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Berry brunch bake (Breakfast)

Berry brunch bake (from Canada's food guide)

This giant pancake is easy to make and fun to decorate. A great one-pot meal when you have many hungry people!

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 8




  • 125 mL (½ cup) whole wheat flour

  • 125 mL (½ cup) all-purpose flour

  • 310 mL (1 ¼ cups) lower fat milk or unsweetened fortified plant-based beverage

  • 4 eggs

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract

  • 20 mL (1 ½ tbsp) honey

  • 10 mL (2 tsp) non-hydrogenated margarine

  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) vegetable oil

  • 375 mL (1 ½ cups) frozen berries

  • 125 mL (½ cup) almonds, slivered or chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 °C (475 °F).

  2. In a blender, place whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, milk, eggs, vanilla, and honey. Blend on high until smooth.

  3. In a 28x33 cm (11x13 inch) baking dish, put margarine and oil and place into pre-heated oven for 3 minutes, until margarine is melted.

  4. Carefully and quickly, remove the hot baking dish from the oven and pour batter into the hot dish. Scatter top with berries and return to the oven immediately.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the batter is puffed and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Top with almonds and enjoy!


  • Decorating the pancake can be fun for the whole family! Experiment with different toppings such as Greek yogurt, granola, fruit and nut or seed butter.

  • Instead of berries, add dried herbs to the blender with the batter. You can also sprinkle cheese on top when baked and return to the oven to melt for 1 minute.

Recipe developed by the Food Innovation and Research Studio at George Brown College for the Guelph Family Health Study’s cookbook and Health Canada.

Source: © All rights reserved. Canada’s Food Guide: Recipes. Health Canada. Reproduced with permission from the Minister of Health, 2022.

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