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Recipe: Mini German pancakes

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Mini German pancake video recipe

These are sometimes called a Dutch baby.

Fluffy, individually portioned, pancakes for the whole family. These can be made vegan with milk and egg substitute or use milk of choice and eggs. Top with your favorite sweet or savory topping and enjoy!

Serves 12 (one pancake each)


  • ¾ cup almond milk (can substitute with milk of choice)
  • ½ cup aquafaba*
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds & 2 1/2 tablespoons water**
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, all spice, etc., optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Coat a muffin tin with olive oil/avocado oil.

In a blender combine milk, aquafaba, chia seed egg, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add flour while the blender is running. Blend until smooth and air bubbles form.

Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. About ¼ cup of batter per muffin cup.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until puffy and slightly brown around the edges.

Pancake will fall immediately after removing from the oven. Use a spoon or knife around the edges to loosen.

Serve warm topped with desired toppings e.g. applesauce, berries, jelly/jam, sliced banana or nut butter. Or make a savory option with asparagus, onions, chives or sprinkle of cheese.

Note: Single servings can be made in a small iron skillet (about 6”) or similar baking dish. Use ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup aquafaba (or 1 whole egg) and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Bake for 18-30 minutes.

*Aquafaba is the bean liquid from a can of beans. It can be used as an egg replacement.

** This creates a vegan egg substitute.

Note: 3 whole eggs can be used in place of aquafaba and chia seeds and water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving and does not include toppings):

40 calories, 0.5g fat (0g saturated fat), 55mg sodium, 7g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g sugar, 1g fiber

Recipe from Cecelia Jacobson, Registered Dietitian for the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.