Main Dish | August 21, 2018

German Pancakes

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 with butter and powder sugar in a baking dish, syrup and peaches at the side


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.

Butter in a baking tray for making German Pancakes

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!

German pankake batter being mixed in a blendtec blender

Step 3. Pour the batter directly into your pan of melted buttery goodness. Do not stir.

melted butter in baking dish with batter poured into

Step 4. Then bake! You’ll witness the most amazing batter rise up to big beautiful fluffy pancakes.

cooked, fluffy german pancakes in a baking dish

What do you put on german pancakes?

Growing up our family traditionally used delicious maple syrup! but here are a few other ideas.

  1. Homemade buttermilk syrup is amazing. My kids beg for this.
  2. Fresh fruit or a berry syrup
  3. Powder sugar
  4. These sautéed apples and bacon are also killer good.

stacked german pancakes with syrup drizzled on top

What pan do I cook german pancakes in?

I’ve used everything from a glass 9×13 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.

A collage image of german pancakes in a skillet

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5 from 2 votes
german pancakes with butter and powder sugar, syrup and peaches
German Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Decadent fluffy easy german pancake recipe. Easy, fast and perfect for breakfast or brunch, feeds a crowd and is a family favorite. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: dutch baby, german pancakes, german pancakes recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 364 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Melt butter in a 9 X 13 baking dish in the oven at 350 deg.

  2. 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.

  3. Remove melted butter from over and pour egg mixture over melted butter.
  4. Bake @ 400 deg for 15 - 20 mins.

  5. Batter and edges will rise up the edges of the pan making for one lovely pancake.
Recipe Notes

If pan is smaller than 9x13 increase cooking time, if it is larger than a 9x13 decrease cooking time. Pancakes are done when they are fluffy and have reached a deep golden brown color on top.  

Nutrition Facts
German Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 409mg18%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. In step 2, do you blend eggs for two minutes and then add the other ingredients? You have the other ingredients listed twice in that step.