Monday, February 8, 2010

'Simplicity' is the key Ingredient

Sometimes, we crave for delicious, home-cooked, complete and a filling meal, like the simmering pot of chicken curry from our grandma's kitchen. But there are times, when we want simple and 'on the go' breakfast. As simple as bread, butter and sugar! Here is one such recipe. Bake the pancake and toss in few vegetables and there you go, healthy and a simple breakfast.

Recipe Courtesy : tasteofhome magazine.

For the Pancake
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Eggs - 1 beaten
Milk - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 1tsp
Salt - 1/4tsp

Or, for a quicker breakfast, use a store bought Bisquick Pancake mix!

For the Topping
You can use any vegetables you prefer, but here is what I used.

Broccoli florets - 1/2 cup
Green Bell Pepper - 1/4 cup
Onions - 1 Sliced lengthwise
Tomato - 1 Chopped
Mushroom - 1/4 cup (Optional)
Frozen Corns - 1 tbsp
Jalapenos - 1 tsp Chopped (Optional)
Carrot and peas - 1/2 cup
Salt- 1/2tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ground Pepper or Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Cheese - Shredded 1/2 Cup (Mozzarella or Cheddar)

Place the un-melted butter in a pie-pan, and place it in the oven, pre-heated at 450°F, and heat until the butter is melted.Carefully, tilt the butter to coat the pan.

In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients for the pancake until smooth. Pour into the pie-pan and bake for 12-16 minutes or until brown.

While the pancake is baking, heat oil in a skillet, add the onion and fry for few minutes, add the vegetables and fry for few minutes in a high flame, till tender and crisp. Add salt and chili powder.

P.S.Cooking the vegetables can be skipped, if you prefer raw-vegetables.

Once the pancake is done, remove the pan carefully, sprinkle the cheese and top it with the cooked vegetables. Return the pie-pan to the oven and bake for another few 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

P.S. Instead of vegetables, you can top it with berries, powdered sugar and whipped topping for a sweet treat!


Sending this recipe to Sunday Snacks-Healthy Snacks event, Jihva for Ingredients event hosted as Jhiva-Breakfast event.  Sending the photo to the DMBLGIT event hosted by Susan of the The well seasoned cook


  1. I have prepared similar baked pancakes with strawberries quite a long back, making out with veggies sounds quite interesting, healthy and filling..Pancakes topped with veggies looks tremendous Kalai..great work dear..

  2. These Pancakes are simply beautiful and delicious!!! It has come out really well,cud you pls pass on one slice to me:) its tempting!!!!!

  3. Pancake with lots of colourful veggies looks freat and tempting..:))

  4. Thanx for visiting my blog...thats a very innovative pancake recipe,lov it....

  5. Looks simply delicious and healthy too.

  6. Kalai,

    Baked pancakes with lot of veggies really good breakfast, Nice and healthy

  7. very colourful n healthy....nice recipe dear..

  8. First time came across baked pancake..looks perfect and yummy...

  9. wow that's one health pancake with veggies..looks too tempting to say NO!!!

  10. looks exactly like pizza, it looks really beautiful with all the colourful veggies...Nice idea to bake pancakes

  11. Woow.. looks absolutely mouth watering!!.. beautifully pictured.. I feel like having it right now!!:).. very nice!

  12. Vegetable pancakes sounds awesome...looks very colorful :)

  13. mmm, healthy and colorful... Vibrant pancake gal, a pukka treat for the evening!!!

  14. Pancakes topped with veggies sounds too good Kalai. Looks so colorful too. Nice way to bake them...

  15. That looks fantastic...great breakfast idea...

  16. I'm always game for a yummy pancake like this!!

  17. Hi Kalai... I would like to share some awards with you please collect it from by blog:)

  18. Love love these pancakes!! So colorful and mouth watering treat!

  19. Pancakes topped with colorful veggies is very inviting and healthy!

  20. Lovely panccakes..nice click too

  21. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving nice comment.Hope to see your more often there :-)
    You have a wonderful blog. Specially liked your chick peas salad. And this colorful pancake is looking so attractive.Wonderful click. Glad to follow you dear.

  22. oh wow!!! i m drooling ...Such a colorful and yummy pancake....

  23. Please collect your awards from Vazhayila dea..!!!!

  24. Hi Kalai...hope everything is fine with are being missed !

  25. Great recipe! The not sweet pancakes! will surely try them!


  26. Dear all, thanks for your lovely comments.

    Dear Namitha - Thanks for checking me!
    Everything is fine..except that I have been to my sister's place for a lovely vacation. Couldn't really find time for blogging!
    Will resume blogging soon, after checking all ur lovely recipes occupying my reader:)

  27. hi, this pancakes colorful healthy,good one dear, would love to try this.

  28. Great.. that looks very good what a novel ideal.

  29. Pancake looks colorful and yummy!

  30. Wow more like pizzas......the last click is too gud!

  31. Vegetable pancakes looks fab and also thanks for providing an eggless version.

  32. this is looking so awesome and i bet it would taste out of this world..than ks so much for visting my little space and your comments..i am really thankful for keep visiting and I really value your comments :)..


  33. you just gave me a wonderful idea to feed my little one - bet he will love it! wll let youknow how it goes....thanks a ton girl!


  34. Dear Kalai,baked savory pancake looks very delicious and tempting.Very colorful pics too.