Saturday, September 7, 2013

german pancakes with crushed berries

 -photos by me

I love breakfast foods and often I find myself being the most creative with breakfast food because you can combine so many things with eggs, there are endless pancake recipes, and its so easy to make something more healthy and interchange ingredients.

I read about German Pancakes in Mens Health magazine, they deemed these pancakes as an easier, more impressive version of a pancake, and I think they are exactly that. When they come out of the oven they are puffed up and lightly set back leaving a rippled texture that just make them look more interesting to eat. And why they were featured in Mens Health? Probably because it was an easy recipe, so easy, a man could do it! All jokes aside, this recipe is quick, easy and delicious.

German Pancakes
Recipe adapted from

Ingredients :
  • large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk, preferably whole
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla and mix until incorporated; set aside. 
  2. Add the butter to a large cast-iron skillet and transfer to oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and quickly pour the batter into the hot skillet. Return to oven and bake until the pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.


Instead of using a cast-iron skillet, I use two round cake pans (8x8's) I use the 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter by halving it and putting one tablespoon in each cake pan. When the butter has melted, I pour half the batter into each pan and cook for the same amount of time, 15 minutes.

I then serve it with a light dusting of powdered sugar with lightly crushed berries that I have microwaved for about a minute to extract juices to serve as a 'syrup' like sauce.

- serve with nutella and berries
- a drizzle of lemon and sugar
- warm bananas and cinnamon
- butter and sugar
- jam or marmalade
- maple syrup

I hope you find the time to make this recipe, It can be doubled and made in different pans for a different effect and texture!


  1. These are real!! Thank God I work at 4 tomorrow cause I need to make these before. Thank you so much for this. It's actually embarrassing how excited I am right now haha

    1. I hope they come out well. Hahah don't be, they are so good. If I had a brunch, it would definitely consist of this!


  2. OMG! Making me so hungry!

  3. Wow, this looks so good! And your pictures are amazing!

    1. Why thank you Aaliyah! And that's an iPad image you are looking at! No DSLR here!

  4. You're killing me with this bread.... I love it though! #pinning!

    1. Thanks Marie! Pinning it!? You are my new best reader! :P


  5. OMO~! It looks so yummy!!! I wanna eat this now :<
    I am now following you on GFC :) Please follow me as well ♥


  6. Our son, while in high school, took a course in Bachelor Survival. One of the things the class of boys learned to make was German Pancakes. The class had a waiting list of male students and every single one of them loved the pancakes.