Is it okay to consider this a recipe if you use a box mix as part of the ingredients? I vote yes. Personally, while I could make my own pancake mix, Krusteaz does a great job so why put myself through that? I used to consider myself a morning person because I was physically capable of waking up at my husband’s crazy work hours of 4:30 am. Now, two kids later, I am aware that I am not a morning person. At all. I don’t really feel functional until about 9:30, but hey, you want to take a spin class at 8 or 9 PM, I’m your girl! (Looking at you, Echelon Instructors!)
Anyways, I’m also not a breakfast person. I’m not a fan of oatmeal, cereal, or eggs overly much. Donuts are great, and bagels, but unfortunately, not an everyday thing. Sheet pan pancakes are a great option for anyone, but especially those of us who aren’t morning people, or breakfast people.
These were so simple, I made them by 8 am one day when my oldest woke up ungodly early. They were done before I had to feed him and even better, breakfast was done for the week.
There are dozens of recipes out there if you are looking to make batter from scratch. If you’ve got mix sitting around and don’t want to deal with flipping or doing much more than adding water, this one is for you.
When I make these, I use Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix. My mother-in-law introduced me to this brand a few years ago and we really like it, however any brand will work (except Kodiak, I’m sure the ratios are different and it likely wouldn’t rise the same way).
Simple instructions here. Preheat oven to 425. Place 5 cups of pancake mix in a large bowl. Add in 3 1/2 cups of water and stir until combine. You want to blend in the dry batter, but don’t worry about getting all of the lumps out. Just make sure there’s no dry mix on the bottom.
Pour batter in to a prepared baking dish with high sides. Ours measures 12×18 and it came up at a perfect height. Once you’ve poured in the batter give it a little shimmy to level it out. Sprinkle on frozen berries and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven once lightly browned around the edges. Let sit 5-10 minutes before cutting.
This makes a ton of left overs and reheats really well in the microwave (about 20 seconds). Serve with a little drizzle of maple syrup and be happy because there much less clean up than standard pancakes.
Simple Sheet Pan Pancakes
- 5 cups of Krusteaz pancake mix (or other brand)
- 3 1/2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (or berries type of your choice)
- maple syrup (ours is from Woodbury Sugar Shed)
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Place 5 cups of pancake mix in a large bowl. Add 3 1/2 cups of water. Stir until just mixed. A few lumps are okay, but make sure there is no dry mix on the bottom.
- Prepare an extra large cake pan with tall sides (12×18) with cooking spray. Pour batter into the pan and give a little shake to level out the batter.
- Sprinkle about 1 1/2 cups of frozen berries across the surface, evenly dispersed.
- Place in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until lightly brown around the edges and middle is cooked through.
- Wait for about 5-10 minutes before serving. We cut this into 6 rows of 3 pieces. Serve with a drizzle of syrup on top.