Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oven German Pancakes/Dutch Babies - Super Delicious, Inexpensive, and Easy!

German Pancakes II Recipe
Photo Credit AllRecipes
Right now I am trying to shift from store bought easy breakfasts like cereals for my family.  Not only are they expensive, but they are highly processed with doubtful ingredients, preservatives, and GMO's!  It has been a challenge because I am NOT a morning person.  It takes me a good hour plus coffee to get up to par. Our mornings start horrifically early as our children have to be out the door by 6:45 to get to school.  Fortunately, I wake up at 5 am every morning without fail or alarm clock.  Years of breastfeeding babies have trained my internal clock to wake up like that so I usually have an hour to get primed for the morning rush.  My children do not like things that would go into a crockpot like oatmeal or cornmeal mush.  But I think I have finally found a winning recipe that not only is easy, but healthy, delicious, and filling.

The recipe, of course, is German Pancakes, also called Dutch Babies.  Could we love it because I am part Dutch :)?  This is simply a puffed oven pancake that serves a family of 6 easily.  I like it because while my coffee is brewing I simply throw the four ingredients into my mixer, melt the butter in my cast iron skillet and preheat the oven.  Then throw it in and 1/2 hour to 45 min later I have a hot filling breakfast for my children.  I love it topped with powdered sugar and berries.  It can also be topped with maple syrup, honey, molasses, stewed fruits, or plain powdered sugar. 

Because it has 6 eggs in it the protein helps my family feel full longer and helps with energy in the morning.  If I were to make just eggs and toast for breakfast we would need about 18 to feed our family.  The other reason this is a time saver for me is because while it is baking I can get on with other morning chores such as making lunches, starting laundry, and assisting the kids get ready for school.

I found the recipe on all recipes, but also have found another recipe that calls for fewer eggs if you need to stretch them and has a much more detailed instruction.  I am going to try it tomorrow.

My children absolutely LOVE these and literally have pleaded with me to make them.  Talk about a hit!  So if you're looking for an easy and healthy recipe for your family breakfasts try this one.  Click HERE to go to the Allrecipes post.  Or go HERE to see the alternative recipe for fewer eggs at a great site called Recipes From a German Grandma.  Love the name :)


Original recipe makes 6 servings        

1/4 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

6 eggs, lightly beaten

1/8 teaspoon salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in a medium baking dish (best if you use cast iron).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, milk, eggs and salt. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake on center rack in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while still warm.


  1. Hello, dear Sarah! I had to giggle about you not being a morning person....I am the same way :) My sweet husband will get the coffee going and often brings me a cup in bed - what a guy!

    This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and one I will have to try soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - I hope you join us again next week. Hugs to you!

  2. Your Oven German Pancakes sound and look mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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