December 18, 2014

Puff Pancake Recipe


Saturday morning symbolizes pancakes in our family. Often, I make our delicious Swedish Pancakes or Easy Buttermilk Pancakes, but for a large family, it’s time consuming to stand over the griddle flipping them (especially when you make around fifty.)

I’ve started making a variety of Puff Pancakes Recipes. They make a wonderful presentation, but puff pancakes are also very easy to make for guests, so it definitely fits my prerequisite for Simple, Holiday Recipes.

Straight out of the oven, you may show off the impressive puffed pancake since it will have risen 2-3 inches above the dish, and sprinkle it with powdered sugar. Yes, the pancake will “fall,” and then you can don it with your choice of fruit topping, sauce, whip cream or just pure maple syrup.

Enjoy our family staple of the Puffed Pancake.

If you would like a slightly less “eggy” version, with a “no sugar” option, you may use only two eggs, and then completely omit the sugar and oil. All other directions are the same.

In the next few weeks, I will share many other variations that we use, including fruit.


  1. I made this this morning exactly as you said except one egg less (like you said to do if you like it less eggy) it was GREAT! I think the only thing frustrating is waiting for the butter to melt in the hot oven and pan (which I know is important to make it bake right). My husband made swedish pancakes, which I don’t like at all…I showed him your recipe and he insisted on using one from an old cookbook which wasn’t the same. He totally flubbed it up using TABLESPOON measurements instead of teaspoon and his recipe called for baking powder which yours doesn’t. Why he questions me I don’t know, but any who he ate what was left of your puff pancake recipe.
    So good, easy and quick, I think I am making it tomorrow for Christmas breakfast but will double the recipe and make two pans.


    Jen Reply:

    Ha – that is great. You have to love a husband that “tries.” If you need to cheat with the melted butter, I have melted the majority of it in the microwave first and then poured it in. :)

    Glad you enjoyed it. I love easy, yummy recipes. :)


  2. It’s a snowy morning here in Colorado. No school for the kids so I looked up this recipe this morning. Turned out GREAT! Thank you.


  3. this is exactly how i make puff pancakes (aka german pancakes.) best pancake recipe EVER


  4. I made this today to try it out with our gluten free flour and it turned out delish!! It tastes wonderful and we are going to do it again for sure. I think next time I am going to replace the oil with my home made apple butter. Thank you so much for sharing this.


    Jen Reply:

    So glad to know that the gluten free flour worked. When you try it with apple butter, please let me know how it turns out. I’d lvoe to have that fat free variation. :)


    Becky Reply:

    I made it with the apple butter and added 3 T instead of 2 because I love apple butter. It turned out good, the moisture was there but I will try adding some of the cinnamon into the batter next time so I will get more of the spiced flavor.



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