German Pancakes

These light, fluffy, eggy German Pancakes have become a family favorite breakfast recipe! They’re EASY to make, requiring only 5 simple ingredients that you probably have on hand. Serve with powdered sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, or even homemade buttermilk syrup for a delicious breakfast (or dinner)!

German Pancake

BEST German Pancake Recipe

Have I told you guys how much I LOVE breakfast recipes? We love breakfast so much that we have it for DINNER one night a week. Do you do the same thing? One of the recipes we have enjoyed ever since I was little are German Pancakes. My parents have been making these for as long as I can remember, and they were always a favorite. Now that I’m older, we make them for our own family and I’m reminded just how yummy and simple they are.


This is one of those recipes that you don’t really need to plan ahead for, because you almost always have the ingredients on hand. My kids love watching it bake, because when you put it in the oven, it gets all puffy and the sides start curling up the pan! The finished product is like eggs and pancakes in one, and if you’ve had them before you know just how yummy they are. We usually have regular syrup with them, but I’m thinking I need to make Buttermilk Syrup next time because really… You can’t beat homemade buttermilk syrup.

German Pancakes

Top it off with powdered sugar!!

How to make German Pancakes:

As I mentioned before, this recipe requires just 5 simple ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Butter

Preheat the oven to 450ยฐ very first thing. While the oven is warming up, whip the eggs together in a bowl and then add the milk, flour, and salt. Put your butter in the 9×13 pan, and place in the warmed oven. Once it is melted, remove from the oven, and pour the mixed batter on top of the melted butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The sides will be overflowing and fluffy but will calm down once you take it out of the oven. Serve immediately with syrup, cinnamon or whatever sounds great to you!

Easy German Pancakes Recipe

Seriously, these are the best!!! I think we’ll make them this week for Breakfast night. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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German Pancake Recipe

5 from 6 votes

German Pancakes - a breakfast family favorite recipe we love to make! They're EASY and light and fluffy too!!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 186 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450. In a medium bowl, whip eggs together. Add milk, flour and salt.

  2. In warmed oven, heat your butter in a 9x13 pan. Pour batter into pan of melted butter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The sides will be overflowing and fluffy but will calm down once removed from oven. Serve immediately with syrup, cinnamon or whatever sounds great to you!


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My name is Kristyn and Iโ€™m the mom of SIX stinkinโ€™ cute kids and the wife to my smokinโ€™ hot hubby, Lo. My momโ€™s maiden name is Luna, and Iโ€™m one of the many crafty โ€œLilโ€™ Lunasโ€ in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. My husband just requested these for dinner last week so I found a random recipe online…and they were a flop. They were so heavy and they didn’t puff at all and they just fell into a big fat blob. So I am so excited to have a recipe from a trusted source to make for him again. Thanks!

  2. mmmm… SO YUMMY! The recipe I have calls for exactly half of the one above, and is baked in a pie plate, just in case you’re only feeding a couple of people. I like mine with butter & salt. And now I wish I had some right now!!

  3. We love eating breakfast for dinner especially pancakes ๐Ÿ™‚ These pancakes look amazing!! Definitely going to make these. Thanks so much for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love German pancakes. We fry ours like a regular pancake and lay thinly sliced apples on top then turn them…apples and all. Just butter & powdered sugar. YUM!

  5. Thank you for posting German pancakes. My mother use to mak them for me when I was a little girl. I never did get the recipe, now I have it. Thank you so very much.

  6. These german pancakes are so easy & light. My whole family really enjoyed them. I always have those ingredients on hand, so I will be making these often!

  7. We like to have breakfast for dinner. This is usually what I make. Mix it up in the blender and put it in the oven. Sometimes Iโ€™ll make a side with it depending on how maNy people Iโ€™m feeding. Great dish to go for!

  8. I love German Pancakes. In market it is too costly and I tried it at home but it totally messed up and bad taste. But your recipe awesome Iโ€™ve tried this at home on last Sunday and it was awesome in a taste. Thank you so much for this recipe. Thanks a lot.