This is the best Best German Pancake Recipe! It only takes a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to prepare. This is an easy German puff pancake. You can make it in a baking dish or in a cupcake tins for the cutest little dutch baby german pancakes. It's the perfect weekend breakfast recipe or holiday brunch, always a family favorite.
What is a German Pancake?
German pancakes are an egg batter, poured into a hot baking dish with melted butter. The german pancake with rise and become light and "bubbly." It's an easy baked pancake recipe perfect for a crowd.
German pancakes are usually served with syrup, fresh berries, and whipped cream.
Other Names for German Pancakes
We love serving these German pancakes, or hootenannies, as some call them with a flavored syrup. The lemon syrup is da-bomb.com and the berry syrup is a favorite too. If you have a coconut lover in your crowd. You don't want to miss out on the coconut syrup too.
What is a dutch baby?
A dutch baby is a smaller version of a German pancake, usually baked in muffin tins instead of a large baking dish.
While these pancakes are derived from the German pancake dish, it is said that the name Dutch baby was coined by one of Victor Manca's daughters, where "Dutch" perhaps was her corruption of the German autonym Deutsch. Manca's Cafe claimed that it owned the trademark for Dutch babies in 1942.
What kind of pancakes are there?
There are several kinds of pancakes, most commonly used are the traditional hot cakes or American pancakes. This recipe, German pancakes, is sometimes called, hootenannies, Dutch puff, or a Bismark. You can even bake the batter in muffin tins and they're called Dutch babies.
- Butter-salted butter
- Milk- any will do
- Eggs- large are best
- Flour- all-purpose flour works best
It's a simple breakfast recipe and the best part is that it can be whipped up in the blender, easy peasy!
How do you keep the pancakes from sticking to the pan?
When making a German pancake, you will put your baking dish in the oven while it's preheating with the butter. The butter melts and then you add your batter. The butter will keep the German pancake from sticking to the pan.
Can you bake German pancakes in muffin tins?
Yes, you can definitely bake German pancakes in muffin tins. These are called Dutch babies. The recipe makes a 9 by 13" baking dish or 24 dutch babies.
The Best Toppings for German Pancakes
- Buttermilk Syrup
- Lemon Syrup
- Berry Syrup
- Mixed Berries
- Chocolate Syrup
- Whipped Cream
The Best German Pancake Recipe
- 5 Tablespoons Butter
- 6 large Eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 cup Flour
- Add the butter to a 9 by 13" baking dish. Place the dish in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating, in a blender combine the eggs, milk, salt, and flour. Blend for about 15 seconds until all the ingredients are combined and frothy.
- Take the dish out of the oven. The butter should be melted. Move the pan around to get the edges covered in melted butter.
- Pour the batter into the pan and place back into the oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Take out of the oven and serve immediately. Serve with fresh berries and your favorite syrup. Enjoy!
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- Classic French Toast Bake
- Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast
- Cheesy Hash Browns with Bacon and Ham
- How to Make Candied Bacon
- Mixed Berry French Toast Bake
- Easy Coconut French Toast Bake
- Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe
- Tripe Berry Sweet Rolls
- Coconut Syrup and Coconut French Toast
- Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
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This is the best German Pancakes recipe, or hootenannies, as some call them. Only a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to prepare, this easy breakfast is a family favorite!