German Pancakes “Puffy Pancakes”

Am I the last person in the world to jump on the German/ Danish/puffy pancake band wagon?  Where have these been all my life?

I love it. The pancake, which taste’s crepe-like,  itself consists of 4 ingredients, and comes together in 2.2 seconds. You cook it all at once, so you don’t have to eat in shifts (unless your making more batches:), which you will probably want to…these are that kind of good!), and topped with a fresh fruit, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and a drizzle of syrup of your choice, the presentation looks gourmet, and you don’t even have to break a sweat!

And these grow in the oven. I am not kidding! The first time I made these myself, I tried to get my kids to stand in front of the oven so they could watch the “cool pancake expand” but they wouldn’t, but I did! And its amazing every time!  Love these! can make them in muffin tins for individual ones! They are so cute and yummy, and it seems like in the muffin tins they retain their puffiness.

There is a time and a place for normal pancakes, but when your in the mood not to flip flap jacks, then just pour these into your 9X13 pan, and let the oven do the cooking for you while you read your favorite book!

German Pancakes

printable recipe

printable recipe with picture

*Note: These are awesome and so easy to make, especially for company! You can top them with whatever you like! Some people put sugar in the batter, I like mine to be a little less sweet so I can top mine with sweet things!

*serves 4 members of my family


2-3 tablespoons butter

4-6 eggs (depending upon your egg size)

1 cup  milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt


powdered sugar


maple syrup


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Put butter in 9X13 pan and stick in the oven to let butter melt . While the butter is melting, in a blender or with a whisk , beat together the eggs, milk, flour, and salt. Batter should be smooth. When the butter is melted, pull pan out of the oven, pour in batter over the melted butter. Put in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until done. Pancake with PUFF! Don’t open the oven until its finished if you can help it!

Alternate muffin tin cooking method:

*makes 24 muffin size pancakes

Directions: Make the same as about, but spray muffin tins well, and put a tiny bit of butter at the bottom of each tin (2 or 3 T. divided). Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Enjoy! 

Recipe Source: Sydney Whipple, all though this might not be exactly the same as hers!

This entry was published on September 11, 2012 at 6:10 am. It’s filed under Breakfast and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “German Pancakes “Puffy Pancakes”

  1. These look delicious! We will definitely be trying these!

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