BEST EVER GERMAN OVEN PANCAKE

German Oven Pancake is a hot and puffy golden pancake that only requires 5 minutes of prep!  This classic breakfast is always a huge hit at our house!
We love a good classic breakfast at our house.  Try this Breakfast Casserole,  Belgian Waffles, or these Mini Puffed Oven Pancakes for a breakfast the family won’t be able to get enough of!
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German Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast is always a struggle at our house because mornings are always so busy!  I love to surprise the kiddos with a delicious and hot breakfast at least once a week before school.  That is why we love German Pancakes at our house.  5 minutes of prep with ingredients that you have on hand.  This breakfast is totally doable even for the busiest families!
My little girl loves to watch things baking in the oven.  She likes spending time with me in the kitchen and helping.  Or making a mess.  But we sure have fun together.   It is fun to watch this german pancake bake in the oven and get puffy and golden.
As soon as it comes out we all get to top it with our favorite toppings.  I like mine simple with fruit, powdered sugar, and syrup.  But you can go the more traditional German Pancake way of sprinkling with some lemon juice and powdered sugar.
If you haven’t tried this classic breakfast you need to make it.  We absolutely love it at our house and it is so fun and easy to make!  It is sure to be a huge hit with family or guests!

What are German Pancakes made of?

German Pancakes or Dutch Baby Pancakes are made with eggsmilkflour, and butter. They are made in a metal or cast iron pan.  They will puff up. in the oven and fall as they cool.
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How do you make German Pancakes?

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium sized bowl whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter, salt and sugar. Add the flour and stir until incorporated being careful not to overmix.
  • Add 1 tablespoon melted butter to the bottom of a 9 or 11 inch cast iron skillet. Pour the batter into a skillet and bake for 12-18 minutes or just until the edges start to brown. Top with desired toppings.
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Are German Pancakes really from Germany?

German Pancakes or Dutch Baby Pancakes are not German Pancakes the way they are prepared in Germany.  The American “German Pancakes” are more like a popover, either entirely baked in the oven or started in a pan and finished in the oven.

Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas?  Look no further!

GERMAN OVEN PANCAKE


4.9 from 38 votes
PREP TIME5 MINUTES
COOK TIME12 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME17 MINUTES
SERVINGS4
A hot and puffy golden pancake that only requires 5 minutes of prep! This classic breakfast is always a huge hit at our house!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium sized bowl whisk the eggs, milk, melted butter, salt and sugar. Add the flour and stir until incorporated being careful not to overmix.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter to the bottom of a 9 or 11 inch cast iron skillet. Pour the batter into a skillet and bake for 12-18 minutes or just until the edges start to brown. Top with desired toppings.
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