German Pancakes

by Erin

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! I am always sad for it to be over, but thankfully New Years is only a week away so the excuse to eat excessively isn’t quite over. I prefer to not be judged when I had three full-sized slices of pie for dessert.

But today is Secret Recipe Club posting day. This month I got to pick a recipe from many delicious options by Kirstin at Loving Life. I actually really wanted to make her banana cream cheesecake, but with all the other desserts flying around I convinced myself to make something sweet for breakfast instead O:-). (But definitely need to make that cheesecake soon!)

This was my first experience with German pancakes – they kind of remind me of French toast, and I LOVE French toast! Will have to repeat these and test out different toppings, but was craving blueberries this time.

One year ago: Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies


Serves 2-4


2 Tbsp unsalted butter

6 eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup flour

2 Tbsp sugar

Pinch of salt

Pancake toppings (fruit, powdered sugar, syrup)


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Drop about butter into a 9 x 13 pan. Place in oven to melt, then remove.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients together. Pour into pan with melted butter and back for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite toppings.

Source: Loving Life

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Vanderbilt Wife January 20, 2012 - 7:42 pm

I’ve seen recipes for these often and I think I might have to try it for breakfast in the morning! So much easier than flipping pancakes.

Kita January 15, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Id never seen German pancakes before (that I know of) but these look so cute (all rectangular and stuffs). I was thinking I need to mix up my breakfast rotation soon for the BF.

spiffycookie January 15, 2012 - 9:50 pm

I was actually thinking of cooking these in individual pans next time so that I don’t have to cut them up from the bigger pan. But definitely a good change in the breakfast plan!

Danielle January 6, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Looks yummy! I’m going to have to send along David’s family recipe to try….straight from Germany and only 3 ingredients….not including the applesauce and cinnamon sugar that goes on top :)

spiffycookie January 6, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Sounds lovely.

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy January 6, 2012 - 9:02 am

Mmmm I love German pancakes!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 4, 2012 - 10:05 am

What a great recipe! I love that you baked the pancake rather then cooking it in a griddle. This is one pancake recipe, I will have to try!!! Thanks for trying it out and sharing it with us.

Shirley December 28, 2011 - 4:20 am

Love the idea of a baked pancake!
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Kelley @ The Culinary Enthusiast December 27, 2011 - 10:12 pm

Ooooh, I have some blueberries in my freezer still from the summer. Sounds like a good topping choice to me. I actually used some to top your gingerbread pancakes too!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels December 27, 2011 - 2:37 pm

I love love love German pancakes but it’s before forever since I’ve had them. Yours look so tasty and now I REALLY want them! :)

Jenni December 27, 2011 - 11:39 am

Oh, these look good! I’ve never heard of German Pancakes before, but they sound (and look) delicious!!

Rituparna December 27, 2011 - 6:17 am

I have never heard of German Pancakes. This looks so different. It’s baked like a cake, yummy.
Will have to try this one.

Melissa December 26, 2011 - 5:44 pm

I’ve seen German pancakes on menus at restaurants before, but never tried one or even seen one for that matter. This sounds super easy and super delicious! I may just have to make them this week. Thanks for sharing :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 26, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Ooh, I’ve never heard of German pancakes either–they do look yummy, though! I like the idea of baking them rather than doing them on a griddle. Yum!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. :)

Kirstin December 26, 2011 - 9:47 am

Glad you liked them. My girls ask for them often! You NEED to try the Banana cream cheesecake….it is sooooo good! I just made it a few weeks ago for a christmas party.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee December 26, 2011 - 8:21 am

never heard of German pancakes before. They look so good though, much different than the ones we make


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