Swedish Oven Pancake

Ally Billhorn
by Ally Billhorn
15 Servings
38 min

My Swedish Oven Pancake is a fun new breakfast, brunch or even dinner idea!Easy to make, it's bakes up fluffy and beautiful. Top with fresh fruit and powdered sugar.

Swedish Oven Pancake in a 9x13 white baking dish, also sliced with strawberries on a white dinner plate.

As you know our family loves breakfast for dinner now and then. It's a nice change up from our normal dinner routine and it always gets a thumbs up from the crowd. Plus, it's easy! I'll scramble up some eggs, throw some bacon in the oven and often bake up a sweet treat to go on the side. This last time it was this beautiful Swedish Oven Pancake. Which looks FANCY, but trust me when I say it's fuss free and super easy to make.

A square slice of Swedish Oven Pancake topped with sliced strawberries on a white plate with a fork.

Pancakes of all kinds have always been a staple in our house and over the years I've made so many variations - my Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Pancakes, my Cast Iron Skillet Dutch Baby, my Sausage & Pancake Bites - all super easy and delicious. Hey, when your kids love something you find different ways to make them! This version might be one of my favorites to date. For a few reasons. 1) all of the ingredients are mixed up in the blender 2) the oven does all the work and 3) it's so pretty!

Overhead view of Swedish Oven Pancake topped with powdered sugar and sliced strawberries.

What makes this pancake Swedish? This Swedish pancake, unlike traditional pancakes, is an eggy batter with just a few other ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, milk) that is quickly pulsed together in a blender to make a thin, custard-like batter. That batter is poured into a baking dish of melted butter and baked. It bakes into a dense pancake with fluffy and light edges. The sides will often "puff" over the edges of the pan. It is traditionally served warm, dusted with powdered sugar and fresh fruit, cut into squares.

Aerial view of Swedish Pancake in a baking dish with a slice plated on a white plate with sliced strawberries.

What a fun breakfast this is! Not only for random weeknight meals, but for special occasions too. Like I have said, it looks fancy and complicated, but it is most definitely not. Start to finish it is done well under an hour. I always serve ours with a dusting of powdered sugar and sliced strawberries - but any berry will do. I'll also have maple syrup available for anyone who wants a bit more sweetness.

Collage of Swedish Oven Pancake photos, all dusted with powdered sugar and sliced strawberries.

Give this new breakfast recipe a try! I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Tell your kiddos you're having pancakes and serve them this instead - just to see the look on their faces - I promise they'll gobble it up. If you make this and would like to leave a star rating review below on the recipe card it would be much appreciated. People love to read reviews!

Recipe details
  • 15  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 33 Minutes Total time: 38 min
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  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

In a 9x13 baking dish, cube the butter and place into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the oven. Preheat to 400 degrees and allow the pan to warm up and butter to melt while you are making the pancake batter.
Into the blender add the eggs, flour, milk, salt and sugar. Pulse until a thin batter forms, scraping down the sides if needed.
When the oven is preheated pour the batter into the hot baking dish, right over the melted butter. Do not stir.
Bake for 30-33 minutes or until it's golden brown and the edges are puffed up high on the edges of the pan.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares. Serve with fresh fruit if desired.
Ally Billhorn
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  • Twystedsysta4evr Twystedsysta4evr on Apr 18, 2023

    I can't believe it's taken this long for Swedish Oven Pancakes to emerge. I am Swedish & have loved Oven Pancakes for 50+ years. Our family's version includes crumbled browned bacon into the batter before you bake it. Give that a try & serve with good warm maple syrup too-yum. It screams fond memories just thinking of this interesting dish. Do try the bacon, you won't be disappointed. Jen