Raised in the Kitchen cookbook giveaway graphic

Raised in the Kitchen is available now!

Cozy Comfort Foods for Blustery Winter Weather

Mini German Pancakes

Oh yum! These mini german pancakes were the perfect thing for breakfast the other day. There is something about poofy food, you just can’t help it, you have to love it. I don’t know what it is, but when something is all poofed up it just seems to say “Yes, I am amazing and will taste amazing so go ahead and dive in.” Oh, it’s just me that thinks that? Ok, well I’m sticking to it, things that come out of the oven all puffed up always make me want to chow down.

Oh, but don’t you worry, I feel the same way about berries which is why even after the middles are down on these baby German pancakes I still think they are ridiculously delicious.

Wasn’t this a great way to start our 4th of July morning? I thought so. Plus, minis are always more fun. Don’t know why. Usually it’s bigger is better, tv’s, houses, boats etc, but when it comes to food isn’t it kinda fun to have pop ’em sized food?

My husband had a roomie that always made German Pancakes and while I don’t have Jordan’s recipe anymore I do have mine and guess what, I think mine are just as good! I knew my husband would go crazy when he saw what I was making and I was right.
I liked mine with berries and powdered sugar, but of course the hubs had to have his with syrup. You can do whatever your little heart desires, but I do promise you one thing, no matter what way you serve them you and your fam’ is going to love Baby Germans

What Are German Pancakes?

German pancakes are baked pancakes made from eggs, milk, flour and vanilla.

German pancakes are sometimes called baby dutch pancakes.

Are Eggs Good For You?

Eggs provide protein, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients.

Egg yolk is a major source of cholesterol, so if you are limiting foods with cholesterol, you may wish to opt for egg whites only.

Mini German Pancakes

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney

Our new book is now available!

This unique cookbook guides the way through every step, including meal lists and easy-to-follow recipes, and features dollops of heartwarming family stories.

Buy now

Mini German Pancakes

No ratings yet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 6 eggs large
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt I always just throw some in
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Butter chopped into little squares


  • Heat oven to 400.
  • Mix all ingredients, but butter making sure to get everything well incorporated,
  • Place a square of butter in each muffin hole of a muffin pan.
  • Place in oven until butter in melted and beginning to bubble.
  • Pour batter into muffin holes about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • These papas should be puffy, but will fall fairly flat once you remove them from the oven.
  • Serve with syrup, fruit etc!
Nutrition Facts
Mini German Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Oh, Sweet Basil on Instagram

Want more of our family, recipes, and all our shenanigans?

Check us out on Instagram and be sure to tag us @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil for a chance to be featured!

Cozy Comfort Foods for Blustery Winter Weather

About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

Leave a comment

Recipe Rating


  • I have made these before but not with muffin tins!  Love the idea!

    You say mix just until incorporated however I was always told to blend it or beat it with a mixer on high for quite a while as this is what causes the batter to puff, is this  because they are the small ones ?   Muffin tins can they be the aluminum throwaway  kind?

    • Reply
  • I made these and they were really good. Beware though! Maybe I added too much butter in the bottom of the tins, but the butter spilled over into the bottom of the oven making a really greasy smokey mess. Next time I will put a pan underneath to catch any spillover.

    • Reply
    • Oh dear! Yes, watch how much butter is added for sure.

      • Reply
      • I will make them again. The children really liked these. It is so easy and fast! It’s funny, because when I make muffins they like to put the muffn in a bowl, and then pour in milk. The children treated these like regular muffins and put it with milk in a bowl, eventhough I explained they were German pancakes like I’ve made in bigger pans before. They still had maple syrup, fruits and whipped cream on top. Yumm!

  • My kids call these “Popeye” pancakes…I love your mini version! I found your site through the Hive. I look forward to reading your posts and trying out another Utahn's recipes!

    • Reply
  • I just have to tell you that these look seriously awesome! I can't wait to make them.

    • Reply
  • I love the babies, too cute!

    • Reply
  • Those look really good Carri. Only thing missing is the buttercream syrup. yum!

    • Reply
  • These look amazing! It's been a long time since I've had a German pancake. I love this idea!

    • Reply

Cozy Comfort Foods for Blustery Winter Weather