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German "Puffy" Pancakes

"A Dutch baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, a Bismarck, or a Dutch puff, is an American sweet popover that is normally served for breakfast." - Wikipedia

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Barefoot Homestead


  • 3 eggs whisk with wire whip
  • smidgen of salt stir in
  • 1/2 cup flour add in 3 portions, whisking til smooth after each addition
  • 1/2 cup milk add in 2 portions, whisking til smooth after each addition
  • 2 tbsp melted butter stir into above batter
  • splash of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon optional


  1. HEAVILY butter 2 6-8 inch iron skillets, 1 larger iron skillet, pie plates, or some equivalent bakeware.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. Pour batter into bakeware (dividing evenly if you use 2 containers).
  4. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, turn down temp to 350 and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, cooked apples, etc.

Recipe Notes

My German Pancake recipe doesn't include sugar, so you can sweeten with toppings to your liking!