This Blackberry Orange Puffy Pancake is a super special weekend brunch or breakfast recipe that you’ve got to try! It’s absolutely gorgeous and not to mention delicious too. 


Are you in a breakfast rut? Tired of the same old breakfast recipes you make week in and week out? It’s easy to do when your kids cling to their favorite comfort dishes that are just as easy for you to make without too much thought. On the weekends, though, when you have a little more time to plan things out it’s fun to try newbies. This Blackberry Orange Puffy Pancake should absolutely be on your list to make!


This puffy pancake is fluffy throughout and filled with juicy, ripe fruit with sweetness and citrus tang all in one. Instead of spending time making a bunch of pancakes to serve your crowd, it’s made in one big skillet (preferably my beloved cast iron), so it’s also an incredible showpiece to impress your loved ones. There’s something fun about looking into the oven and seeing this pancake grow. 


It may seem intricate, but it’s actually really simple to prepare especially once you get the hang of it. Before you know it you’ll have everyone asking for this beauty to be part of your weekly rotation. If you’re looking for more easy recipes to break up your breakfast monotony, try Smash Toast Breakfast BoatsPuff Pastry Breakfast PiesCottage Cheese Pancakes or Breakfast Rice Bake.


If blackberries are in season, great! But if not, you can use frozen blackberries, defrosted and drained, just as easily. I always have a mixture of frozen berries in my freezer for smoothies and such, so this recipe is a great way to use them too. Feel free to use any of your favorite berries. Blueberries or raspberries I bet would be delicious! 


Let me know, of course, what you think about this recipe and tag me on social media if you make it!


Blackberry Orange Puffy Pancake

3.13 from 8 votes
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, plus extra for serving as desired
  • 1/2 an orange
  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen and defrosted
  • 2 tablesoons sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • Choose a 10-inch cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet with an ovenproof handle. Lightly coat the pan with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Cut out a circle of parchment paper about 10 inches in diameter. Press the parchment into the pan so it adheres completely to the oiled bottom and sides. This will prevent sticking. Put the butter on top of the parchment and place the pan into the hot oven to melt the butter.
  • While the butter is melting, crack the eggs into the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat the eggs on high until pale yellow and a little foamy, about 1 minute. Add the whole wheat pastry flour, milk, maple syrup, orange zest, and 2 tablespoons of juice from the orange. Beat for 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and swirl to coat the parchment paper with butter. Pour the batter into the pan. If using thawed frozen blackberries, drain off the juices and reserve. Gently scatter the blackberries evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle with the sugar and put into the oven.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until the pancake puffs, is golden brown, and is just firm to the touch in the center. Remove from the oven. The pancake will quickly deflate (don’t worry, it will still be delicious).
  • Cut into wedges and serve immediately, either plain or with a light drizzle of maple syrup. If you have reserved blackberry juice, stir this into the maple syrup before serving.
  • Boost It: For a pretty finish, add a light dusting of confectioners’ sugar just before serving.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  18. I usually make pancakes or oatmeal for the family. This recipe looks delicious -will have to try with a blueberry substitution. The kids don’t like blackberry seeds.

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  29. My kids don’t like blackberries. Would frozen blueberries be a good substitute? Or frozen cherries?

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  32. My son has been insisting on blueberry pancakes. This is our go to family breakfast favorite. We use the recipe from Babylove cookbook by husband and wife team Chef Geoff and news anchor Nora O’Donnell. It’s a great recipe that I have mastered and when I fix them I fix plenty to freeze. He actually had the pancakes for breakfast and lunch a couple of days last week.

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  38. I make chocolate chip pancakes for my boys almost every weekend. Sometimes I change up the recipe a bit, but chocolate chip is their favorite. I always make extra so we can warm them in the toaster during the week. It’s quick and easy and the pancakes don’t get soggy.

  39. My son loves pancakes. I’ll try this next week. I shared on twitter @onyiakpanisi) and


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  48. We are definitely a pancake and waffle loving family, but my 2 favorite breakfasts right now are pumpkin overnight oats and broccoli omelet. They are on our meal plan every week.

  49. My family’s favorite breakfast is crepes with strawberry and whipped cream filling. YUM!!!

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  55. I never thought of putting orange and blackberry together but this recipe looks and sounds delicious. I am sure my family would love it.

  56. We love pancakes….coconut chocolate chip, cranberry almond, blueberry or strawberry ricotta

  57. Is there another berry that would work well in this recipe,? My kids aren’t fans of blackberries. Would blueberries or strawberries work?

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  64. This looks awesome! Our favorite is French toast with vanilla and cinnamon!

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  67. I’ve always wanted to try to make something like this. Time to dust off my cast iron pan.

  68. Yum. This recipe sounds delicious. And it also looks like something my whole family would love.

  69. Oh this looks so good! Our favorite breakfast foods are waffles and pancakes. Can’t get enough of them!

  70. This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Mornings are always so hectic in our house and it’d be great to have some easy, go to recipes.

  71. Ooh, that looks yummy, and now that mine has started K, we have to get out the door much earlier than we did for preschool. He’s not much of a lunch eater though, so I try to et him good big breakfast and super filling snack (but only has a few minutes to eat) to carry him through so this could be great!

  72. We love homemade waffles. Still can’t get over how easy it is and they look like you got them at a restaurant!’

  73. This looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it out this weekend! I have enjoyed your recipes. Delicious and doable. Great ideas to shake things up in our meals. Thanks.

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  76. I had a bumper crop of blackberries this summer and my freezer is full of them, so I may burn through a few of them with this recipe. Yum!!

  77. What a fantastic giveaway, thanks! I often struggle to come up with new and healthy ideas for my family for breakfast!

  78. The recipe looks great! I could really use a new blender and I always a enjoy a good cookbook!

  79. We love to make skillet eggs with chorizo, pinto beans, crushed tortilla chips, green onion, cheese, and avocado. And change it up too.

  80. The cookbook sounds wonderful and I would love a Ninja Blender system.

  81. School has started and the bus is picking up earlier than last year! We need breakfast ideas pronto!

  82. I would love this cookbook! I often make breakfast for dinner and I’m always looking for more ideas. I’m really interested in the Ninja too! I’ve heard so many great things about it but I haven’t made the plunge and bought one yet.

  83. My favorite breakfast is refried beans, salsa, avocado and fresh tortillas with an egg on top.

  84. I love puffy pancakes. I never had any until I moved to Eugene, Oregon. They are so tasty.

  85. This pancake looks gorgeous! can’t wait to try it. What a wonderful cookbook and giveaway prize pack! 🙂

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  86. Oh my goodness! That looks delicious. I think we’re going to try it either this weekend of next. YUM!

  87. We love puffy pancakes! Can’t wait to try this one. Would love to get my hands on that cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win this.

  88. Oh my gosh all her cookbooks sound amazing and if the recipes are as good as this one I know I want all of them! Thank you for the chance to win

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