Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes

This weekend we celebrated my husband's 30th birthday!  He has had a hard time with this idea of getting older, but I for one, think he is just getting better with age!  Let me take a minute to tell you about this husband I have.  He is pretty awesome.  He is one of the hardest workers I know, he is an amazing father and he. is. funny.  He has done so many things for our family in the nearly 9 years that we have been married, including but not limited me 2 perfect babies, working so hard in school and work that I can be a stay-at-home mom, buying and fixing up multiple houses, and making me laugh a whole lot.  But, one of the best things he has ever done for me personally, was win me a Kitchen Aid Mixer.  That was pretty dang awesome of him.  

Everyone raise your virtual hand if you read Our Best Bites!  If you have your hand down, I'm telling you right now that you should!  They not only share amazing recipes, but are laugh-out-loud funny!  I strongly recommend.  Anyhow, for those that don't know, about 6 months ago their second cook book was released.  To celebrate, they hosted a contest where you were to photograph yourself with a picture of the new book and send it in to them to be judged.  The best, most creative pictures would then be selected to receive prizes.  I told Jason about it, but also included that I had no ideas to make myself stand out.  He, however, has never backed down from a challenge, and viewed this as such.  So he came up with this...

And we won!!  Thanks to his creative mind and shameless desire to make people laugh, I now own a shiny red Kitchen Aid mixer (and there is this lovely picture floating out there in blog land for all the world to see)!  See, he really is the best!!  So happy birthday to him!

Okay, so I was getting to the recipe.  These Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes are one of our very favorite recipes out of that Our Best Bites Cookbook.  They are amazingly simply and incredibly delicious.  Last time I made these, I had to whip up a second batch immediately because we devoured them so quickly! Then those disappeared just as fast.  Jason loves them so much that he requested them for his birthday breakfast yesterday and we almost needed a third batch!  

Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes

1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-3 Tablespoons butter, melted
Powdered sugar
Whipped cream, optional

Place a nonstick mini muffin pan in the oven and heat to 400 degrees.  Meanwhile, place the flour, milk, eggs and salt in a blender and blend until mixture is smooth.  Remove the pan from the oven, doing so very carefully and with an oven mit, as the pan with be very hot.  Quickly spray the wells with nonstick spray.  Fill the muffin wells 3/4 full with batter.

Bake for 12-18 minutes, until batter is puffed and slightly golden on top.  Remove the puffs and place on a plate or platter.  Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Drizzle with maple syrup or strawberry sauce and whipped cream, or eat them alone with your fingers!  All ways are equally delicious!

Strawberry Sauce

3 cups frozen strawberries
2 Tablespoon sugar

Place strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until the strawberries release their juices, about 5 minutes.  Cook for 1-2 minutes longer, stirring continuously and smashing berries slightly with a fork.  Serve over pancake puffs.

Recipe Source:  Pancake Puffs from Our Best Bites.  Strawberry Sauce from The Unsophisticated Kitchen

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  1. Cool! I make the big puff pancake but never thought about making little ones. So cute. I would have voted for your picture. It's too funny.

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  2. I can't believe that is your husband!! I remembering seeing that picture when it won the contest (and laughing hysterically) and I never put it together. So fun. SO FUN!! And these look yummy. I love Our Best Bites.

    1. He was definitely a good sport to do that for me! Although, I had asked for a new kitchenaid for Christmas, so this really saved him alot of money!:)

  3. Great Post! I pinned this (not the picture of your hubby in the tub!) I love the idea of mini oven pancakes. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Congrats to you and your hubby for winning the contest! I've never thought of putting my oven pancakes in muffin pans. What a fun way to mix it up a bit.

  5. I've been so wanting to get that cookbook. I've looked through it (my sister-in-law's) and have practically drooled over their recipes and photos. So, thanks for reminding me about it. Cool that you won ~ that's a great photo! Anyway, thanks for sharing. I saw you at the Lil Luna link party. Have a great day.

    1. It is a really great cook book...both of their books are really great! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Great story of how you won a mixer! Brave man to take the picture and put it out there for everyone to see! I love this recipe. We make Dutch Babies, which I think are just like this but a big version. I bet my kids would love them in the mini version!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

  7. This recipe looks yummy! My children would love these:) Your husband- hysterical!!

  8. Oh my goodness... Loved the story about how you won! That is totally something my hubby would do too! LOL!

    So glad you shared this link for these yummy looking mini puffed oven pancakes at The Weekend re-Treat this week!


  9. I just made these this morning! And boy were they good! Your husband is funny!

  10. Never seen pancakes like this before. Your husband is quite the guy to have that photo floating around the web!
    Thanks for sharing it at Pint Sized Baker's Two Cup Tuesday party. I've pinned this and I hope to see you again on Monday night!

  11. Thank you for the new breakfast idea. I have never had puffed oven pancakes, and the mini ones are right up my alley! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog!

  12. These pancakes look lovely! I've never tried oven pancakes before, but I definitely want to try these! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  13. Those look yummy! And, how exciting that your hubby won you the mixer!! :)



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