When the weather starts to turn cold, I tend to migrate to the kitchen ( even more than i normally do). I think it’s a multi sensory thing. The taste, the smell, and the sight. It’s all so comforting when it’s chilly outside. This is my favorite breakfast or brunch recipe to make for house guests. It fills the house with the most homey delicious scent. When you pull it out of the oven it is gorgeous. Have your guests seated when it’s done baking, it does fall rather quickly. And the taste, oh the taste! Yum!


WARNING! I made these for my cousin and her husband when they were staying with us a few years ago. Then I had to make them again every morning that they stayed because he loved them so much. I even had to make two batches on the last morning because one just wasn’t enough. I really wonder how many times my cousin has made these since then. I’m guessing at least 300.

Puffy Apple Pancakes

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1\2 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1\2 tsp salt
  • 1\4 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  1. Oven to 425. Place the butter in a 9x 13 pan to melt the butter while the oven is Heating. When it’s melted put the apple slices on a flat layer in the pan too lightly toast them. Do not let them burn.    dsc_0627
  2. In a blender mix eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt, until blended. If using an electric mixer, better will remain slightly lumpy.
  3. Remove pan from oven and immediately poor batter over apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake in center of oven 20 minutes or until puffed and brown. Serve immediately.


These are amazing with homemade buttermilk syrup.  It tastes like eating a caramel apple for breakfast.