Easy German Pancakes Recipe – A Favorite in Germany

german pancakes

Today let’s feature an Easy German Pancakes Recipe which is the base for many other recipes. Pancakes can be filled with sweet or savory fillings. Pancakes can be a dessert or the main dish, it depends on how you like them. They are very popular in the so called “Flädle Soup” from the South (see recipe below).— Go to the  Recipe for Filled pancakes – Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Easy German Pancakes Recipe

400 g flour
750 ml milk
1 dash salt
3 eggs
1 splash sparkling mineral water
vanilla sugar and vanilla sauce dr oetker

Cooking Instructions Pancakes

  • Combine flour, milk, eggs and salt in a bowl and mix it well with a mixer  until it generates little bubbles.
  • Let sit in the fridge for 30 min.
  • Add the mineral water and mix again briefly.

Frying Process

  • At first use high heat, add some butter into a non-stick pan, let it melt.
  • While turning the pan back and fort, make sure the melted butter is evenly spread in the pan.
  • With a ladle take some dough and pour into pan, do the same with the dough as you did with the butter. The dough should be evenly spread.
  • Wait until the lower side is nicely brown and firm. You can find that out by using a spatula that you place under the pancake, try to lift it up.
  • If you can lift the pancake without tearing it apart, your can tun it.


Heat oven to 100 C or 200 F so you can keep the pancakes warm. It takes a while until all pancakes are done.
If you should have left overs make the popular  Southern “Flaedle Soup”.

– Go to the German Flaedle Soup Recipe –

flaedle soup

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