Traditional Poffertjes on the BBQ: Tiny Treats!

Dutch poffertjes on nomadiQ griddle

Traditional Poffertjes on the BBQ: A Dutch Delight : Who ever thought that it would be possible to make traditional  Poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes) on a BBQ!? Make them anywhere you can, anytime. In- or outdoors.


  • 125 gram (half cup) all purpose flower
  • 125 gram (half cup) buckwheat flower
  • 400 ml milk
  • 2 eggs (M)
  • Pinch of salt and sugar
  • 5 grams of instant yeast
  • Icing sugar and butter as a topping. Or give it a Canadian touch and use Maple syrup.
  • A nomadiQ Dutch mini pancake griddle

How to make Traditional Dutch Poffertjes (pronounced poff-er-chuss):

Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Mix it all together and leave a well in the centre.

Add the lukewarm milk and egg, then whisk until it turns into a consistent batter. Cover with a wet towel and give it some time to rise. This will take approximately an hour. At that point the batter will be doubled in size and shows some small bubbles. This process might take longer when you are outdoors in a colder environment.

Use a baster to grease the nomadiQ Dutch mini pancake griddle with butter. Make sure it’s set at the lowest temperature. Once the butter turns brown, add spoons of batter into each concave of the in the griddle.

After a few minutes, the batter is staring to solidify and small bubbles start appear. Then be ready to flip each mini pancake. Easiest way to flip them is using a skewer. Cook the other side for another two minutes.

Traditionally served with butter and icing (powdered) sugar but also great with jam or (maple) syrup.

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