Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten Free and Dairy Free German Pancakes.

As you all know from the number of pancake recipes I have on my website they are a breakfast favourite for me.  A couple of months ago I had a German pancake, or a Dutch baby as they are often called, when I was out for brunch with friends in London.

This inspired me to have a go at making them at home and also googling why they were called Dutch babies!  Not sure if there is any truth in this at all but seemingly a famous cafe in Seattle used to serve pancake Deutsch pancakes.  The cafe owner’s daughter used to call them Dutch as she couldn’t say Deutsch and the name just caught on.

Whether a lot of nonsense or not, they are definitely worth having a go at serving them for breakfast.  My favourite topping is lovely cinnamon caramelised apples with a light dusting of icing sugar.

german pancake

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 2
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the pancakes:

For the apple topping:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC

  2. Pour the melted dairy free spread into a 6" casserole dish

  3. Beat together the flour, milk and eggs

  4. Pour into the dish and bake for 30 minutes

  5. Place the apples, dairy free spread, cinnamon and brown sugar into a shallow pan over a medium heat

  6. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the apples are soft

  7. Pour on top of the baked pancake and dust with icing sugar

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