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Gram’s German Pancakes

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My mom has made Gram’s German Pancakes recipe for pretty much all of my life…. I remember as a kid watching in the oven window to see them puff up and rise all crazy!  I thought it was the next best thing to cold cereal! (which I still love)

Over the years we’ve put a few spins on the “normal” German Pancakes… my sister, Camey, taught us to put Blue Berries (or any berry) in them before baking.  They don’t puff up quiet as crazy but WOW it’s good!  We’ve traditionally put maple syrup on them but homemade jams works too.  Lately, we’ve been putting sour cream (lowfat works just great), brown sugar, and strawberries… which is more of a traditional German dessert.

Gram’s German Pancakes

In blender:
1 C milk
6 eggs
1 C flour– I add this last so the blender doesn’t get all mucky!
dash of salt
1 tsp of butter

We have to batch and a half it:
1 1/2 C milk
9 eggs
1 1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In glass 9×13 baking dish(es), put 1 tsp butter in each pan and melt in the oven for 1-2 minutes while it is preheating. Coat the pan with the melted butter.  Pour batter evenly into pans. When oven reaches temperature,
Bake 450 degrees for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees for 5 minutes more.
Cut and serve.

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Measure milk in blender, add eggs
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Mix and add flour
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While oven is pre-heating melt butter to coat pans
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Slice strawberries… an egg slicer works fabulously!
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Add berries if desired and bake
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Let the kids watch the last 5 minutes!
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Gram’s German Pancakes!

Gram’s German Pancakes recipe is perfect for a weekend brunch or breakfast! Your family will love it as much as ours 🙂

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  1. Carlie says:

    Never thought of using fruit before. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Anonymous says:

    We love these, too! Thanks for the fun new ideas to add to the basic pancakes…I haven't ever tried cooking them with fruit inside. Yum!
    –Tiffany

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