Hootenannies {aka: German Pancakes}

This is one of my standby recipes for those crazy days where I just don’t have time for a quick dinner.  My older kids can make it for us even.  We just throw all the ingredients in a blender and then dump the mix in the pan!  For my big family, I have to double the batch and then use two cake pans.


1 stick butter (I only use 1/2 stick)
1 c. milk
6 eggs
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Melt butter in a 9×13 pan while oven preheats. Heat oven to 425 degrees.   In a blender, mix eggs and milk; add flour and salt and blend again.  Pour mixture into pan with melted butter. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees. (This will rise, but will not run over pan.) Cut in squares (I like to use a pizza cutter!) and serve as French toast with syrup, jelly, fruit, powdered sugar…  YUM!

Thanks Real Mom Kitchen!

Comments & Reviews

  • We love these too! Family favorites are using apple pie filling as a topping and for a more savory dish/appetizer I have topped it with a dollap of whipped cream cheese and smoked salmon after being cut into smaller pieces. My little girl loves to squeal with delight as she sees it “deflate” in the pan before we cut into it…its the little joys in life, right? 😉

  • We know them as Dutch Babies. Our family likes fresh strawberries and powdered sugar.

  • we tried them for the first time this week. I took it out and it was all fluffy and big and then I came back and it was all deflated and flat. I thought I did something wrong. Once I saw your picture I now, know I did it right. They were yummy.

  • Really good with lemon juice and powdered sugar, or vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit!

  • I have a wonderful Lemon Syrup that I make with these.

    2 T Lemon (fresh or other)
    1/4 tbs cinnamon
    1/2c butter
    4T sugar

    Combine sugar and butter until butter is melted add cinnamon and lemon and cook until just boiling. Remove as soon as it starts to boil or it will caramelize.

    This is amazing try it!

  • I use a heavy hand with powdered sugar all over them, then generously squeeze lots of lemon juice, or bottled juice, over them making a lemon glaze. Yummmm, had them today for breakfast at Elmers.

  • Yep, we call them Dutch Babies at our house too. My hubby will make individual ones in cast iron skillets and we top them with lemon juice and powered sugar. I have my kids convinced that only Dad can make them!

  • They are German Pancakes at our house, and we love them! I have a buttermilk syrup recipe that we put on them. And some powdered sugar. Delish!!

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