German Pancakes

Very simple and they are becoming a quick and easy meal or snack in my home. With just a few eggs, milk and flour, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon, they are not as unhealthy as eating chips or candy. Taking 20 minutes, on average, to bake makes them even better.


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of bread flour (all-purpose flour will work, I prefer bread flour)
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla (I have swapped this for Almond Extract. A unique flavor and smell.)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven (and 10 1/2″ cast-iron pan) to 350 degrees
  2. Mix batter
  3. Pull pan from oven, spread ~2 heaping teaspoons butter over entire surface
  4. Pour mix into pan
  5. Return pan quickly to oven – don’t let it cool off
  6. Bake 20 minutes
  7. Remove from oven, take German pancake out of pan and place on serving dish
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve as you would a pizza

Don’t overdo the butter; however, the butter makes the edges crispy and tasty. If your German Pancake doesn’t slide out of the pan easily, try using a little more butter or making sure your cast-iron pan is evenly “seasoned.”

A simple, easy and fast hit for snacks, breakfast or just about anything.

A 10.5 inch cast-iron pan heats evenly and is best for this type of dish.

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