German Pancakes: How to make german pancakes in the oven, puff pancakes are another name for these delicious, puffy, tasty breakfast.
These egg-y, puffy pancakes, are often called Dutch babies. They are made with milk, eggs, butter, and flour. They puff up in the oven while they cook, and then fall when they are taken out of the oven. The edges are a little crispy, and salty (from the salted butter), and the interior is soft and egg-y, almost custard like.
A good friend shared this recipe with us about 6 years ago, and we still make it regularly. In fact, I was smart enough to teach my boys how to make these dutch baby pancakes so they can whip them up on mornings when I am too tired.
Luckily they are only a few simple ingredients, which means they can make them without much trouble.
What Do You Top German Pancakes With?
The awesome thing about this German pancake recipe is you can put almost anything on top of them. You can go sweet with syrups and jams, or savory with cooked mushrooms, bacon, etc.
We like to eat this particular recipe with sour cream (yes, you read that right), a sprinkling of brown sugar, and fresh strawberry slices.
It is seriously amazing. But since we don’t always have those ingredients on hand, we eat them frequently with syrup and powdered sugar.
Making puff pancakes is simple. It is only a few simple ingredients, ones you likely have on hand at all times. You mix it together, and bake. They puff in the oven, you top them as desired, and enjoy.
A few tips:
- When melting the butter, keep an eye on it so it does not burn. You want it melted, but not browned.
- Mix your dry ingredients together first. Then add the wet.
- When cooking, cook to YOUR preferred doneness. I like them extra crispy on the edges, and nice and fluffy on the inside. My kids like them a little less cooked. Cook to how you like them.
- 1/4 c butter
- 3/4 c flour
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 c milk
- 3 eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Put butter in 9 x 9 baking pan, and put it the preheated oven until it melts. Usually about 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients first, then add in wet (slowly, and by hand). Stir until combined.
- Remove pan from oven, but leave oven on. Pour batter into pan
- Bake for 15-20 mins at 400 degrees
- After 15-20 minutes is up, turn heat down to 350 and bake 8-10 more minutes until cooked through and with crisp, golden brown edges.
- Serve with fruit, sour cream, brown sugar, syrup, etc.
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