German Pancakes


German Pancakes

German Pancakes
about 2 dozen pancakes
45 Min

Not your traditional pancakes, our German Pancakes are sure to wake everybody up to a sweet aroma that'll bring 'em running! This easy German pancakes recipe  is simple and delicious -- the gang will be begging you to make it time and again! And if you've ever wondered how to make German pancakes on the stove, this is the recipe for you. No oven required! Just grab your skillet and make this recipe for German pancakes for breakfast today!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Whisk the milk and eggs into the flour mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, or until smooth. Lightly brush a small skillet with oil then heat over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the skillet, tilting the skillet to evenly coat the bottom with the batter; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until firm on top. Turn the pancake, brushing the skillet with additional oil, if necessary; cook for about 1 more minute, or until the pancake is light brown on both sides. Fold the pancake in half, then in half again.
  3. Remove to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200-degree F. oven until ready to serve. Continue with the remaining batter, brushing the skillet with oil as needed. Before serving, sprinkle the pancakes with confectioners' sugar (see Note).



  • For an even fancier look, top these with fresh or frozen strawberries and whipped cream before sprinkling with confectioners' sugar.
  • If you're looking for more great German recipes, be sure to check out our collection of International Favorites: 6 Menus from Around the World.
  • These easy German pancakes would make a perfect Mother's Day brunch recipe. If you're looking for even more suggestions, check out our collection of Incredible Mother's Day Brunch Ideas!

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We have been making these "pancakes" for years!!! My great grandmother used to make them by adding green onion tops, chopped finely, to the batter and frying them in smoking hot bacon grease in an iron skillet. Then we eat them with powdered sugar, jelly, syrup or whatever topping you like!!! To this day, my daughter and her family LOVE these pancakes, and they can't wait for spring and the onion tops start appearing in the garden. We cut off the green tops and leave the bulbs in the ground for later use! The secret to making these pancakes is to have the grease hot enough to make them sizzle and form a dark brown edge before flipping over.


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