{Recipe} German Pancakes

Our Thrifty Ideas | German Pancake recipe for a fancy breakfast when you don't have time to spend in the kitchen | #Recipe #breakfast

Do you ever need a “fancy” breakfast {something other than cold cereal} but you don’t have much time to spend making it in the morning? This is the recipe for you. I have grown up with this recipe, and we eat it at least once a week. Why? Because it is AMAZING, and also because it is easy. You whip it up, throw it in the oven, and it’s done 15 minutes later.
Now most people might say “I don’t have 15 minutes to spend on breakfast.”. But seriously, this is quicker than say regular pancakes or waffles. Because instead of having to watch them each as you are making them, you throw it in the oven, set a timer, and walk away!

Oh, and did I mention that this is an easy recipe to make smaller? If the hubby is home for breakfast, we make a full recipe. If he’s at work I will make just the half recipe for me and the kiddos, and bake it in a smaller pan.

German Pancakes
by Vanessa Barker
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
 Ingredients (4-8 servings)

5 Tablespoons butter
6 large eggs
2 cups flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt

Chop butter into chunks and place into a 9×13 pan
Preheat the oven to 450 and put the pan into the oven while it preheats.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Do not stir too much, as you want the mixture to be semi-lumpy still.
Once the oven is preheated and the butter is completely melted, pour mixture into the pan and bake for 15 minutes
Once cooked, cut into squares and top with either fruit, powdered sugar, and syrup.
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for a half recipe, use

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Our Thrifty Ideas | German Pancake recipe for a fancy breakfast when you don't have time to spend in the kitchen | #Recipe #breakfast

Have you ever had German Pancakes? What is your family’s favorite breakfast?

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  1. My husband’s grandmother makes individual German pancakes, but that is so much more time consuming… this looks wonderful! I am trying to replace cold cereal at our house (3 bowls and my kids are still hungry 30 minutes later? not cool), so this is definitely one I will try!

  2. We love German pancakes!Sounds yummy!

  3. I love all things German, but have yet to make german pancakes, your recipe looks easy enough so this is one I need to try!

  4. love this recipe, also your photos are beautiful!!

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