Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a family special I grew up with my mom making almost every saturday. It puffs beautifully and looks so complicated, but I've found (with my own family) it's easier than any other breakfast I can make, besides cereal. It impresses guests like you wouldn't believe. My husband still brags about how his wife is such the one needs to know how easy it really is <wink wink hint nudge>

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. While oven is heating, pour all the milk into blender, and set on the lowest speed. Just let it run, the more bubbles the milk has, the puffier the pancake will be.
  3. When oven is hot, put butter in large cast iron skillet and set into the oven, until the butter is bubbly in the pan.
  4. Crack eggs in a separate cup, and pour one at a time into blender (while it's still blending).
  5. Pour in the flour and the vanilla (if desired) and once it's mixed, pour immediately into hot cast iron skillet.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Now we're high altitude at 5000ft -- so if your lower, you may need to cook it longer. Just watch it, and when the edges are browned and it's all puffy, your ready to roll.
  8. Eat it just like any pancake, or some I know like it with lemon juice and powdered sugar. But either way, you'll love it! =D.
  9. Note: If you want to show it off, you'll have to make sure you have an audience as soon as it comes out of the oven, because it begins to collapse as it cools. It will keep some of its shape, but the real 'pow' is first thing out of the oven.


Most Helpful

Does anyone have the recipe for Eierpfannkuchen ? My German Grandmom used to make them, all I remember is it took a lot of eggs and flour and sugar, she used to make them on top of the stove and they used to be very fluffy and so delicious. I remember putting sugar on top , I tried making them put they weren't fluffy and didn't taste that good . Thank you

Yvonne P. October 15, 2016

Delicious pancake, and so puffy! Topped with roasted veggies for a savory German pancake....thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2012

loof November 26, 2012

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