Puffed Pancakes

 Puff Pancake...Bake whole wheat pancakes for an easy breakfast. I top these with greek yogurt and berries and they are delicious! | Pick Fresh Foods

An oven baked Puff Pancake is not only beautiful, it is super easy to make.  I make these a little healthier by using whole white wheat flour. I also top them with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for some protein, vitamins, and antioxidants.

 

Lately the weather has been much warmer here and one thing is for certain…my appetite has decreased.  I can feel hungry, but after a few bites…I’m full. You’d think after living in the South for most of my life the heat wouldn’t affect me, but it does.

My Texas and Arizona family are all rolling their eyes as I complain about it being 75 -80 degrees here. :D Here in Colorado we’ve spent the last 8-9 months being cool or cold. Seriously, it snowed two weeks ago. This heat is a big difference!

Now that the heat is here, my body is working hard to keep cool. That work really can suppress my appetite.  Does this happen to you too?

Puff Pancake...Bake whole wheat pancakes for an easy breakfast. I top these with greek yogurt and berries and they are delicious! | Pick Fresh Foods

Now that I recognize that I’m not eating as much, I’m trying to make sure everything is nutrient rich. Starting with breakfast everyday is a must!

My son is obsessed with having pancakes for breakfast. On those days when he wakes up in time for breakfast, he always asks for pancakes. I love pancakes too, but sometimes I get tired of standing at the stove flipping pancake after pancake.

Now puff pancakes are super easy! Pour a little batter into a few dishes and place in the oven and breakfast is ready in no time!

 

Puff Pancake...Bake whole wheat pancakes for an easy breakfast. I top these with greek yogurt and berries and they are delicious! | Pick Fresh Foods

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I love to watch these pancakes bake. I place a teaspoon of butter in the dish and let it melt in the heated oven. Once it is melted, I swirl it around the bottom of the dish. Then pour in a little batter and close the oven door. Within a couple of minutes, you’ll see the sides start to rise up along the sides of the dish. It is kind of magical.

 

Puff Pancake...Bake whole wheat pancakes for an easy breakfast. I top these with greek yogurt and berries and they are delicious! | Pick Fresh Foods

I love these puff pancakes. They have a similar texture to a crepe, but a bit thicker. I make them with whole white wheat flour, so they are whole grain. These puff pancakes are perfectly sweetened. No syrup needed here. I love to top them with a little Greek yogurt and some fresh berries.

This is one light and filling meal that is the perfect start to any day!

 

Puff Pancake...Bake whole wheat pancakes for an easy breakfast. I top these with greek yogurt and berries and they are delicious! | Pick Fresh Foods

 I’ve heard these puff pancakes called lots of different names. What do you call them?

 

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Puffed Pancakes
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 tsp butter, divided
  • ½ cup whole white wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup 0% plain greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour and sugar.
  3. In a small bowl whisk eggs, add milk, and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in the wet ingredients into flour mixture.
  5. Place 1 tsp of butter into each dish. Melt in heated oven.
  6. Swirl melted butter around dish to cover bottom.
  7. Slowly pour in ⅓ cup of batter into each dish.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden.
  9. Serve with 2 tbsp greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of both blueberries and raspberries.

 

NutritionLabel-Puffed Pancake

1 Plain Pancake  = 164 Calories

 

 


Comments

  1. I can’t believe you got snow just two weeks ago! It was a high of 109 here yesterday, ha! People in Arizona like to say that all temps above 100 feel the same, but 109 is really hot no matter what! Are these similar to Dutch Babies? I’ve had those before and they were so good! I love that you topped them with Greek yogurt and berries, it sounds so refreshing, which is exactly the kind of food I am looking for right now.

    • Isn’t that just crazy! The weather here is wacky. 100 in Arizona is hot! My husband grew up there and I don’t know how he survived. It is even hot there at night. I guess you get use to it or find lots of ways to stay cool. :D
      I think they are also called dutch babies. I love how they are so easy to make. The yogurt and fruit were just perfect!

  2. Being winter here, I could eat the entire batch myself :)

  3. I’ve never made puff pancakes, and I love the idea of baking a pancake instead of all the flipping! These look delicious, Cindy. :)

    • They are so easy Marcie. You could even make one giant pancake and serve it up sliced, but I like the individual ones.

