Panakuken-Oven Pancake for Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner

At our table for the holidays, birthdays or any day of the week is Oven Pancake.   This is easy and a great way to get your family involved in making a meal for you.  Make Panakuken for Breakfast, brunch or dinner and it will be sure to be a family favorite.

Panakuken is a Scandinavian oven pancake.  With my Finnish background, it is usually called Panu Kaku at my house. The Swedish word for it is Panakuken. I will be using both words interchangably.   

This pancake is simply made up of flour, butter, milk, sugar, and eggs and is baked in the oven until puffy.  The ingredients are most common in everyone’s house and are quite low in cost, which makes this one of the most low budget meals you can make.  

oven Pancake

When it is removed from the oven it is cut into serving sizes and can be topped with yogurt and berries.  Maple syrup is another way to top the pancake. In our house, our favorite way to eat it is for dinner or brunch and topped with strawberry yogurt, sliced bananas, strawberries/raspberries fresh or frozen.

This is my son’s favorite food since first grade.  He has requested it for his birthday meal for many years.  We usually serve it with some sausage links to complete it as a meal. 

Teach your kids to make this recipe and it can be their go-to easy recipe when you want them to make a meal for you or help you with a meal.

a Meal

Panu Kaku Recipe – serves 4

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • ¼ cup butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place ¼ cup butter on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. (I like my cast iron pan)  and melt for 5 minutes in the oven. Spread around in the pan.  

Mix milk and eggs and add dry ingredients and beat.   Pour batter into the pan of melted butter and bake 35-40 minutes until a knife comes out clean and the pancake is puffed up.  Serve hot and cut into four pieces and serve with yogurt and berries.  

If you would like to change up the recipe you can add ½ cup chopped apples and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the recipe and serve with maple syrup for breakfast.

If you don’t know what to make for a meal and have eggs, milk, yogurt, bananas or frozen berries, this will sure to be a meal all will be happy with.  

Start a new tradition and make this for brunch around Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s easy and all will love this delicious Scandinavian meal.  Panakuken for Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner.

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