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Mutti's Homemade Pancakes Recipe ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

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This German homemade pancakes recipe, aka Pfannkuchen, is so easy to make. It's very traditional for either breakfast, lunch, or a light supper and can even be used as a dessert! If you're looking for a simple pancake recipe, then try my Mutti's recipe!

To make this a more substantial meal, why not serve bacon with these German pancakes? I know what you are probably thinking. That's way too messy! BUT, here's an easy and non-messy way to make lots and lots of bacon. Follow the recipe for how to bake bacon and you'll never go back to frying it again.

What's best about baking bacon is that while you're making the pancakes, the bacon is taking care of itself in the oven. Easy and delicious!

Perhaps you're thinking that all German pancakes are the puffy ones shown when you google. If you'd like that type, then check out my German apple pancake. Deliciously wunderbar!

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Mutti's Homemade Pancakes Recipe ❤️


  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup flour, all-purpose
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • pinch baking powder
  • oil or butter for frying


  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  • Slowly mix in flour. Add pinch of salt, sugar, and baking powder.
  • Batter should be fairly thin.
  • Heat oil in frying pan and pour in a ladle of batter.
  • Fry until golden (only takes about one minute) and then turn, frying second side until golden.
  • Keep warm until all pancakes are done.
  • Serve spread with jelly and rolled up.
  • Serve with syrup and butter.
  • Serve with fruit or fruit spread.
  • Experiment with this pancake batter recipe by adding chopped apples, blueberries, chocolate chips, etc., creating your own best pancake recipes!

Have Oma by your side ... helping you

These pancakes are delicious served spread with a bit of jelly and then rolled up. A real finger food! Totally wunderbar!

Oma says,

I loved adding coarsely chopped peeled apples to this as I was making it for our boys when they were young. That way they not only got lots of protein because of the high content of eggs and milk, but also some extra fibre.

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