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Jun 17, 2013

Hootenanny (Oven Pancake): Simple Breakfast

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We started volunteering at a local, mostly-no-kill shelter. Yesterday we had the chance to play with kitties and kittens after we cleaned up their kennels and rooms. It smelled at the start, but it could've been much worse. Since we can't have a cat at home, this is the next best thing. We did have one escapee who just wanted someone to hold her and snuggle. So cute! ^.^ We get trained how to work with the dogs today! It should be a fun experience. :)

I looked at how long it has been since I blogged and well, it seems about the usual sort of deal. Life gets in the way sometimes. I give a lot of kudos to people who blog every day. It can be almost like a job sometimes, because you really don't feel like writing some days. Maybe that is just my problem, but I hope others have experienced that as well. No matter how much I love food, I cannot always bring myself to type up a post and fix the photos. Maybe it is me being lazy, but perhaps it is one of those strange "Writer's Block" moments...

Anywho... I have noticed a trend in my last three posts... they all involve muffin tins! Don't believe me? Go ahead and look! I didn't really notice till I scrolled through and that similarity appeared. You will be happy to note that today's recipe doesn't involve a muffin tin. In case you thought you'd get ahead and prep your muffin tin, I am sorry, because you now need to put it away.

Today's recipe is best described as a mesh between a pancake and french toast. It is awesome with syrup, powdered sugar, or cinnamon on top of it. This recipe was a meh in our family, but I absolutely loved it. I didn't have to stand at a pan and flip a bunch of pancakes! Yea! Instead, I mixed the ingredients, dumped it in a pan, and baked it! My only complaint was that the amount of butter made this oven pancake a bit too greasy for me. I will try this again with half the butter and see what happens. I encourage you all to try it out and see if this simple recipe will pass the family taste test for you!

Hootenanny aka Oven Pancake (Food.com)


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (I will cut this in half next time)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, optional
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, optional
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C).
  2. Place the 1/2 cup of butter into a 9 x 13 pan. Pop the pan into the heating-up oven. 
  3. Beat the eggs, milk, and salt together until frothy. 
  4. Add your flour to the egg/milk/salt mixture and beat until well mixed. 
  5. Take your pan out of the oven and pour the mix over the melted butter. 
  6. Put the pan back into the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar, berries, or any other topping of choice. Enjoy!

We served this with scrambled eggs, sausage links, and lots of oranges. We had mandarin oranges (from a can), fresh Ugli Fruit, and fresh Blood Oranges. It made a delicious breakfast! 

Have you heard of Hootenanny before? I sure hadn't! 

Love it? Hate it? Want to make it? Let me know what you think with a comment below!

As always...

Bon app├ętit!

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