German Pancakes with Spiced Apples

German Pancakes with Spiced Apples

The German pancake, also popularly known as "The Dutch Baby", is more like a thick crepe than a pancake. However, they are equally delicious, and even easier to make. Served with fresh spiced apples these pancakes will become your new brunch staple.


4 servings


5 minutes


15 -20 minutes


For the pancakes:

  • ¾ cup (95 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath® Granulated Sugar
  • pinch salt
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) butter
  • ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath® Icing Sugar
  • Optional for topping: fresh berries

For the spiced apples:

  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples
  • ¼ cup (115 g) butter
  • ¼ cup (50 g) Redpath® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp (2 g) cinnamon

Pancakes 101: German Pancakes

To learn more, check out our recipe for German Pancakes


For the spiced apples:

1. Peel and slice apples into 8 pieces per apple.

2. In a medium heat pan add butter until melted, then add the apple slices.

3. Add sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

4. Let cook for 10 minutes or until apples become soft.

5. Reserve and serve with pancakes. Can be kept warm or cool. Extra compote can be stored for up to four days in the fridge.

For the German pancakes:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F (200°C).

2. Whisk the dry flour, sugar, and salt together. Pour in the milk and whisk until smooth, then whisk in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla.

3. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or oven-proof frying pan, add the tablespoon of butter, then place in the oven to let the butter melt. Remove from oven and brush butter all around the sides of the pan.

4. Pour batter into the pan, then bake in the preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown and risen.

5. Remove from oven and serve immediately topped with spiced apples and dusted with Redpath® Icing Sugar or Redpath® Cinnamon Sugar.


  • Prepare your spiced apples first so you can top your pancakes fresh out of the oven.
  • Simplify making the batter by adding all the ingredients to a blender and processing until smooth. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
  • You can sprinkle Redpath ® Cinnamon Sugar on your finished pancakes for a delicious option.