German Pancakes

German Pancakes

My mom used to make this all the time for us when we were kids, but we called the “Hootinany Pancakes”. I had forgotten about them until my son Jeffrey came home from school asking for me to make them. Another kid had it for lunch and he wanted to try it. I made them this morning. Jeffrey peaked in the oven and said “Whoa mom! They are growing out of the pan!” I assured him that it was supposed to be that way. It made me laugh.

German Pancakes
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Pour melted butter into baking dish and tilt to coat the entire bottom.
  3. Whisk remaining ingredients together until smooth and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. It will rise like a soufflé, and then fall slightly when taken out of oven.
  5. Lightly dust with powdered sugar and serve. You can also top with your favorite syrup.
Notes
The serving size will depend on how big of pieces you want. We usually cut the pan into 9 pieces and some of us have 2.