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Recipes for German Pancakes You'll Want to Gobble Up

German Pancake Recipes
If your pancakes taste the same every morning or you are bored of the usual breakfast, try out the German pancake to pep up your mornings! They are easy to make and taste absolutely amazing.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
A German pancake is similar to Yorkshire pudding, and is a common breakfast item. It is made with eggs, flour and milk with a seasoning of vanilla and cinnamon. Sugar is also used according to an individuals taste preferences. Unlike the American pancake, which is fluffy, a German pancake is flat. It is baked in a skillet and flattens as soon as removed from the oven. It is generally served with freshly squeezed lemon juice, butter, powdered sugar, or fruit toppings. Pancakes with maple syrup are not very common in Germany.

Classic German Pancakes

Ingredients
  • Eggs, 6
  • Milk, 1 cup
  • All-purpose flour, 1 cup
  • Sugar, ½ cup
  • Butter
Preparation
  1. For making the batter, mix milk, flour, and sugar in a bowl. Beat the mixture until it is smooth.
  2. Melt a small amount of butter in a large non-stick metal pan (skillet)
  3. Pour enough pancake batter into the skillet so as to cover the whole pan in a thin layer.
  4. Start flipping as soon as the edges start drying. (Use a large spatula for this process). It does not take much time on the second side. Continue baking the rest of the pancakes in the similar way.
Applesauce, cinnamon sugar or syrup can be added as toppings. While serving, the pancakes can be folded in half with the topping on the inside. To add to the taste, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over top.

Apple Pancakes

Ingredients
  • Eggs, 4
  • All-purpose flour, ½ cup
  • Sugar, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt, ½ tbsp.
  • Milk, ⅔ cup
  • Butter, 2 tbsp.
  • Apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced, 2
  • Sugar, 2 tbsp.
  • Cinnamon, ¾ tbsp.
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven at 400°F.
  2. Use an electric blender to beat the eggs.
  3. Add flour, sugar, salt, milk, and beat again.
  4. Add butter in pan and preheat two 9 inch pie pans in a hot oven.
  5. In the pan pour the batter and arrange apple slices on top of it.
  6. Sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Let it bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
When ready, serve with warm maple syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Potato Pancakes

Ingredients
  • Potatoes, 3 lb.
  • Onion, medium size, 1
  • All-purpose flour, 1 tbsp.
  • Egg, 1 tbsp.
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Oil
Preparation
  1. Grate potatoes and onion into fine pieces.
  2. Mix well all the ingredients to form the batter for the pancakes.
  3. Pour some oil in the pan and heat.
  4. Use a tablespoon or a scoop and place small portions of batter on the pan and flatten them.
  5. Flip when the edges turn light brown.
It can be served with sour cream or applesauce.

Breakfast Pancake

Ingredients
  • Eggs, 6
  • All-purpose flour, ¾ cup
  • Milk, ¾ cup
  • Salt, ½ tbsp.
  • Sugar, ¼ cup
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Red currant jelly
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven at 500°F.
  2. Beat eggs (at room temperature) until light and fluffy
  3. Add small amounts of flour and milk alternately.
  4. Add salt and sugar and beat until blended.
  5. Put pizza pan to heat, in an oven.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and keep the butter in it to melt.
  7. Then pour the egg mixture on the pan and place it in the oven. Bake until puffy, crisp, and brown (it will rise in peaks).
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drop spoonfuls of red currant jelly.
Serve immediately either as a jelly roll or cut into small pieces.
Breakfast Pancake
Apple Pancake in a Pan