Mini German Pancakes


Mini German Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce | Cooking Classy

Who doesn’t love any food more when it’s served in individual form? I know I do. It looks fancier and it makes for a great party food. Plus, with a food like these your kids will consider them to be cupcakes. My 5 year old and 3 year old were highly anticipating eating one of these “cupcakes,” as they called them. I guess we could call them pancake cupcakes :). Whenever cupcakes are in the title I’m always in.

I’m fairly new to german pancakes, I made them for the first time 2 years ago and I totally fell in love. They are simple and require minimal pantry staples yet they have such a unique texture and delicious flavor. In some ways these remind me a bit of french toast because of that milk and egg custard flavor yet they are somewhat like a traditional pancake because they end up being rather flat.

Save this recipe for your weekend breakfast. These tempting mini german pancakes are simply divine, especially when covered with this fresh strawberry sauce and a spoonful of sweet whipped cream.

Mini German Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce | Cooking Classy

Mini German Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce | Cooking Classy

Mini German Pancakes

Yield: 17 - 18


  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Strawberry sauce or maple syrup (strawberry sauce recipe follows)
  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously spray 18 muffin cups with cooking spray (of two 12-cup muffin tins).
  • In a blender, combine milk, eggs, flour, salt and vanilla and blend on low speed for 30 - 45 seconds. With blender running on low speed (only if you have the lid with the removable center, otherwise add a little bit of the butter then blend in short increments), slowly add butter, then blend 30 seconds on low.
  • Add scant 1/4 cup batter (about 3 Tbsp), to prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven 15 - 17 minutes until puffed and golden (they might look like rounded muffins but they will totally deflate once you take them out of the oven). Serve with strawberry sauce and sweetened whipped cream or maple syrup.
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • 4 cups diced fresh strawberries (1 lb 5 oz)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, then more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • In a medium saucepan whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add cold water and strawberries and cook mixture over medium heat, stirring very frequently until sauce has thickened and strawberries begin to break down. Optionally, blend mixture in food processor or blender to finely chop strawberries. Serve warm over pancakes, store in an airtight container in refrigerator (if you are lucky enough to have any of this strawberry sauce left over from the german pancakes, save it and serve a generous spoonful over your morning oatmeal along with a dollop of the whipped cream, for an unforgettable strawberries and cream oatmeal).
  • German pancake recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen and Gimme Some Oven, strawberry sauce - Cooking Classy

Mini German Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce | Cooking Classy


  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: These are so beautiful, Jaclyn! Love! April 19, 2014 at 11:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Anna! Thanks for pinning too :)! April 19, 2014 at 11:23am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous photos, Jaclyn! These are so pretty and I love the strawberry topping! April 19, 2014 at 8:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thank you Laura! April 21, 2014 at 11:05pm Reply

  • Tiffany: These are so cute! I can’t wait to try them. Did you just serve them in the paper cupcake liners or did you bake them in the liners as well? Thanks! April 21, 2014 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just served then in the liners I think they’d stick if baked in liners. I hope you love them Tiffany! April 21, 2014 at 9:22pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Okay seriously – could this get any cuter?! April 21, 2014 at 11:33pm Reply

  • Emily: Jaclyn, I’m really sorry for bothering! I was able to print the funfetti cupcakes, it seems that after you commented the print button and save recipe button appeared! I think it is the light blue rectangle where the recipe is written on! But I just cannot find the print in these German Pancakes, could it be that I can’t because the recipe doesn’t have the format of the light blue rectangle? I’m sorry for bothering! April 26, 2014 at 3:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry Emily – I’ve just added that above! April 28, 2014 at 9:33pm Reply

  • Katelyn: These look delicious! Do you think they would be good served cold or are they best served warm? April 29, 2014 at 2:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think they are best served warm, I actually tried both ways and liked them warm much more. April 29, 2014 at 6:43pm Reply

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