German Pancakes

I LOVE German pancakes!!!It is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts!It is so simple to make and tastes delicious! I also love the way it looks in the pan after its all cooked up.


6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp. melted butter

In a blender, combine eggs, milk, flour and salt until smooth.

Melt butter and pour into 9×13 pan; then add batter.

Bake uncovered at 400 F for 20 minutes.


If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

Filed under: breakfast, easy, fast, pancake

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe


  1. paula

    YEAH . . printable posts . . now, lazy old me can get busy with my FAV recipes . . . KISSES are being blown your way.

  2. camelia

    Hello,We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.We would like to add it to the We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,enjoy your recipes. Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already membersand benefit from their exposure on To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use or just go to and click on "Add your site" Best regards,

  3. Gabe

    I LOVE German pancakes! My Papa used to make them for me when I was little. I've been on a break from eggs due to a baby with an egg issue, but it seems to have cleared up, so I think I'll go make a German pancake! YUM!

  4. Jenn

    I've never heard of these before but they look yummy and easy, so count me in! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Amy

    I've never try a German pancake before. Looks and sound delicious. it's so simple to make too that I gotta try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Heather

    I am now DROOLING on my computer!! Cake batter pancakes!!! OMG!!! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I am following you, I may start with your "Died and Gone to Heaven" recipe!!

  7. Aleisha McD

    I'm following you back, you amazing cooking mama! Thank you so much for stopping by "Mama Leisha." You made my day!

  8. I am Cute Mammi.

    OMG, I am ALL for simple fast and easy recipes that taste good! I am definitely bookmarking this one! Thanks for sharing!I will try it out, and if it tastes good, can I post a link on my blog to your website?Anyway, thanks for following, following back!

  9. Sketches by Mary

    My Goodness!! This looks GOOD!!! My hubby would love this I'm sure. He's a pancake man. By the way, I am now following your site. I'm gonna have to check out all of your recipes. You ought to do a show on Food Network. ;o)Mary from

  10. Jimmy

    Looks pretty interesting. Have you heard of bulgarian banitsa? Kind of reminds me of it! Thanks!___call Nepal

  11. Melynda

    Thanks for reminding me how much I like this dish, and how easy it is to make! German Pancakes are just right to serve with fresh berries or fruits, along with the standard squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of powdered sugar. Yum.

  12. Tracy

    Yum yum YUM!!

  13. texmex

    I did it but in a too small pan and it was not thin enough. Thanks for the recipe.u

  14. Anonymous

    Has anyone tried this yet? I'm not the best cook, and I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that it needs 6 eggs yet only 1 cup of flour. Does it taste more like eggs than pancakes?

  15. Anonymous

    Those arent real german pancakes. Though they look yummy.

  16. Bethany

    Tried these this morning. Followed the recipe precisely, but mine didn't turn out like the photo. The sides did not bubble up to the same heights, and it seemed more eggy, thick, and doughy.

    1. SheriSherri

      Hi! I just tried this German Pancake tonight, and it was AMAZING! My teens loved it- one said, "Get this thing away from me before I eat it all!" hahaha I halved the recipe, and baked it in a glass pie plate to try it out. Since I was in a hurry, I didn't even put it in a blender, I just whipped it until blended with a spoon in a big pan(the big pan I melted the butter in) and poured it in the pie plate on top of the melted butter.... and it still worked great. It puffed up, browned up, and then deflated a bit when I took it out. We put 10x/confectioner's sugar on it, but you could tell right away it would also be awesome as a savory with a mushroom sauce or something, too. It reminded me of a thick crepe, or one of those big, puffy, egg-y pancakes you can get. Thank you for the great, easy recipe. Seeing new recipes to try through Pinterest, including many from your truly fantastic site, has really helped me out of a cooking/baking funk and rekindled the fun....

  17. Shiri

    Hi Nikki,

    I just need to say that this kind of Pancake is not really German.
    In Germany pancakes are fryed in a pan.
    This version baked in oven is coming from Finnland/ baltic states, as I know.

    Btw...I love your homepage and recipes!!!

  18. Belinda

    I tried this over the weekend but mine never puffed up. Do you beat the eggs first and then add the other ingredients? I put everything together in a blender, like your recipes states, and got what my family termed "egg cake" at the end of the cooking process. No puff what so ever. Should eggs be at room temp? Please help as I really want to try this again.

  19. Angelina


    I am from Germany and this pancake recipe ist not from Germany. Our Pancakes are like thiker crepes and made in a pan for 3-4 minutes.
    Great Blog !!

  20. jessie

    puuh i never heard of pancakes like these here in germany .. so i am confused why they called german pancakes. but they look tasty that way :) maybe will try them soon.

    1. Chef in Training

      That is just want my grandma has always called them, so it has stuck :) If I ever figure out why they are called German Pancakes, I will let you know :) Regardless of the name, they sure are delicious! Thank you so much for stopping by.

    2. Dianne

      I've been making these for a few years, and had one even this morning. I added a little salt, vanilla and about a tablespoon of lemon zest, which I had made a while ago and froze. I bake mine in a cast iron skillet and it comes out like a souffle. I was wondering myself why they are called German Pancakes, so did a Google search and found your site. Go girl!

  21. Mary P.

    I found this recipe on Pinterest and can't wait to try it! Just to let you know, Pinterest warned me that the link looked suspicious, so you might want to email them and contest the warning. I usually heed those, but when I hovered over the pic and looked at the URL I could see it was a legit sounding one. Glad I took the chance!

  22. Christy B.

    This is exactly the recipe my mom uses for German Pancakes. I came looking for a recipe because I couldn't remember what temperature to bake them at. I just wanted to share a dirty-one-less-dish tip. If you pit the butter in the baking dish while the oven is preheating your butter will be melted and ready when you're ready to pour in the batter. Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Lauren

    These are definitely not German Pancakes… I'm German and was raised on them I would know...

  24. Jori

    I just made this with whole wheat pastry flour and it's totally flt and uncooked in the middle, any thoughts as to why?

  25. Franziska

    I stumbled on this "German" Pancake recipe. I´m sure it taste good, but clearly nobody in this country has a clue what Germans eat. I find stuff over here like German Chocolate Cake or German sausage and let me tell you all my whole family is german and lives in´s all a lie. Most of it is polish like Bierocks. Yap, not german. Never seen my grandma or mom make Bierocks and I was born in Germany and lived there for 21 years. This is not a hateful comment! I just want people to know what´s going on :)

    1. s

      German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. Its roots can be traced back to 1852 when American Sam German developed a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker's Chocolate Company. The brand name of the product, Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate, was named in honor of him.

  26. Rita Gaynes

    My mom made German pancakes when I was a kid. Somehow, I managed to lose her recipe. She passed away recently, and I am anxious to try this. Thank you so much. Mom's recipe was for thinner pancake, like French crepes, but this one looks delicious as well. Can't wait to try it! I have many wonderful memories of Gerrman pancake suppers, especially during the Friday meat-free meals of Lent. Again, thank you so much! Mom always served these with a squirt of lemon juice, then sprinkled with powdered sugar. These pancakes were a great alternative to fish. I'm still not a big fan of fish.

  27. kamra

    how many servings does your german pancakes make?