Big Germans

Big Germans


"An oven pancake that puffs up and falls. It is served with a squeeze of lemon juice and powdered sugar. We also enjoy filling the indent with fresh strawberries and whipped cream."


25 m servings 358 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 229 mg
  • 76%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, salt, flour and milk. Use a blender if desired. Melt the butter in a 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour the contents of the mixing bowl into the pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture rises. Serve at once. Sprinkle lemon juice and powdered sugar on top at the table. Add fruit or whipped cream if desired.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 220 Ratings


I JUST served this for a 4th of July brunch. It was literally inhaled!! If I could give this MORE then five stars I would! Talk about a "wowzer" for company! Also... beyond SUPER FAST -EAS...

This variation is good. We've used a similar recipe in my family for years without the lemon and sugar. I usually make two - one with sausage, mushroom & cheese (sometimes green peppers) and a s...

This was really good! Even my 2 year old enjoyed it. Like the other reviewers I did not use the lemon, my family doesn't like lemon flavorings. I did saute some bananas in a little butter and b...

Sehr gut! My family is very very German and we thought this would be an excellent venture for a morning breakfast. There was a problem with it sticking to the bottom of the pan, even with the b...

Hubby made this for me for breakfast because I love German Pancakes. These were very comparable...maybe even better considering they have a lot of "cool" factor. They looked like top hats when t...

I make this recipe for may family at least once a month. For my husband and I, I divide the batter into two round cake pans and bake up 2 individual Germans. We also use much more lemon and powd...

I have had this dish at a famous pancake place near my house and I love it. I tried this recipe and it even better!!!! I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the batter and it was delish!! My 4 year o...

Not a big fan of this one. I have never had German pancakes, and I don't think I will make again. It was very dense and very eggy. It was also very bland (even with the syrup and fruit). I t...

My husband is a diabetic so I make it a bit differently, but he LOVES this! I use WW flour & only 2 T butter. I added about 2 t lemon juice to the mixture & use skim milk. Skip the sugar. I micr...