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German Pancakes

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  • Author: Jodi
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


German Pancakes are incredibly simple to make and come together in a snap. Light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. Serve them with fresh fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar, cinnamon & sugar or syrup! 


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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into 4 or 5 pieces


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°. Place a 9×13 baking dish in the oven to preheat with the oven. (See notes)
  2. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, flour and salt to a blender and blend on high until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.
  3. Once the oven reaches 425°, carefully add the butter to the preheated pan and allow it to melt in the oven (this will only take a minute or two). Once the butter is melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish over the melted butter.
  5. Carefully transfer the pan back to the oven. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are puffy and and golden brown and the center is set.
  6. Slice into servings, and serve with desired toppings.


  • I have always used a glass baking dish when I make German pancakes, but I have read that the pancake tends to puff up more when baked in a metal pan because it retains heat really well. On the other hand, I’ve also read from other bloggers that a metal pan is much harder to clean the egg-based batter off of than the glass pan. So you choose whatever kind of pan you’d like.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins