German Pancakes

There are traditional pancakes that are mostly carbs and very little protein. I love pancakes as much as the next person. However, I definitely could do with a little less in the carb department and a little more in the protein area. Healthy eating and a weight loss goal needs to consist of some good protein in your diet. Protein is going to help you be successful. There so many good benefits from putting a good amount of protein in your diet.

Anyway, the reason that I go on about protein is because I opt to switch out pancakes for German pancakes. It’s still not something I have incredibly often but it’s a great substitute. The other bonus to this recipe is that it is incredibly easy. There are only five ingredients in the entire recipe. The prep is 5 or 10 minutes, and the cook time is 20-30 minutes.

You’ll want to melt your butter beforehand and put about half of it in your pan to start. The rest of the ingredients just get thrown into the bowl with the rest of the butter. Mix it up really well and pour in the pan. Cook until the edges are climbing out of the pan and golden brown and puffy. I usually cut it into 10 pieces and sprinkle a little powdered sugar with either syrup or jam. It’s tasty and it has 6 grams of protein per serving.

German Pancakes

10 servings: 153 calories per serving


5 Tb Butter

6 Large Eggs

1 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 tsp Salt

1 Cup Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F
  2. Melt butter and add about half into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan and pour remaining butter into a medium size mixing bowl
  3. Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and using a whisk, mix thoroughly until it becomes smooth. It will be a very liquid-like consistency.
  4. Pour into the 9 x 13 pan and cook for 20-30 minutes. It will start to grow out of the edges of the pan and those edges will turn a puffy golden-brown consistency.
  5. Top with your choice of powdered sugar, jam, peanut butter, or syrup.


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