Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Christmas Breakfast Tradition {German Pancakes}

This is a family favorite of ours passed down from my Grandmother. 

You may know of these, but I thought I would share the recipe today from my family to yours, because they are soooo good… and easy!

We have always made them on Christmas morn., although it seems like we make them more and more in between now.;)  We made them this year as we were frolicking and putting up Christmas decor.  There was fresh falling snow, Christmas music and happy kids.  A perfect day.

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You will need…

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5T butter

Preheat oven to 450 F


Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored.  Mix in flour, milk and salt.


 Melt butter in a 9x12 pan in you heating oven.  Carefully remove and then pour in your batter.  Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.


Watch the magic happen.  We love to see how puffy and big they will get…the kids favorite part! {next to eating them;)}  This was a good growing batch.


My little one decided to do this while she waited.  As I watched her find so much joy in simply throwing the fresh snow up in the air, I was envious.  Do you remember when you found pure happiness in such a little thing?  She was all by herself, running around just enjoying the moment.

LOVE it.


MMM…looking good.

Check at 15 minutes and if they look about like this, they are finished. 

Yes. That is butter.  …I didn’t say they were healthy;)

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You can top them with the usual pancake toppings.  Mr. Husband like PB and syrup, big sis likes just syrup an little sis likes raspberry jelly.:) 

Do you have a special Christmas morning tradition?  Maybe this can be yours too!  I hope you are enjoying the season…warmest wishes:)



  1. Those look amazing and curious all at the same time. Must try!

    Enjoy your family :)


  2. those look yummy! I'll have to give it a try.

  3. Love them...I top mine with lemon juice and powder sugar....sounds weird, but it's yummy!

  4. My daughter in law just sent me this link....can't wait to try them since my husband's heritage is German. They look delicious!

  5. I LOVE German pancakes. Before I started working this year, every Friday was "Puffy Pancake Friday." (We call them puffy pancakes.) you have the same recipe I do!!!

  6. We make those too, but we call them "Dutch Babies" its a very old family recipe. Its also a Christmas tradition in our family. LOVE THEM!

  7. Erin, we also put lemon and powder sugar on ours! My family has been doing that for years and years, even our great grandma used to make them that way.


Your comments are much appreciated! :)