Mini German Pancakes


Who doesn’t love a food just that much more when it’s served in a mini individual form? These Mini German Pancakes are fun for everyone, people of all ages will love these! Whenever I make these my family always gets so excited. 

Mini German Pancakes

German Pancakes in Fun Individual Portions!

They are perfect for a weekend breakfast yet they’re fancy enough to serve for a holiday brunch. I made these again on Easter morning and my kids and my husband were so happy to hear they were on the menu. One of our favorite toppings is buttermilk syrup (not pictured, sorry) or blueberry sauce with whipped cream but feel free to add what ever toppings you’d like. I’ve listed a few ideas in the recipe to help get you started.

Mini German Pancakes

A Great Holiday Breakfast

These are the perfect thing to serve to your mom for Mother’s Day on Sunday. They are so easy to whip up and I love them because they are one of those things we save for special occasions so we look forward to them just that much more.

And I love that it makes so many because you’ll all want at least 3, especially when you can try each of them out with various toppings.

Mini German Pancakes

Tips for This Recipe

I will be honest, these do tend to stick to the pans a little if you don’t have new muffin pans with a really good non-stick coating – the simple fix though is to just run a knife around them after they’ve baked to loosen them from the pan.

I have a silicone muffin pan and one of these times I’m going to test them out in that. Just be sure that you generously butter each muffin cup and dust the cups with flour. This will hep reduce the the sticking.

Mini German Pancakes

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Mini German Pancakes

These are mini pancake cups are such a fun spin on the classic German pancake! They're a breeze to make, the blender does most of the work! And the topping options are endless. A new weekend treat to add to the menu!

Servings: 18 mini pancakes
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups (295ml) milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups (117g) all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • Scant 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp (70g) unsalted butter, melted, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter 20 muffin cups generously with 2 1/2 Tbsp of the melted butter. Dust muffin cups with flour then shake out excess, set aside.
  2. In a blender combine milk, eggs, flour, salt, vanilla, and remaining 2 Tbsp melted butter and blend until well combined, about 10 seconds.
  3. Fill prepared muffin cups about half way with batter (about 3 Tbsp each). Bake in preheated oven 14 - 17 minutes until puffed and golden (they might look like rounded muffins but they should deflate once you take them out of the oven). 
  4. Run a knife around edges to loosen (if you have an older pan they will likely stick a little but you can loosen by running the knife around each). Serve warm with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

  • For delicious toppings try: s 
  • For the blueberry sauce: In a small saucepan whisk together 3 Tbsp sugar with 1 tsp cornstarch. Add in 3 Tbsp water, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 cup frozen wild blueberries, bring to a boil, stirring frequently then let simmer a few minutes until blueberries begin to break down and sauce is thickened.
  • For the buttermilk syrup: in a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup unsalted diced butter, 1/4 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/8 tsp salt. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches simmer then stir in 1/4 tsp baking soda and stir until very frothy. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Recipe source: inspired by Real Mom Kitchen
Nutrition Facts
Mini German Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: German
Keyword: German Pancake
Calories: 81 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Brooke: I can’t find the instructions. I see the recipe. But can’t seem to find the baking instructions. Do you just use the normal German pancake instructions or are there steps specific to these? July 1, 2017 at 1:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Should be fixed now. Thanks Brooke! July 11, 2017 at 2:07pm Reply

  • Julia: Thank you for posting amazing recipes! I’m an avid follower:)! This recipe looks amazing and I want to make it, but there are no directions or quantity. Can you please add it? June 30, 2017 at 11:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Julia – this should be fixed now. Thanks! July 11, 2017 at 2:08pm Reply

  • Kelly Senyei @ Just a Taste: Oh. Em. Gee. I love everything about these pancakes! I think I would need to eat more than just 3, though :P May 18, 2017 at 3:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kelly! Yes and it’s hard limiting it to 3 :). May 22, 2017 at 3:19pm Reply

  • Karen: These look divine. Can I ask what chocolate filling you used? May 18, 2017 at 10:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s Nutella :). May 18, 2017 at 10:45am Reply

      • Karen: YUM! Thank you! May 18, 2017 at 11:05am Reply

  • Brittany: These are so cute and look amazing!! Definitely want to make these!! Do you have a recipe for lemon curd? I tried searching your blog for one, but couldn’t find any. Thanks so much! May 12, 2017 at 9:14am Reply

  • Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen: These are so cool!!!! So cute!!!! So perfect for a brunch display!! I can’t wait to make them!! May 12, 2017 at 8:32am Reply

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