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Shake and Bake Dutch Baby Pancakes - Put Eggs, Sugar, Milk and Flour in a jar and shake, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Can breakfast get any easier? | by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbg
Shake and Bake German Pancake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A simple recipe for the classic German pancake recipe made with basic ingredients. The best homemade pancake recipe for breakfast!

Course: Breafast, Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: german pancake
Servings: 10 inch Dutch Baby Pancakes, serves 2-4
Calories: 63 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Non-stick spray or 1 Tbsp butter for greasing the skillet
  • 10 inch cast-iron skillet or an ovenproof skillet
  • 1 qt jar or Bowl & Whisk
  1. Preheat oven and skillet for 15 minutes at 450°F.

  2. Add 3 eggs, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to a jar, close with a lid and shake for about 30 seconds. Now add 1/2 cup milk and 2/3 cup flour and shake for about 1 minute until all ingredients are well mixed together. Let rest for about 10 minutes.

  3. Remove the hot skillet from the oven and spray with a nonstick spray, or put 1 tbsp of butter and melt it, then swirl the pan around to coat evenly with butter. Shake the batter one more time and pour the batter in.

  4. Put back in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are well puffed and browned.
To serve:
  1. Pour maple syrup, lemon juice and some melted butter all over the pancake. Cut into wedges and serve.

To eat:
  1. Cut into thinner wedges, roll with a fork, then dunk the roll into the syrup and eat.

Recipe Notes

!To make in a bowl:
Add ingredients to a bowl and whisk everything together until smooth and homogenous.

!To prepare ahead:
Make the batter a day ahead and leave in the fridge until ready to bake.

NOTE: the batter can be used to make 2 thinner pancakes or one thick one. Make sure to add more butter to the skillet the second time as well, if you choose to make 2.

Nutrition Facts
Shake and Bake German Pancake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 91IU2%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.