This is a great, inexpensive breakfast that can also double as a lovely dessert. It is super easy, looks very impressive, takes only a few hands-on minutes (way less than flipping pancakes). If I am making this for breakfast, then I always make sure to serve a piece of cheese or other protein before or after to increase the protein content of the meal.
It is also a really easy recipe to remember as the pancake portion is 1 part flour, 2 parts egg, 1 part milk. Then just add a dash of salt.
German Apple Pancakes
An inexpensive breakfast or dessert!
Servings - 4 servings
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- dash of salt
- 1 apple peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Lightly beat 2 eggs and then whisk in 1/2 milk.
- Pour over 1/2 cup of flour and whisk to combine.
- Add a dash of salt and set aside (you can set this aside for up to an hour.)
- Core and thinly slice one apple. Toss in 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Heat a cast iron frying pan and melt the butter (or melt butter separately and pour into a glass pie plate or other oven proof dish.)
- Quickly pour the batter into the hot pan with melted butter. Arrange the apple slices. Pop excess apple slices into your mouth.
- Carefully transfer to the hot oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Slice and serve with a tiny bit of syrup (preferably maple). Enjoy!
Looks good. We’re GF and will try to convert this to our ingredient “musts.” Thanks for the inspiration.
The ingredients list doesn’t include the apples! Can you update?
Jenn K says
The list has the apples – states: 1 apple
deb in texas says
what size cast iron skillet do we need?
Jenn K says
I think a 10″ skillet would be perfect for this dish!
If the pancake recipe is 1 part flour, one part egg, and one part milk, why does it use 2 eggs? What are the proportions?
I caught that oops, too, on my first read. I agree her math is off – could she have meant 1 part flour 4 parts egg and 1 part milk -poor math or mother brain 😉
Jenn K says
Thanks, Rick! I’ll update the post – looks like it’s 1 part flour, 2 parts egg, 1 part milk.
Actually, 2 eggs equals about a 1/2 cup, so the 1 part flour, 1 part eggs, 1 part milk is correct. One egg is equivalent to about 1/4 cup.