Christmas-Filled Sheet Tray Pancakes

Here we are, with the first Christmas-inspired recipe of the season! This one is actually an updated version of the first-ever recipe I posted; Sheet Tray Pancakes but with a much better pancake batter. I decided to make this separate post and just update the original recipe with a better and easier to follow method, but they’re pretty much the same (It’s just the original recipe was posted in July so I couldn’t really call that one a Christmas recipe, haha!). 

Anyway, enough talk about recipe updates, let’s talk about these pancakes! I used my recipe for thick and fluffy pancakes but just baked them in the oven instead, and to make it a bit more festive, I added cinnamon to the batter and used Biscoff spread as my filling in the middle. This recipe is so simple and although I don’t think the thick pancake batter works as well in the oven as it does in the frying pan it’s still tasty and would be really good alongside some fruit/maple syrup/honey on a cosy Christmas breakfast buffet! 

Serves 6 

270g Plain Flour 
2 tsp Baking Powder 
1 tsp Salt 
4 tbsp Caster Sugar 
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
260ml Milk 
2 Eggs, beaten 
4 tbsp Butter, melted 
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 heaped tbsp Biscoff Smooth Spread

Preheat your oven to 200C/ 180 Fan/ Gas Mark 6 then grab a medium bowl and add your flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon then whisk until fully combined. 

Now in a separate small bowl whisk together your milk and eggs until there are no lumps then whisk in your butter and vanilla extract…mine had VERY obvious lumps but they turned out fine anyway. 

Pour the wet mixture into the dry and whisk until you have a thick, smooth batter with no lumps. If your batter isn’t very thick just leave it to stand for 3-4 mins to thicken and you should be good. 

Grease a small brownie/roasting tray and pour half the batter into the tray making sure it's even and reaches all the corners. Bake this in the oven for 7-10 mins until just set still with a little bit of jiggle. 

Once baked take it out the oven and spread over the Biscoff spread before pouring on the rest of the batter and bake for another 7-10 mins until firm and lightly golden. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes then slice into 6 squares and eat!

The nice marbled effect on the top of the pancakes was a complete accident but I love it! I fully didn't expect it to stay through the baking but I think it just adds to the bake and I like it a lot! The bake is a bit heavy and stodgy compared to the thick but light pancakes I made before but as I say, I think with fruit and some kind of syrup it’ll be super tasty, and even without this the biscoff middle is AMAZING, if you wanted to add to the bake I would maybe sieve a little cinnamon over the top once it's cooked but you don’t have to that, these pancakes are very simple and a great starter recipe if you’ve never made pancakes before or wanted something a little different in the way of these sharer sheet-tray pancakes. 
I’m really looking forward to making even more Christmas posts and updating some older ones to make them that little bit better, I hope these posts will give you some Christmas food inspiration throughout the month, and I hope you have time to try some out!  

Only 22 days to go!! 

H x