Puff Pancakes

Puff Pancakes

The Best Puff Pancakes

Puff Pancakes are amazing and I fell in love with them from the start.  My family, however, always called them Popeye Pancakes.  I don’t really know why.  All I remember is being very young when my older sister came home with the recipe, from the sleep over she had just had at a girlfriends slumber party.  She raved about them and my siblings and I have been eating them ever since.  I know that most folks call them German Puff Pancakes and that others like to cook them Dutch Oven style but, other than that, I can’t tell you the history behind them because honestly, I’m sorry to say, I’m not really interested. :-p

Puff Pancakes

Baking Puff Pancakes

One of the things you should know about Puff Pancakes is that they shrink down, considerably.  Clearly they get their name from the amount of poof the pancake gets when it puffs up during the baking but, after only a minute out of the oven, the size is drastically cuts in half.  So if you’re wondering what the hell happened to your Puff Pancakes when they deflate, like a flat tire, understand that this is completely normal.

Puff Pancakes

Additions for Puff Pancakes

The great thing about these pancakes is that you can add just about anything you want to them, including fruit or vegetable toppings.  You can even bake them into the Puff Pancakes themselves, if you prefer.  Other options can include Meats like ham, sausage or bacon.  Personally, I usually just prepare mine the way I show you how to do it in the Video Recipe Tutorial, only I usually make a larger batch for the whole family, like the picture above in the Casserole dish.  And this recipe is large enough to bake in a 9×13 Casserole dish, btw.  I like to cut it up into 8 equal servings and serve it with Maple Syrup or my Homemade Berry Syrup.

Other Breakfast and Brunch recipes you might be interested in are my Oreo Waffles, Potato Waffles with Cheese, Crepes with Cherry Topping and my Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo.  I also have an Ultimate Omelette and an Egg Bread Bowl you might want to check out.

Puff Pancakes Ingredients:

1/4 cup Butter
6 eggs
1 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla
Powder Sugar, optional

You want to bake these for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and be sure to watch the short video tutorial, for this Puff Pancakes recipe, and I’ll show you how easy these are to make.

Berry Syrup – Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry

Youtube Berry Syrup3

I promised to show you how to make Berry Syrup on my Oreo Waffles video and here it is. It goes great on Pancakes and French Toast as well and It doesn’t get any easier than this. You can also add a pinch of Cinnamon if you’d like and either Vanilla or Maple to authenticate the syrup but it isn’t necessary. This recipe can be as thick or as thin as you want to make it by adjusting the cornstarch.  Also, you can make this a singular recipe by using one fruit only to make your syrup if you prefer just Raspberry or Blueberry syrup only.  And, if you prefer, you can puree this in a blender when it’s done if you don’t want it to be chunky like mine.

Be sure to check out that Oreo Waffle in the link below and the Cherry Topping if you’d like another alternative to the Berry Syrup!

CLICK HERE for Oreo Waffles
CLICK HERE for Cherry Topping

Berry Syrup Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Berries (Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry)
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Cornstarch, mixed with water to avoid lumps
1/2 tsp vanilla or Maple (optional)
1 pinch cinnamon (optional)