These German Pancakes are a family favorite breakfast—a fast and straightforward way to make amazing, delicious, and fluffy pancakes baked in the oven.

I had never heard of German Pancakes until I met my husband and became a McCollum. I guess this was a staple breakfast for my father-in-law, Evan, growing up. Once I tried them, I was hooked!

a slice of German pancake dusted with powdered sugar.

German pancakes are a staple breakfast at our house, and I love that the breakfast tradition will be passed on for generations to come. If you are looking for an easy, stress-free, and on top of that…YUMMY recipe! Well, this is the breakfast recipe just for you!

German pancakes, or Dutch baby pancakes as they’re also called, are a type of pancake that is baked in the oven. For this version, I bake the batter in a large baking pan – it’s so easy to slice and serve!

They’re different from regular pancakes because the batter has more eggs. This gives the pancake an eggy flavor and texture – almost like a thick crepe.

The batter is poured into a hot baking dish with butter and it puffs up around the edges so you get a golden brown crispy texture. The slices in the middle are softer and custardy – they are so good.

Sliced German pancake in a baking dish.

So good, in fact, we make this favorite breakfast recipe on repeat! This is by far my kid’s favorite breakfast and we have it a minimum of once a week.

During the week I have to make two pans to feed all the kids. And if we make it on the weekends I pretty much still have to make two pans, one because the hubby is home and two makes for easy leftovers.

I love this recipe because I use almond extract in the batter – it gives the pancakes the best flavor. Not to mention how easy it is to make the pancakes – all you do is blend a few simple ingredients in the blender, bake, and slice. I love that I don’t have to stand at the stove flipping pancakes!

pancakes on a plate topped with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.


  • Large eggs
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Almond extract or vanilla extract – I prefer the almond, but if you only have vanilla it works fine, too.

How do you make German Pancakes?

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Add butter to a glass 9×13 baking dish and melt in the oven. 

the batter being poured into the baking pan.

Meanwhile in a blender or food processor combine eggs, flour, milk, and almond extract and blend for 1-2 minutes. 

Once the butter has melted, spread it around pan and then pour the batter into the hot pan.

the batter in the baking dish.

Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. 

Slice into squares and serve warm!

the baked pancake in a pan.

There are a lot of ways to top your German pancakes – here are some toppings we love! Mix and match them to make your pancakes even more delicious.

Topping Ideas

  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Jam
  • Raspberry Sauce
  • Fresh Fruit, like berries
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar
  • Homemade Whipped Cream

I hope you try these German pancakes – or, as my kids call them, puffy oven pancakes! They really make the best weekend breakfast.

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German Pancakes

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 190 kcal
These German Pancakes are a family favorite breakfast. A fast and simple way to make amazing, delicious, and fluffy pancakes that are baked in the oven.
a slice of German pancake.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Add butter to a glass 9×13 pan and melt in the oven.
  • Meanwhile in a blender or food processor combine eggs, flour, milk, and almond extract and blend for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once the butter has melted, spread around pan and add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes. Until golden brown and puffy.
  • Cut into squares and serve with syrup, fruit, powdered sugar, and our favorite- peanut butter.


Once you remove this from the oven the pancake will fall. Don’t worry!! It tastes great. To add some protein serve with almond butter or peanut butter.
Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 142mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 430IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 1.7mg
a slice of German pancake.
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  1. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this recipe. The last time I tried making German pancakes they didn’t turn out right, so I’m eager to give it another try.

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