How to Make a Puffy Oven Pancake

by Lukas Heim

A step by step guide to the simple German oven pancake, "Puffy Oven Pancake."


  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine or butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon juice or powdered sugar if desired
  • 9 x 1 1/4 inch pie plate
  • Medium bowl
  • Wire whisk or hand beater
  • Measuring cups
  • Teaspoons and tablespoons
  • Oven mitts and cooling rack
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Step 2

    Place 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine in 9 x 1 1/4 inch pie plate.

    Step 3

    Put in oven for 2-4 minutes to melt butter.

    Step 4

    Whisk 2 large eggs in medium bowl.

    Step 5

    Step 6

    Add 1/2 cup flour.

    Step 7

    Step 8

    Add 1/2 cup milk.

    Step 9

    Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

    Step 10

    Beat ingredients except lemon juice and powdered sugar with whisk or hand beater. Do not overbeat.

    Step 11

    Step 12

    Retrieve pie plate from oven. Brush sides with butter.

    Step 13

    Pour batter into pie plate.

    Step 14

    Place in preheated oven and set timer for 25-30 minutes.

    Step 15

    No peeking! Check around 22 minutes as Oven times vary. Pancake should be golden brown and puffy when done.

    Step 16

    Place on cooling rack.

    Step 17

    Slice and serve immediately with powdered sugar, lemon juice, or any favorite pancake topping. Use cinnamon, vanilla, or fruit toppings for added flair!

    Step 18

    Step 19

    My final product was very successful. It tasted magnificent. The texture is smooth and rich, with a little crisp on the edge. The powdered sugar tastes great but next time will try lemon juice to add.

    Step 20

    If I made this again, I will use apples and cinnamon on the bottom of the pan. The difficulty is a low degree, the recipe is simple. Ingredients are common so it's easy to prepare with no planning.

    Step 21

    I learned if you follow the directions step by step, it's hard to make a mistake. This recipe can be doubled easily. It is good for sleepovers or anytime, even brunches or dinners!

    Step 22

    " I like the fact that puffy pancakes are easy and there is protein from the eggs in the recipe. They were delicious!" - Lukas' Mom "These puffy pancakes are legendary!" - Lukas' Dad

    Step 23

    "Breads." Betty Crocker's New Cookbook. 8th ed. New York: Simon and Schuster MacMillan, 1996. 50. Print.