German Pancakes - Kid Style

Updated: Feb 19


I've always loved German pancakes. They fit the bill for both a savory and a sweet breakfast. When I was first married, I always baked our pancake in an ovenproof frying pan and then sliced it into triangular pieces. This worked great for two people because we could each eat half. As our family grew, it was not worth making in shifts to get enough for everyone, so we didn't have them for a while......until I saw this recipe for German pancakes cooked in muffin tins! Brilliant. Beyond brilliant actually, because not only are there plenty for the whole family, but they are small and easy to eat with little fingers if a fork and knife aren't in the cards yet. And a HUGE plus is that each individual pancake gets that golden delicious edge that is the best part in my opinion.


These are fast and easy, and cater to many different tastes depending on the toppings you like. I hope you'll give these a try!


German Pancakes

Serves 6-8 (makes 24 pancakes)


1 cup milk

1 cup fine ground white rice flour (Bob's Red Mill)

6 eggs

1/4 cup butter, melted

dash of salt


Preheat oven to 400° F. Lightly grease two regular muffin tins. Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth, then pour into the muffin tins, dividing evenly. Bake for 15 minutes or until starting to brown. Serve immediately with desired toppings. (Ex: lemon juice, powdered sugar, strawberries, syrup, whipping cream)


Step-by-step tutorial:


Preheat your oven to 400° F. Lightly grease two muffin tins. Gather your ingredients. You will need 1 cup white rice flour, 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup melted butter, and a dash of salt. Using an all-purpose GF flour with gum doesn't give the same consistency in this recipe. You could experiment with other combinations of flours, but using just white rice flour makes these most similar to making them with regular flour.


Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.


Pour the batter evenly into the two greased muffin tins.


Put in the oven and bake at 400° F for 15 minutes or until starting to brown on edges.


Remove from oven and serve! They will sink down in the middle just like they are supposed to. More room for delicious toppings!


My family loves to eat them drizzled in lemon juice and sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can try them with any fruit, jam, whipped cream, maple syrup, or sugar. What a great way to say good morning to your kiddos!



Recipe Source: Adapted from a recipe from Make and Takes.



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