Breakfast foods are so versatile- they make Saturday mornings memorable, bring friends together for a late brunch, or make dinner quick and easy. Even though we don’t have kids, we still have plenty of days when I come home exhausted and don’t want to make a true dinner- so we have breakfast for dinner at least once a week.
One of our favorite things to eat for breakfast (or dinner) is German Pancakes. They have six eggs in them, which is three times the amount I put into normal pancakes, so I like to think that we get some protein in under all that syrup.
I prefer to bake the German pancakes in my cast-iron skillet, but it’s perfectly fine to bake it in a 9×13 glass pan too.
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup of lactose-free milk
- 4 Tablespoons of lactose-free melted butter, plus 2-4 tablespoons more for melting in the pan
- 1-2 Tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
- 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of flour
- One thinly sliced apple (Optional)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place the 9-inch cast-iron pan or the 9×13 pan into the oven.
- Place all of the ingredients except for the flour into a blender.
- Then add the flour.
- Blend together until smooth, scrape down the sides of the blender, and blend again for a few more seconds.
- Add the 2-4 tablespoons of butter into the preheated pan and let it melt. It should only take a few seconds.
- Pour the blended mixture into the pan and bake for 15-18 minutes. The edges of the German pancakes should be golden brown and puffed past the sides of the pan.
- Top with maple syrup and sautéed apples (optional).
- You can mix everything in a bowl with a whisk, of course, but the texture isn’t as smooth without the blender.
- I prefer baking German pancakes in a high-sided cast iron skillet because it turns out thicker and has a custard-like consistency, but they are delicious no matter what you bake it in!
- I like to put apple slices on the bottom of the pan and bake the German pancakes on top, but my husband doesn’t like the texture. So I sautéed the apples until soft in some Ghee, honey, and a little cinnamon to top my German pancakes. Delicious!
- If you are wondering where I get my lactose-free butter and milk, I have recipes on how to make your own on the blog.