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If you haven’t tried German Pancakes, you don’t know what you are missing.  This is a favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner, at my house.  If it was my kids choice, this would be Sunday dinner every week.  I have to make 2 at a time to feed my family, and it goes quick.  If you do have left overs, they are fine in the refrigerator for a few days, just warm them up in the toaster or microwave.


German pancakes are so easy to make.  Just mix all ingredients well and bake.  They come together fast and easy.  You can even double or triple to recipe, but separate them into different baking dishes.

German Pancakes are so cool looking as they bake.  In the oven, they swell up and over the sides of the baking dish, they don’t ooze over, they stay contained in the baking dish.  They form big toasty waves.  The corners and edges are crispy, but chewy.  It is so fun to watch them grow.  They do deflate pretty quickly, so eat them straight out of the oven.


We think German Pancakes are best with Homemade Buttermilk Syrup, but they are good with maple syrup, jam, lemon, powdered sugar, honey or berries and cream.


Give them a try and share your pictures with me:)

German Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
33 mins
Servings: 6 people
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Melt butter in 9 x 13 casserole dish.  I do this by putting the butter in the casserole dish, in my preheating oven.  Make sure to take it out once the butter is melted. Or, just melt the butter separate, then pour into the casserole dish, making sure to coat the bottom.

  3. In a medium sized bowl, beat flour, milk, eggs, salt, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, until well combined.  Unlike regular pancakes, you don't want lumps.

  4. Pour the mixture into the buttered, 9 x 13 casserole dish.

  5. Bake on the center rack, in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling over the rim. 

  6. The pancake will bubble and rise up big, and then settle down while it cools. Best served warm and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Best served with my delicious homemade buttermilk syrup


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