This German Pancake (aka Dutch Baby) recipe is one of the easiest breakfast recipes and the toppings possibilities are endless! We like to serve this with homemade buttermilk syrup, blueberry syrup or warm maple syrup. You also can’t go wrong with fresh fruit and whipped cream. This is a classic recipe that is a must have for your recipe box!
How to Make German Pancakes
- First preheat your oven to a high temperature (I like to go with 400).
- Then you add plenty of melted butter to a baking dish.
- Combine a few food staples (eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, salt) in a blender just until combined, then pour into that baking dish and bake it through, so incredibly easy and foolproof!
The Best Ratio for German Pancakes
I’ve made a lot of German pancakes over the years and I’ve decided that I didn’t like how eggy they were so I’ve cut back to only 4 eggs per 1 1/4 cups flour and 1 cup of milk and I think it’s perfect. I also like to add a hint of vanilla and sugar because why not?
My Favorite Pan for German Pancakes
I also didn’t like how my German pancakes would frequently stick to the cast iron skillet (even if it was preheated) so I’ve switched and just cook it in a baking dish instead.
And yes it will still stick a little occasionally but it’s much easier to clean the baking dish. And who knows I’m probably just not properly caring for my cast iron pans so it’s a user error.
Minimal Prep Breakfast
I love this recipe because not only does it taste delicious but it’s only takes 5 minutes prep and it uses ingredients that I always have on hand. Plus the blender does the mixing, it doesn’t get much easier than that!
This would perfect for Easter breakfast this year. I’m allll about those holiday breakfasts. And weekend breakfasts. Usually every weekend we have either pancakes, waffles, crepes or something similar. Weekends are for relaxing and indulging a little, right?
If you haven’t made a German pancake there’s no better time than now! It’s will likely become a staple recipe that will be requested again and again.
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How to Make Buttermilk Syrup for German Pancakes
If you want to pair this with homemade buttermilk syrup (not pictured here, that’s just maple):
- In a medium saucepan melt 1/4 cup salted butter over medium heat.
- Mix in 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup buttermilk and bring to a light boil stirring almost constantly.
- Whisk in 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp vanilla then remove from heat (it will foam right up). Serve warm.
This German Pancake (aka Dutch Baby) is one of the easiest breakfast recipes and the toppings possibilities are endless! We like to serve this with homemade buttermilk syrup, blueberry syrup or warm maple syrup. You also can't go wrong with fresh fruit and whipped cream. This is a classic recipe that is a must have for your recipe box!
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk (anything but skim)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups (176g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pour melted butter in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish then tilt back and forth to coat evenly while coming about 1-inch up the sides of the pan as well.
To a blender add eggs, milk, salt, vanilla, sugar and flour then cover and blend just until combined, about 5 to 10 seconds (scrape down sides of blender and mix as needed).
Pour batter into prepared baking dish (while scraping any excess batter from blender into dish).
Bake in preheated oven until cooked through, about 15 - 18 minutes (you can also broil during approx. the last 1 minute if it's not very golden on top).
Cut into slices and serve immediately with syrup of choice.
Note that I've made this 2 more times with these ratios since taking these photos and it's come up more billowy in the center, just so you know what to expect :). Same texture, same flavor it just fluffs up where it wants.
Recipe source: Cooking Classy