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Mini Puff Pancake Pots

German pancake batter puffs up into wee little pots when baked in a standard size muffin tin. Perfect for filling with a warm trio of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. I made these recently to serve to friends who came for tea one morning....something different than a muffin, but just as simple to make. I promise! This may be something nice to serve someone special on Valentines Day.
Check out my post last year on Valentines Day where I used this same batter but baked the Puff Pancake in a pie plate.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Mix together all ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Spray 6 muffin tin cups with non stick spray. Divide batter between cups. 
  3. Bake in oven pre heated to 400ยบ. 
  4. Bake for 16 minutes. Do not open oven door during baking.
  5. While puff pancakes are baking prepare fruit filling.
  6. Remove crispy pancake pots to individual serving plates. Fill with the following fruit filling or fresh fruit and dust with powdered sugar.
Fruit Filling:
  • 1/2 cup each, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  1. Stir together fruit. Stir in sugar and corn starch.
  2. Heat in microwave stirring every 30 seconds until mixture thickens. Allow to cool slightly.


  1. What a great idea Kathy. I have made puff pancakes lots of times but never thought to make small ones in muffin cups. I will be doing this the next time I have some ladies over for coffee. A great change from a muffin. Thanks.

  2. I want one of those right now! Yum!

  3. How long will these stay "puffy"? I guess what I am asking is do I have to serve them immediately or can I fix them ahead and then serve them when my company arrives?

  4. How cute! Puff pancakes are always tasty! Thank you for the recipe, Kathy!

  5. Now this is just darling. Very clever of you to make muffin-sized puffs and fill with fruit. You could present each one on a small doily and dress it up even more. Thank you so much for your creative cookery!

  6. I believe another name I've seen for these delicious puffs is 'Dutch Baby'.

  7. This looks gorgeous and delicious. At first, I thought the making process must be complicated. But after going through the recipe, surprisingly, it is super simple. I love it so much. Guess it will become my regular dessert. :)

  8. Can you freeze these?

  9. I know this is an older post. I was wondering if these are like Yorkshire puddings. Maybe I could just omit the vanilla?
    I have used the fruit filling recipe on white cake. Excellent!

    1. I have never thought of them as Yorkshire but they do get that hollow inside and nice browned outside. Yes, you could omit the vanilla but they would be rather bland.

  10. These have become "a thing" at our house ... every Saturday morning. I have three little girls and I have to quadruple the recipe :) My 8 year old is currently eating EIGHT of them plus fruit, etc for breakfast. They love their puffy pancakes!