Little Dutch Pancakes (Poffertjes)


Little Dutch Pancakes (Poffertjes) are so easy to make and tastes fantastic. You can have them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

They come in little puffy rounds and are traditionally eaten for breakfast in the Netherlands. These little Dutch pancakes are so versatile, they can be enjoyed at any time of the day – for example, for lunch or dinner

These little Dutch pancakes are a true crowd pleaser! Plus, the best part about these pancakes is that you can usually whip up a batch in about 20-30 minutes.

SERVING SIZE: 48 Dutch Little Pancakes (Poffertjes)
Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 minsCategory,


 2 cups Self Raising Flour (or Buckwheat flour)
 2 tbsp Caster Sugar (optional)
 1 cup Milk
 3 Eggs
 ½ cup Water
 1 tbsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Essence
 1 tsp Salt
 50 g Melted Butter
 1 pinch Icing Sugar (to serve)



Heat up a cast iron poffertjes pancake pan. We personally use the electronic Princess Poffertjes pan.

dutch cast iron poffertjes pan


Sif all the dry ingredients in large bowl

dry ingredients little dutch pancakes


Add the milk & water & mix it all together


Add the eggs & vanilla bean paste & mix it all together


Melt the butter in a microwave


With a ladle poor some of the pancake batter into a small jar

little dutch pancakes recipe ladle time


Brush some butter on the cast iron pan

little dutch pancakes recipe brush butter


Poor in the batter in the pan

little dutch pancakes recipe poor butter


Turn the pancakes with a small fork once little bubbles appear.

little dutch pancakes recipe turning time


Cook for another 1-2 minutes and your first batch is done!

little dutch pancakes recipe turn

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