Thursday, October 25, 2012

German Pancakes

Acceptable breakfasts at our house include: pancakes, french toast, and oatmeal, with waffles on the weekend, pumpkin pancakes when we're feeling festive, and donuts when we're being completely irresponsible. I was happy to re-discover german pancakes last summer and have since added them to our mix. They are a cinch to make, and lend themselves well to lots of different toppings.

German Pancakes

2 tablespoons butter
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is heating up, put the butter into a 9x13 pan and put the pan in the oven until the butter has melted. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a blender, then pour the batter into the warm, buttery pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

We love them with lemon juice + powdered sugar. Or fresh berries + powdered sugar. Or buttermilk syrup. Or regular syrup. Or jam. You get the idea, I think. Delicious!

A note: one 9x13 pan feeds my 4 children and me, if I am lucky. If Mike is breakfasting with us, another half batch is required. 


  1. German pancakes are a staple at our house too! Sunday mornings I have to double the batch because of Ty and me too.

    I want to try the lemon, when we are feeling festive I saute apple slices in butter and place on top : )

  2. These things are addicting! Sometimes I place sliced pears or apples at the bottom of the pan and then pour the batter over them. Yum!

  3. We call them oven pancakes and I love them. The recipe i use calls for a layer of cinnamon and sugar on top of the batter before baking. They taste great and I always have the ingredients on hand. We love them with maple syrup.

  4. oh yum.
    i always forget about german pancakes and how delicious they are.


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