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German Pancake

Piping hot and puffy from the oven, this golden pancake made a pretty presentation for a skier's theme breakfast I hosted. Served with homemade buttermilk syrup, it's an eye-opening treat. Make several German pancakes if you're feeding a crowd, and keep in mind that my easy syrup tastes great on waffles and French toast, too. —Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 cups syrup)

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place first 4 ingredients in a blender; process just until smooth.
  • Pour melted butter into a 13x9-in. baking dish; tilt dish to coat. Add batter; bake, uncovered, until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place butter, sugar, buttermilk, corn syrup and baking soda in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Remove pancake from oven. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with syrup and, if desired, fresh blueberries.
Health Tip: The pancake itself is just 150 calories and 7g fat. For a nutritious spin, fill it with sautéed fresh fruit and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, or go savory with some leftover cubed turkey, gravy and herbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece pancake with 1/4 cup syrup: 428 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 203mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • amehart
    Jul 5, 2020

    So easy to make and tasted great! Everyone loved it and nothing left. Will definitely be making again and again. Your imagination is the limit with toppings for this wonderful pancake.

  • angela32
    Apr 19, 2020

    This came out perfect for us, it was very tasty

  • Feli
    Feb 29, 2020

    Well as a German I’m not happy to see this not classic dish as a German recipe. Especially nobody here will mix a batter in a blender. You will destroy the fluffiness by blending the air out of the batter. There might be similar dishes in Germany called ‚Bloz‘. A German Pancake is a Crépe like dish made with eggs, milk, flour and soda water. Sugar if you want it sweet. After you fill it with whatever you want and roll it. The Classic is Cinnamonsugar.

  • Kris
    Jan 1, 2020

    Solid, but I recommend baking at 425 for 20 mins, then dropping the temp to 350 for the last 5 mins or so (total of 25 mins). You'll get a better center.

  • dodgit
    Dec 29, 2019

    excellent dish for breakfast, easy to make. Topped it with blueberries, whip cream and syrup,Yummy. Will make the buttermilk syrup syrup next time

  • tarsmommy
    Sep 15, 2019

    I've tried many recipes for these; I really like this one for the ease. I slice one large apple in the bottom of the pan, sprinkle cinnamon sugar, then pour the batter. I make it a little smaller with 5 eggs, 3/4 c milk, 3/4 cup flour and a little vanilla. Wonderful in a 13 x 9 pan. I top with real maple syrup. I will try the buttermilk syrup at some point! This makes enough for 2 of us for Sunday breakfast and leaves some leftover for the following day. A

  • Lukas
    Jul 25, 2019

    Hmmm! Delicious!!! Pancake would like to taste it... https://leathercollection.de/

  • Mary Ann
    Jun 19, 2019

    I have made this German pancake for years. Same recipe, same syrup recipe. Everyone just loves it and it is easy to put together. If there is any syrup left over it is delicious warmed over ice cream.

  • Lady Fingers
    Feb 15, 2019

    This recipe is a real family favorite, and can be downsized in a smaller pan for a smaller family. The toppings, of course, can be varied by what's in season, but a syrup, a fruit, and a dusting of powdered sugar is the idea.

  • Lindsey
    Jan 1, 2019

    Made this for new years. It was very easy, and very delicious. We didnt make the buttermilk syrup, instead we used butter, lemon and powdered sugar. We also enjoyed a bit of cranberrycranberry orange jam on it.