German Pancakes


Hey guys! It’s Lauren visiting from Tastes Better From Scratch and I’m really excited to share one of my all time favorite breakfasts with you today–German Pancakes! My mom made these all the time growing up and we all absolutely love them!  I love how they puff up in the pan when they bake and I love eating them with powdered sugar and syrup drizzled on top! YUM!  The best part about them is they only take about 5 seconds to prepare (you just throw everything in the blender) and the ingredients are items you typically have on hand or are cheap to purchase!

I would also add that these are perfect to make when you have company over, because of how quick and easy they are – and they will totally feed a crowd!

German Pancakes

Recipe by Lauren Allen (Tastes Better From Scratch)

4.45 from 67 votes
German Pancakes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbs butter
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. As oven preheats, place the butter in 9x13'' baking dish and put in oven for the butter to melt.
  2. Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour batter into the baking dish with the melted butter. Bake, for 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with syrup and powdered sugar or fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar.


Want some more fun breakfast ideas? Try some of our other favorites:

Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise sauce

Eggs Benedict

Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy


Lemon Blueberry Pancakes


  • comment
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • Stumble
  • Email
  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



    Just made these and they were great!!! Thank you!!!!


      Yay! I’m so glad you loved them! Thanks Nancy!


    Just tried this for breakfast. We all loved it! Its super easy anD festive. The kids liked how it grew so big when baked. Thank you!


      Yay! I am so glad!! These are definitely one of my kids favorites too!


    I love the German PanCake recipe i used Wild Huckle, honey, & whip cream served with bacon YUm it was a hit


      Oh my gosh that sounds delicious! Thank you so much!


    Can one use a glass 9×13 pan?




      yes absolutely!


    Really yummy thats why this website is called yummly.


    This seems like such a special treat, but is so easy!


    one of my all-time favorites! So fast and easy- and clean up is a breeze!

    Tabitha Birchfield

    could i substitute coconut or soy flour for a gluten free alternative ?

    Jeffrey Roecker

    i just did 3 eggs and 3/4 cups each, in the cast iron, haven’t tried it in this style pan yet, and I have melted the butter and pour it in the batter and it works that way as well.

    In Good Flavor

    This looks terrific and I love how easy it is to make! I don’t make breakfast much, but I’ll have to make this!


    I make these but I carmelize some apples with brown sugar and cinnamon and throw those on top of the batter befor baking. I also add a bit more cinnamon on top. Soooo delicious!


    We had those “pancakes” this morning but it wasn’t good at all. My 3 year old ate a quarter of the 9×13 pancake (probably because of the sugar on top) but I couldn’t eat it. It just tasted like a weird omelet… maybe the normal 3 eggs, 1 cup flour, 1.5 cup milk would work in the oven as well?! I’ll try that next time or go back to pan frying them.


      Although this is an old post, just wanted to mention that I was taught to serve this with sour cream (plain yogurt works too) spread on top and brown sugar sprinkled over it. This addition definitely takes It of the Weird Omelette realm and into Sweet Treat realm, if the original way doesn’t work for you. :) i use 7-8 eggs and 1.5 cps of milk, 1.5 cps of flour and 1 tsp vanilla for mine. Everyone’s different, that’s just the way my family recipe has evolved! Also, someone asked if you can use almond milk and yes you can use alternative milks. You can also use coconut flour but I’d Google a specific recipe for that. You can also substitute melted coconut oil for the butter to make it totally dairy free. It is not as delicious though :)

        Sarah + Jessica

        oh that sounds delicious! thank you for sharing!

        [image: Facebook] [image: Twitter] [image: Google Plus Page] [image: pinterest] [image: Instagram]


      My kids love these. I add a bit of salt and a sprinkle of sugar when preparing. I also don’t use the BLENDER but mix only til mixed well but not overly.
      Pour into a hot buttered pan and bake 10-12min. Serve the same.


    This has become a family favorite. It is so easy and I always have the ingredients on hand since they are staples. I’ve made this probably 20 times now and it has turned out perfectly every time. My kids love to watch it come out of the oven. Thank you.

    Elli Friesen

    I actually serve these with fresh strawberries or raspberries and whipped cream!


    Made these this morning. They’re soooo good. Thanks for the great recipe. Now I have a new go to holiday breakfast recipe for the family.

    Cathy Waldien Schmidt

    Whatever country they originated in… YUM! I used to watch our cooks at a breakfast house (Village Inn) i managed and they wouldn’t tell me the recipe!

    Bad Boys! So now I Know how to do it 40 yrs later! Thanks so much!!!


    Is the batter poured over bread slices? It looks like that in the picture, but I don’t see anything but the batter in the recipe?


    How many does this serve??


    All purpose flour or self rising?

    Reilly & Denny Cowspotdogs

    this looks like a sweet version of Yorkshire Pudding :)


    Can you use almond milk?


    OMG I just saw u said 9×13. Sorry!! Thanks for recipe!!


    Look so great, I can’t wait to try! What size pan should I use?


    Wow! These look great. And I am sure they taste great, too. But “honor to whom honor is due”: These are rather Dutch pancakes or pannekoeken.
    In Germany you would use about 2-3 eggs per 1 cup of flour and milk each (roughly) and then fry them in a pan, just like American pancakes. German pancakes are more like thick crepes.
    This here seems like a good recipe:

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      No way! That is so crazy my whole life I have thought these were German! Haha. Thanks for sharing!


        They are actually called Dutch Babies!! Love them!


      yup ,thats how i make them, born and raised in germany.

      John Hill

      This recipe is really what is referred to as a Dutch Baby.


    I made these today and I am already texting my friends to rave about it!!!! Thanks for posting!!


    I am so making this for breakfast tomorrow…thanks for sharing ladies! :)

      Lauren Allen

      I hope you enjoy them!! Thanks for stopping by!


    I WANT TO EAT IT ALL!!!! The German pancakes look heavenly! Thank you for sharing this recipe. Can’t wait to give it a try!

      Lauren Allen

      Thanks so much! I hope you love them as much as I do!

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    Oh yum! My husband makes these but he doesn’t put vanilla in them, and I’ve never put powdered sugar on top, but I am for sure going to add those things next time!