I love a good decadent fluffy german pancake. They are easy and quick enough I can make them on a busy morning, or a slow Sunday. We even have them sometimes for brunch! The best part is these german pancakes feed the whole family.
German pancakes are such an easy breakfast that bakes up quick with only using a few dishes to make. Here is how you make this german pancake delight of a breakfast...
How to make german pancakes
Step 1. Start off by placing your stick of butter in your pan. Place that pan in the oven and preheat it. During the preheating your butter will melt. You can also melt a stick in the microwave too and pour in pan.
The batter is the key to perfect german pancakes
Step 2. While your butter is melting, mix up the batter. Crack six eggs into the blender and the remaining ingredients. Flour, salt, sugar. Blend for 2 minutes. Getting the eggs nice and frothy. This is key to making the perfect german pancakes! You need this eggs blended a whole 2 minutes!
Step 3. Pour the batter directly into your pan of melted buttery goodness. Do not stir.
Step 4. Then bake! You'll witness the most amazing batter rise up to big beautiful fluffy pancakes.
What do you put on german pancakes?
Growing up our family traditionally used delicious maple syrup! but here are a few other ideas.
- Homemade buttermilk syrup is amazing. My kids beg for this.
- Fresh fruit or a berry syrup
- Powder sugar
- These sautéed apples and bacon are also killer good.
What pan do I cook german pancakes in?
I've used everything from a glass 9x13 to my round cast iron skillet. The bigger the pan is the thinner the pancakes will be and quicker they will cook. So keep an eye on them. The smaller the pan the thicker the pancakes are and will cook a little longer. PREFERRED METHOD I love to cook mine in cast iron, because it holds the heat longer and cooks them nice and evenly. Picture above is my le crueset enameled cast iron roaster, below is my cast iron stub.
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- 6 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Melt butter in a 9 X 13 baking dish in the oven at 350 deg.
- In blender add eggs,milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Blend for least 2 mins. (This is crucial to get the pancakes nice, thick and fluffy.
- Remove melted butter from over and pour egg mixture over melted butter.
- Bake @ 400 deg for 15 - 20 mins.
- Batter and edges will rise up the edges of the pan making for one lovely pancake.