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A delicious german pancake breakfast, dutch babies or puff pancakes
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5 from 3 votes

German Pancakes

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: german
Keyword: dutch babies, german oven pancakes, german pancakes, puff pancakes
Servings: 4
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Tara Lewis


  • 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.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 191mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.7mg