Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pop-up Pancakes!

We completely stumbled upon this recipe while looking for ideas for an upcoming Jedi Training party (yes - another Star Wars party is coming up!). In the side bar of make and takes we saw a link to Pop-up Pancakes. We had to find out what a pop-up pancake was! (You know how we love pancakes!) These pretty little pancakes are baked in the over in muffin tins! Just mix up the batter and bake! No need to stand over a hot griddle! So easy you can even make them on a school morning!

What you need:

1 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
6 eggs
1/4 cup of melted butter
dash of salt
mini chocolate chips (optional)
blender - you can mix by hand, but the blender makes it so easy!
24 count muffin tin well greased.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. We poured the eggs, flour, and milk into the blender and blended. Then we added the butter and blended again! Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins. We filled them up about 1/3 of the way full. You may notice we tried useing paper muffin liners in three of the cups. DO NOT USE PAPER LINERS! They did no turn out!
We baked them for 15 minutes.

While they baked we cut up some strawberries!

When they come out of the oven they are big and puffy! They sink down as they cool and make cute little pancake cups!

We topped them with strawberries and homemade cinnamon syrup! So amazingly good! We were hoping to save some to see how they would reheat, unfortunately there were none left!

We discovered that if you turn them over they look even prettier. How fun would it be to make these for a brunch and let your guest fill them with there choice of toppings!

We will definitely be making these again!

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  1. These are the same thing as popovers. Or, we grew up calling them "Yorkshire Pudding", which is an English dish. My mom always makes it on a cookie sheet when we have roast beef (amazing with beef gravy!). It looks gorgeous, all bubbly and puffy. The trick to making good popovers is to heat the pan in the oven first so you have a really hot pan. Never thought of eating them for breakfast, so i think I'll give it a shot! Thanks!

    1. Christmas morning breakfast for us was always Yorkshire pudding with jam. Always was and still is with my kids now.

  2. Look at that! So cool. I love that you guys are making such cool pancakes (we love them too!) These sound cool. And I can't wait to see your Jedi Training Party!

  3. Do the muffin tins need to be sprayed with cooking spray??


  4. I know I'm quite late with this comment, but what you made there?

    Yorkshire Pudding.


  5. What a great idea! My kids love Yorkshire Pudding (Popovers) and these are just the same but without the Roast Beef!
    I've never frozen them before but they do last a couple of days in the fridge and reheat in the microwave very well - that is if you make a BIG enough batch and have some leftover.

  6. Yorkshire puddings don't actually contain butter. Definitely similar though. I can't wait to try these!