German pancakes are a wonderful way to start the day. They are so easy to make and fun to eat! I love that you can add whatever topping you like. Try adding syrup, or even some delicious berries, and if you are feeling fancy, add some whipped cream!
My daughter was asking me for some ideas for her son for scouts. They are putting together a scout cookbook and they needed some easy recipes. I suggested that she use German pancakes and so after awhile she texted me and asked me what they were called on the blog.
I texted back and said “German pancakes are not on the blog, every time I make them, we eat them before I get a picture”. True story. And you know that sometimes even if I do take a picture, I end up not using them.
Some pictures depending on the color and the shape or even the food just plain do not look as pretty as some. I do not know if you are like me but some of the food I make, may not look good, but it sure does taste good.
I guess food is like a good book, you cannot judge it by it’s cover. It needs to be tasted before you just assume that it doesn’t taste good. We have been making German pancakes forever, and my family loves them.
So, when you make German pancakes, be sure not to worry, they do puff up and then when you get them out of the oven, they deflate and go flat! Ha ha!! Yep that is right, you are making them right, if that happens to your German pancakes.
I like this recipe, because if you are trying to cut back on sugar, you can just add some fresh fruit. Most of my family loves to add maple syrup, and we make it from scratch. It is very easy and it is the only syrup that my kids will eat.
Once in awhile we will go somewhere and have maple syrup from the store and my kids do no like it. It is very syrupy and just doesn’t have the wonderful taste that you get from making syrup from scratch.
This is still my favorite pan!:)
We also love buttermilk syrup, but it is sweeter than maple syrup, and so we do not make it very often. However if you want to make an impression, I would make the German pancakes and the buttermilk syrup.
German pancakes made with buttermilk syrup would make a real treat for all of your loved ones or even once a year, my husband takes both of our syrups to work and they eat them on pancakes. Yes, they are that good. Perfect for special occasions.
Tips and tricks:
1- If you like a lot of butter, you can add more butter to the bottom of the pan; up to 1/2 cup. I use less because that is what we like.
2- Make sure that you do not over mix your German pancakes after you add the flour, otherwise they tend to be heavy and not as fluffy.
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup milk, regular or almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ⅓ cup butter melted
- 1 cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a 9" x 13" pan, place the butter and put it in the oven, just until it is melted.
- Remove it from the oven and set it aside.
- In a blender, add eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt, mix just until blended.
- Then add the flour and blend only until the flour is mixed.
- Do not over mix!
- Pour the mixture into the pan on top of the butter.
- Place it in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
- They will puff up and when they are brown around the edges, they are done.
- Remove from the oven and cut into 6 equal squares. (I use the pizza cutter).
- Add your favorite syrup, nut butters or even fresh fruit.