Pannakku Recipe: The Finnish Oven-Baked Pancake


Pannakku is the traditional pancake of Finland, and it cuts out any nerve-wracking pan flipping or sticky situations where pancakes can end up looking more like scrambled eggs (we’ve all been there) than anything else! This dish is somewhat a combination of French toast, custard, crepe, and pancake, and frankly it tastes delicious. It makes for a scrumptious breakfast, or even as dessert if you’re feeling like you need a hearty one!

On top of all this, it only takes 15 mins to cook in the oven; you can’t go wrong!

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PREP: 35 mins   COOK: 15 mins   SERVES: 5-6 Servings



  • 355ml milk
  • Optional: 1/4 cup sugar (white)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 1/8 tsp. lemon zest (grated)
  • 180g cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 75g butter



  1. In a bowl, or with an Andrew James food Mixer, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla sugar (or vanilla) until creamy. Stir in the grated lemon zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir into the egg mixture. Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celsius.
  4. When pancake batter has rested, place butter in an oven-proof frying pan or pie plate. Place the pan in the oven and allow the butter to melt without browning (watch carefully).
  5. Once your butter has melted, remove the pan from the oven. Use a pastry brush to coat the surface and side of the pan evenly with the melted butter.
  6. Pour pancake batter into the hot, buttered pan and return to the oven.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Top with whatever you wish; from syrup to blueberries! The pancake is usually cut into square slices.





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