German Pancakes


Merry Christmas Eve! My mom always hosted Christmas Frühstück (Breakfast) for our family. I have kept up the tradition, adding & refining our menu, each year. A staple is & always will be her GERMAN PANCAKES. They are really like a crepe ~ very thin & light. I served these crepes w/plum compote, cherries & syrup. Fruit & jam are also lovely additions. You can find the plum compote recipe here: Gingerbread Pancakes with Ginger Plum Compote. Enjoy!

German Pancakes

Category: BREAKFAST, Pancakes & Waffles

Servings:  30-40

German Pancakes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups milk (I use 1% milk)


  1. Mix ingredients in large bowl. Place in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before making pancakes.
  2. Heat a small sauté pan to medium-high. I use a non-stick pan so 6ag I do not need to grease the pan.
  3. Pour only enough batter to cover the pan in a thin layer. You will need to tilt the lan in a swirling motion to coat the entire bottom. Cook until bottom is browned and carefully flip with a spatula. Brown on other side for a few seconds and stack on a plate.
  4. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.
  5. Serve with syrup, fruit or jam - or whatever else sounds good to you!


These pancakes are great to make ahead. I always prepare them the day before and simply microwave the entire stack in the microwave a minute or so.

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