Enjoy an easy breakfast this holiday season with these fun Mini Puff Pancakes. Add a few spoonfuls of Lucky Leaf Toppers to the center of each one and watch your guests dig in.
*I am partnering with Lucky Leaf this year as a blog ambassador bringing you delicious recipes using pie filling.
One of our kids favorite things to eat for breakfast are stacks of pancakes. In the spirit of true confession I am not a morning person, so I do not like to make pancakes very often.
The only time I make hot fresh pancakes for breakfast is on birthdays. The rest of the year I make a big batch of pancakes and freeze them.
This allows me to sleep in and allows our teenagers to make their own breakfast on busy mornings.
A few years ago I got smart and baked the pancake batter in little muffin tins. Our kids thought these little Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins were the best thing ever.
They loved the little size, and that they were easy to pick up to eat.
My favorite thing about them was that I did not have to stand over the hot stove for an hour flipping pancakes. Win, win for everyone.
For the past 7 years, I have been creating recipes and working with Lucky Leaf®. This month I am so excited to share their newest product with you.
Lucky Leaf Toppers® are convenient single-serve cups filled with fruit filling. These premium fruit toppers can be used on ice cream, cheesecake, waffles, or yogurt.
Or grab a spoon and dig into your favorite flavor. That was my first choice too.
This time of year tends to get busy with all the parties, shopping, events, and family get togethers, so I wanted to share an easy recipe that you could serve with the fruit Toppers.
As I was thinking through recipes, I remembered how easy pancake muffins are to make. I decided to change it up slightly though by making mini German pancakes.
All you need to make these easy breakfast popovers is a blender, a muffin tin, and 20 minutes.
How to make Mini Puff Pancakes:
- Preheat the oven. Spray muffin tins with a light coating of nonstick baking spray.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until mixed.
- Pour the pancake batter into 18 greased muffin tins and bake immediately.
- Serve warm with powdered sugar and your favorite Lucky Leaf Toppers.
Set out a few cups of each of the different fruit Toppers on the table and let everyone have fun creating their own flavor of puff pancakes.
A dollop of whipped cream would also be a fun way to finish off the tops of these mini dutch baby pancakes.
Other easy recipes you could use Lucky Leaf Toppers on:
- Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
- Easy Cinnamon Sugar Waffles
- Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits
- Banana Pancakes
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Waffles
- No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Parfaits
- 1 cup milk
- 6 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
- powdered sugar
- a variety of Lucky Leaf Toppers
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.
- Place all the ingredients except the toppers in a blender and pulse until mixed together.
- Pour the pancake batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin. Bake for 16 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
- Run a knife around the outside edge of the pancakes and gently remove the pancakes from the tin.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add your favorite flavor of Lucky Leaf Toppers.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
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