Pancake Bread Pretty Much Makes Itself

Pancake bread: Is it a pancake, a bread, or a cake? If you’ve never heard of pancake bread, you’re not alone. It’s actually something most people would call “Frankenbread” — a concoction of substitutions thrown together to meet a need. It’s like a buttermilk pancake shaking hands with a biscuit shaking hands with a cake. All you need is a box of instant pancake mix and water. Because the average pancake batter is thin and won’t hold a loaf shape, you have to adjust the amount of water from the pancake directions. Once you get the batter close to being a fluffy cake batter, put it into a buttered loaf pan and bake it at 400ºF for 25 minutes and you’ll have a loaf of pancake bread that you can use to make sandwiches, French toast, or just enjoy by itself. 



2 cups boxed complete pancake mix 

¾ cup cold water 



Preheat the oven to 400ºF 

Butter a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper 

Whisk the dry mixture and water together in a bowl and pour the batter into the loaf pan. 

Bake at 400ºF for 25 minutes or until the top is brown and the loaf springs back when pressed in the center.