German Pancakes

These German Pancakes have to be the most simple and light breakfast. All the ingredients are typically on hand so these can be made last minute and whipped up quickly!

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Breakfast is one of my favorite meals. I love going out for breakfast but I also love making breakfast. Sometimes a heavy meal is too much making these the perfect alternative. They are just the right amount to fill you up but not completely stuff you!

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These German pancakes are almost like a souffle. They are airy, fluffy and so delicious! Can you tell I really enjoy these? 🙂

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My lovely sister gave this recipe to me. It is a hit in her family and my niece especially loves this breakfast.

German Pancakes
~Feeds 2-4
Can be altered easily for gluten/dairy-free

3 large eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. whole milk (coconut milk)
1/4 t kosher salt
1/2 t vanilla
2 T butter

Topping Suggestions: fresh lemon juice; fruit jam; powdered sugar; maple syrup

Fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar is my favorite topping combination. Of course, maple syrup would make it more like pancakes but the fresh lemon and powdered sugar keeps the breakfast light and simple 😀

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Heat oven to 400 degree F. Put butter in cast iron skillet and melt in oven. If you do not have a cast iron, you can still make these! I used a glass dish.

Whisk eggs in large bowl. Once blended whisk in flour until smooth. Then add milk, salt and vanilla to mixture.

Quickly pour batter into hot buttered skillet and bake for 15 min. It should be puffy and golden. I was worried when mine collapsed but it is totally normal! 😉

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Have a great weekend!

Music For Your Ears:

~50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon

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32 responses to “German Pancakes

  1. Wow, what a great recipe. It seems so easy and if mine turn out the way yours look in the pix, I’d be a deliriously happy camper. And I’m so with you with the sugar and lemon juice topping. Bookmarking this to try at the very first opportunity.

  2. Yeah this recipe is identical to my dutch baby recipe, I think the only difference was the size of you pan you used. I usually use a 10″ glass pie pan or a similar size cast iron pan.

    I love them with powdered sugar and lemon too! If I hadn’t ran out of flour I would totally make this for breakfast today. If you want to try something different, I’ve added savory elements to one before- spinach, tomatoes, maybe some ham. It’s good!

    • Oh that sounds delicious! I shouldn’t be checking my blog now…I am hungry! ha ha Thanks Amanda for the idea and commenting!

      I think the 10″ cast iron is more normal but I made due with what I had 🙂 My mom is letting me borrow one of her cast iron pans though so I will try again with that. Thanks!

  3. Wow, I’ve never heard of a German pancake before. It looks amazing! That first photo with the slice of pancake looks like a piece of pie, and anything that looks like pie is welcome at my table!

    • Ha ha good! But it doesn’t taste too much like pie unless it is a soufflé pie 🙂 I am not sure if these are technically “German” pancakes. I guess I need a German to tell me if they have heard of these! Lol thanks for commenting!

  4. Ive no experience with German pancakes but they sure look good. And so simple to make! This is one breakfast I’d enjoy — and I’m not at all a breakfast person.

    • Yes, a lot of people can’t do a heavy breakfast which is why these are perfect. They are really just like sweet baked eggs? Lol 🙂 my boyfriend doesn’t eat too much for breakfast so he loves these. Let me know when you try them!

  5. hum..never had a german pancakes…sounds really tasty..i like the fact you just have to use one pan and just throw it in the oven! sounds so simple… lovely post..sarah

    • Thanks Sarah! That was my favorite part too. You just whip it up, throw it in the oven, and enjoy your coffee or bloody Mary while you wait 🙂

  6. These look great, and props for putting a little Paul Simon into the mix. I think I’ll always remember the time he was on the Muppets and while they were playing this song someone cut in and asked one of the band if there were 50 ways to love your leaver. The answer was sadly no.

    • You’re welcome! These are so much fun! This was the only dish option I had but I did enjoy the thickness. They aren’t really like a pancakes but if thinner I guess they would be more like one. Thanks Cecile!

      • The recipe I have… and other ones I’ve seen, were cooked in an cast iron skillet, and the pancake ends up going up the sides of the pan to form into a sort-of bowl shape. Those are good too – just a different variation!

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