Making Pancakes in a Sandwich Maker

If you think pancakes have to be round and a sandwich maker can only make sandwiches, think again! Sometimes, life can be a lot more perky when you do the unexpected. There's nothing wrong with making round pancakes on a good old skillet; I'm not at all against this conventional method. So what's the point of utilizing a sandwich maker instead of sticking to the old-school preparation? Well, first of all, you've got to admit that square pancakes are whimsically amusing. Secondly, you can brown both sides of each pancake evenly without having to flip them. Plus, if you have children, this might be something fun to do with them in the kitchen; even those lazy ones might be inspired to make their own breakfast for once!

Beautiful Square Pancakes Topped with Banana Slices
Beautiful Square Pancakes Topped with Banana Slices | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: about 6 pancakes

Calorie and Nutrition Info

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 pancake
Calories 155
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 240 mg10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Easy Pancake Recipe (Low-Fat and Cholesterol-Free)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup soy milk***
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

***Soy milk contains just about as much fat as 2% milk, but it's cholesterol-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. You may substitute 2% milk or whole milk for it if you'd like.***

Pancake Batter
Pancake Batter | Source
Get your sandwich maker hot and ready
Get your sandwich maker hot and ready | Source
Pour the batter onto the sandwich maker
Pour the batter onto the sandwich maker | Source
Voila! Square pancakes!
Voila! Square pancakes! | Source

How to Make Easy Pancakes in a Sandwich Maker

  1. Put all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Stir together well with a whisk.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg whites until well-blended.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture.
  4. Whisk together until nicely combined, with no lumps. Put your pancake batter in a small jug so that you will be able to pour it onto the sandwich maker conveniently. (In this picture, I use a coffee press pot.)
  5. Turn on your sandwich maker and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
  6. Lightly grease the inside of your sandwich maker with cooking spray. Even if it is a non-stick version, grease it a little anyway to guarantee an easy removal.
  7. Pour your pancake batter onto the sandwich maker. (Don't pour too much; your pancakes will come out too thick or doughy in the middle.)
  8. Check your pancakes after about 4 minutes. If they look brown on top, they're done; you can remove them from the sandwich maker and repeat the process with the rest of the pancake batter. If not, close the sandwich maker and allow them to cook for a couple more minutes or so.
  9. Serve your beautiful square pancakes with butter, syrup and perhaps your choice of fruits, such as banana and berries.

How do you like this pancake idea? Please vote!

3.8 stars from 6 ratings of Sandwich Maker Pancakes

More Fun and Easy Breakfast Ideas

Apple Drop Scones, aka Scotch Pancakes - A high-fiber and low-sugar breakfast Queen Elizabeth once made for President Eisenhower. Plus, you can prepare them in a sandwich maker as well.

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins - Low-fat and fiber-rich, this portable breakfast is absolutely a must-try.

Coffee Protein Shake - Wouldn't it be nice to get your much needed nutrients and caffeine in one cup?

Deconstructed Banana Oatmeal - Bid farewell to mushy oatmeal and enjoy this delightfully crispy version.

Peanut Butter Smoothie - A breakfast on the go for those who don't have much time to spread their Skippy.

Vegan Scrambled Eggs - It looks and tastes pretty eggy, but contains zero cholesterol.


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Gosh--gotta love the music~ It's from here, I swear it is~ Pretty cool idea for an appliance~ My kids accuse me of being Bill Cosby with all the "gadgets" I have but this would make them shut right up! Great idea!!


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@akirchner - My husband actually said the music was lame! But I thought the tune was funny in a lovely way. I guess I just like the sound of banjo. Thanks for dropping by, Audrey. I, too, am a kitchen gadget hoarder :)


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akirchner 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Hey--someone's gotta listen to/use the music~ I loved it--great demo music. In fact, now I can't get it out of my head~ Gadget onward!


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

Good idea. Who would have guessed that you have a Hello Kitty sandwich maker.


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Great idea, Om! Would make pancakes faster and I'm wondering if you could add berries or other fruit to puff up around. Going to have to try this - especially since my sandwich maker doesn't get enough use.

I love the Julia Child quote at the end of your video!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I had no idea that you could make pancakes in a sandwich maker. How cool! It's always great when you find a new use for an appliance that you already own. Thanks for the great recipe and information.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Rochelle Frank - Thanks, Rochelle. And yeah, that Hello Kitty sandwich maker is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets ever :)

@Annie Miller - I guess you could try adding berries and fruits to the pancake batter. I haven't tried that yet (not when I make sandwich-maker pancakes), but I don't see why not.

@randomcreative - You're very welcome, Rose. Glad you like this creative pancake-making technique!


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oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

Om Paramapoonya Hi. What a great idea. Thanks for a great recipe and the easy to follow instructions/photographs.

The Banjo music is wonderful, sorta gets you into the mood for cooking.

Thanks again. Thumbs up and very interesting. :):)


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@oliversmum - Thanks! Glad you like this pancake idea as well as the music! :)


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

It never occured to me to make pancakes in a sandwich maker. What a great idea! They look delicious and I enjoyed your lively music.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Pamela99 - Thanks, Pamela. Hope you give this pancake technique a try sometime!


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lindacee 3 years ago from Southern Arizona

What a super use for that old sandwich maker in the back of the kitchen cabinet. I'm thinking adding a little crumbled bacon or toasted pecans wouldn't hurt either! What a fun Hub, Om! Great idea! :)


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Lindacee - Sure, sure! Bacon or pecans would probably be a yummy addition. :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love sandwich and I found new recipe here. I have sandwich maker in the kicthen. As usual, I'll show this hub to my mom. I hope she want to make it for me. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Congratulation for the 100 score. You deserve to get it. Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Cheers....

Prasetio


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crazyhorsesghost 3 years ago from East Coast , United States

Thanks a lot for the ideal. I'm going to use the ideal in a cooking class I'm teaching and I will be sure to point them in the direction of your Hub Page. Voted Up Etc. Great work here.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@prasetio - Thanks, Pras. Hope your mom likes this fun pancake idea as well.

@crazyhorsesghost - Thanks a lot. Hope people in your class enjoy this pancake making technique.


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK

What a cool idea Om - and I'm loving the video! Looks so easy, must try it! Up and awesome :)


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@Emma Harvey - Thanks, Emma! Glad you stopped by :)


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azrestoexp 3 years ago

I agree with Emma - What a great idea. Will be sure to give it a try. Happy to find your hub pages. They are filled with interesting and well written information and have enjoyed several so far. Great job!!!


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago Author

@azrestoexp - Thanks a lot. Very glad to hear you enjoyed my articles :)

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