My Favorite Puffed Pancake Recipe

This morning I posted on the XO&So Instagram about puffed pancakes (aka. Dutch babies, German oven pancake, Bismarck, etc etc etc) and how my mom has always made them around Christmastime and that they're a favorite of mine. I woke up today and decided I needed to have them again because now Christmas is a year away and I can't wait that long because I love them so much.

Puffed pancakes are sooo easy to make and only require a few ingredients, most of which you likely already have in your kitchen!

So, let's get down to it.

I'm hesitant to give portions to anything because you're adults who can decide for yourselves how much you eat! So, to give you an idea of how far this will go, I ate half of it.


  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter (plus one-ish TBSP of melted butter to coat the bottom of the skillet/pan before you pour the batter in)
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat your oven to 450 F

Pour one-ish tablespoons (the puffed pancake will stick to the skillet or pan a bit anyway) of melted butter into the bottom of a 10-inch cast iron skillet (or a skillet or pan of a similar size) so it looks something like this:

puffed pancake

Combine the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until everything is well-incorporated, but don't over mix - it doesn't have to be totally smooth!

Now, pour the batter into the skillet and it'll look something like this:

puffed pancake 1

Now, POP THAT BABY INTO THE OVEN! It's really that easy!

I cooked mine for 12 minutes, until it was nice and puffy and starting to turn golden. If you're using a smaller dish you'll likely need to add more time, and vice versa.

This is how mine looked after 12 minutes:

 HALLELUJAAAAAH!!!!!!!! It's glorious!

HALLELUJAAAAAH!!!!!!!! It's glorious!

See, I wasn't lying when I said it was easy! Now for the toppings! I like seedless raspberry jam (or fresh raspberries) on mine with a bit of syrup and whipped cream. You could also do powdered sugar and lemon juice, Nutella, any combo of berries you like, or just about anything else!

Here's the finished product, seconds before it met my tummy:



And that's that! I hope you love it! Please let me know how it turns out if you decide to make it and which toppings you choose.

Happy eating!

xo - C