German Pancake Recipe

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you.

One of the cutest things about Mother’s Day is having a yummy breakfast made by the kiddos.

I love when the kids get up and come up with their own cute ideas. This year it was the first time in a long time that I was able to sleep through the night. Now that the kids are a little older they also all were so involved in preparing things for me on their own.

At the store on Friday they all started putting things in my shopping cart and telling me they didn’t want me to see it. SIena did ask me what my favorite flowers were and she chose the most beautiful bouquet of Pale Pink Roses. They also selected some Mother’s Day cards which they decorated and were so proud of.

I asked on the other side that we would wake up to a clean home and we would make a yummy simple breakfast as mess free as possible. Not just for me but for everyone else because I really wanted to spend the day together rather than cleaning.

We woke up around 8 and I went to shower. Siena slept in the boys room which means that they all woke up at the same time. When I woke up they were all happily talking and Davide and Dorian were taking a morning shower.

Then they headed downstairs while Dad helped them make this awesome German Pancake Recipe. I love waffles, and pancakes, and egg, and bacon, but this meal is seriously so simple and still filling.

My favorite part is how much it grows during the baking process. It’s also slightly crunchy on the top due to the butter. When fresh out of the oven, it forms this super thin salty crust that paired with maple syrup and some berries is the best.

We also topped it with Coconut Whipped Cream from Trader Joe’s.

German Pancake Final Result Photo of the Recipe

German Pancake Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, german
Keyword german pancake, german pancake recipe, how to


  • 5 Tbsp Butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Begin by prepping a 9 by 13 pan. Warm up the oven to 425° degrees F. While the oven is still warming up, place the 5 tablespoons of butter and place them inside the pan. Then place the pan in the oven and allow the butter to melt. Once it's completely melted, remove the pan from the oven and spread the butter all along the interior surface of the pan including the sides a little bit.
    Next up, grab a bowl, crack the eggs and with a whisk break the yokes and mix them inside your bowl. Then add the milk and continue to mix. Slowly add the vanilla, salt, and flour. You can use an electrical mixer as well. Continue to mix until everything is homogenous and well blended.
    If you struggle to obtain a clump free batter, start by adding the flour to the bowl , then add the liquid ingredients to it by mixing them in gradually while using an electrical mixer. Sometimes it's easier to reverse the process to obtain a smoother batter.
    Pour the batter inside the glass pan.
    Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and puffy.
    The batter will flake up and grow and rise beautifully.
    Once it's ready, remove from the oven. Serve with powder sugar, syrup, and fruit.

Love, M. Serena Essuman

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