German pancakes are a fun and easy way to mix up the typical breakfast routine. Kids love them because of the wavy shapes it creates when baking. Who knows why they’re called pancakes because they don’t resemble the pancakes you’re used to.
Prep time: 3-5 minutes
Bake time: 15-20 minutes
Serves: 4-6 depending on how hungry you are
- Preheat your oven to 450 F.
- In the 9 x 11 baking pan, add 1¼ tbsp butter. In the 9 x 9 baking pan add the remaining ¾ tbsp butter.
- Place the two pans on the oven’s middle rack and melt the butter while the oven preheats. Be sure not to burn the butter.
- Mix all other ingredients (not the butter) until frothy and smooth in a mixing bowl.
- Remove the pans from the oven when the butter is melted and slosh the butter around until the entire bottom of the baking pan is coated.
- Pour the egg mixture into both pans. There should be about 1/4″ of liquid in both pans.
- Place the baking pans back in the oven and set the timer to 15 minutes. The mixture will rise up to 4 inches out of the baking pan, so don’t be alarmed.
- Cooking is complete when the tips of the German pancakes are golden to medium brown.
- Serve hot with any of the recommended toppings.
*If you prefer a slightly more buttery taste use 2-1/2 tablespoons butter: Add 1-1/2 tablespoons butter to the 9 x 9 pan and 1 tablespoon butter to the 9 x 9 pan.
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