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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 serving (1 each) equals 428 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 203 mg cholesterol, 543 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 428 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 203 mg cholesterol, 543 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

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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."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Batter turned out great, but I would add a touch of sugar to the batter. I did have success using a 9 inch round metal pan, only filling it 1/4 inch deep, baking at 425 degrees for 8 mins. Perfect color, texture and individual size. Edges curled nicely and lifted out of pan easily when lightly coated with melted butter.

I tried the muffin pan idea for mini german pancakes and filled each cup 1/3 full, but pancake was still too thick.
I did not try the syrup because I like just butter, powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon on my pancake."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"This was a fantastic, easy recipe that we will make again and again! The syrup truly is fabulous, the reviews didn't exaggerate! I tested this recipe with my family, but I plan to make for guests as an impressive dish."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"I made this for Christmas morning. It was easy and turned out great. My 14 year old daughter loved the syrup and my husband said it tasted like a breakfast his eastern European grandma used to make. I would definitely make this again."

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