Pfannkuchen Recipe (Aka German Pancakes)

Pin It Having been born and raised in Southern Germany, Pfannkuchen are one of those treats that you simply don't forget about! I think only in Germany can you have something that should be a dessert and turn it into an entire meal. Be that breakfast, lunch or dinner lol. 
The ones I made today, we simply added Strawberry preserves and rolled them up, but you can pretty much add anything to the top of these that you'd like, from fruits to plain sugar to one of my favorites Nutella!!

For this recipe I used:

4 Eggs
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2 cups of milk (i use fat free, and it works just fine )
about a tsp of salt
1 tsp of Vanilla extract (this is just a preference thing lol, it's not a must if you don't like it)
and a tiny pinch of nutmeg (now this is definitely just a preference lol, most people don't add that to theirs)
The Eggs are sitting on top of the toaster, hiding from view lol.

Go ahead and preheat your skillet to medium high, brush it with oil, or add a little butter, I used a nonstick spray and it worked just fine.

Add the eggs and about 1/2 cup of milk in a bowl and beat, than add the flour, salt, vanilla extract and nutmeg, keep beating while adding the rest of the milk until it's smooth.

now pour about half a cup to a cup (depending on how thick you want them) of dough into your preheated pan, let it sit for a couple of minutes, you'll see the edges turning to a more cooked state, once you notice that, check the Pfannkuchen by taking your spatula and lifting it up just enough to see that the bottom has browned enough, if so, flip it over. Let the other side brown for a couple of minutes and voila! You have your very first Pfannkuchen. Depending on the size of your pan and how much dough you use per Pfannkuchen this recipe should yield you about 6 to 8!
Just start stacking them up!

I think the next time I make this again, I'm going to actually be making Apfelpfannkuchen, Apple Pancakes, if so I'll be sure to add the recipe.

With a little sugar free strawberry preserves
All rolled up and ready to be eaten.


Anonymous said...

Love this! I'm German (Swabian to be exact) and these are so close to what my mom and oma always made, right down to the strawberry marmalade:) I'll have to get their recipe and compare it when I visit them next year. Thank you for posting this!!

Miriam said...

I was born in Ludwigsburg so I'm Schwäbisch as well lol. My brother and I fav was always Nutella, my sister would put just sugar or marmalade and roll it up and my kom would put ham, swiss cheese and mushrooms. Oh the memories..:)

anna said...

I remember eating this for breakfast, lunch or quick dinner. I love it with apple sauce.

Anonymous said...

My mother was from Munich. It wasnt til I was about 10 that I ate hotcakes. We've made apple pancakes and banana pancakes,just slicing fruit thin, sprinkling w/sugar, but usually just spread w/jam or preserves. One suggestion: spread jam over 1/2 the pancake, fold in half, roll/fold edge side toward middle, fold fold edge over to so that half circle has been folded in 1/3s. I feel sorry for the people who have never tasted them. TU for posting your recipe.

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