Growing up, my absolute favorite place to go for breakfast was Pannekoekin Huis. It was a little Dutch heaven located in an Eden Prairie strip mall and going for breakfast with my family meant stuffing my little kid belly with an Apple Pannekoeken. If you don’t know, a pannekoeken is like a puffy pancake (but way way better then a pancake) that you can customize with your fave ingredients. However, ordering one of these at Pannekoekin Huis meant that the poor waitress had to yell out “Paaannekooeken!” while she carried your massive pancake to the table. It seemed pretty embarrassing for everyone involved but one bite of the pannekoeken made it all worth it.
While I no longer live hear a Pannekoekin Huis, one of my favorite cookbooks (Betty Crocker Bridal Edition), just happens to have a perfect copy cat recipe! Cue Sunday breakfast….
Apple Oven Pancake (Apple Pannekoekin)From: Betty Crocker Bridal Edition
2 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 peeled and thinly sliced baking apple
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In 9-inch pie pan, melt butter in oven and brush it over the bottom and side of the pan
2. Sprinkle brown sugar and ground cinnamon evenly over melted butter in pie plate. Arrange thinly sliced apples over the sugar, covering the entire pie pan
3. In a bowl, beat eggs and add flour, milk and salt until just mixed. It’s important not to over beat the ingredients together or your pancake might not puff up.
4. Pour batter over apple layer and bake for 30-35 minutes
It should come out puffy like this:
5. Immediately loosen the edge of the pancake and turn upside down on a plate or cutting board.
6. Yell “Paaaanekooeken” as you serve your family breakfast. Devour and thank the Dutch for such a lovely breakfast.