, It can be pretty labor-intensive to stand in front of a hot stove cooking them one at a time. While developer Jessica Morone says of this recipe, "You could take this batter and make pancakes on the stove, but I always find that time-consuming and they never come out as pretty and uniform as I would like." If you bake the batter instead, she says you'll wind up with "a thick, fluffy, and delicious blueberry pancake that cooks almost effortlessly in the oven."

Although this is a recipe for blueberry pancakes, you can use it as a template to make any kind of oven pancakes you like. As Morone says, "It is very versatile," so it could work with sliced bananas, strawberries, nuts, chocolate chips, or even something unexpected pancake ingredients like bacon. It can also stand very well on its own as a plain pancake.

Assemble the ingredients for the oven-baked blueberry pancakes

You just need pretty standard pancake ingredients for the pancake itself: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk, and an egg. To flavor it, you'll be stirring in some blueberries, plus a little bit of lemon juice and zest to complement the blueberries.

Morone favors whole milk for the batter, saying it "just adds a more rich flavor to baked goods," but allows that lower-fat milk or even plant milk can be used if that's what you have on hand.

Preheat the pan

While this pancake is baked in an oven, you'll still be using a frying pan or skillet, but it must be oven-proof — Morone likes a cast-iron skillet and uses a 10-inch one. If you don't have the right size skillet or one that is oven-proof, a 10-inch round baking pan could work, too.

Take your pan and put it in the oven, then turn the oven to 375 F. The pan will heat up as the oven does, which will help your pancake bake faster.

Make the pancake batter

Mix up your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt), then melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Let it cool down just a bit before combining it with the milk, egg, and lemon juice. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones and stir until the batter is fairly smooth — a few small lumps are okay, since these are typical for pancake batter. Finish off the batter by stirring in the blueberries and lemon zest.

Bake the pancake

If the oven has reached the proper temperature, take the pan out and drop in that last piece of butter. Swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan, then pour in the batter. Put the pan back in the oven and bake it for 20 to 25 minutes until it appears golden brown. If you want to make sure it's not still raw inside, Morone suggests that you could stick a toothpick into the center after 20 minutes, but she says of the pancake, "Because this is baked rather than cooked on the stove, it bakes very evenly" so she feels that the inside should be done by the time the outside appears cooked.

Cut the pancake into pieces to make individual portions. You can sprinkle it with powdered sugar if you wish, or else go with a more standard pancake combo of butter and syrup. Jam or honey would be good, too, or you could also dress the pancakes up with whipped cream and fresh berries.

Oven-Baked Blueberry Pancakes Recipe
5 from 30 ratings
Skip the extra work of making pancakes on the stove with this nearly effortless oven-baked blueberry pancakes recipe that only takes 30 minutes to prepare.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
25
minutes
Servings
4
Servings
blueberry pancake on plate
Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick or ¼ cup) unsalted butter, divided
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup blueberries
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Place a 10-inch oven-proof skillet in the oven while it heats up.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter, then let it cool slightly.
  5. Combine the melted butter, with the milk, egg, and lemon juice.
  6. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until the batter is mostly smooth.
  7. Stir the lemon zest and blueberries into the batter.
  8. Melt the remaining butter in the preheated skillet, swirling until the bottom of the pan is coated.
  9. Pour the batter into the skillet.
  10. Bake the pancake for 20 to 25 minutes until it appears golden.
  11. Top the pancake with powdered sugar, butter, and/or maple syrup, if desired.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 332
Total Fat 14.6 g
Saturated Fat 8.6 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 81.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 44.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Total Sugars 18.7 g
Sodium 365.7 mg
Protein 6.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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