Finnish Oven Pancake

Grain Free Finnish Oven Pancake Quirky Cooking

One Sunday morning recently, I woke up and decided to make pancakes for a special weekend breakfast… but I didn’t want to stand over the stove for ages, so I decided to make an oven pancake!

The Finnish Oven Pancake (Pannu Kakku) is a fluffy, souffle-textured pancake which is quick and easy to make, and SO delicious! I decided to tweak the traditional recipe and make a grain-free version, which worked beautifully. It’s soft and custardy and pairs beautifully with warm berry sauce and cream… yummm!

Gotta love a good no-fuss recipe – just blend up the ingredients, pour into a hot, buttered dish, bake 20 mins and breakfast is ready.

Cut into slices and serve with fresh or roasted fruit, or warm some berries on the stove like I did and serve with warm berries and cream! I also added a side of crispy bacon for the perfect Sunday Breakfast. 

Finnish Oven Pancake (Grain Free) - Quirky Cooking


  • Nut Free: Swap almond meal for pepita meal.
  • GAPS: Swap psyllium husk for milled chia seeds.
  • Chocolate Pancake: Add 1/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder, and increase the honey to 1/3 cup. Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips, berries and sliced banana if desired!

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Finnish Oven Pancake

  • Author: QuirkyJo



3 Tbsp butter or coconut oil

2 cups (500ml) milk of choice

4 large eggs

1/4 cup (80g) honey

1/2 tsp fine sea salt

1/4 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract/paste

1 cup blanched almond meal

1 Tbsp psyllium husk or milled chia seeds


1.  Preheat oven to 200C.

2. Place butter or coconut oil into a large, rectangular baking dish (38x26cm) and place into oven to melt the butter.

3. Blend all remaining ingredients in a blender or Thermomix on high speed for 30 seconds. (30 sec/speed 9 for Thermomix.)

4. Take dish out of oven and swirl butter or oil to coat base evenly. Pour batter into the hot dish.

5. Place dish into oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the centre of the pancake comes out clean.

6. Serve with your choice of fresh or roasted fruit, berries warmed on the stovetop with a little cinnamon and coconut sugar or honey, and cream or coconut cream!


  • Swap almond meal for pepita meal for a nut-free version.
  • Swap psyllium husk for milled chia seeds for a GAPS version.
  • Make a chocolate version by adding 1/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder, and increasing the honey to 1/3 cup. Sprinkle with dark chocolate chips, berries and sliced banana if desired!

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7 thoughts on “Finnish Oven Pancake

  1. Lynda says:

    Absolutely delicious and so easy! Thanks for another amazing, healthy recipe. I didn’t have vanilla so added a bit of vanilla protein powder, served with roasted blueberries and yogurt. Loved by all 🙂

  2. Nancy says:

    I requested this for my Mothers Day breakfast in bed. It was delicious. My husband said he grated apple in to the batter and then scattered wild blueberries on top before baking.
    Thanks for sharing your recipes Jo; have a lovely Mother’s Day!

  3. Eilish says:

    I love this recipe so much. It’s my go to when I feel like something naughty but not naughty. It is so tasty and comforting. Love that I can pop it in the over quickly I don’t need to stand over it to cook it.

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