Family Style German Apple Pancake Recipe – New Breakfast Idea!

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We love to have a big breakfast on the weekend. Whether you’re cooking for a big family or if you want to have leftovers, this Family Style German Apple Pancake is always a hit.

This family style German Apple Pancake recipe is a new breakfast idea. This easy pancake recipe made with baked apples is a weekend favorite.


Family Style German Apple Pancake



  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – I used a gluten free product
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • dash of salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4-6 apples thinly sliced

Family Style German Apple Pancake easy recipe


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

Whisk the eggs together well.

Add milk and butter to the whisked eggs and combine well.

Stir egg mixture into flour mixture and let stand for 30 minutes.

While the batter is resting, coat the bottom of a large skillet with cooking spray or olive oil.

Combine 1/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Sprinkle over the bottom and sides of the skillet.

Lay apple slices evenly in the bottom of the skillet, arranging in a spiral.

Family Style German Apple Pancake

Sprinkle remaining sugar over top of the apples.

Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes – do not stir.

Slowly pour batter over cooked apples.

Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes before reducing the heat to 375 degrees.  Bake an additional 13-15 minutes.

Remove from oven and loosen the edges with a spatula.  The whole pancake will easily slide out onto a serving plate.  Cut into wedges and serve.   This is great with syrup or sprinkled with powdered sugar on top.

This pancake is filling is good by itself but it is also delicious served with bacon and hash browns or other breakfast favorites.

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