Cinnamon Puff “Pancake”

In my household, we really like cinnamon. I think it makes really great desserts and breakfasts. This recipe can be used for either!

A few years ago, along with some friends, we went “cabin-ing” in Michigan. While out there, we went to a tiny little restaurant that served what was called a “Dutch baby.” It was ENORMOUS. It was basically a huge baked pancake. This recipe is vaguely similar. It comes out with a crisp outside and the inside is soft and pillow-y, kind of souffle-like. When I found this recipe, it was full of butter and a bit heavy. In an attempt to get ready for a beach vacation, I’ve lightened it up a tad and changed some things around. It made for a satisfying evening snack.

The cool thing about the dessert/breakfast is you can serve it with whatever toppings you would like. This is where things can get really decadent. I served mine with “Bourbon Maple Syrup”. That stuff is so good, you should totally get a bottle. (And no, they aren’t paying me!) Other good options for toppings are: whipped cream, fruit, powdered sugar, sprinkles (always a good idea), brown sugar, or even ice cream. [I just thought of ice cream, I wish I would have actually done that myself]

Originally I got this recipe from  Vitamix cookbook. It can be made in the Vitamix or just mixed up by hand in a bowl. Either way works. The original recipe suggests cooking in a pie plate. I opted to cook each serving individually in a ramekin to ensure each person gets enough of the crispy, delicious edges.

Above is what the finished product looked like when baked in a pie dish. Below is the finished product when baked in a ramekin.



Cinnamon Puff Pancake

Serves 4

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • delicious toppings of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Cut butter into 4 pieces, place one piece in each ramekin. Place on a baking tray and place in the oven until the butter is melted, about 4-5 mins. Remove from oven.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients in the Vitamix container or in a mixing bowl. If using a Vitamix, turn on and blend for 5 seconds. If using a mixing bowl, mix by hand using a fork or whisk. Make sure everything is well mixed and smooth.
  3. Pour 1/4 mix into each ramekin.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until rises along edges and is golden brown.
  5. Flip ramekin over and turn the pancake out onto the plate. Top with deliciousness and serve warm.


Comment and let me know what you think of the recipe or if you’ve thought of something deliciously different for a topping.

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