I’ve heard several names for this yummy breakfast: oven pancake, Dutch baby, German pancake, puffed pancake, pannenkoeken, Dutch pancake, puffed oven pancake, Bismarck, and my family’s favorite, the hootenanny pancake.
I had never even heard of an oven pancake until I went to college, so I was doubly confused back then. I soon found out that a rose by any other name–well, it’s really good, people.
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An oven pancake is normally made with flour, milk, eggs, and sometimes sugar. It’s a baked pancake that puffs up and has golden edges. It’s delicious when warm out of the oven with the right toppings. Berries and butter are perfect.
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I like oven pancakes better than pan-flipped pancakes because I don’t have to stand by the griddle flipping forever while the first pancake I made is getting cold. It’s all in one pan and my family and I can eat together at the same time.
And, it just tastes great! It has this custardy, creamy texture inside that is just awesome.
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Kids and Sugary Breakfast
I didn’t even tell my kids this wasn’t their normal wheat-based hootenanny pancake. Even so, they kept telling me the entire time how tasty it was. Success!
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If there’s one single thing I won’t miss when I switch completely to keto, it’s sugary breakfasts.
I don’t even want to divulge what happened to my family the last time we picked up donuts for breakfast. It was bad. Lord of the Flies bad. Except without pigs.
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I really should make bacon with this next time.
That book is beyond creepy. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad when we had donuts.
But it was not good. Like, really not good. (Right now my mother is proud of my creative use of adjectives, to be sure.)
After donuts, wheat pancakes, waffles–name any sugary breakfast–my family transforms and becomes grumpy or hyperactive (and then lethargic).
Breakfast seems like the worst meal to be including carbs, especially processed sugars and wheat.
If I’m honest, we’ve lost days of happiness and productivity because of sugary breakfasts.
One donut can ruin an entire day. Have you ever had that happen to you? Food really does affect our energy, mood, and clarity of mind.
Notes for Keto German Pancake Recipe
If your kids absolutely won’t eat this yet without something sweeter, you can always give them a touch of pure maple syrup. I like to put just about a tablespoon of syrup on the side for my kids so they can dip their bites in.
I find that when they pour the syrup directly onto the pancake, it soaks in quickly and then they’re asking for more the entire meal. Which means more sugar.
I don’t force my kids to do strict keto, but I do limit their sugars and having tricks like this is helpful.
Speaking of kids, this adorable toddler decided my German Pancake photo shoot was breaking too far into his eating time. So we went with it.
Be sure to watch the oven closely the last few minutes of baking. I’ve burned my Hootenanny Pancake (that’s the funnest name!) at 11 minutes before and had it runny still at 15.
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Don’t let that warning keep you from making your German Pancake, though! It really is one of the easiest keto breakfasts ever!
Whether yours is a Hootenanny, puffed pancake, Dutch baby, or a German pancake, I hope you enjoy what’s on your plate!
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Does your family have yet another name for an oven pancake? Comment below to tell us what it is! I’m curious to know if I missed any!
Oven pancake, Dutch baby, German pancake, puffed pancake, puffed oven pancake, Bismarck, and my family’s favorite, the hootenanny pancake; whatever you call yours, you'll LOVE this low carb version for the keto diet!
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 4 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (for melting in pan)
- 4 strawberries and extra butter, for serving
- 1 packet stevia or monkfruit sweetener, (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating, add 5 tablespoons butter to an 8” x 8” glass or ceramic baking dish. Place the dish in the preheating oven. Allow the butter to melt completely and remove from oven.
- Add cream cheese, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, sea salt, and vinegar to a blender. Blend until smooth and there are no bits of cream cheese visible.
- Pour mixture into baking dish. Bake in 425 degree oven for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Serve each portion topped with a pat of butter and one sliced strawberry.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 34.5gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 2.2gFiber: 0gProtein: 8g
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Can’t wait to try this!!
You won’t be disappointed!
Thank you for sharing this recipe. We love German Pancakes! When we take them out of the oven, we put powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Oh yum! Now I can have them again, thanks to you!
Yay! This makes me so happy. We used to top ours the same way!
Can I make the batter the night before I bake it?
I haven’t tried that yet, so I can’t say for sure, but I can say that most recipes with baking powder or baking soda just can’t be rested that long. Most baking powders are “double acting” so the reaction starts when it hits the batter and then finishes when heat is applied. So your baking powder would only have half the reaction. Which just means it won’t be as fluffy. Fluff is already hard enough to get with keto ingredients! I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you’re adding the baking powder and vinegar the next day right before baking. (The vinegar is added to allow for even more reaction/bubbles/fluffiness.) If you try it that way, let me know! Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
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This one is really great!
German pancakes are one our our family favorites. I was a little reluctant to try this version as it has no flour, but it did not disappoint. We loved it!! I also made the buttermilk syrup that you posted, this was also tasty, however I couldn’t help but taste the baking soda. Do you have any recommendations to decrease this taste?
I’m SO glad you liked the German pancake! It’s a huge family favorite here. I can totally understand about the baking soda. You can definitely half it. I’ve done that a time or two myself. The syrup won’t get as thick and foamy, but it will lessen the salty baking soda taste. Another thing you could do is add more sweetener. Thanks so much for stopping by! ?
Have you tried this in a waffle maker? Curious about whether it would work. Sounds delicious!
I haven’t! But I love the way you think. Let me know if you try it this way!
My family has a favorite Dutch Baby restaurant here in California, but we haven’t tried them in years because of our Keto lifestyle. I was so excited to see your receipe!! Quick question…the ingredient list calls for 3 T butter and then butter (and strawberries) for serving. However, in the directions, it calls for 5 T butter melted in the pan…I’m not sure how the butter adds up in real life! How much to melt, how much in the recipe (if any) and how much for topping (as much as I want??? Yum). Can’t wait to try this!
Oh dear! Thank you for catching my mistake! It’s supposed to be 5 TB butter melted in the pan and then just extra for topping it whenh you serve it (if you like). There’s no butter in the actual recipe. Just for the pan and the topping. Thanks again! I hope your family loves this! If you need a syrup, this one is really tasty: https://keenforketo.com/buttermilk-syrup/
Do you have any other keto recipes that have no sweetener or say the sweetener is optional (like this recipe) ? I liked this so much I made it 2 days in a row!
I’m so tickled you liked it! It’s one of my favorites, too. I have plenty of recipes that don’t use sweetener, but they’re savory recipes. It’s very uncommon to find traditionally sweet recipes with no sweetener, unfortunately. You’ve got my gears turning, though. I’ll have to put it on my list to consider. So many people aren’t fond of the current keto sweetener options! You could also try my Dutch Baby Muffins. They’re basically the same recipe, but muffin-sized (just leave out the sweetener and use the strawberries or other keto approved berries to sweeten them, like the German pancake). https://keenforketo.com/low-carb-dutch-baby-pancake-muffins/
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