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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Classic French Toast

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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 mins
Cook 25 mins
Total 30 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 Tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • As oven preheats, put the butter in an un-greased 9x13-in. 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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Lauren Allen

Welcome! I’m Lauren, a mom of four and lover of good food. Here you’ll find easy recipes and weeknight meal ideas made with real ingredients, with step-by-step photos and videos.

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  1. 5 stars
    I didn’t save this recipe and used another and it was not good, this recipe is the best, so disappointed I didn’t try harder to find it. I’ve saved it and will only use this one from now on.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made so many German pancake recipes and this is by far the best!!!! It’s a perfect recipe and I’ve made it probably a few hundred times over the past few years. My husband loves it too and he never used to like Dutch Babies like I did. I like that it doesn’t call for extra sugar, especially since there is no need if I’m pouring maple syrup on top. So delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    So easy to make and enjoyable. I was looking for a different way to make pancakes and ran across your recipe. I didn’t have to drag out my grill. Cooked this and a tray of bacon at the same time.

  4. Germans cook their pancakes in a frying pan like normal people do, this recipe is Finnish. Still tastes good though! 😋

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