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German Apple Pancakes

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

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 15-20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • dash of salt
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp butter



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lightly beat 2 eggs and then whisk in 1/2 milk.
  3. Pour over 1/2 cup of flour and whisk to combine.
  4. Add a dash of salt and set aside (you can set this aside for up to an hour.)
  5. Core and thinly slice one apple. Toss in 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  6. 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.)
  7. Quickly pour the batter into the hot pan with melted butter. Arrange the apple slices. Pop excess apple slices into your mouth.
  8. Carefully transfer to the hot oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve with a tiny bit of syrup (preferably maple).

Magda’s Frugal Tip: This month, challenge yourself to save, but give yourself a little reward while you are at it. It is sort of like those ridiculous credit cards that advertise that they will give you back a percentage of what you spend. With credit cards, it only encourages you to spend more money; with yourself, it encourages you to save (but still have a splurge). Decide on something that you want to spend money on, some little luxury that you might otherwise do without (for me this would include, a pedicure or a really wonderful skein of yarn). Then decide on how much money you want to save this month in a particular category and calculate how much your splurge will cost. Add the two together and determine how you will save that new amount. If you manage to save at least that amount this month, go ahead and splurge. If not, either wait until you have saved that amount or start all over again next month. For example, if I want to save $100 on groceries this month and my reward will be a pedicure at the mall ($30). I will have to save $130 on groceries to get my reward. I may decide that my splurge costs too much in proportion to the amount I am saving and I may decide to extend the time it takes to earn my splurge to two months, in which case I would have to save $230 ($100 per month plus the cost of the pedicure).