Dutch Baby German Pancake Recipe (2024)


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German Pancakes or Dutch babies are so yummy but sometimes you just want a small batch recipe. This is a great portion for two hungry people or two adults and a kid or two. It would be delicious with a smoothie or fresh croquettes!

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It is no secret that we are night owls in my house. After all it’s well after 2 am and I’m just now getting to typing this out plus I still plan on reading some of my book before I shut my eyes.

All that’s to say that a couple weekends ago when I woke up long after the rest of you had enjoyed your breakfast as I did my now morning ritual of pursuing Instagram (addicted I tell you) I started drooling over all the yummy breakfast food.

I needed them. I’ve had a version at The Original Pancake House before but I had never tried to make them myself.

My mom was very pessimistic when I called her telling her what I was doing (I guess hers have always deflated on her).

Every time I have seen a recipe it seemed like it made a huge amount. I was still a little unsure about 6 eggs just for the two of us so I did a bit of tweaking and it turned out perfect for two hungry tummies for brunch.

So when mine was all poofy and beautiful (not to mention tasty) I was so so excited!

German Pancakes Recipe

  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoons butter

How to Make a Small Batch of German Pancakes

    1. With baking dish in the oven preheat to 400 F (I used a square 8×8 pyrex)
    2. Blend eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
    3. Place butter into hot dish and swirl around so it’s melted and sizzling.
    4. Pour in blended batter.
    5. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes at 400F.
    6. Pull out of the oven, squeal with delight, post picture bedhead and all on instagram ;) oh I mean eat it and enjoy the deliciousness that was so ridiculously easy you have no idea why you didn’t try to make them sooner. Try it with a squeeze of lemon and some powdered sugar yum!

I hope you like them!

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German Pancakes

Course Breakfast

German pancakes that can be made for just 2 people. They are fluffy and so delicious!


  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoons butter



Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 270mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Welcome to Lulu's life. says

    We love these. My family has been making them as long as I can rememvber. My brother in law likes to add sausage and I server mine with homemade peach syrup.


  2. Diana - FreeStyleMama says

    I’ve never had a German pancake but it looks really yummy~


  3. Rita says

    This is one of our favorite breakfasts! Thanks for sharing.


  4. lovenotesrestylestudio.com says

    Yummy! We found you via Sums’s sweet stuff – Market Yourself Monday. We are your newest bloglovin followers. Share the love <3


  5. soitwasweekend says

    This is so funny… I am from Germany and here we don’t make our pancakes like that. I’m always giggling when I see a recipe like this ;) Does anybody know why they’re called german??
    (Weill, I use nearly the same ingredients, but I never make them in the oven, always in the pan!)



    • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says

      yeah it’s kinda of like Chinese fortune cookies I guess. I first heard them called Dutch babies actually


  6. JoJoand Eloise says

    Hi, Hi, Hi, Marisaa.. It has been a while since I have been here since I fell off the blogging world map. I can’t believe I am still re-discovering blogs I use to follow.. :) So happy to be back here again with you. My blog was formerly “Ruby Jean” and is now “JoJo&Eloise”… Your German Pancake looks DELICIOUS!!!


    • KT says

      UPDATE – my kids (3.5 and 9 months) DEVOURED this. Pinning you so I can make it again!! Thanks!


  7. The Mom @ Babes in Hairland says

    We love these at our house too! Except they are from my Swedish grandma and we call it by a Swedish name. They love watching it rise in the oven as it bakes and think it’s so funny when it deflates once it’s been out of the oven a bit! Just popping by from SNAP! :)


  8. B says

    Oh… I have never seen this before! Looks yummy! I will add it to my reading list and try it sometime.

    Love the bed hair, and the excited face too! Cute!


  9. Amy says

    You are so. stinkin’. cute. Seriously…lol. Those look really yummy; glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!


  10. Kelley Wilson says

    Just wanted to let you know you were featured on I Freakin did it Friday, I hope you come link up again today!


  11. Michelle Hoffman says

    Best German pancakes!! Easy recipe!


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  12. Barb says

    I have this in the oven right now, worried about how it will turn out as I forgot to melt the butter in the pan while preheating it. I added cheese and ham to the batter to make it savory instead of sweet. Hopefully it will be good!


    • marissa says

      that sounds yummy!!! hopefully it worked that butter step is pretty important for giving that poof. if it didn’t work though I hope you give it another go!


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