Pancakes are awesome.
Except the part where you can only make a few at a time. And then you have to keep them warm while you cook the rest of them…or the entire family eats separately.
Oh, but friends. I found the solution to those pancake problems we didn’t even know we had!
One gigantic pancake that you just slice like a cake.
If there was ever a reason to own a rice cooker, other than how fantastic rice is, this is it.
I honestly may never make pancakes the traditional way again.
Giant Pancake (in your Rice Cooker!)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 1 1/2 cups milk
• 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
• maple syrup and/or fruit for serving
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and butter. Whisk wet ingredients with the dry and mix until combined.
Coat your rice cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into bowl and set rice cooker menu to cook for 45 minutes.
Turn out onto a plate, slice and serve with syrup and fruit!
Notes: I did try this first with a premix – it cooked properly, but I found it more dense and with a weird aftertaste. I don’t think this would work in a slow cooker because it needs to steam, but if anyone wants to try it, I would recommend using no bigger than 4-quart round.
(method seen here, ingredients adapted from allrecipes.com)