We’ve traveled the world rocking in every country. And no doubt, one of our favorites was Germany because of the German pancakes (often called Dutch pancakes or Dutch baby pancakes). This homemade German pancake recipe is going to blow you away for breakfast and they are what you need to make when you have a houseful of hungry guests in the morning.
Best German Pancake Recipe
If you’ve ever heard of a Dutch pancake or Dutch Baby pancake, that’s a German pancake! It’s baked in the oven rather than on the stove-top so you basically have a hands-off breakfast that cooks itself while you enjoy your coffee. This baked pancake Dutch baby recipe is super easy and comes out perfect every time!
Easy German Pancake Recipe
Making baked pancakes is simple and takes only 5 minutes to get this German pancake party started. The rest of the cook time (25 minutes) is in the oven. We love this simple yet exotic Dutch baby pancake recipe because you can do it with ease even if your eyes are still closed.
Homemade German Pancake Ingredients
- Eggs – You’re going to need a lot of these for this Dutch pancake recipe!
- Milk – Helps make the batter come together.
- All-purpose flour – The base of your German pancake batter.
- Sugar – Just a little for added sweetness.
- Vanilla extract – Adds that warmth to the sweet flavors.
- Butter – Melt it first and this will be the fat your German pancake needs to rock.
- Salt – Balances the flavors.
How do you make German pancakes from scratch?
You’ll want to preheat that oven on up to 425F. While that’s happening, add your butter to a 9×13 baking dish and stick it in the oven so the butter just melts. Now comes the fun part – you’ll add your pancake ingredients to your blender, then blend on medium until smooth. Pour this mixture right into the baking dish on top of the melted butter and bake for 25 minutes or until the edges get puffy and golden brown. Serve this VIP breakfast with any of your favorite pancake toppings.
Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect German Pancakes Every Time
- Try to use the freshest eggs you can. They really make a big difference!
- All-purpose flour works best. It seems to rise to the occasion better than other options.
- Melt the butter in the pan first. Seriously, this is the way to a better German pancake. It creates a nonstick surface and helps the pancake rise beautifully.
What’s another word for a German pancake?
A German pancake can also be called a Dutch baby, Dutch puff, Bismarck, or even a Hootenanny. Some call it an American popover while others liken it to Yorkshire pudding.
Why are German pancakes called German pancakes?
Well, that’s because they’re from Germany! But they are also called a Dutch Baby, so it can get confusing, however they are one and the same.
How is a German pancake different from an American pancake?
German pancakes are different because they use more eggs and don’t contain anything that makes them rise like baking powder or baking soda. Also, German pancakes have a more dense, shallow center while regular pancakes are fluffy. And regular pancakes are cooked on the stovetop while German pancakes are made in the oven.
What’s the difference between a Dutch Baby and a German pancake?
Call it Dutch Baby or a German pancake…the only difference is in the name. If you go out for breakfast and want a German pancake and see a Dutch Baby, or vice versa, now you can order with confidence.
What’s the difference between a crepe and a German pancake?
For starters, crepes are a French dish. Crepes can also be either sweet or savory, and they are quite thin. A German pancake is completely different from this.
How to cook German pancakes?
German pancakes are cooked in the oven. You only need a few minutes to prep the pan and the batter, then let the oven do the rest.
What goes well with German pancakes?
German pancakes are amazing with any of the usual suspects you put on your regular pancakes. Maple syrup, powdered sugar, butter, whipped cream, fresh berries…even something wild like chocolate chips makes it all the more indulgent. Oh, and don’t forget the coffee!
How to store leftover German pancakes?
If there are any leftovers, which is rare for us here, you should put them in the fridge.
How long do German pancakes last?
German pancakes need to be put in an airtight container in the fridge and they’ll be good for about 3 days.
Can you freeze German pancakes?
Great idea! You can freeze these by wrapping them in individual pieces. Use them within 3 months.
How do you reheat German pancakes?
Don’t microwave them or they’ll be rubbery and that’s not cool. Instead, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then heat them for 10 to 15 minutes.
Watch How To Make German Pancakes (Video)
German Pancake Recipe
- 6 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 5 tbsp butter (melted)
- Start by preheating oven to 425F.
- While the oven preheats, add butter to 9x13 baking dish and place in oven just until the butter melts.
- In a blender, add eggs, milk, flour, salt, vanilla extract, and sugar. Cover and blend on medium until smooth.
- Pour German pancake batter from blender directly in to baking dish over the melted butter.
- Bake at 425F for about 25 minutes or until edges become puffy and golden brown.
- Serve immediately with your favorite pancake toppings. Maple syrup, powdered sugar, butter, whipped cream, and/or fresh berries are all great options!