7.07.2011

The Thrifted Kitchen {Oven-Baked Pancakes}


Good afternoon all! How about a little breakfast for dinner tonight?? I poached this recipe from a cookbook I thrifted a couple weekends ago called The Electric Vegetarian: Natural Cooking the Food Processor Way, published in 1980. You can probably guess by the headline what your main tool will be and, I must say, it's an interesting theory.

As I scanned the book's pages, I didn't really make it past the breakfast foods section because I was so intrigued by the idea of baking pancakes! I've never done it before, but they turned out fairly well. The whole wheat flour made them a bit dense, but you can curb that a bit by making sure not to overmix the batter (which is what I think I did).

I made the first one per the recipe (in a round cake pan) and stuffed it with strawberries and rolled it up to make it crepe-like. For the next batch, I poured the batter into my whoopie pie pan to make tiny pancakes! I topped those with some raspberries and, if you have time, I would make a fruit syrup instead of using maple.



Oven-Baked Pancakes
Yields two 9-inch cakes or 12 whoopie pie-sized

4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup whole wheat flour, measured scoop and level
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
juice of 1/2 lemon
Powdered sugar
Cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place 2 tablespoons butter in each of two 9-inch round cake pans and heat briefly in the oven. Spread melted butter evenly over the bottom of the pans and set aside. When the oven has reached 425 degrees, prepare batter.

Add flour, eggs, milk and nutmeg to bowl of food processor. Combine with 3 to 4 pulses. Do not overprocess. Immediately pour batter into the center of the prepared pans and bake 10-15 minutes. The tender pancakes will puff and become golden brown. Carefully remove them with a pancake turner to a serving dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice; dust lightly with powdered sugar and cut into wedges to serve.


{Images by me}

4 comments:

  1. Yuuum! I seriously need to try these recipes ASAP, they sounds simple enough for my limited cooking skills.

    Your photos and editing for these posts are beautiful, too. Did I already mention that? :)

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  2. You have! But I never get tired of hearing it! Becoming online friends with you has increased my self-esteem, big time! :)

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