Puff The Magic…. Apple Pancake

It’s the weekend or holiday, and you want to make something special for breakfast. This tasty treat may be it! And it feeds four people easily.

The next question is to peel or not to peel the apple? I like apple peel so it doesn’t matter to me if the peel is included. I didn’t find a difference in taste by fixing it both ways (peeled or unpeeled apple).  I have an apple peeler/corer tool and when I use it, the apple is automatically peeled, cored, and thinly sliced. I love this tool and have used it with pears and potatoes, although not with as good results as the apple. 

If you peel the apple, what do you do with the peel? Most people throw it away or compost it, but wait! You can use it. I have sprinkled it with sugar and cinnamon and cooked the peels scattered on a baking pan until they are crisp. They are kind of candied and can be crushed to top ice cream, yogurt, or just eaten right out of the baking pan. Yum! 

If you don’t like to eat the peels, then you can turn them into garnish. Twist them into little rose flowers or tie them into bows to put on the plate. Too much? Well one maybe more practical use, apple peels can also be added to Apple Martinis. Enough?

What is the best apple to use? I used a Fuji apple in my recipe. Sometimes I use Honey Crisp. Golden Delicious or Granny Smith’s were also recommended so I think it is safe to say you could use about any variety. 

This apple pan puff also makes a nice dessert or accompaniment to a pork roast dinner.


Serves 4

Apple Pan Puff

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Beat eggs, milk and butter together.
  3. Stir in flour, salt and 1 tablespoon sugar - mix well.
  4. Pour batter into greased skillet or baking dish.
  5. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar with cinnamon and toss with apple slices.
  6. Place apple slices on top of batter in any pattern you like, or just scatter as you wish.
  7. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
  8. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is set.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Serve immediately.


Pancake puff will flatten out as it cools.


Calories: 300 cal
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Fat: 13 g
Sodium: 361 g
Cholesterol: 121 g
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

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