German Pancake with Berries

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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

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. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch oven safe skillet with butter and set aside.
  2. 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. 3. Bake at 350Β° 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

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. Darn I just made this and it came out flat as a board and hard as a rock… I’m trying to figure out where I messed up… maybe because I added the eggs to the flour instead of the flour (gradually) to the eggs. I will try it again, I’ve been wanting to make this for years!

  9. I love, love, love Dutch Babies! πŸ™‚ We just had one at a B&B last week….and now your post. I think it’s a sign that I need to make one….or several! πŸ˜‰

    I love the picture of the powdered sugar raining down on it!

  10. I am with you on the March Madness obsession! it is all I did this weekend! Those German Pancakes look amazing…. definitely on my breakfast list for next weekend!

  11. I’ve been making these for years back when I first discovered a recipe for a “big pancake” in a magazine ad! Way easier than making traditional pancakes with a delicious payout. Anyway, I wnat to tell you that you should try a little nutmeg the next time. I’ve always added nutmeg and somehow it really makes the flavor of a dutch baby come alive.

  12. I have never had this! I had no idea what a Dutch baby was when it saw it mentioned on twitter…thought it was a roast chicken of some sort, lol. This looks so delicious. I’m so curious and a little intimidated by it though! I am going to have to try it out!

  13. Looks yum! I just saw a German Pancake on FN the other day for the first time. My cast iron skillet would be too big. Do you think a cake pan would work?

    1. I have never used a cake pan because we have a cast iron skillet that works well, but I am sure a cake pan would work just fine. Enjoy!

  14. We just made this tonight! I’ve been craving some food from my time in Germany and this was just the thing. I only have a 61/2″ cast iron pan, so we made four little ones… YUM! They got eaten as they came out of the oven…slathered in some Nutella! πŸ™‚

  15. I made a gluten free version of your recipe and it came out delicious! My mom and I used to order and share one of these once a week before she’d drop me off for preschool. I never realized how easy they are to make at home. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. I do believe my mother made these for me when I was little. Has anyone ever made them with white whole wheat flour? I am trying to stay away from refined flours and wondered if the texture is greatly affected by using wheat.

  17. I added a little bit of sugar let over from making candied ginger and freshly grated lemon peel to the batter.

    So. Delicious.

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