Double Berry Puff Pancake

Got red, white and blue on your mind yet? We’re starting to think ahead to 4th of July already. My son is most excited about lighting sparklers. They’re not allowed in California, but luckily we’ll be on the E. coast for the big day so we can easily locate them! My husband is most excited for the food I’m going to make, and I’m most excited about utilizing berries to make some patriotic treats! Let’s start with this one: Double Berry Puff Pancake

It’s definitely a fun summer breakfast treat if you find that you have access to some wonderful, fresh berries.

The recipe starts in the blender. Use your blender (or a mixer) to mix the batter, pour it into a hot, oven-safe skillet, and scatter fresh berries on top.

Move the skillet to the oven, and bake the pancake until it’s puffy and cooked through.

Serve slices with fresh cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. My sweets-loving hubby drizzled maple syrup on top too.

Enjoy this special treat. And may you twirl a sparkler or two in the coming weeks… just for fun. Cause when’s the last time you did that, right?

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Double Berry Puff Pancake

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min


4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup Gold Medal® All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup halved raspberries
powdered sugar, syrup and/or freshly whipped cream for topping


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Use a blender or hand mixer to combine the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, lemon zest and salt.

3. Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over high heat on the stove. Add the butter and melt. Pour the batter into the skillet, then scatter the berries on top. Put the pan in the oven, and bake until puffed and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Slice and serve, topped with powdered sugar, syrup and/or freshly whipped cream, as desired.

Source: (Adapted from Martha Stewart's Blueberry Dutch Pancakes)


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61 Responses to “Double Berry Puff Pancake”

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    Kathryn — June 18, 2012 @ 3:04 AM

    This looks like an awesome way to start the day!

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    IdaBaker — June 18, 2012 @ 3:25 AM

    Well, it looks like it’s time to reinvest in a cast iron pan. This looks too good to let go, and I do love pancakes.

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 18, 2012 @ 4:47 AM

    Oooh – I adore sparklers too!

    And these look absolutely delicious! Love the red, white and blue! :)

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    Maria — June 18, 2012 @ 5:34 AM

    I posted a festive 4th breakfast recipe today too! Can’t wait for the holiday! I think we will have to make this pancake sooner though! Looks so good!

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    kelley — June 18, 2012 @ 5:47 AM

    It’s so gorgeous. I love oven pancakes but never put fruit in them. I’m weird like that. You might have just convinced me otherwise. :)

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    Cookin' Canuck — June 18, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

    I adore puffed pancakes and this one, with all those fresh berries, is really calling my name. Beautiful, Lori!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 18, 2012 @ 7:05 AM

    Oh girl! We make puffy pancakes on occasion, but have loaded the berries right in there. Love it!!

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    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — June 18, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    Yes! 4th of July pancake…love it! I am already planning for the 4th as well! Check out the cake I made!

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    Crystal @ Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — June 18, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

    Oh yum. I love the fresh berries on the top. I could seriously gobble some of this up right now…

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    patsy — June 18, 2012 @ 9:59 AM

    I am going to have to give this a try! What a fun weekend breakfast to share with the family!

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    Amy @ The Blond Cook — June 18, 2012 @ 10:05 AM

    So pretty & colorful! I love berries & can’t wait to try this. :-) Hope you’re enjoying your vacation.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 18, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

    this reminds me of what I call a clafoutis…pancake batter that I bake like this and it gets custardy and doughy all in one & with berries. I need to try yours. So pretty!

    and I love your backsplash and tile-work!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — June 18, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    wow what a delicious treat! a great way to start the day, or end dinner!! yummmm!

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    Katrina — June 18, 2012 @ 2:40 PM

    LOVE this! Oh my. This is the perfect breakfast food!

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    Joanne — June 18, 2012 @ 5:50 PM

    That pancake is droolworthy! Delicious for any weekend breakfast but especially for the 4th!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 18, 2012 @ 7:43 PM

    This looks divine! I am always whipping up pancakes for me and the kiddos in the morning. This is going on our morning breakfast this week. Love it!

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    Ash — June 18, 2012 @ 10:57 PM

    Kind of like a sweet omelet? Must try!

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    Carla @ Carla's Confections — June 19, 2012 @ 2:21 AM

    Red white and blue is starting to be on my mind these past few days… It could have something to do with all these fabulous treats and breakfasts you all keep posting on ;) loving them all though!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 19, 2012 @ 4:38 AM

    Anyone who knows me, know I love pancakes and I have yet to make a puffed one like yours! I have to try it this weekend!! Love the recipe!!

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    Rachel Cooks — June 19, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

    Gorgeous! IT looks SO delicious!

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    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — June 19, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

    Looks beautiful! Yummmmmm :-)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 19, 2012 @ 6:11 AM

    Yum, what an amazing breakfast! The fresh berries are a great color, and I am sure they add great flavor!! Wish we could do sparklers this year, but it is too dry in Colorado :(

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — June 19, 2012 @ 6:57 AM

    This recipe looks easy and like a real treat for a weekend morning. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 19, 2012 @ 8:23 AM

    That’s a beautiful Dutch Baby! Love the fresh berries giving it the perfect colors for the Fourth.

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    Leanne Dupont — June 19, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

    Is there a flour someone can recommend to make this gluten-free? It looks to good to not make, but I’m trying to cut out gluten.

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — June 19, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    Now THAT’S a pancake!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 19, 2012 @ 1:00 PM

    Wow, this looks amazing Lori! I love that it’s SO easy, too! Even easier than a batch of pancakes. Going to try it soon!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 19, 2012 @ 4:51 PM

    This is gorgeous! And I love how easy this is to make! I’m sure this will be in rotation at our house during the weekends.

