Easy German Pancakes

This delicious dish is a traditional German breakfast, particularly for special occasions like Christmas! I was delighted making this dish this morning, as I had forgotten how EASY it is. And really, it’s not that bad for you. Since I was lacking a cast iron skillet, I opted to make Mini German Pancakes, and I actually think I might prefer them this way. They bake up into little cups, lending themselves well to filling. Applesauce is a traditional choice, but you could also do maple syrup, various fruits, or just a squeeze of lemon juice and a dusting of powdered sugar. They can also be made savory by omitting the sugar and adding ingredients such as cheese or crumbled sausage.

Easy Mini German Pancakes

Easy German Pancakes

6 large eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 425. Whisk together eggs, flour, milk, salt and sugar until yolks are incorporated. Don’t over mix- batter will be lumpy. Coat a muffin/cupcake pan with non stick spray. Optional- put a small slice of butter in the bottom of each cup f or a little extra flavor. Pour in mixture. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Be sure to check visually as cooking times can vary- they will puff up huge in the oven! They are done when the edges are a nice golden brown. They will decrease in size as they cool. Serve warm with your choice of toppings.