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Puffed pancakes are the Cadillac of pancakes to kids. Good served with fruit on top, whipped cream, or warmed syrup on the side. Put the syrup in a small (or medium) bowl, preferably one with handles, as the syrup will be very warm, and you can get burned. You will need a 12-inch skillet, or an oven-proof skillet, or the pancake won't puff).
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- You will need a 12-inch cast iron skillet, or oven-proof skillet, and a blender.
- In a blender at medium speed, mix together the eggs, milk, flour, granulated sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, until just combined, about 15 seconds. The batter should be a little bit lumpy.
- Melt the butter or margarine in a 12-inch cast iron skillet by putting it in the hot oven for about 30 seconds.
- Remove the skillet from the oven, spread the butter to coat the bottom and sides of the skillet, and pour in the batter.
- Return the skillet to the center oven rack and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the pancake is puffed and lightly browned. Note: (Do not check before 17 minutes have passed and close the oven door slowly and carefully after checking).
I served ours up with strawberries and whipped cream on the top. What a great dessert breakfast for us!