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German Pancake with Berries

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

Why is breakfast so delicious? Why?? Just kidding; I actually know the answer. I’ll give you two answers, in fact. It’s all about the eggs and maple syrup. Really, if you try to make me a breakfast without one of those two things, don’t even bother. Not worth it. I legitimately cannot think of a single breakfast I want anything to do with if neither eggs nor maple syrup are involved.

I also want to make it a life goal to incorporate maple syrup into more than just breakfast. It’s now totally acceptable to put an egg on everything, so why not maple syrup? Mashed potatoes and gravy? No thanks, I’ll have the maple syrup instead. Think we can make the “put some maple syrup on it” catchphrase stick? In other news, I was trying to cut down on my sugar intake for 2016, but you can probably guess how that is working out for me…

There’s never a bad time for pancakes and trust me, I make them quite often. But it has been years and years and years since I’ve had a German pancake. When I was a kid, my dad made them for Sunday brunch all the time, but I’ve never made my own. I remember absolutely loving them, so I grabbed this recipe and whipped it up on a weekend morning.

German pancakes are actually a lot easier to make than regular pancakes. You just combine all the ingredients (my recipe had me doing it in a blender, so I didn’t even need to exert any arm strength) and pour them into a skillet.


The result is a super puffy sweet pancake. It’s almost a melt-in-your-mouth type of deal and, in my opinion, way better than an average pancake. If you’ve never heard of a German pancake or are feeling confused (welcome to my world), I should mention that these are also sometimes called a “Dutch Baby.” I prefer German pancake simply because that’s what I grew up with.

You only really need one pancake to make one to serve a table of four. But if you’re really in weekend mode, I think it’s totally OK just to make one all for yourself.

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

I may or may not have done this. And I would certainly do it again. Please don’t try to make me feel bad… Sometimes I’m just so happy the weekend is here that I need to majorly treat myself in the mornings. This is most definitely a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

Yes, you can top the pancake with anything you want, but I kept this one simple with fresh berries and powdered sugar. And maple syrup, duh. I also added a little lemon juice and lemon zest into the pancake batter for a zippy fresh flavor. Perfect for the mid-January blahs.

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

You know one reason why I think German pancakes are so much better than other pancakes? There were 4 eggs in this baby. Which is way more than in your average pancake batter.

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

See? Eggs really do make everything better. And not just when they’re on top of the finished dish.

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

Now that I realize just how easy it is to make German pancakes, I’ve got about a million variations for this dish running through my head. Next up? Chocolate German pancakes. Because it almost just feels like it would be wrong if I didn’t do that.

German Pancake with Berries -- Easier and more delicious than your average pancake! | wearenotmartha.com

Honestly though, now that German pancakes are back in my life, they are going to be a serious staple. And I mean, this would be totally delicious with both an maple syrup and an egg on top. Am I right?

Eggs, maple syrup, or both?

5 from 1 vote
German Pancake with Berries
Pancakes are always a good idea, but German pancakes are even more delicious and easier to make! Perfect for a lazy weekend morning.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: [url href="http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11811/german-pancake-recipe-122888/" target="_blank"]Woman's Day[/url]
Servings: 4 servings
Author: We are not Martha
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Fresh berries for serving
  • Confectioners’ sugar for serving
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a blender, combine eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and, salt until well blended.
  3. Heat a 9- or 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat and melt butter on it.
  4. Pour the batter into the skillet and transfer it into the oven. Bake until the pancake is puffed and golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Top with fresh berries and dust with confectioners' sugar.

19 Responses to "German Pancake with Berries"

  1. Breakfast is my favorite meal, especially when it involves pancakes! This german pancake looks incredible, Sues! I think I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  2. I’m totally down with the “put some maple syrup on it” 2016 catchphrase! Maple syrup rocks the house and is delish on everything, including my fingers. 🙂 And I am a breakfast fanatic, so you know I am all about these pancakes! They look perfectly fluffy and ultimately yummy! And thanks for including a bit of fruit… now I can put lot’s of maple syrup on it! 😉 Cheers!

  3. Adri says:

    I am with you on maple syrup and eggs for breakfast – gets me every time. These pancakes sound divine! I’ll have to try them. Thanks!

  4. I’ve never tried German Pancakes, but these look outta this world good!!

  5. I despise making pancakes at our house because we currently only have one medium-size skillet, and it takes foreverrrr. But German pancakes I can get behind!

  6. Pam says:

    I like mine with maple. It looks perfectly delicious and beautiful!

  7. First of all, I LOVE breakfast too – best meal of the day! Secondly, I just made a pancake in a skillet on the weekend and it was the best thing ever! I was like, where has this been all my life? Yours looks gorgeous! Love those berries too!

  8. I’ve never heart of a German pancake before…it looks so wonderful!!! I’m so excited to try it! Pinned.

  9. I have never had a German pancake, but this looks super delicious. Looks so much like a crepe and I bet it is every bit as tasty.


  10. I have never seen these before and I must try and make them. I have been making hotcakes with blueberries in them for our breakfasts 🙂

  11. Katerina says:

    I would love to have these pancakes with a generous quantity of honey!

  12. Mir says:

    German pancakes are my favorite. I once had one loaded down with caramelized apples and it might have been the best morning of my life. And now because of you, I’m making a German pancake this weekend!

  13. These pancakes look like a great way to start the day!

  14. Asmita says:

    Looks so amazing!!

  15. This pancake is calling my name for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  16. Juliana says:

    I heard a lot about German pancakes, but never had a chance to try…and I love the idea of melting in your mouth…yum!
    Thanks for the recipe Sues…have a wonderful week 🙂

  17. Um I kinda want an entire German pancake all to myself now. By kinda I mean really.

  18. Justine says:

    Pretty dish and tasty too. I’ve never made German pancakes but want to try now!

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