German Pancakes

German Pancakes

German pancakes are a classic breakfast your whole family will love.  They take just a few minutes to prepare and only have five ingredients-most likely you will have all of them in your pantry.

These are one of my all time favorite breakfast foods.  German pancakes!  You might know them as Dutch Baby pancakes.  My mom used to make these all of the time when we were growing up and when I was pregnant with baby number 4 I ate these pretty much every morning for an entire trimester.

They are easy to make and very inexpensive. We usually make two pans of these for our family of 7 because they disappear quickly. We usually just eat them with some syrup but when we are feeling fancy we add some fresh berries and whipped cream to them as well.  My husband likes them with some jam.

A few things when making these pancakes:

  1. Make sure the butter is completely melted in the pan before pouring in your batter.
  2. Prepare your batter in a blender to make things even quicker.  If you would rather mix in a mixing bowl with a whisk that is just fine.  The batter may look a little lumpy but that is still ok.
  3. When you pour in your batter, try to swirl it around as you’re pouring.  That way it will mix more with the butter and you’ll get some fluffy peaks.
  4. Don’t open your oven while they are baking or they will deflate.  They’ll taste the same but you want that fluffy rise.

That’s it.  So simple to make and so delicious to eat.

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German Pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. While oven preheats, place the butter in a 13x9 baking dish and put in oven for the butter to melt.
  2. Place eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. You can also do this in a mixing bowl and mix with a whisk. It will be ok if there are some lumps.
  3. Pour batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. I like to swirl it as I am pouring in. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
  4. Serve with syrup, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. You can also serve with jam or just syrup alone.
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