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    Marnely Rodriguez — June 19, 2012 @ 8:08 PM

    Oh this looks perfect! Not only for breakfast, but for breakfast for dinner ;)

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    Lori Lange — June 19, 2012 @ 8:18 PM

    Try using a GF flour blend that you like.

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    Maria in NJ — June 21, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    looks wonderful…we are swimming in blueberries right now, South Jerzee is one the major blueberry growers in the nation. they are wonderful! So are you going to be anywhere by Atlantic City NJ, I would love to meet you if you are…I have worked in the casinos for over 33 years and the 4 of July is usually our busiest weekend, but I would find time…m

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    BBias — June 21, 2012 @ 8:38 AM

    Looks delicious…Can I use strawberries too?

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    Javelin Warrior — June 21, 2012 @ 9:29 PM

    Now THIS is a pancake! It’s so beautiful and so light and fluffy – amazing… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and always excited to see what you’ll create next…

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    Lori Lange — June 22, 2012 @ 7:37 AM


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    Lynna H. — June 23, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    I`ve always wanted to make a dutch pancakes!

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    Meghan — June 24, 2012 @ 6:09 AM

    Looks beautiful with all those berries! Hope you’re enjoying your vacation!

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    Judy — June 24, 2012 @ 9:42 AM

    I made these pancakes today and they were amazing! Next time I’m going to try adding a little Grand Marnier or Cointreau to give it a little “adult” kick. Fantastic recipe – thank you!

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    Lori Lange — June 24, 2012 @ 1:44 PM

    fun idea!

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    Lori Lange — June 24, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

    Thanks- we’re having fun so far!

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    Jamielyn@iheartnaptime — June 25, 2012 @ 10:50 PM

    Oh wow these look amazing! I have to try these!! Thanks for sharing. xo

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — June 30, 2012 @ 4:50 PM

    I love pancakes, but I’ve never tried making a skillet pancake, but I’ve wanted to! This looks delicious!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — July 19, 2012 @ 9:07 PM

    Wow, this looks awesome Lori, I soo have to make this at the weekend for the kids!

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — July 20, 2012 @ 1:04 PM

    Now this is my kind of pancake!! I love anything that includes summer berries! Looks incredible!

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    ursula — August 9, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    This was super!! Just curious but could this go in the freezer to enjoy the deliciousness another time? Thank you for a wonderful and easy recipe!

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    Lori Lange — August 9, 2012 @ 3:11 PM

    I wouldn’t think so…

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    Rogene Ralph — August 14, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

    This is also call German Babies, or german pancakes. these were very popular in our home with peaches…

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    Patty Rauss — August 19, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

    I made these today (the one with just the blueberries) and it looked really beautiful like your picture but something just didn’t taste right. Two of my friends agreed. It seemed a little dense but maybe that is what “dutch” pancakes are. I used skim milk because I didn’t have whole milk and I don’t know if that would have made a difference. Anyway, want to do it again and thought maybe someone had some pointers.


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    Lori Lange — August 20, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    The milk definitely could have made a difference in the texture.

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    linda — January 16, 2013 @ 7:59 PM

    Did this tonight. Filled with scrambled eggs and sausage. They guys loved it! There are a lot of possibilities here…yum

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    Sandy — May 25, 2013 @ 9:37 AM

    Someone mentioned having to buy a cast iron skillet – I’ve always baked my Dutch Baby in a deep dish glass pie pan. I’ve also used an extra deep glass tart pan. You can melt the butter in the pie plate in the oven before you add the batter. Oh and for those of you that love a custard flavor, add vanilla! :)

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    Michelle M — June 16, 2013 @ 6:34 AM

    This is absolutely delicious I added another berry and made it triple berry puff pancake!

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    Heather @ French Press — July 1, 2013 @ 7:57 PM

    the BEST breakfast ever!

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    Dianne — August 18, 2013 @ 8:51 AM

    We had over night guest and I served this for breakfast with whipped cream and it was a great hit. Thanks

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    Celine Loup — February 6, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

    Just tried this—I didn’t have a cast iron skillet so I used my ceramic dutch oven. It ended up requiring an extra 15 minutes baking time, I suppose because the batter was denser—but oh boy was it amazing when it came out. It tasted just like my mom’s clafouti, maybe that’s another name for this? There was a sale on strawberries, so I tossed them in with the black berries and rasberries—what a treat during this cold february.

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    Jenny — March 2, 2014 @ 6:21 AM

    This is a great recipe! Quick,easy, & tasty. My 2 year old won’t touch eggs except these. The only thing I change is we use skim milk instead of whole milk cause that’s what we have on hand. We have made this many times and it always turns out great. Thanks for the great recipe.

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    Lori Lange — March 3, 2014 @ 6:16 AM


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    Justin — March 26, 2014 @ 2:27 PM

    I like to use apples in mine. Fun may to make pancakes for everyone at once.

    Just as a side note – sub almond milk and good gluten free flour mix for anyone that needs gluten and/or dairy free options.

    PS. Alos, add 1/2 tsp of baking soda and power for a fluffier end product

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    Julie — April 6, 2014 @ 3:11 PM

    I love making this puff pancake for breakfast. I’ve made it several times already.

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    roberta — July 4, 2014 @ 2:43 PM

    Easy and delish, good way to use some of the extra eggs my chickens are giving me! !!?????

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    Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen — July 12, 2014 @ 6:09 PM

    Looks like a perfect Saturday morning breakfast!

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    All Natural Katie — January 4, 2015 @ 5:58 AM

    I really enjoyed this recipe, especially with the berries on top. The high heat might have been a bit too much for cast iron.

    I recommend immediately removing the baked pancake from the pan. Otherwise, the bottom will burn and the whole pancake will taste burned. Cast iron stayed hot for quite a while and continues cooking whatever food is in it.

    I will make this recipe again.