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German Pancakes ~ Quick & Easy Homemade Breakfast

Need a quick breakfast idea? This recipe for German Pancakes is one of my kids’ favorite recipes.

German Pancakes ~ Quick & Easy Homemade Breakfast

Honestly, I’m not sure why this recipe is called “German” pancakes. I lived in Germany for 9 years and I can tell you, I never had anything like this there. Still, this recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick and easy and delish!

It’s similar to a Dutch Baby – might even be identical, in all honesty. I haven’t been to the Netherlands in several years, so I don’t know if they eat this there or not! What I do know is that this recipe has been my kids’ favorite breakfast for a long time.

My friend Stacee gave me this recipe many years ago. I was drawn to it because it’s quick, easy, and frugal. You really only need eggs, milk, and flour to make these German Pancakes, though vanilla and salt make a nice addition too. If you’d like to try this quick poofy pancake, here’s the recipe!

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  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour {I use freshly ground hard white wheat}
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 TBS butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Dot a 9x11 or a large, deep dish round baker with the 3-4 TBS butter.
  3. Crack and whisk eggs slightly.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and pour over the butter in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until the pancake is golden and puffy.
  6. Top with real maple syrup, homemade buttermilk syrup, and powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy!

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  1. Um, where has this recipe been all my life????

    Seriously, that looks delicious. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!
  2. Hi Laura, The pressure's on...hope everyone likes it and that you made 2! ;-) My love to your family!!
  3. You're right... this really isn't a "german pancake". Phannekuchen are more like crepes. The recipe you have is more of a "Dutch baby" which isn't Dutch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_pancake

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