Jelly Roll Pancakes

Jelly Roll Pancakes | The Girl Who Ate EverythingRegular pancakes…I can take ’em or leave ’em. These on the other hand I have to physically restrain myself from eating ten. They have a texture totally different from regular pancakes similar to German pancakes. This is a Denney family recipe and John’s mom always makes them when we go home to Denver. Austin likes them with honey and butter. John likes them rolled up with jelly. I like them straight up with butter and sugar. I cut the recipe in half for my little family.
Jelly Roll Pancakes | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Jelly Roll Pancakes


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or mixer and blend until smooth.
  2. Melt a little butter in a pan and cook the batter as you would regular pancakes. The key is to cook on really low heat until just barely golden.
  3. Serve with butter, powdered sugar, syrup, jam, or Nutella.


Source: My mother-in-law Sheri Denney

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  1. These are my favorites, but I have yet to make them!! So delish!

  2. I’ve been known to make a half-batch for myself and refrigerate them…then eat them plain, as a snack. I won’t confess how long they last…(not very)

  3. Christy I made these for our Sunday breakfast today & they were a huge hit!! We had them with powdered sugar & syrup but I really think they would be amazing with fresh strawberries & whip cream too. They are in between crepes (a family favorite for us) & pancakes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Okay so I just made them too! And you were right, I had to tear myself away from the kitchen to STOP EATING THE JELLY ROLLS!!! Thanks so much for sharing they were truly amazing!!!

  5. Oh great, I love pancakes thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow, made these yesterday for brunch and we ate them until the sun came down, so delicious! I love the texture. This recipe is a keeper for sure. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I love German pancakes so I’m going to have to try these…I’m sure they’re delicious!

  8. just a tip- if you mix the flour and milk separatly first its easier to get the mixture smooth, THEN add the whipped eggs and just fold together- it keeps the batter from getting too tough 🙂

  9. These sound delecious and stir up all sorts of ideas for fillings (and toppings). I will be trying these soon!

  10. Gorgeous and really tempting, I’m gonna make it for tea today. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  11. Great to find someone else who knows about jelly rolls, my childhood comfort food! My mother’s version was a bit thinner, I think, closer to crepes. Recently figured out they were probably palachinke, since her background was Slovenian. Our favorite filling was butter and brown sugar.

  12. It doesn’t sound like you are in love with pancakes, but I am curious to know if you’ve ever made Ann Romney’s pancake recipe? My sisters aware by them. I would be curious to see if you liked those.

  13. These looked so good I just had to make them right away! Mine turned out a little browner than these (I live in fear of undercooking), but oh so, so good.
    I miiiight have gone a little crazy with the fillings (who knew I had so many kinds of preserves in the house?), but this is the perfect recipe for using up the last little bit of jam in the jar. The cinnamon sugar ones are also turning out to be a hit (I hope my family leaves one for me- they’re disappearing at an alarming rate).
    Next time I’m going to try sautéing some apple slices in brown sugar and throwing them in, too.
    Overall it’s a fantastic, easy, and flexible recipe!