German Pancakes


This pancake recipe calls for you to swap your maple syrup with fruit jam.

German Pancake Recipe for 4
Photo: Christopher Baker
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup milk, preferably whole

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional)

  • ½ cup fruit jam (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla and mix until incorporated; set aside.

  2. Add the butter to a large cast-iron skillet and transfer to oven until the butter melts. Remove from oven and quickly pour the batter into the hot skillet. Return to oven and bake until the pancake is puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.

  3. Drizzle the lemon juice (if using) over the pancake. Spread the jam (if using) evenly over the top. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

790 Calories
41g Fat
71g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 790
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 708mg 236%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 30g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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