Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is such a wonderful breakfast. It's sweet and comforting, yet packed with protein to give the kids a good start to the day. Super easy to make. You can even make the batter the night before and throw it in the oven the next morning. For a variation, omit the vanilla bean and add a chopped Granny Smith apple.


  1. Place butter in a baking dish and pop into a 200C/400F oven.
  2. Whisk eggs and add milk, sugar, flour and vanilla extract.
  3. Slice vanilla pod in half and use a knife to extract the seeds.
  4. Add seeds to batter and mix to disperse.
  5. Remove baking dish from oven and swirl to coat sides with butter. Pour batter into it and return to oven.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed up and golden. Serve immediately as it will deflate once out of the oven.


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This has become a weekend favorite. We love the flexibility of the basic puff pancake batter. We bake ours in individual ramekins. Cheers, Steve & Jason

(y)our food choices June 06, 2010

This recipe is oooh sooo good! I halved the recipe for just myself and dusted it with powdered sugar. It is so quick and easy to make. I'll be making this over and over again.

dlhayden June 29, 2009

We made this for breakfast this morning and everyone loved it! My kids wanted a chocolate puff pancake. We were unable to find a recipe so we made this recipe and they drizzled melted chocolate chips and sprinkled powdered sugar over it. My husband and I preferred it with just syrup so the wonderful vanilla flavor can be appreciated. I wasn't sure what size pan to use - we used a glass 9 x 12 and it worked fine. This is sooooo easy to make and is very elegant! I will make this next time we have overnight guests and will sprinkle a little powdered sugar over it to give it more eye appeal. Thanks for the recipe!

mfsmart January 06, 2008

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