  4. Oh my goodness this looks yummy! I wish I could say that I lose my appetite in warmer weather, but I do crave different things like ice cream and fresh fruit. :)

  5. I will have to try puffed pancakes, they look delicious! Love that it’s easy to whip up, too!

  6. realfoodbydad says:

    How have I not heard of these, such a great idea and so easy!

    • They are perfect for serving a lot of people. You are freed up to do other things rather than flipping at the stove top. Thanks Matt!

  7. LOVE puffed pancakes! I’ve heard them called “Dutch babies” before. The kinds I’ve seen in breakfast places are usually loaded with butter and sugar. Delicious, sure, but holy sugar rush (and crash)! I’m thankful that you took steps to healthify this one. It looks great!

    • Ha, yes that happened to my husband whenever he eats carbs solo. I’ve always got to add some protein to balance his food out. You’ve pointed out another great reason to make these at home. Thanks!

  8. I love the idea of these pancakes, no having to wait to flip them! Sounds perfect to me. Oh and greek yogurt and fruit are perfect toppings.. yum!

    • Not having to stand and flip pancakes is awesome. I always feel excluded from what everyone is doing when I am making regular pancakes. These are so easy and free you up for other things while they are baking.

  9. These look sooooo good, I feel like I need to make them immediately. And unfortunately, I eat just as much in warm weather as cold. :) I too immediately thought of Dutch Babies. I’ve never made them but I saw them on the Food Network one time. Beautiful!

    • Thanks Meggan. I can really eat in the winter. It is like I never get full. Maybe this is my bodies way of balancing out. Haha

  10. Mmm that looks delicious! I love baked pancakes, I’ll have to try this variation soon. :)

  11. YUM! These looks so fluffy and delicious!

  12. I am liking it that you made these healthier!! Yummy!

  13. I’ve never made puffed pancakes in the oven! Will have to give it a try. They look delicious!

  14. I’m not sure what I’d call them besides delicious! Totally making these for breakfast this weekend!

  15. This pancake looks amazing Cindy! And given that it snowed just two weeks ago (which is just CRAZY)! I love how you adapt your recipes to where you (and the weather) are at in the moment! Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks Kristi! The weather is crazy here. Over memorial day weekend it snowed, but it melted right away. I keep trying to bring my summer clothes out and then I’m cold again. It’s no wonder my system is out of wack. Haha.

  16. What a delicious and beautiful and healthy morning meal!

  17. I hear ya with the heat. I can only take so much. I know I’ll never be moving south for retirement :)
    I love puffy pancakes but I usually only make them in the fall with apples. Great idea with the greek yogurt and berries. These would be a hit I’m sure!

    • Oh, I definitely won’t be heading south after retirement. I seriously think I’d melt. Haha.
      These with apples sound yummy. I’ll have to try that. Thanks Sherri :D

  18. I get the same exact way in the summer – my appetite is basically nothing for the most part!! Love these pancakes..never thought to make them in the oven before.

    • So you really understand what I’m talking about Ashley. I have to remind myself to eat. It’s just not healthy.
      Hope you like these puff pancakes they are fantastic!

  19. I’ve never heard of puff pancakes before! Look so delicious and filling. But I love crepes, who doesn’t? Need fruit at breakfast too, lovely.

  20. What a fun idea! This looks perfect for a weekend breakfast. And I couldn’t agree more with the temperature. I grew up in the South where 80′s was a nice, cool day…and now I groan when I see that the temperature is going to be in the 80′s! Haha!

    • Yes, David that is exactly how I feel.. I think in Texas you’d be blessed to have this weather. I’ve become a heat wimp. Haha.
      Hope you try these. They are delicious!

  21. What a great and fun idea! These look absolutely good and I love that you added all these delicious berries on top of it ;-)

  22. I wish I could eat less in the summer. I’m still just as hungry!! This pancake is so beautiful!!

    • Good for you. I wish I was that way too. Because I’m not eating as much I’m trying to stay away from desserts. That is not fun. Haha

  23. huntfortheverybest says:

    lovely breakfast!

