According to one online reviewer this breakfast dish is "Yummy! I topped the pancake with strawberries and whipped cream - it tasted very decadent. My family ate every last tasty morsel!"
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon butter
Powdered sugar (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through egg white); stir until moist.
Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Pour batter into pan; cook 1 minute (do not stir). Bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Cut into quarters; serve immediately.
This was so easy to make and my kids and I loved it. German pancakes are such a versatile recipe, you can do so much with just one recipe. I put a teaspoon of vanilla, and I used two eggs instead of an egg and an egg white (I have a hard time finding a good use for extra yolks). I took the advice of others and only cooked it for 15 minutes. I used a pie pan because I don't have a cast iron skillet. What I did was break up the butter and place it in chunks all over the dish, then placed the dish in the oven until the butter was melted and the pan was hot, then I took it out, poured the batter in, and put it back in the oven once it was completely preheated. It was perfect, and even though there was only one tablespoon of butter it was as buttery as you would expect a German pancake to be.
This was a delicious breakfast! I sliced up a banana and placed it on the bottom of the skillet after melting the butter and before pouring in the batter and then topped it with some blueberries before putting it in the oven. The fruit additions made it more interesting and soooo good. I would compare it to a clafoutis in that the texture was sort of custardy.
We love this recipe! I sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup and fresh berries. We make this for brunch along with spinach-cheese bake (cooking light) and it's a great and easy menu for entertaining. I keep meaning to try it with vanilla as suggested...
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