Not to be repetitive but my love of Breakfast foods is well documented. Breakfast for Breakfast and Breakfast for dinners are quite common at our house, so we have a lot of recipes to pick from. This one is fast, easy, only 4 ingredients AND ingredients we ALWAYS have! It’s so easy my teenagers are now in charge of making it, it’s impossible to mess up.
I was first introduced to “rising eggs” by my uncle. They are also known as Dutch babies or Hootenannies (don’t ask me why) but we’ve stuck with the traditional German Pancakes at our house. We serve it with pretty much anything. Maple Syrup, Berry Coulis (with fresh berries), fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar is my favorite, Buttermilk Syrup and of course Lemon Syrup (coming soon – my kids at it all before I could get pictures).
You can make them in ANY pan, I see mini ones in muffin tins, baked in cast iron skillets and the traditional 9×13 pan (traditional at our house at least). I’ve seen them topped with pretty much everything under the sun, and even baked with extras like apples, fresh fruit and more. I’m going to have to experiment next time.
In the video I’m sharing how you can get a slight change in the thickness of the center based on how you mix in the eggs. Making a full or half batch obviously makes a difference, as you can see in the pictures. But the tip still applies, thicker center less mixing, thinner center more mixing. You can even get out the hand mixers to make more of an impact if you like it thin!
German Pancake Recipe
- 4 Tbs Butter keep the 4 Tbs even if you half the recipe
- 2 C all-purpose flour
- 2 C whole milk
- 1 tsp Salt
- 12 eggs
- Preheat the Oven to 425 degrees
- place your butter in a 9x13 glass pan and place it in the oven while it's preheating
- Pull it out when the butter is melted, but before the butter burns.
- Mix the flour and salt, add the milk and mix it until smooth.
- Now add your eggs - how you mix in your eggs will affect the outcome of the dish (If you beat the eggs in quickly or with a hand mixer you'll have a much thinner german pancake with very high sides; if you carefully incorporate the eggs without whipping them, you'll end up with a much thicker center and slightly lower sides)
- Pour your mixture into the hot 9x13 pan on top of the butter and place back in the oven
- If you are halving your recipe (6 eggs) cook for 16-18 mins. For the larger batch (12 eggs) cook for 20-22 mins.
- When it's done pull your kids around so they can see how tall the sides have grown (especially if your doing the thinner/taller method!) because the sides start to shrink and fall fast.
- Serve with your favorite syrups OR my favorite way serve with powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice!
Crazy story, this was actually one of my original blog recipes from YEARS ago, when my photography sucked. SO when I re-branded last year I actually took down quite a few old recipes looking to take new pictures and re-release. I figured no one would notice, but when I was on our family trip and we stopped in Navuoo for church a lady recognized me (that NEVER happens in Utah) and asked me where my German Pancake recipe went to! SO HERE it is again!!!
It’s National Breakfast Month! Which is fitting cause it’s also my birthday month! Favorite month, favorite food… Goes together well, huh? ANYWAY, it’s another Celebrating Food holiday for the year, where 10 of us food bloggers get together to each celebrate one food holiday a month! Not surprising we picked to celebrate Nation Breakfast month instead of just any old day! Enjoy our 10 new recipes AND 19 bonus recipes!
German Pancakes – Ashlee Marie (scroll up)
Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones – Creations by Kara
Weekday Waffles – Real Mom Kitchen
Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles – Cupcake Diaries
Peach and Oatmeal Muffins – Jamie Cooks It Up!
Southwest Breakfast Casserole – Butter With A Side of Bread
Lightened Up Birthday Cake Pancakes – Happy Food Healthy Life
Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Waffles – Tried and Tasty
Sausage Rolls Recipe – Summer Scraps
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Like Mother Like Daughter
19 more Breakfast recipes from Celebrating Food Bloggers
Kouign Amann – Ashlee Marie
Cinnamon Syrup – Creations by Kara
Traditional Liege Waffle – Ashlee Marie
Honey Almond Granola Recipe – Tried and Tasty
Spinach Artichoke Quiche – Ashlee Marie
Peanut Butter Waffles – Cupcake Diaries
Best French Toast Ever – Ashlee Marie
Fresh Peach Syrup – Jamie Cooks It Up!
Maple Bacon Waffle – Ashlee Marie
Waffles with Maple Nut Buttercream Sauce – Summer Scraps
Lemon Scone – Ashlee Marie
Strawberry Cream Cheese Butterhorn Danishes – Butter With A Side of Bread
Simple Crepe Recipe – Ashlee Marie
Scrambled Egg stuffed waffles – Happy Food Healthy Life
Buttermilk Syrup Recipe – Ashlee Marie
Swedish Pancakes – Real Mom Kitchen
Maple Bacon Donut – Ashlee Marie
baked omelete – Like Mother Like Daughter
Easy Waffle Recipe – Ashlee Marie