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German Pancake Recipe

german pancake recipe

Oven Pancake

This German pancake recipe is one the whole family will enjoy! It is baked in the oven and creates puffy, decadently delicious German apple pancakes. For a lighter version, see our puffed Dutch baby apple pancakes. And don't miss our tips at the bottom of this page for how to incorporate whole grains into this recipe without compromising flavor.

German Pancake Recipe

Ingredients (Makes 6)
Time: 35 minutes

  • 1/4 cup butter


  • 6 eggs


  • 1 cup milk


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 apple, shredded


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (see suggestions)


  • 1/4 cup white sugar


  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place 1/3 cup butter block on a 9 x 13 baking dish and put it in the oven while preheating.

    In a small bowl, lightly whisk eggs. Whisk in the milk, vanilla, and shredded apple.

    In a medium mixing bowl, sift or mix together the flour, white sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center of these dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Stir just until everything is moistened.

    Remove baking dish from oven. Pour in batter (do not stir or mix) and bake on center rack 20 - 25 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Serve each oven pancake with lemon juice or maple syrup.

    Follow this recipe then experiment with your own ingredients, using our tips and techniques, to create a delicious german pancake recipe just for you!


    Make this oven pancake recipe even better
    (for you) by substituting the all purpose flour for a whole grain flour. Whole wheat flour is an obvious substitute. Worried about compromising flavor and texture? Don't be! There are many types of whole wheat flours that are sweeter and lighter. Hard white wheat flour creates similar results as all white but is much better for you. There are other choices, too, like kamut flour, spelt flour, oat flour, and teff flour. These are all healthier alternatives. So explore...discover...and ENJOY!













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