Back in 2001 when we still lived in the south, my little nine month old baby Jacob and I boarded a plane, Chicago bound.
We headed north for a long weekend to visit my cousin. Made great memories, also some delicious ones.
On Saturday morning, we went out to Walker’s Bros. The Original Pancake House for brunch, enjoyed their famous one of a kind apple pancake. It was to die for, we were all raving about it. My cousin told me she had a wonderful recipe for Apple Puff , similar to the apple pancake we inhaled at Walker’s. She sent us the recipe and we’ve made it regularly ever since.
Melt butter in the preheating oven, then sizzle apple slices in the butter. Then pour the batter (mixed in the blender) over all. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for twenty minutes.
Such a beautiful apple pancake, it puffs up big and thick. Dramatically curls up at the corners, chock full of cinnamony apples. Has a crunchy, crackly brown sugar glaze.
So now that little nine month old is fourteen, nearly a foot taller than me. My how things change. And yet some things don’t. Because we’re still making this great recipe several times monthly. Perfect for breakfast or brunch, even a yummy dinner paired with bacon and fruit. This Apple Puff recipe makes a full 9 X 13″ panful, feeds our family of six.
Serve Apple Puff by the spoonful, with pure maple syrup drizzled on top. Or for an extra special treat, Vanilla Bean Maple Syrup.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 large granny smith apples peeled and thinly sliced
- 8 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- Melt butter in 9 X 13" baking pan in the preheating 425 degree oven.
- Once butter is melted and sizzling, carefully add apple slices, stirring to coat with butter.
- Let butter and apples fry in the oven for about five minutes.
- Separately, blend all remaining ingredients (except brown sugar) in the blender.
- Pour over sizzling apples.
- Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the top.
- Bake for twenty minutes in 425 degree oven, or 'til golden brown and puffed.
- Serve immediately with pure maple syrup.
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Great recipe to have when apple season gets here! thanks for sharing!
Oh my…can’t wait to try it!!
I am partial to the German pancake with powdered sugar and lemon juice from The Original Pancake House and make it once a month for my kids!
Aunt pinkie says
Oh, boy – does that ever look good! This is definitely a keeper! Thanks! (Jacob, too! 🙂
Linda Jenkins says
This sounds scrumptious! I will definitely try this one. I just printed the recipe.
Dear Allie, This apple puff sounds wonderful. Serving it with bacon and maple syrup makes it even more irresistible. xo, Catherine
I have to try making this! Yum!
This looks delicious! I will definitely try it. I’ll have to make this for my dad. He loves apple pancakes! Thanks Allie!!!
Betsy Sauer says
Wow! So fun to look at all of those pics from your visit! Time sure does fly!
Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie says
Allie, this looks absolutely delicious! I grew up in Chicago, and went to college right near one of the original Walker Brother’s Pancake Houses, so I know exactly which pancake you’re talking about. It’s amazing, and your version looks just as amazing! I have to give it a try!
Three things I love: breakfast, apples, pancakes…but especially apples ON pancakes. This looks way less time-consuming than flipping pancakes over a griddle. I’d love to try it!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
I bet the house smells amazing while this is baking in the oven. I love the idea of an apple puff. 😀
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel says
Apple amazing it should be! i love that it really is so puffy and delicious looking! way to go!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
This sounds and looks amazing! 🙂 This would be perfect on the weekend.
Alessandra // the foodie teen says
I’m loving the flavours here – cinnamon is such a delicious addition! Gorgeous photographs too. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Toni Owen says
It was wonderful I tried it cut in half,worked great. I also tried it with pears, might experiment with other stone fruits
That sounds WONDERFUL with pears, Toni. In fact, I have a bunch of ripe pears on the counter that no one is eating – they were a little mealy, but I bet they’d be great in this puff. Thanks for the idea!