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German Pancakes with fruit

German Pancakes

German Pancakes are a light and fluffy version of American pancakes. There are only 5 ingredients in this easy breakfast. Top with powdered sugar, fruit, or syrup for a delicious breakfast. Some people call these Hootenanny, Puff-puff, or Dutch Baby pancakes. 

Course All Recipes, Breakfast
Cuisine german
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • (optional) ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. While the oven is preheating, place the butter in a 9x13 baking dish and place in oven, just until the butter melts.

  3. In a blender, add the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, and salt (and cinnamon if desired). Blend until smooth. This can also be done by hand but is a lot easier in a blender.

  4. Pour batter into the baking dish over the butter. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until the pancakes are puffy and golden brown.

  5. To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar and add fruit or syrup.