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German Homemade Pancakes Recipe – Oma's Pfannkuchen

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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!

When you look at this recipe, you'll see that Mutti added a pinch of baking powder. It's not the way she learned it, but it was her addition to improve them. You can leave it out if you wish to be totally authentic. 

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.

Make these homemade German pancakes

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 shown below. Deliciously wunderbar!

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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German Homemade Pancakes Recipe – Oma's Pfannkuchen

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!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes

Servings:

Makes 3 - 4 servings

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  2. Slowly mix in flour. Add pinch of salt, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Batter should be fairly thin.
  4. Heat oil in frying pan and pour in a ladle of batter.
  5. Fry until golden (only takes about one minute) and then turn, frying second side until golden.
  6. Keep warm (in a warm oven) until all pancakes are done.

Notes/Hints:

  • 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!
  • Add a bit of vanilla or almond extract to the batter (thanks Connie, for the reminder!)
  • Adding the baking powder was my Mutti's addition to make these even better. You can leave it out if you wish. 

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German Homemade Pancakes Recipe Just like Oma



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German Homemade Pancakes Recipe Just like Oma


This German homemade pancakes recipe is so easy to make. It's so traditional for either breakfast, lunch, or a light supper and can even be used as a dessert!


Ingredients: eggs, milk, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, oil or butter,

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