German Pancakes: Easy Breakfast Recipe

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How to Make German Pancakes is a common question, if you haven't made these growing up! They are fluffy, soft, and a great switch-up to traditional pancakes! See this delicious recipe below.

How to make German Pancakes

German Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make! I think it's because it reminds me of when I was little. My mom would make this regularly. The main difference between these and regular pancakes is that it bakes into a fluffy, soft deeper dish pancake. The edges curl up making a bowl shape, perfect for keeping all those delicious toppings on top!

If you haven't yet tried this recipe, it's actually easier than standing there flipping traditional small pancakes. I've actually heard German Pancakes are ideal for larger families since you can let them cook on it's own, without having to stand in the kitchen making pancakes batch by batch. 🙂

How to Make German Pancakes:

To make these, just whisk together the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. I try to add the flour slowly so I am not battling large clumps of flour in my mixture. You can add about 1/4 cup a time and just whisk it in, but be careful not to overly stir the mixture. It will be tough and not rise well if it's overly mixed. Some clumps are ok.

Then, put your batter into a 9×13 dish, or Ramekins if you prefer to make them individually sized (as pictured). Grease your pan well with cooking spray or butter and a dusting of flour before you add the batter. That's it! It will bubble up in the oven beautifully and get golden and crispy on the sides.

If you like these German pancakes check out these are other delicious Traditional German Recipes.

How to Make German Pancakes

Toppings and Variations:

These are amazing with a big slab of butter and maple syrup, just like regular pancakes. We also love them with butter and a dusting of powdered sugar over the top, similar to a funnel cake!

For a fresh fruit spin, top with sliced strawberries, blueberries and even cherries! You can use fresh fruit or drain a small can of fruit cocktail with cherries and serve over the top. The sweetness of the fruit is a great balance against the fluffy pancake. See how to make German Pancakes with the printable recipe below. Let us know your favorite pancake toppings if you have some to add!

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Yield: 4

German Pancakes

German Pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Put butter in a 13 x 9 pan and put it in oven until it melts. Spread it around the pan.
  2. Mix flour, milk, eggs and baking soda together until smooth. I usually put all the ingredients in a blender!
  3. Pour into buttered pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the sides bubble up and start to brown.
  4. Serve with syrup or fresh fruit. Enjoy!


For single serving sizes, use 4 well-greased Ramekins.

For muffin sizes, use one large 6-cup muffin tin.

Cooking times will vary with both changes, so check your German Pancakes for done-ness at about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 292mgSodium: 476mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g

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  1. The recipe didn’t say, but, don’t you need to flip them over to “cook” them on the other side like regular pancakes?

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