While most pancakes are cooked on the stove top, there’s an entire branch of the flapjack family that achieves puffy greatness in the oven. The big advantage of these creations is that they’re perfect for parties, cooking while you mix up a batch of mimosas for your guests. We’ve rounded up a list of the top-rated baked pancakes for your weekend brunching. Enjoy!
Dutch Babies and Beyond
The most beloved baked pancake is actually more of a popover with a custard-y center. A cast iron skillet is essential for the golden, slightly crisp edges that makes these babies and their similar cousins so crave-able. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice for a brilliant start to the day.
Make Them Fruit-tastic
Baked pancakes — like their griddled counterparts — make incredible blank canvases, and nothing elevates these puffy masterpieces like the addition of fruit. Whether it’s apples, berries, even bananas, fruit’s natural sweet notes bring a whole lot to the brunch party.
Watch this short video on how to make those awesome Dutch Babies from Chef John: