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Waffle Pancake Pan

Waffle Pancake Pan

It’s a few days too late for Pancake Day, but since I’m willing to make pancakes for breakfast just about any day of the year, Nordicware’s Waffle Pancake Pan is still worth a mention. This pan is made of heavy cast aluminum and is molded to have seven pancake-sized impressions in its surface. It works in basically the same way that an aebleskiver pan does: batter is poured into each one of the depressions, which embeds waffle marks into the pancake batter poured into it, and then it is flipped over to do the same to the other side.

The resulting pancakes are very cute and the waffle marks are great for catching syrup and butter, holding all that extra flavor on the pancakes. They’re not going to replace regular waffles, but it is a little bit easier to pull this out in the morning and make a stack of waffle-pancakes than it is to get out the waffle iron and have to clean it up later.

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  • lesley l
    February 26, 2009

    I like the idea of a waffle pan since it would store easier than a clunky wafflemaker but I am a bit doubtful. As the 1st side cooks, the uncooked side would slowly develop the depressions via the heat. When you turned the waffle, would you have to make sure that the waffle marks matched? Or would you just squish it down a bit?

  • Alisa - Frugal Foodie
    February 26, 2009

    Interesting. I am always amazed by all of the cooking inventions.

  • I’m all for anything that makes life easier, especially in the am! Thank you!

  • Hillary
    February 26, 2009

    I don’t understand how you flip the pancake. Doesn’t it rip if you try and get your spatula in there?

  • Nicole
    February 26, 2009

    Hillary – You wouldn’t want to use a spatula. A fork, like you use to flip aebleskiver, would be the best choice (there’s a link above). Just poke the fork down at the edge where it will stick into the crisp, already-cooked bottom, and use it to lift and flip the pancake.

    And lesley, I don’t think I would bother trying to make the sides match. I’d just flip it and let the pan do it’s thing without worrying!

  • Jen
    February 27, 2009

    I saw that pan in the Williams-Sonoma catalog that arrived in my mailbox this week. I was somewhat skeptical about flipping the pancakes/waffles (what are they really?), but it’s good to know that it works well with a fork.

    Not sure if I can quite justify this purchase yet, but I must say I’m intrigued! Pancakes are one of my favorites, especially on the weekends.

  • chumpman
    March 1, 2009

    Seems quite easily to be used, good for breakfast which is always a bit in a rush

  • SH
    May 5, 2009

    I love waffles but do not want another appliance, so I splurged on this lovely item. I found flipping unnecessary (batter cooks through). I find the resulting half-waffles to be the perfect mix of waffle crunch and pancake softness. I’ll never go back to the diner’s cardboard Belgian waffles.

  • Myrlin
    February 3, 2015

    I love this pan! Flipping the product is No problem at all. Lifting slowly from the edge, the minis release super easily for the flip. A gentle push into the mold, and moments later, the simplest quick snack was topped with fruit on one plate, and the classic butter and syrup on another. Yummy! I’m excited to try more recipes! Worth every penny. Mine was on sale at $24.99. My big clunky waffle iron will still get use, but this pan is excellent for quick meals.

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