German Eierkuchen Pancakes

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Recipe: #39008

June 30, 2022

Categories: Breakfast, Pancakes

"Serve with honey or brown sugar syrup or fresh fruit preserves,orapplesauce and melted butter.can serve with bacon and caramelized onions"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (426.7 g)
  • Calories 679.8
  • Total Fat - 39.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 948 mg
  • Sodium - 1157.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 7.1 g
  • Protein - 40.5 g
  • Calcium - 296.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat a hot griddle .

Step 2

Brush with butter.

Step 3

Beat eggs with 1/2 cup of the milk

Step 4

Add flour, salt and beat until smooth.

Step 5

Add remaining milk and beat until smooth.

Step 6

Pour about a cup of batter into the center of the hot well buttered pan and tip it in all directions to spread the batter.

Step 7

When the pancake is brown on the bottom and the edges develop larger bubbles ( if no bubbles form add a little more milk the batter is to thick )

Step 8

Flip the pancake and bake the other side for about the same amount of time, or until cooked through in the center.

Step 9

Stack pancakes with a small pat of butter between them and keep warm in a 200°F oven until all the pancakes are baked and you're ready to serve


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting milk, opt for a higher fat content for a richer flavor.
  • When selecting butter, use unsalted butter for more control over the overall salt content.

  • Substitute almond milk for cow's milk for a dairy-free option. This will make the pancakes vegan and provide a nutty flavor.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter for a healthier option. This will lower the saturated fat content of the pancakes.

Banana Walnut Pancakes Add 1/2 cup of mashed ripe banana and 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts to the batter before cooking.

Cinnamon-Sugar Applesauce: A simple and delicious accompaniment to the German Eierkuchen Pancakes. This applesauce is made with tart apples, cinnamon, and a sprinkle of sugar for a sweet and flavorful topping.

German Bratkartoffeln: A traditional German dish of fried potatoes, onions, and bacon, German Bratkartoffeln is a savory and hearty side dish that pairs perfectly with the sweet and flavorful Cinnamon-Sugar Applesauce. The combination of the salty bacon and potatoes with the sweet applesauce creates a delicious balance of flavors that is sure to please any palate.


Q: How do I spread the batter on the griddle?

A: Pour about a cup of batter into the center of the hot well buttered pan and tip it in all directions to spread the batter.

Q: What temperature should the griddle be?

A: The griddle should be heated to 375°F before pouring the batter.

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Fun facts:

The Eierkuchen Pancake recipe is believed to have originated in Germany in the 19th century. It was a popular breakfast dish among German-Americans, who brought the recipe to the United States.

The Eierkuchen Pancake recipe has been popularized by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who has featured the dish in several of his TV shows.