Eierkuchen – German Pancakes Recipe

Eierkuchen is usually served as a midday meal in Germany, with applesauce spread on. It is a sweet dish, and is somewhat comparable to crepes – in shape, that is. This is usually a big hit with kids, and fairly easy to make.

Eierkuchen

Difficulty: very simple.
Preparation Time: 10 min.
Portions: 3.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • Butter, about 6 tbs.
  • applesauce (Optional)

Preparation:

(While you can hand mix the ingredients, I recommend putting everything in a blender. If the ingredients are not mixed properly, the taste ends up a bit flat, and the texture is off.)

  • Add into blender milk, eggs, salt, sugar and vanilla. Blend well. Add in flour. Blend for about 20 seconds. Scrape down any flour that hasn’t been blended in, then blend again for another 10 seconds or so.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. The goal is to make one pancake in the pan at a time. A saute pan is good for this. Each pancake made requires a new pat of butter in the pan.
  • Poor in just enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan, but not so little that you can see the pan bottom through the batter.
  • When the pancake is no longer runny on top, carefully lift an edge to check for browning underneath. The color should be a dark golden color. When done, flip over. Finish to same color on the other side. Remove to a dish and cover to keep warm. When complete, the stack can be heated in the microwave if necessary for about 50 seconds.
  • Serve with applesauce (traditionally) or fruit preserves.

Eierkuchen can also be frozen for later use. The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Original recipe makes 5-6 pancakes, which are generally 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts are for fat-free (skim) milk.

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Nutrition Facts
Per Serving
Makes 3 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Cal. from Fat 203
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.1g 36%
Saturated Fat 14.5g 73%
Monounsat. Fat 5.9g  
Polyunsat. Fat 0.9g  
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 61.8mg 21%
Sodium 313mg 13%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 23.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 11%
Iron 6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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2 Responses to “Eierkuchen – German Pancakes Recipe”

  1. Geekdad says:

    This one is a favorite in our household. Especially for kids this is very good with Nutella (a hazelnut / cocoa spread) instead of the applesauce.

  2. angela cameron says:

    grew up eating this. my grandma made it a lot, especially in the spring with dandelion salad. we put ketchup on it sometimes

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