German Pancakes!




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Ooh, German Pancakes! For those of you who don't know what these are, they are a homemade sweet, thin bread rolled up and coated with powdered sugar. And guess what! You don't need an oven, just a stove! These baked goodies are great for breakfast, but they could also be snacks, dinner, or lunch! You can get even more yummy goodness by adding in Chocolate Chips, or get festive for Christmas by coloring them. However, these are German Pancakes, and no matter what you do to them, they will taste good! (Well, if you pretty much stick to the recipe, they will!) So let's get baking!! :D

Step 1: Ingredients and Materials

For these delightful German Pancakes, you will need the following Ingredients, so food products:

1/2 cup of flour

1/2 cup of milk

1 Egg

1/2 tsp. of baking soda

A pinch of Salt

A bag of Powdered Sugar (You won't use it all!)

Butter or PAM

OPTIONAL!!**Chocolate Chips

OPTIONAL!!**Food Coloring


  • Measuring 1/2 cup
  • A tsp. measuring cup
  • A large bowl
  • A pan
  • A spatula/flipper
  • A handheld whisk (I used one with a crank so it would go faster)

Step 2: Measuring and Combining Your Ingredients

  1. Add in 1/2 cup of milk
  2. Add in 1 egg.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup of flour.
  4. Add in a 1/2 tsp. of vanilla.
  5. Add in a pinch of salt.
  6. Mix your ingredients thoroughly and well using a whisk.

Step 3: Preparing Your Pan

Prepare your pan by spraying PAM over the top of by heating butter over the top of it. Both of these methods work well to decrease the amount of stickiness between the pancake and the pan. Put the stove on medium heat, if your stove has "numbers" like mine does, set it on the "6" heat setting.

Step 4: Baking the Pancake

Using your 1/2 cup, scoop 1 whole cup of batter into the 1/2 cup. To do this you will need to scoop twice. Dump it onto the pan and let it spread. Move the pan around to thin the pancake, and to let it increase more and become bigger. Let it sit for as long as it needs. Then flip it. Flip it when the top becomes a more yellow color, and isn't all batter, it is somewhat cooked, yet not cooked all the way. Let the other side sit, and continue flipping until it is cooked. Then set it on a plate.

Step 5: Decor!

Now all that's left is to add a bit more "sweetness" and garnish the pancake. Here are a couple options on how to finish your pancake.

  1. Take powdered sugar and sprinkle it on the inside, roll it up, and sprinkle some more on top.
  2. Fill the inside with whipped cream, roll it up, and add powdered sugar on top.
  3. Add powdered sugar like usual, except stuff the inside with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.



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    10 Discussions


    3 years ago

    German... Lol sinds when?


    3 years ago

    Is this Gleutian Free? Because my doctor says I will die if I eat the really good, tasty stuff. I think they want to kill me from starvation

    2 replies

    Haha! Yeah, I'm not exactly sure if it is gluten free, but I'd go with what Moose Dr says. I feel horrible not being able to help! >.< But I'm glad you would like to try it!

    Moose DrArnoldofingo

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    With a slight modification to the recipe you can make it gluten free. Substitute the 1/2 cup flour for 1/6 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup white rice flour and a pinch of xanthan gum.

    Moose Dr

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Oooh, I looove german pancakes. I usually make about a quadruple recipe, I get two frying pans going, and make a whole stack for my family.

    In my world, we make squiggles with any leftovers. For squiggles, you stack up the leftovers, and roll them into a tube, wrap 'em in wax paper and freeze 'em. Then slice the frozen roll into 1/2" thick slices, throw 'em in a pan with some oil, add some water and poach 'em. Serve 'em smothered in syrup.

    1 reply
    LiveCraftsMoose Dr

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    That's really cool! I normally quadruple the recipe as well, but we only have one pan! I decided to do the single recipe because only two people wanted it! Thanks for sharing!


    3 years ago on Introduction

    We fill ours with jam, Nutella and even Leberwurst! Not all at once, of course! ;-) Definitely a staple in our home. If nothing else comes to mind for lunch or dinner, "Pfannkuchen" it is! :-) Great instructable! :-)

    1 reply

    It's interesting what you fill yours with...very cool! That's a great way to go (the jam) for a bit more of a tart flavor. I must try this out! Thanks for posting, and I'm glad you liked this! :D


    3 years ago on Introduction

    I'm glad you liked this post! I do hope you try it out soon, it is really super easy! I apologize for the blurriness of the cover picture! I just now noticed it!


    I love German pancakes I lived out by a 24 hour restiaramt that would use more egg than flour and the server would squeeze the lemon and put powdered sugar at your table they also made Dutch babies just a smaller version of their German pancake ahh memories thanks for posting this brought back a lot of fondness for the sugary goodness.