Monday 11 February 2013

Puffy Apple Pancake

This is one of the easiest breakfasts I make, but it always feels like we've done something special!  What I love most about it (besides that it is so delicious) is that it takes about 5 minutes of work, but then 25 minutes in the oven - which is the perfect amount of time to have a shower, tidy a bit, play with the baby, or check my email!
And then voila - a hot, tasty breakfast on the table!

Puffy Apply Pancake (serves 2-4)

Preheat oven to 450F.

In a cast iron pan*, saute until a little soft:
2 apples cut into thin slices

(or bananas, creative! We have even made this fruit-less in a pinch.)

Then sprinkle overtop:
1 Tbsp sugar, or so
a pinch of cinnamon

Mix together:
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup flour

Pour the batter over the apples and pop the cast iron pan into the oven for 25 minutes (the top should be lightly browned when done). 

(Be sure to have your kids around when you pull it out of the oven, because it will be big and puffy when you first pull it out, but it will quickly deflate! )

You can enjoy it plain, or add toppings like yoghurt or maple syrup.

*NOTE: If you don't have a cast iron pan, you can saute the apples in a normal pan, and then transfer them to a pie dish, pour the batter in it and bake.

(Recipe originally from Starting Out: The Essential Guide to Cooking on Your Own by Julie Van Rosendaal)


  1. oh, I remember you telling me about this. looks yummy! love the way you edited the photo! :)

  2. I'm in front of my stove right now, with a few questions - do you peel the apples? Do you saute in butter or just plain.

    25 minutes of oven watching will be worth it!

    1. No to the peeling, yes to the butter! How did it turn out?