So, you love brunch. We do too. Going to restaurants and patiently waiting for that delicious plate of eggs Benedict while sipping bottomless mimosas is a more than satisfying way to spend your weekend. If you have access to a kitchen, cooking brunch at home can be a fun way for you to socialize without having to put on pants or leave a tip.

This puffy pancake is perfect for a crowd. It rises in the oven and puts on its own little show. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to bake, which means more time for cocktails. Thanks, science.

Puff Pancake

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:4-6
  • Easy


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 eggs
Photo by Alexa Gambero
  • Step 1

    Get the ingredients.

    #SpoonTip: The OJ can be substituted for orange liqueur for an extra kick.

    Photo by Alexa Gambero
  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  • Step 3

    Unwrap the stick of butter and place it in a 13×9 baking pan. Put the pan in the oven while it preheats to melt the butter.

    #SpoonTip: You gotta be careful about this so the butter doesn’t burn.

  • Step 4

    Put all the ingredients in the blender and let them blend.

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  • Step 5

    Pour the blended frothy pre-pancake goodness in the pan with the melted butter.

    Photo by Alexa Gambero
  • Step 6

    Set the timer for 20 minutes and wait for this baby to bake.

    Photo by Alexa Gambero
  • Step 7

    When it’s all done baking, get to the oven quick so you can see the puffy pancake before it deflates.

    Photo by Alexa Gambero
  • Step 8

    Serve with powdered sugar, syrup, fruit… the possibilities are endless.

    Photo by Alexa Gambero