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Puffy Pancakes: A Baked, Pillowy Plate of Goodness

Updated on January 20, 2013

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Sunday Morning Pancakes

When I was growing up, our family had pancakes every single Sunday morning. Pancakes just naturally went along with the Sunday Comics at our house. The pancakes my mom made were large and flat, almost like crêpes. They were not your traditional dollar-sized or 6- to 8-inch diameter pancakes.

Today, as I carry on the tradition of having pancakes every Sunday with my own family, I vary the types of pancakes we eat. I'll even cook up waffles! Shh...don't tell my mom!

One of my favorite types of pancakes that I make these days is the puffy, oven-baked pancake, also known as a German pancake. It rises up the edges of the pie pan it's baked in, and presents itself as a pillow-y, light pancake.

Made from scratch, this pancake will not disappoint!

Golden Brown and Scrumptious!

Just about ready to exit the oven.
Just about ready to exit the oven.
Topped with raspberries.
Topped with raspberries.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2 - 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, salted turns out better
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a sprinkle of powdered sugar
  • a few drops of lemon juice, optional
  • a handful of fresh fruits or berries

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place butter in a 9-inch pie pan and melt in the preheating oven for a few minutes. Brush the butter to cover the bottom and sides of the pan.
  3. Beat eggs slightly with a wire whisk or fork in a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Beat in the flour, milk, and salt until the batter is just mixed up. Do not over beat the batter.
  5. Pour batter into the 9-inch pie pan.
  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the pancake is a deep, golden brown color.
  7. Remove pancake and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Add a couple drops of lemon juice for a zesty option or top with fresh fruits and berries.

Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 315
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Saturated fat 10 g50%
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 245 mg82%
* 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.


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    • gypsumgirl profile image

      gypsumgirl 5 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

      -mattdigiulio, you're welcome! You'll have to fulfill your craving and make some. Thanks for reading!

      -truthfornow, I can totally relate to the "I need a wheelchair" feeling after eating regular pancakes. I guarantee you won't feel that way after eating a puffy pancake. Thanks for commenting on my hub!

      -talfonso, if you make puffy pancakes for a company brunch or something like that, I bet they will be a hit and people will talk about them for weeks and month to come. Thanks for browsing my hub!

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      gypsumgirl 5 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

      -Paul, you will have to make one soon. They are just so scrumptious! Thanks for reading my hub!

      -Sinea--funny how food can help us bring back memories. I'm guessing that your Saturdays were like my Sundays! Thanks for reading my hub!

      -Mommiegee, if you have never had these before, you'll have to try them because you'll likely never go back to the regular kind of pancakes! Thanks for reading my hub!

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      talfonso 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Good gosh! I haven had puffy pancakes before, but am willing to try this recipe out! I gotta make this for a company breakfast or Sunday brunch someday!

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Looks so good. What attracted me to this hub was that your picture looked like it was a yummy dessert. I like the idea of a light pancake. Pancakes usually make you feel like you can't move after eating them. Thanks for the recipe.

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      mattdigiulio 5 years ago

      Yumn. Thanks for another mouth-watering hub!

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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      Ok, now my mouth is watering! I have definitely got to try this.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Pancakes were a Saturday special for us. One of the few times dad cooked. He'd fry up bacon and then make the pancakes. Soooo delicious!

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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I love these kind of pancakes. It's a good reminder that I haven't had them in a while.

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      Amethystraven 5 years ago from California

      You're very welcome :-) I like honey on my pancakes too along with fruit. Syrup, aside from real maple is not good for people with all of the artificial ingredients in it. Powdered sugar with fruit though is awesome.

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      gypsumgirl 5 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

      @Athystraven - I hope you do try this. It's a great alternative if you want something different. It's also very light and doesn't slow you down as much as regular pancakes do. The powdered sugar is also a lighter alternative than maple syrup. You'll have to let me know what you think! It's easy-peasy to make, that's for sure!

      Thanks for reading, voting up, and commenting on my post!

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      Amethystraven 5 years ago from California

      This sounds so good. I'm going to have to try this at home. I always make the traditional pancakes. This is going to be a new and exciting breakfast. Thank you. Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.