German Pancakes Recipe

These German Pancakes are a tradition at our house. Every Christmas morning, our family makes these, and I look forward to them all year. They are light, fluffy, and take minutes to throw together. If you are looking for a quick and delicious breakfast, then this is the one.



German Pancakes are a popular breakfast food for many and they are our family’s Christmas breakfast tradition that we look forward to, all year long.

You can pile them high with whipped cream and berries, or smother them in syrup. There is no wrong way to eat these.

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don’t want to make your own whipped cream?

This recipe includes homemade whipped cream, however, you could easily buy your own, or even go without it if you prefer.

We personally enjoy the homemade whipped cream much better than the store bought, but it is a delicious alternative.

what could i garnish my german pancakes with?

The best part about German pancakes, are the toppings. These German Pancakes are so easy to make, and taste amazing on their own, but we have a few topping recommendations.

Butter, Cinnamon and Sugar: This is one of my favorites. German Pancakes are a lot like scones to me, so they taste amazing with some butter, cinnamon, and sugar on them.

Nutella: I am a huge Nutella fan, but adding them to German Pancakes, is truly life changing. The textures and flavors come together so well, and leave your mouth exploding with flavor.

I also like to add strawberries and whipped cream to my Nutella smothered German Pancakes.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips: You had to know this one was coming, for my love of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I love the sweet and salty, and they taste that much better on German Pancakes.

You could also substitute the chocolate chips for Nutella. That is also a delicious and easy alternative.

Fruit and Syrup: This one is a classic. I love adding berries, bananas, powdered sugar and syrup to these pancakes.

Flavored Syrups: These German Pancakes are a great base to any flavored syrup. I love blueberry, and raspberry syrup with these, but really, any syrup goes.

Just add a dash of powered sugar and you are set. They are absolutely delicious.

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Serves: 6

German Pancakes Recipe

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lightly beat eggs, then add in sifted flour, cornmeal, buttermilk, and milk. Beat 5 minutes (you can use a blender to mix everything if you would like).
  3. Melt butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish in the oven. Pour the batter into the pan, spread around, and bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Beat heavy cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Top pancakes with whipped cream and berries.



1009 cal


14 g


165 g


55 g
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Recipe source: Simply Tradition

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  1. My favorite tradition is going to midnight service. The lights are low and we all have a small candle in our hands. As the service continues the lights go down and two people have their candles lit. They share their light with the person next to them. Before you know it, the church is lite up with candle light. Beautiful and moving, as we sing Silent Night.

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