Make Dad A Savory Baked Pancake

Make Dad A Savory Baked Pancake

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto


This skillet-size pancake bakes with savory flavors of Parmesan cheese, chopped bacon, herbs, onion and sliced figs. It’s so easy you can make it for Dad while the coffee is brewing.  Blitz the batter ingredient is a blender, pour into a skillet with a little melted butter, add the toppings and bake.  It puffs up beautifully and then settles down once outside the oven.

Photo by Lorelle Del Matto

Tell Dad you’ve got his back nutritionally with this breakfast. A serving has 16.5 grams of protein, 4 grams of dietary fiber and 25% of the Daily Value for calcium.  Add a platter of fresh fruit and your set.

Keep this recipe on hand for evenings when you need a quick, light supper.  As long as you have eggs, milk and a little cheese in the fridge – you’re on your way to dinner.  While it bakes you can toss a salad.

I developed this recipe for The Valley Fig Growers Fig Focus June 2017 Newsletter where you’ll find my how-to photos.

Savory Oven Pancake with Parmesan, Herbs and Figs

Serves 6

8 large eggs

¾ cup lowfat (1%) milk

1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion

3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves (1 tablespoon dry thyme leaves)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil such as canola or avocado

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup Blue Ribbon® Orchard Choice® or Sun-Maid® California Figs, stemmed and thinly sliced

4 slices bacon, cooked, drained and chopped (optional)

¾ cup shredded fresh Parmesan or asiago cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. In blender or food processor, combine eggs and milk. Process briefly to combine. Add flour, pepper and salt. Process to blend. Stir in green onion and thyme (or add to blender and pulse once or twice).
  3. Place butter and oil in an 11- to 12-inch ovenproof skillet or similar-size round baking dish. Place in oven to melt butter, about 1 minute. With oven mitts, carefully remove hot skillet and place on heat-proof surface. Tilt pan to coat with fat. Pour batter into pan. Scatter Fig slices evenly on top. Sprinkle bacon, if using, and cheese over Figs.
  4. Return pan to oven and bake for 18 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cut into wedges to serve.

© Lorelle Del Matto 2017

lorelle About lorelle

Crazy about cooking, eating and sharing good food – my work and leisure revolve around the kitchen. As a culinary dietitian my professional life encompasses nutrition counseling and education, recipe development, product development, food and nutrition writing, marketing communications, corporate test kitchen and consumer affairs management, food styling and work as a product spokesperson.

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