  24. I suck at flipping pancakes, so this recipe is perfect for me!

    • Haha I hear ya. My son tries flipping pancakes and those suckers just slide all around the griddle. These are so much easier!

  25. You are absolutely correct, these are easy and delicious! I would have a hard time sharing this scrumptious beauty!

  26. I can’t believe you had snow only 2 weeks ago. My goodness, and I thought the weather in England was bad!
    As for these pancakes, well, I’ve learnt something today! They sound so much easier than regular pancakes. Delicious!

    • Oh it’s crazy weather all the time here. Earlier today it was beautiful and sunny. A few hours later it is hailing and cold. I have to keep a jacket with me all the time.
      Hope you give these a try they are yummy!

  27. Love these puffed pancakes Cindy! My lil guy loves pancakes too but there are days that I don’t feel like flipping a whole bunch of pancakes either so these sound perfect! I love that you made them healthier too with the WWW flour. Can’t wait to give this a try :)

    • Exactly, Kelly. I do love traditional pancakes, but these are a nice change. I’ve made them with all purpose flour and didn’t notice a different with the whole white wheat. They are also great with a little powdered sugar.

  28. I love these, too…and making them with white whole wheat flour is a terrific idea! And nothing beats a berries and cream topping :)

    • I really love traditional wheat flour but it does affect the taste. Whole white wheat is much lighter and you still get the same benefits of a whole grain. Berries and a little yogurt are my favorite toppings. Thanks Liz :D

  29. I love puffed pancakes, because everyone gets to eat at the same time. No slaving over the stove or cold cakes while you wait for the batch. Plus berries = summer happiness.

    • Oh, I never like getting the sad, cold pancakes. With these everyone gets hot pancakes at the same time. Sometimes it is the simple things that make me happy. :D

  30. Yum!! I know them as dutch babies also, that name gets me every time! These look so delicious and loving the berries and cream!

    • Thanks Jessica. I only recently heard them called dutch babies, but that seems to be what most people know then as. Either way they are delicious :D

  31. These look fantastic, Cindy! I keep trying to make oven pancakes but somehow I always mess them up (which is somewhat strange, because I remember making them perfectly…when I was 12 years old!!!). Perhaps I just haven’t found the right recipe — I definitely need to try yours, because that puffed pancake look delicious!

    • I really think pancakes can be tricky. The batter can’t be too thick or too thin. I too think the spatula you use matters. My son gets so frustrated. Hope you enjoy these :D

  32. Note to self: buy a cute baking pan like that to make puff pancakes in! These look like a lovely summer breakfast!

  33. Two Healthy Kitchens says:

    Can you believe I have never made a puffed pancake? How is that even possible, right!?!? You’ve totally inspired me! I can’t wait to try this recipe! (And wow – my kiddos will for sure be thanking you! They’re gonna looove this!!!) :D ~Shelley

    • Goodness, Shelley! Stop everything and you must make these puff pancakes. :D Hope you guys love them as much as we do.

  34. I never lose my appetite, not even in warm weather :) These puffed pancakes sound perfect, I’ve never tried it before!

    • Shiran, I wish I was like that too but his heat is sucking my appetite away. Puff pancakes are awesome. They remind me of a crepe, but thicker and more flavorful. :D

  35. I’m like you, my appetite isn’t very good when the weather is hot. Those puffy pancakes look good though!

    • Shareba, you and I are in the minority. Most say that aren’t effected. I was starting to think I was strange. Haha

  36. I call these dutch baby pancakes! So, so divine. We make them at least twice a month, I think. It’s my husband’s favorite. Yours looks so inviting with the fruit!

  37. My gosh these pancakes look beautiful! I’ve always wanted to try Dutch Babies!

  38. Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy says:

    I am totally the same! I grew up in Arizona and I live in California now and whenever I complain of the “heat” to any of my family members, they all laugh at me, lol! These puffed pancakes are gorgeous! I can’t wait to try them – pinned! (Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever!)

    • I talked to my mother and she said the weather is too crazy there you need to move back to Texas. Haha We love it and I’ll deal with this “heat” anytime over that 100 degree/high humidity any day.
      Thanks for Pinning Jen. We love these!

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