This Sheet Pan Pancake Hack Changes Everything

Pancake lovers, rejoice! You no longer need to spend your mornings at the stove flipping pancakes one-by-one, feverishly stashing the cooked ones in a warm oven, praying they don't lose all their fluffiness before your family makes it to the table to eat. Oh, the stress. The idea of a pancake breakfast is always a good one in theory (a thought usually conjured up from the comfort of your warm bed, when anything seems doable). But in practice, pancakes are really kind of a hassle.

Until now! There's a hack for that and it comes from the most reliable of sources: Nadiya Hussain, winner of The Great British Bake-Off and host of her own cooking show, Nadiya's Time to Eat on Netflix (via Insider). On the show, Hussain embraces short cuts in the kitchen and promises to share all of her "cheeky, time-smart hacks" with us. Here, she uses a sheet pan to make peanut butter and jelly pancakes for a crowd that can be conveniently baked like a cake, sliced into squares, and served up in under 30 minutes. Let's not talk about traditional pancakes ever again, okay? This is breakfast from now on.

Sheet pan pancakes are simple to make

If you hear "sheet pan pancakes" and envision some thin, flat, boring piece of cake, topped with runny syrup, think again. Hussain's traybake pancakes are marbled with swirls of oozy peanut butter and jelly and they stand up tall, fluffy, and golden — even better-looking than traditional skillet-cooked pancakes, if you ask us. Hussain garnishes her sheet pan pancakes with icing and sugar (via BBC Food).

To make these sheet pan pancakes, combine 9 ounces of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ a teaspoon of salt, and 3 tablespoons of caster sugar (granulated sugar can be swapped for this easily according to Sweetest Menu) in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add 6 ounces of milk, two eggs, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Whisk everything to combine and pour it into a greased 7 x 9-inch pan. Swirl in 3 tablespoons each of peanut butter and jelly that you've warmed up a bit in the microwave first. Slide the pan into the oven to bake at 350 degrees (Hussain's temperatures are noted in Celsius but The Guardian has a handy conversion guide). 

Next, you can do whatever the heck you want because the 10 to 15 minutes of cook time are hands-off. When's the last time you had down time during pancake prep? Once the pancake is cooked through, all that's left is to slice and serve it and you've officially conquered breakfast.