This sweet, eggy puffed pancake is stuffed full of yummy blackberries and topped off with a sweet cinnamon-maple syrup. It is the best breakfast treat!
Can you believe I’ve never made [or tasted!] a puffed pancake before? Or a Dutch Baby or a German pancake or whatever you call this delicious egg-baked pancake treat. I did a little internet sleuthing on a puffed pancake’s origin, and basically like all recipes… there’s disputes. Surprise, surprise. Some say Seattle, but others say they’re similar to traditional baked “pancakes” served in Germany and other parts of the world or similar to a popover. No matter the origins, this breakfast is wonderful! And it’s made even more wonderful by the fact that I made this for the Secret Recipe Club!
This month for Secret Recipe Club, I had the pleasure of being assigned to Amy’s blog, Savory Moments. I don’t know when I first started reading Amy’s blog, but it’s been awhile so it was so fun to peruse her archives and choose a recipe to make for y’all today! Amy is such a creative cook, let me say. She lives with her husband and pets [including a cute kitty!] in New York state and her recipes run the gamut from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts to classic food skills that have been lost along the way like preserving, fermenting, and canning. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that every recipe I’ve seen on her blog looks like a treat and I had a hard time just picking one recipe to make and share today. In the past I’ve made a few of her recipes, most recently this Bacon Cheeseburger Pie. This time though, since Amy’s blog is so unique, I wanted to try something I had never made before. Some options I considered included stovetop kettle corn, watermelon-cucumber-mint aqua fresca [obviously with another fruit since it’s not quite watermelon season!], rustic potato bread, Thai-style omelets, or even maybe ricotta cheese. But then it was breakfast time, and I was hungry and spied a puffed pancake on her blog! Decision. Made!
I was surprised at how quick it was to make this recipe. Much simpler than making a batch of stovetop pancakes, for sure. The texture wasn’t quite as pancake-y as I was imagining–all the eggs definitely made this dish lighter and more like a sweet omelette, but it was also a little cakey too so it’s hard to describe if you haven’t had one before except to say it’s heavenly! Amy used pears in her version, but I chose blackberries because that’s what I had on hand and I wasn’t about to run to the grocery store at 7:30 on a Saturday morning for pears that probably wouldn’t be ripe enough to make this anyway. I’m happy to report that the berries were delicious and bursting with sweet juices in each bite! The cinnamon-maple syrup was a great way to top this delicate pancake too…and also a great way to make sure the excess cinnamon-sugar doesn’t get wasted. I definitely will be making this recipe again in the future. Thanks, Amy! 🙂
one year ago: Cheesy Taco Muffins
two years ago: Grapefruit Arugula Salad
three years ago: Herb, Tomato, and Cheese Crackers
four years ago: Smoky Fried Chickpeas
five years ago: Pantry Pasta for Two
Puffed Blackberry Pancake with Cinnamon-Maple Syrup
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 all-purpose flour
- sprinkle of salt
- 1 pint blackberries [reserve a handful for serving, if desired] – other fruit as desired can be used too
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- powdered sugar for dusting, optional
- 1/4-1/3 cup pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a 10-12 inch oven proof skillet in the oven to warm.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt.
Place blackberries in a small bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon and toss gently together to mix.
Carefully remove skillet from oven when preheated. Add butter to bottom of skillet, swirling to coat. When melted, place blackberries in bottom of skillet, leaving excess cinnamon-sugar mixture in bowl. Pour egg mixture over top, then return pan to oven.
Bake for about 17-20 minutes, or until pancake is puffy and golden, pulling slightly away from the side of the pan.
While pancake is baking, combine pure maple syrup with leftover cinnamon-sugar in a small saucepan. Heat on low until warm, stirring occasionally. Serve pancake in wedges topped with syrup, powdered sugar, or extra berries, as desired.
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Love the look of the pancake! The fact that it is baked makes it sound even more interesting…
Thank you, Rafeeda! I definitely will be making more baked pancakes in the future!
I love dutch babies for breakfast. They’re super tasty and something a little different. Wonderful SRC post!
i agree, stephanie! it’s always fun to have new options 🙂
I’ve never made a dutch baby before either! I’m definitely going to try soon! It looks delicious and I know my kids would enjoy it.
i bet they would love it! it was fun to see how much it puffed up after baking. it goes down a bit as it cools, so if you try making a dutch baby make sure they’re nearby when you take it out of the oven. 🙂
Thissounds like pancakes and omelettes in one bite. Looks yummy! Good choice for SRC
thank you, anne!
Ah, Dutch babies are the best and your version is stunning! I’m glad you chose this recipe – it’s a winner!!
thank you, jane! 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words, Sarah! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. It reminds me that I should make it again soon!
yes, you should! that’s one of the best parts of SRC- rediscovering your recipes through someone else. 🙂 so fun to have your blog this month 🙂
I used to LOVE German pancakes before I developed an egg allergy. 😦 I’m craving one now! 🙂
oh bummer. so sorry! 😦 food allergies stink.
oh yum. We love puffed pancakes…great idea to add blackberries.
I’m with you – I only tried a german pancake for the first time in February!! I don’t know what rock I’d been under!! haha But I loved it and so need to try making one at home! This flavor sounds delicious!
haha, thanks ashley! glad i’m not alone in this! maybe they’re just not as common in this half of the country!