5 from 3 votes
Poffertjes with Sprinkling of Confectioners' Sugar
Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Rising Time
45 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Poffertjes, (pronounced puff' ur jis) or Dutch Mini Pancakes are small, fluffy yeasted treats made in a special cast iron pan. Sold throughout the Netherlands, Poffertjes are traditionally served hot with a pat of butter and a good sprinkling of confectioners' sugar.

Course: Bread, Brunch
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: Poffertjes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces, 350 ml) milk, heated to about 105° F (See Tip 1)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups (8.75 ounces, 250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Unsalted butter (See Tip 2)
  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling on Poffertjes
  1. Add yeast to lukewarm milk; stir to combine. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes or until frothy.

  2. Whisk together flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add milk/yeast mixture and egg. Beat with electric mixer on high until smooth, about 1 minute. (See Tip 3)

  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let sit until bubbly and doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  4. Heat Poffertjes pan on medium heat until hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Brush cavities with melted butter. Add about 1 tablespoon of batter to each of the cavities. When small bubbles start to appear and the top starts to look a bit dried out, quickly flip Poffertjes. (See Tips 4 and 5)

  5. Allow Poffertjes to cook on other side until nicely browned, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Repeat with remaining batter.

  6. Serve hot with a pat of butter and sprinkling of confectioners' sugar. Yield, about 60 Poffertjes.

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. I used whole milk. However, you could also use low-fat milk. I heated the milk in my microwave on full power for about a minute.
  2. I melted about a tablespoon of butter to use for greasing the cavities of the Poffertjes pan. 
  3. I could have also used a whisk to beat the ingredients together to form a smooth batter.
  4. If you've ever made pancakes, you should know how they look when it's time to flip them over - small bubbles appearing and the top looking a bit dried out.
  5. While cooking the Poffertjes, watch the heat carefully. You might need to lower the heat just a little bit to prevent the Poffertjes from burning.
Nutrition Facts
Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.