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Baked Blueberry Ginger Pancake

My kids love pancakes, so I came up with this baked version that saves a lot of time in the morning. My kids always gobble these ginger-kissed breakfast squares right up! —Erin Wright, Wallace, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • Maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine eggs, milk and butter. Whisk the next 5 ingredients; add to egg mixture. Spoon batter into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle blueberries over top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares; serve with warm maple syrup.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If your little ones aren't fans of ginger, feel free to scale it back or substitute something else, such as ground cinnamon or grated lemon zest.
  • Blueberries make this pancake wonderful, but raspberries, blackberries or chopped strawberries would work well, too. Or try a mixture.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 213 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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    • jshearer
      Jul 18, 2019

      This was great, just a touch sweet until you add the syrup. Tastes good alone, with sugar free syrup, and with sugary syrup. Mine wasn’t dry at all, although it starts to dry out a little after a couple of days in the fridge. I used 1% milk, 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp cinnamon, and had to bake 38 minutes. I also added some raspberries (just had on hand). Easy to make, very moist and delicious, and leftovers made a quick breakfast the next couple of days.

    • JMartinelli13
      Oct 6, 2018

      I made no changes at all to the recipe except to use whole milk. This was great the day of, and also reheated very well. They'll be just fine even without the syrup on days that you're really in a rush, but definitely enjoy them with real maple syrup if you can.

    • KerriBalliet
      Mar 20, 2018

      I think this is a really quick and tasty way to make pancakes ahead of time. I used this recipe when I had friends coming over for brunch. I used frozen cranberries since it was the only thing I had on hand. I served with both syrup and honey. Everyone loved it. I agree with all of the other comments, it needed to bake longer than 20-25 minutes...more like 30-35.

    • jlmoeller
      Mar 13, 2018

      It was really quick to put together which I loved, but took a lot longer to bake, about 50 min and it was dry. My kids didn't really like it. I thought it tasted good with maple syrup on top. If I try this again I'll bake in a 9x13 and hopefully it'll bake in the 20-25min that it says and that it's moist.

    • KT556
      Mar 8, 2018

      To daisywilken: The ingredients and/or preparation will indicate how to use your berries in that recipe. Sometimes it will say THAWED, THAWED AND DRAINED, etc.Always wise to totally read through recipe before beginning same.

    • daisywilken
      Mar 6, 2018

      rating this because need to do it to do this....,BUT.... I have a question?? If I use frozen berries of any kind, do I thaw and drain, put in frozen and the liquid will not matter or what??????? THIS IS ALWAYS MY QUESTION, WE FREEZE BERRIES OF THE BUSH IN THE SUMMER BUT I NEVER KNOW HOW TO BEST USE IN RECIPES THAW & DRAIN OR NOT???

    • marcibanes
      Mar 1, 2018

      I made this recipe the night before and refrigerated it overnight before baking in the morning. It was fast and easy to put together and made the typical morning rush less hectic. I used a cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg mix just using ginger would have been very bland. But, everyone's taste are different. Listen to the advice if others and bake approximately 15 minutes longer I will make again but with extra seasoning.

    • kmillo
      Feb 25, 2018

      I added about 3oz cut up cream cheese and baked an additional 30 mins. Pretty tasty.

    • SWyatt502
      Jan 28, 2018

      I really liked this pancake bake. I too found that the baking time needed some extra minutes - but I also think my oven is off kilter -so not sure of the reason - recipe or oven. In any event - it turned out great. I tasted it out of the oven -with no syrup - it was good but needed sweetness - which of course - the syrup provides perfectly. I made mine not to eat right away - but to portion out for the week's breakfast. It re-heated great. Just pop the piece in the microwave for 45 seconds, top with syrup and it was yummy and filling. Big hit. Will definitely make again.

    • cubbieleader
      Jan 27, 2018

      There is no way this is done baking after 20 minutes! I had to keep baking at 5-minute intervals until it had been in at least 40 minutes before it tested done.