German Pancake Recipe
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German Pancake Recipe

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Piping hot and puffy from the oven, this golden pancake made a pretty presentation for a skier's theme breakfast I hosted. Served with my homemade buttermilk syrup, it's an eye-opening treat. That easy syrup tastes great on waffles and French toast, too. -Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 428 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 203mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (42g sugars, trace fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Pour the butter into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add the batter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the first five syrup ingredients; bring to a boil. Boil for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Dust pancake with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with the syrup. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 cups syrup).
Originally published as German Pancake in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p37

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Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"This is the German Pancake recipe that I have used for years with powdered sugar and lemon. I made it with the syrup which is nothing but liquid caramel (candy on a pancake) and it is really good, but not at all nutritious. The syrup will only be made as a special fancy treat or as a dessert."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"Delicious! Buttermilk syrup compliments the pancake nicely! Thank you!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"A wonderful fast and easy recipe to have on hand! I make this for breakfast or supper for my family and it's always a hit!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"I like the recipe, but I also add baking powder and when it's ready serve with ice cream and smoothie"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"This recipe is so easy and good that my 5 year old son loves to help and eat these pancakes. Sometimes they are requested for dinner."

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