Breakfast just got a lot more fun with these quick and easy-to-make mini German pancakes! Throw them together in the blender and they'll be ready to eat in 10 minutes. The perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend or busy morning!

German pancakes and strawberries on a plate, from Shelf Cooking

Plain pancakes are always good, but sometimes you just want something different, something that you've never made before. You look in the fridge and pantry and see that you have the basics: eggs, milk, vanilla extract, flour and salt. What can you make out of that??

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It's time to try your hand at making mini German pancakes! They're bite-sized perfection and you can literally top them with anything. The whole family will love them, you really can't go wrong!



THIS GERMAN PANCAKES RECIPE IS SO EASY

We really love this recipe! It's so much easier to make than traditional ebelskivers but just as delicious! And they're such cute fingerfoods for breakfast!


WHAT TO SERVE WITH THESE FUN PANCAKES BITES

German pancakes with syrup, from Shelf Cooking

Homemade buttermilk syrup is our absolute favorite topping for these delicious little mini German pancakes! If that's all that you have to eat with them, then you're golden. But don't be afraid to dress them up even more!

The combinations are endless! Try them all out and see which ones your family loves the most.


YOUR NEW FAVORITE WAY TO MAKE GERMAN PANCAKES

Our family loves these way better than the German pancake in the pan. By using a mini muffin pan, each one turns out fluffier and has a little crusty edge. Plus, it's the perfect shelf cooking recipe since you should basically always have the ingredients on hand. Extra bonus points? You mix it all up in a blender, so you don't have to worry about having lots of dirty mixing bowls to clean. Oh yea, uh huh!

(Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.)

German pancakes and strawberries on a plate, from Shelf Cooking

Mini German Pancakes

A new take on the classic! Start making mini German pancakes and they'll be your family's new favorite way to eat this yummy breakfast.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (5 oz) all-purpose flour (white or wheat)
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Let a mini muffin pan get hot in the oven for 10 minutes while you're making the batter.
  • Add the eggs, milk and vanilla in a blender and blend on low speed until smooth, about 10-20 seconds.
  • Add the flour and salt and blend until just combined.
  • Remove hot pan from the oven and spray each cup thoroughly with cooking spray.
  • Carefully pour batter into cups, about half full.
  • Bake immediately for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Dump them out onto a clean kitchen towel while still warm and keep covered until you're ready to serve.
  • Top with desired toppings.

Notes

If you manage to have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge and pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time to reheat.
Keyword bite-sized, delicious, easy, freezer, make-ahead

They're so good! And the crispy bits are the best.

German pancakes in a muffin tin, from Shelf Cooking

And yes, you have to use a backwards, dirty Christmas oven mitt to get the full effect. 😉 If you manage to have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge and pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time to reheat.


Have you made these before? What are your favorite toppings? Let us know in the comments!

German pancakes in a mini muffin tin, from Shelf Cooking

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Enjoy your breakfast!