Simplify your morning routine with these mini oven baked German pancakes breakfast.

Mini German PancakesAs a dietitian, there are frequently asked questions you can rely on getting asked by your clients or in any social situation. The top of that list is probably about the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist. Lately, the most popular one I’ve been getting is “What do you eat for breakfast?” Now I’m all about sharing recipes and food ideas, but wouldn’t you rather hear many different suggestions? Not just what I choose to eat. Well, the Recipe ReDux has you covered, as this month we’re breaking out of the breakfast boredom with a fresh set of recipe ideas to start off the day. 


Mini German Pancakes

These are inspired by German pancakes, also called Dutch boy or baby pancakes. Instead of cooking these on top of the stove, they get baked in the oven. It’s really a huge time saver. It bakes into a puffy and golden pancake. However, I chose to make individual mini German pancakes for breakfast. It’s just as simple and they’ll taste the same.  They’ll puff like the regular version and it’s okay if they deflate once out of the oven. That’s normal too.

Mini German Pancakes

Mini German PancakesWith this recipe you can make plain German pancakes or increase the vitamin C and fiber by adding blueberries. The blueberries will cause the batter to deflate more, creating hollow cavities in each pancake. Making each one look different when it comes out of the oven.


German Pancakes Baking Tips

  • Make Breakfast before Bed the batter can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time. Store covered in the refrigerator.
  • Use Fresh or Frozen berries
  • Make & Freeze these pancakes ahead of time. Re-heat before serving.
  • Have little Kitchen Helpers assist in measuring the ingredients, mixing the batter or counting the blueberries.Mini German Pancakes
Mini German Pancakes (Dutch Boy Pancakes)
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons 2% fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat milk (2%)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup blueberries (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except the blueberries. Continue to whisk until all the ingredients are combined into a smooth and shiny batter. Some bubbles should also appear.
  3. Fill the mini muffin tins up halfway with 1 tablespoon of the batter. If using, drop 3-4 blueberries into the center of each compartment.
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the pancakes have puffed and the edges have developed some color.
Yield

22 mini German pancakes

Nutrition per Serving (3 mini German blueberry pancakes)

75 Calories 2g fat 9 g carbohydrates I 1g fiber I 3g protein


Update your breakfast routine with a simple & faster method to making pancakes. These blueberry German pancakes (dutch baby pancakes) are baked in the oven instead of over the stove top. Makes for an easily prepared breakfast that you're family is sure to love.


Oven Baked Mini German Pancakes
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8 thoughts on “Oven Baked Mini German Pancakes

    • February 22, 2016 at
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      Thank you. You’re right, these would make a great portable option too. Might even be able to take them straight out of the freezer, just have them thaw out for a bit first.

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  • February 23, 2016 at
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    These look awesome! I’m going to make them anyway, but do you have the nutrition stats on them?

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    • February 25, 2016 at
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      Kate, I’ve updated the post to also include the nutritional information. Hope you enjoy.

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  • February 23, 2016 at
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    I’ve always wanted to make German Pancakes – love your mini version!

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    • February 25, 2016 at
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      You should give them a try, they’re very easy to make and delicious.

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  • February 23, 2016 at
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    We are huge dutch baby fans, so I am absolutely giving these a go. I might try and freeze a couple to see how they work. It would be very handy to have some in the freezer.

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    • February 25, 2016 at
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      Sounds like a good plan. I kept mine stored in a freezer bag, only they didn’t last too long before they were consumed. Please let me know how it works out for you.

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