German Pancakes are a buttery, light and fluffy, puff pancake that is drizzled with your favorite syrup.
Delicious puffy pancakes, often referred to as Dutch babies, or German Pancakes.
These are crispy on the edges, soft and egg-y centered, and so delicious served with syrup, jam, powdered sugar, or more savory options.
Just 30 minutes to make in the morning and everyone will be grinning ear to ear!
It is just that Eazy Peazy!
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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.
My favorite part as well as the kiddos, is watching the pancakes puff up in the oven. It is dreamy and just pure perfection!
We even love having these German Pancake Minis when we want to take these to go.
The minis are easier to cup and add in fruit as we are driving to school. I know, I know, I am always thinking of an Eazy way of doing things!
The difference between German pancakes and dutch babies
While these pancakes are derived from the German pancake dish. It is said that the name Dutch baby was coined by one of Victor Manca’s daughters.
“Dutch” perhaps was her corruption of the German antonym Deutsch. Manca’s Cafe claimed that it owned the trademark for Dutch babies in 1942.
Well, it looks like there is not much of a difference but the names. We love both names and especially love the taste of a German pancake/dutch baby!
What you need for making German pancakes
All the ingredients right in your pantry. So simple and Eazy peazy to make!
The crispy edge, and the salty exterior, with the soft egg-y center all comes together for a picture perfect breakfast.
- Butter: this does double duty. First, it helps grease the pan so the pancake does not stick. Second, it helps the batter rise.
- Flour: helps with thickness and rise.
- Sugar: add some sweetness!
- Salt: a dash of salt.
- Milk: makes these pancakes creamy, fluffy, thick and rich!
- Eggs: beat each egg individually. This helps add the fluff of the pancake.
How to make German pancakes
These egg-y, puffy pancakes, are often called Dutch babies too.
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.
- Warm the oven with the butter: 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.
- Mix ingredients together: In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients first, then add in wet (slowly, and by hand). Stir until combined.
- Pour batter into pan: Remove pan from oven, but leave oven on. Pour batter into pan with melted butter. Bake for 15-20 mins at 400 degrees.
- Turn down the heat: 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: Fruit, sour cream, brown sugar, syrup, etc on top of your German pancake.
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.
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- 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.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.