The absolute best German Pancakes recipe! Only six simple ingredients and five minutes to prepare, this easy breakfast is a sure family favorite!
A slice of German Pancakes on a white plate with powdered sugar and syrup on top, served with strawberries and blueberries.

German Pancakes was one of my favorite breakfasts growing up, and I’ve loved watching it become one of my kids’ favorite breakfasts now. They love how the german pancakes puff up in the pan while they cook in the oven.

Top them with powdered sugar and syrup and they’re to die for!
If these are new to you (as they were to my husband, Jeff), make them! Make them NOW! You wont regret it. 🙂

What are German Pancakes?

German pancakes, often called Dutch Baby pancakes are baked pancakes made from eggs, milk, flour and vanilla. The pancakes are baked in a metal or cast iron pan, puff up in the oven and then fall as they cool.

How to make German Pancakes:
  1. Add 5 tablespoons of butter to a 9×13 inch baking and place it in your preheating oven to melt.
  2. Meanwhile, add the eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla to a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Pour batter into the baking dish, over the melted butter.

Overhead photo of a metal pan with slices of butter in it, next to another photo of the pan with the butter melted and batter for German pancakes being poured on top.

3. Bake until the edges are golden brown and puffy, about 22-27 minutes.

4. Serve warm, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and syrup.

A metal 9x13 inch pan with baked german pancakes in it, sprinkled with powdered sugar and syrup.

I’ve found that the pancakes puff up more when baked in a metal pan, but a glass pan also works.
We love to serve German pancakes with homemade pancake syrup and powdered sugar, but many people like them served with fresh squeezed lemon, butter or fruit toppings.
A German pancake on a plate with a fork taking a bite out, served with syrup, powdered sugar and berries.
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Recipe

A slice of German Pancakes on a white plate with powdered sugar and syrup on top, served with strawberries and blueberries.
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • As oven preheats, put the butter in an un-greased 9x13-in. metal baking dish and place in oven, just until melted.  
  • Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour batter into baking dish, over melted butter. 
  • Bake, for 22-27 minutes or until edges are golden brown and puffy.
  • To serve, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and syrup

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 10gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 164mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 720IUCalcium: 92mgIron: 2.1mg

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*I first shared this recipe in October 2010. Updated October 2018.

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  1. 5 stars
    Turned out so yummy! But they didn’t puff up, I used a ceramic baking pan.. is this why? The taste was still great!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is definitely nice and easy. I was a bit surprised that no baking powder is in recipe. Perfect lazy Sunday morning recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Lauren, I didn’t have two metal pans, so I used one glass and a metal pan. The metal pan raised two possibly three times higher with lots of hills and valleys. Also, I was out of vanilla flavoring so I used maple. The family loved them. It’s also a great recipe to make with little children as helpers. Thank you.

  4. 5 stars
    I am not fond of regular pancakes and don’t know how this recipe popped up but it looked interesting so I decided to try it. So glad I did as these are really good and very easy to make. I will make these again.

  5. 5 stars
    These were phenomenal. Easy to make and very little ingredients that you’ll most likely already have on hand. I think the key to this recipe is to ensure that you’re using a blender and introducing enough air into the batter. I was tempted to use a whisk but I didn’t think that the batter would be as light and fluffy. After a couple bites, my kids already asking when I was going to make it again because it was so good. So thank you. As a busy mom of multiples, forgive me a quick breakfast recipe and making my morning that much easier. Highly recommend and you can use different toppings.

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