2.13.2010

Valentine pancake squares

Since Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year I thought these pancakes would be a perfect breakfast for my sweet little family. Of course, I had to make them a day early to get them on here in time. That's alright, I'll just have to figure out some other Valentine-y treat for tomorrow.

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I'm so addicted to pancake squares. They are so much faster to prepare than regular pancakes.

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The strawberry slices on top are supposed to look like hearts but they sank just a bit.

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These would be great with either maple or strawberry syrup.

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Valentine Pancake Squares
by theUngourmet

2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp melted butter, cooled to room temperature
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
sliced fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9 baking pan.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, buttermilk and vanilla.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir to combine.

Pour into prepared baking pan. Carefully place strawberry slices on top of batter. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting. Serve with your choice of syrup.

Have a lovely Valentine's Day!! ;)



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51 comments:

Cathy said...

Pancake squares...a great idea, Kim. This is so much easier than trying to make pancakes the old way. What a timesaver and everybody has a hot cake at the same time. Very smart.

Angie's Recipes said...

Another great idea of making pancakes quicker and prettier!

Joanne said...

You are the most adorable mom ever! I love these - they are too cute. And look absolutely delicious.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

So cute! The berries look like hearts, perfect for Valentine's Day.

Janice said...

These look lovely and light.

Jenn said...

Perfect breakfast treats. I just realized that the strawberries cut lengthwise do look like hearts. hahaha... That had never occured to me.

Susan said...

Very clever idea. Looks great.

teresa said...

these are awesome, i love the idea of baking them, i would never think of that! happy valentine's day!

Viva La Fashion said...

those looks so yummy! and i love the strawberry that is supposed to look like a heart. so cute. happy valentines day!

Bellini Valli said...

I think I saw pancake sqyares on TU before and still think it is a fantastic idea!!!!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Happy Valentine's Day! These pancake squares are beautiful!

Connie Weiss said...

We're having a holiday breakfast tomorrow with pancakes! Great minds think alike....

Dustjacket Attic said...

What a really great idea!

Happy Valentines,
xxx

TKW said...

That is soooooo sweet. :) I am filing this away, because I know that tomorrow I am getting breakfast in bed (fruit salad and whole-grain toast--the 4-year-old spilled the whole lot of goods this afternoon, enraging my 8 year-old) but I know they will love this.

Megan said...

I've never heard of pancake squares before. Looks like a great idea. Pancakes can be so time-consuming sometimes.

Michelle said...

Never in my life have I heard of baked pancake squares, but it sure sounds like a great idea! The strawberries sure looked like hearts to me. Cute Valentine's Day breakfast!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I love these! So much easier than making pancakes - especially if you have a lot to make.

The Cookie Girl said...

Very Nice! Love the idea of baking them.
Yay! I think my comment is going through.

QIS said...

Happy Valentine's Day! These pancake squares look lovely.

Katy said...

Kim, pancake squares has to be one of the very best ideas I have ever seen. I cannot being to tell you how MUCH I LOVE this idea. Oh my gosh, soooo clever and convenient, with a world of possibilities. When I think of the number of pancakes I've mooshed up and the standing over the stove making the last of the batch while Ole Sweetie-Pi has already eaten his and is done, well, this solves a lot of my angst. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

doggybloggy said...

Happy VD (that always cracks me up - I guess I am 12 forever) this is a TRUE pan - cake

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Awwwwwe, I'd eat those in a HEARTbeat! ha ha Pancakes in a pan - I just love that idea! Have a happy V-day yourself, girl ~ ♥♥

Mary said...

Kim, I've never seen these before. What a great idea. I'm thinking of breakfasts when the clan gathers in the summer. These would be perfect. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chow and Chatter said...

oh adorable love the strawberry hearts so cute

Happy Valentines

love Rebecca

Susan said...

Happy Valentines Day to you also!!!

Thank You for recipe!!!

Go to my blog and you'll see the Valentines Angel I have posted!!!

Susan

cookbookapprentice said...

OK, these look seriously fantastic! I'm going to the store right now to buy strawberries. Pancake squares! I love it!

noble pig said...

So adorable!!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

SO cute!! and creative. As usual you are staying on top of your game :) Happy Valentines Day Kim!! xx

A Year on the Grill said...

Too Cute, saving this idea, and i wish you a great V-D

Heidi said...

Looks yummy! I've never put fruit in my pancake squares. Great idea!

Christy said...

pancake squares are genius! they look so festive with the strawberries too!
happy valentine's day...popping by from sits!

BarbaraJean said...

What a neat idea. I noticed the "hearts" immediately. Happy Valentine's Day!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd never heard of pancake squares. Awesome!

Sophie said...

Waw,..what a grand idea!! Lovely too!

I just gave you an AWARD, dear friend!

Come over & pick it up!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Awesome! I love how the strawberries look like little hearts in the pancake squares :)

Claudia said...

The strawberries definitely loook like little hearts - saw that right away. Never made pancake squares - like the ease of them - and you don't need to wait for a special day to show your heart!

Claudia said...

The strawberries definitely loook like little hearts - saw that right away. Never made pancake squares - like the ease of them - and you don't need to wait for a special day to show your heart!

jenjen said...

How cute! I was wondering how you make pancake squares - lol. My in-laws always make "dutch babies" for holidays which you probably know are baked in a pan too. I love the strawberries on top.

Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day Kim!

XOXO
Jen

Velva said...

What a great idea! I never thought of pancake squares. That's perfect.

Happy belated Valentine's Day to you and your family.

Liz said...

What an imagination you have and they look yummy. I am glad I stop by

Juliana said...

Love the square pancakes...and the strawberries on top are just so creative...very nice!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh wow...I love the idea of pancake squares! This does make life easier!

Randi Troxell said...

oh.. these just look crazy cute!!!

Krista said...

These are SO cute! And I love that you don't have to stand over the griddle flippin' cakes all morning. : )

Allyson said...

How interesting! I've never thought to do pancakes in any shape other than round! I actually let my hubs take me out for brunch at our favorite local place (run by a good friend). But next week it's back to cooking for me, so I'll give these a go..but still waiting on strawberries to drop in price. ;( Hope you had a rockinsweet Valentine's Day!

koralee said...

What a perfect idea...love this today...you inspire sweet friend. xoxo

Danielle said...

Ive never heard of pancake squares! what are cute idea. sunken strawberries or not, I bet they were yummy and love by all

Emily said...

Oh, those are cute, and such a clever idea. Maybe next year I can make my husband breakfast in bed for Valentine's!

mangocheeks said...

They look delicious. And the berries look like little hearts. Stunning.

I always forget what you call pancakes in the UK we can flapjacks.

kallay said...

Ooo!!! Love this idea! You're such a good mommy.

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