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German Pancake with Berries

German Pancake with Berries

We spent most of the weekend watching March Madness. I am kind of obsessed and I don’t know if it is good for my health. My stress levels are through the roof:) I love filling out my bracket and watching each game in suspense. On Sunday, Josh whipped up a German Pancake with Berries for us to eat while we watched the basketball games.

A German pancake, sometimes called a Dutch Baby, is a thin, crepe like pancake that is made in a skillet or pan. I think it is the easiest pancake to make. Very few ingredients are needed and you don’t have to stand by the skillet filliping pancakes all morning. You bake the large German pancake in the oven. The pancake puffs up while baking and climbs the sides of the skillet. Josh served the pancake with mixed berries, maple syrup, whipped cream, and a dusting of powdered sugar. It was the perfect treat.

If you are feeling lazy, but still want a delicious breakfast or brunch treat, try a German pancake with berries.

Thanks everyone for your kind words on our “big news” post. We are excited and appreciate all of your support.

German Pancake with Berries

Yield: Serves 4

Cook Time: 25 minutes


1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mixed Berries, syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar-for serving


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch oven safe skillet with butter and set aside.

2. Gradually add flour to beaten eggs, mix with a fork. Stir in milk, vanilla extract, butter, and salt. Pour batter into prepared skillet.

3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve warm with berries, syrup, whipped cream, and powdered sugar.

If you like this German Pancake recipe, you might also like:

Oven Berry Pancakes from Two Peas and Their Pod
German Apple Pancake from Taste and Tell
Pop Up Pancakes from Make and Takes
Browned Butter Dutch Baby Pancake from Baking Bites

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92 Responses to “German Pancake with Berries”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — March 21, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    I had no idea these were so easy!

  2. Rosa — March 21, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    That looks so good! A different way of making pancakes.



  3. I love that Josh is taking care of the mama to be, how sweet!

  4. Katrina — March 21, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    I’ve never had a German pancake! This looks awesome.

  5. Jeanette — March 21, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    You are so lucky to have Josh take care of you and cook too!

  6. Erica — March 21, 2011 @ 4:59 am

    Do you know that I actually learned how to make these in cooking class in middle school? I was so obsessed with them, but haven’t made them in ages! Your version looks spectacular- especially with all the fresh fruit!! Hope your picks are winning!

  7. Heather (heather's dish) — March 21, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    i love german pancakes! there’s one at a little place we used to live by in dallas that served it with roasted apples…HOLY.YUM.

  8. Elizabeth@The Sweet Life — March 21, 2011 @ 5:34 am

    How gorgeous!!

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 21, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    I went to Germany the summer I was 13. I lived on these!! and have been wondering for the past 2 decades how to make them. Now i know..thankyou!!!!

  10. Liz @ Blog is the New Black — March 21, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    Drool City! 😉

  11. Lesley Lifting Life — March 21, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    Yum! I love the looks of that German pancake. I did stand flipping pancakes over the weekend, and I think I would have preferred this 😉

  12. Love that german pancakes can be made in the oven! Sounds like a fun weekend :) xo

  13. German pancakes are one of my absolute favorites and yours looks AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it! :)

  14. Helena — March 21, 2011 @ 6:41 am

    I always love finding recipes for “german pancakes”. They all look delicious, but I have to say that they are very different from a traditional German Pancake. The real ones have a very different egg-flour-milk ratio, do not contain any flavors or fat and are baked in a skillet. Although I have tried a lot of different variations already, I’ve never seen any that were baked in the oven. They do look delicious though, I guess I have to try some American German Pancakes :)

    This is my recipe:
    I hope you’ll find the time to try it one time :)

  15. Jenny Flake — March 21, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    I am such a fan of German Pancakes! Looks so good :)

  16. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — March 21, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    How sweet of Josh! This looks incredible.

  17. Amanda — March 21, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    How beautiful is that?? I bet pretty darn delicious too! :)

  18. doughmesstic — March 21, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    We make these all the time, in fact, I was going to post my recipe next week! it’s a little different than yours, but yours definitely looks delish! We call ours Dutch Babies, like you mentioned. I may have to try your recipe next time!

  19. Paula — March 21, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    I make these often for my family. In fact we had them on Saturday. My absolute favorite way to eat them is with fresh peaches or some sauteed apples. They are so easy to make that it’s one of the first things I learned how to cook and now my older kids know how too.

  20. The Italian Dish — March 21, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    I make pancakes for my son almost every morning – I’ve never made them this way. I’m going to have to give it a try!

  21. Sues — March 21, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    I haven’t had a German pancake in years, but I grew up being SO excited when my dad would make them for Sunday brunch. These look fabulous :)

  22. Tracey — March 21, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    So sweet of Josh to make breakfast, this looks great :) I’ve been watching tons of March Madness game too!

  23. Lauren at KeepItSweet — March 21, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    This looks delicious! My bracket is somehow doing really well… too bad I know nothing about college basketball!

  24. Jessie M — March 21, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Love these!! Made one yesterday for brunch!! My family calls them mircacle pancakes! I will have to add the berries next time! That sounds so yummy!!

  25. Tracy — March 21, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Looks amazing!

  26. Sharlene — March 21, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    I’ve never tried a German pancake before but it definitely looks like I’d love it!

  27. Joanne — March 21, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    I love the fresh berries on these pancakes…and the fact that you can just throw them in the oven instead of standing over the stove!

  28. EatLiveRun — March 21, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    looks divine! And btw, catching up now on my blog reading and want to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I’m so excited for the third pea in the pod :)

    • twopeas replied: — March 21st, 2011 @ 11:15 am

      Thanks Jenna!

  29. fooddreamer — March 21, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Congratulations on your big news! I am sure the baby, when old enough, will enjoy this gorgeous pancake!

  30. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 21, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    looks fantastic!! I can’t wait to make this! It was so fun having lunch last week. Congrats again!

  31. Cookin' Canuck — March 21, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    We adore Dutch babies and yours looks wonderful. One thing can be certain – that little baby of yours is going to be a sports fan.

  32. Kathy - Panini Happy — March 21, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    He’s got “babies” on his mind, eh? :-) I just made one of these a few weekends ago, a nice switch sometimes from griddle pancakes (which, of course, I still love).

  33. Angela@spinachtiger — March 21, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Yummy on this one. I’ve always wanted a recipe for this.

  34. Mmmmm dutch babys! I always loved them growing up. Speaking of babies, congrats on your soon to be new pea!

  35. SMITH BITES — March 21, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    dutch babies are a big-time favorite at our house – especially w/fresh summer berries! and CONGRATS MARIA & JOSH on the new soon-to-be pea!!

  36. Wenderly — March 21, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    These looks like a must try now that I have my cast iron skillets that I love and can’t believe I ever lived without. *swoon*

  37. Shaina — March 21, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    Looks like a fantastic breakfast to sit around watching the game with!

  38. MikeVFMK — March 21, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    I love German pancakes and these look as good as any I’ve seen. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll give it a shot one of these days!

  39. Lauren@LYK — March 21, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    I’ve been dyinggg for a German pancake recipe from someone in the food blog world!! Now i have a great excuse to make this! Thanks and congrats on the third little pea :)

  40. lese — March 21, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    I luv dutch babies too!! I do have a problem with the rising part. Is it because I used a nonstick pan? Please help with advise.

    • twopeas replied: — March 22nd, 2011 @ 6:43 am

      We’ve never had a problem with them not rising. The pancake usually puffs right up and climbs up the side of the pan. Hmmm…I’ve used a non-stick pan before too.

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