Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mini German Puff Pancakes

Hi Friends! 

Today I wanted to share these mini German puff pancakes that are made in a muffin tin. They were so easy and really yummy. My kiddos loved them! They're kind of a cross between a pancake and a popover... and they were perfect for fruit filling. 

First of all, you make kind of a thin batter. Then you add some pats of butter into your muffin tins and put them in the oven to melt and get your pans hot. 

Then you bake them and be sure to keep the oven door closed the whole time as you don't want them to have a kind of "double drop" as they will puff way up in the oven and then drop once you take them out. You can peek through your oven door window and see how big they puff up - Annie thought that was really cool ;) 

Kind of like a popover in that you may find some of the melted butter still in the bottom of the pancakes once they're done baking.  Then add topping of choice and enjoy! Great for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. 

I found the recipe on pinterest initially from the blog Latter Day Mommy and you can find the link for the recipe here.  Here's the recipe:

German Pancakes Muffin-Style

Makes 24 regular sized muffins.
*I don’t have 2 regular muffin pans, so I used 1 regular muffin pan (12) and 1 large muffin pan (6).
What you’ll need:
6 eggs
1 cup flour (I’ve tried using whole wheat flour to make it healthier but it doesn’t turn out quite as good).
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick butter
2 muffin pans
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, beat together all the ingredients except for the butter. Slice the butter and evenly disperse between the muffin pans, as shown in the picture below. Put the pans in for a couple minutes while it’s preheating to melt the butter, then pour some batter into each compartment in the muffin pans until each muffin compartment has amount the same amount. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until it is golden brown, or as dark as you like it. Also, bear in mind that the muffins will rise substantially, so make sure your rack isn’t too high (I’ve made that mistake before). I also wouldn’t recommend trying this in a toaster oven.