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Small Raisin Dessert Pancakes

These Small Raisin Dessert Pancakes are made in about 20 minutes. Made from a simple batter of ingredients you will have in your pantry. Serve them immediately after baking, add some powdered sugar and butter and you will enjoy a lovely satisfying dessert.

Small Raisin Dessert Pancakes

I know pancakes for dessert, that seems like turning your meals upside down or inside out, however enough people talk about breakfast for dinner or dessert as lunch. Funny enough, I am raised with pancakes as a main dinner dish, not as a breakfast. When I met my husband, many many years ago, there was surprise on his face when I told him that our pancakes are as large as a wheel and that we eat them at dinner time. I was surprised to learn that he was used to eating pancakes for breakfast. Of course we are talking different types of pancakes. Will explain all that in a later post.

These Small Raisin Dessert Pancakes is also something typical Dutch; we call them actually ‘3 in a skillet’ (this is the literal translation from ‘Drie-in-de-pan’). They are small and 3 fit in a large skillet and three is also the number your serve per person. Now, please don’t ask me, why 3 and not 4, because the only explanation I have ever heard is simply ‘4 didn’t fit in a skillet’. I know its lame, but if you have a better explanation, I am all ears.

Raisin Dessert Pancakes Top

Traditionally my mother never stacked the pancakes, they were always next to each other on a plate, with powdered sugar on top and a little bit of butter.

So let’s go ahead and make these Small Raisin Dessert Pancakes; easy-peasy.

You mix dry and wet ingredients separately and then combine them, add raisins and scoop the batter in the skillet. Only one note of caution; they bake quickly, so don’t walk away; watch these little ones. I have only used raisins as a filling, but I know that some people use raisins and apple.

Raisin Dessert Pancakes Cut Butter

Small Raisin Dessert Pancakes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • butter
  • powdered sugar


  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add egg and milk to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Add raisins and mix.
  • Heat butter in a skillet and pour half of the batter into the pan, divided in 3 pancakes.
  • Once the pancakes are brown on one side, flip them and bake the other side until brown as well.
  • Place 3 raising pancakes on a plate, stacked on next to each other; dust with powdered sugar and a little piece of butter.


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