Sheet-Pan Pancakes – How to quickly feed a big family

Sheet-Pan Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner is a monthly occurrence in our house. Pancakes, omelets, egg bakes and even quiche are family favorites. When this idea for Sheet-Pan Pancakes scrolled onto my Pinterest feed, it was destined to be made. It does not sound exotic or difficult, but really quite simple. Keep reading for all the details on how to make Sheet-Pan Pancakes.

three eggs in pancake batter

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Using a pancake recipe in a different way

Making Sheet-Pan pancakes literally uses the same recipe as Homemade from Scratch Pancakes. The only difference was to bake them on a sheet-pan in the oven and not on a griddle.

Click the link below for my full recipe on how to make pancakes, traditionally on a griddle.

Cost breakdown for this recipe

Most of the ingredients in pancakes are typically pantry staples. Having baking powder and flour on hand can then make this recipe super inexpensive and easy to accomplish. For simplicity, below is a cost breakdown to make one batch of pancakes that produces around ten pancakes on average. When we have Homemade Scratch Pancakes, we always make a triple batch to then have enough.

For this specific recipe, a triple batch made two large sheet-pans worth of pancakes.

Cost of each ingredient:
Flour 1 1/2 cups $0.54
1 Tablespoon Sugar $0.06
1 teaspoon Salt $0.04
3 Tablespoons Butter $0.39
1 teaspoon Vanilla $0.20
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon $0.17
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg $0.15
3 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder $0.54
1 egg $0.41

The total cost to make one single batch of Sheet-Pan Pancakes is $2.50.
So, when we make a triple batch, it costs our family $6.51 for two Sheet-Pans worth of pancakes that are fluffy and homemade from scratch. When the pancakes were cut, we had a total of thirty pancakes that were a little larger than skillet-cooked ones.

These eggs below were bought from my friend Abby’s parents. They raise chickens and then sell their eggs locally. A dozen was $5.00, making each egg cost $0.41. With the chicken shortage we have been going through, finding locally sourced eggs and also helping out a friend’s family, was totally worth the time and money. We will for sure be getting more of these beautifully colored eggs!

On the other hand, if you were to buy a dozen organic eggs at the grocery store, the cost would range between $5.99-$8.99 in my area.

farm-fresh eggs

Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp butter

all the ingredients for Sheet-pan pancakes on countertop

Directions

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Secondly, in a large bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Nutmeg really brings an amazing flavor to pancakes; if you have never tried it but remember just a dash will do.

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and then mix well with a whisk.

When using farm-fresh eggs, to make sure they are still good, dunk them in a bowl of water. Good eggs will float. Then, wash the eggs before cracking them.

4. In a microwavable safe measuring cup, melt the 3 Tablespoons butter, and then let it sit to cool before adding to the batter. Do not add warm butter with the eggs as it can cause the eggs to cook before you want them to.

5. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and then set aside and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray

6. Spread the pancake batter onto the prepared baking sheet and then spread it out in an even layer with a spatula.

pancake batter in baking sheet

7. Place the sheet into the preheated oven and bake until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

fully baked sheet-pan pancakes cooling on stovetop

8. Finally, cut the Sheet-Pan Pancakes and serve with dinner and enjoy!
~Monica

Sheet-Pan Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients for Sheet-Pan Pancakes

1 1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp butter

Directions for Sheet-Pan Pancakes

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Secondly, in a large bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
3. Thirdly, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well with a whisk.
4. In a microwavable safe measuring cup, melt the 3 Tablespoons butter, and then let it sit to cool before adding to the batter. Do not add warm butter with the eggs as it can cause the eggs to cook before you want them to.
5. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and then set aside and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Spread the pancake batter onto the prepared baking sheet and then spread it out in an even layer with a spatula.
7. Place the sheet into the preheated oven and bake until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
8. Finally, cut the Sheet-Pan Pancakes and serve with dinner and enjoy!
~Monica

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I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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