Monster Pancake: A Saturday Morning Favorite 

Most Saturdays when I asked my kids what they want for breakfast they usually respond enthusiastically with “monster pancake!” Even better is after I make it Adelaide usually says “Mom, you’re the best pancake maker ever!”
This recipe is super easy to make, quick to clean up and refrigerates nicely if there are any leftovers.  Win win win.

Thanks to Heidi (one of my roommates in my single-and-fancy-free days) for the recipe!


Ingredients :

5 eggs

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 tbsp sugar

1/8 tsp salt

3 tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Melt butter in 9×13 pan. I usually do this in the oven as it preheats but you can melt the butter the microwave and pour it in the pan.

Blend the eggs for 4 minutes in a blender.  Add the flour, milk, sugar, salt and blend again for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan with the melted butter already in it.

Bake the pancake for 15 minutes and watch it grow as it bakes. It will be big when it comes out of the oven and deflates as it cools.

Slice and serve warm with powdered sugar  (my family’s favorite ), fresh fruit or preserves.

Hootenanny – German Pancakes

If awesomeness were measured by pages I think 540 PAGES in the Borg Family Cookbook is a close indication of how awesome my family is. What else is awesome? The Hootenanny German Pancake on page 70 and my cousin Kelli Rivera’s description of the breakfast delight.

“Once upon a time Mr. Pancake saw Mrs. French Toast, they fell in love and had a child. It was named Hootenanny – or was that how they made the child? Regardless, this is the beautiful combination of pancakes and French toast in one wonderfully simple and quick dish. My kids love to watch it bake because it bubbles up in crazy forms. I forgot to mention it is delicious!”

1/2 cup butter, melted (I use less)

My kids love how the Hootenanny German Pancake rises up all crazy.

My kids love how the Hootenanny German Pancake rises up all crazy.

6 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Pour the melted butter in a 9×13 baking .
  3. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg until frothy.
  4. Whisk in the flour until well combined.
  5. Pour over the melted butter in the baking dish. Do not stir.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the center is set and the edges arebrowned.
  7. Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar and fruit.