Recipe: Bananas Foster German Pancake

10 Oct
Bananas Foster German Pancake Ingredients

Bananas Foster German Pancake Ingredients

I don’t know many people who don’t like pancakes. So impress your next breakfast guests with this New Orleans-style take on a fluffy German pancake. This is a quick recipe that takes about 30 minutes tops.

Simply top the finished pancake with thinly sliced bananas, brown sugar and pecans then briefly broil to get a nice caramelization effect for the bananas.


  • 1 banana (thinly sliced)
  • chopped pecans
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • sprinkle of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk (I usually use almond milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • powdered sugar (for topping)
The German Pancake in the Oven

The Pancake in the Oven


  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Add in oven-safe skillet while over is preheating.
  2. Whisk eggs until nice and fluffy.
  3. Gradually mix in flour, granulated sugar, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Add in milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Batter may not be thick as compared to regular pancake batter.
  5. When oven has preheated, remove skillet and melt butter in it.
  6. Once butter has melted, pour in batter and place skillet back in over. Bake at 450F for 20 minutes.
  7. While pancake is baking, thinly slice banana and chop pecans.
  8. Once pancake is finished baking, remove from oven. Set broiler to high.
  9. Add bananas, pecan and brown sugar to top of pancake and place under broiler for 2 minutes. Monitor the pancake closely while it’s broiling.
  10. After approximately 2 minutes, remove pancake and dust with powdered sugar.
  11. Serve immediately. Syrup and butter are optional.
Bananas Foster German Pancake

The Finished Product

The sweetness from the brown sugar and banana slices should make it sweet enough to not have to use syrup. However, I’ve tried it with syrup and without and it’s delicious either way so you really can’t go wrong.

If you prefer not to use the bananas foster topping, your favor fruit topping will suffice.

Ideally, this pancake should serve four. In reality, it will most likely serve two. It’s that irresistible.


Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Cookin'


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5 responses to “Recipe: Bananas Foster German Pancake

  1. kat

    November 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Now that’s a pancake! It looks soo puffy!

  2. trakit2011

    March 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I like Dutch Boy pancakes, too. I’ve made them from time to time, but not like this one. The finished cake looks absolutely delicious.

  3. abadinBedAndBreakfast

    April 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Hmmmmmm that sounds like my Mama’s Deutsche Pfannekuchen 🙂 Love it!

  4. terrepruitt

    April 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Oh my! This sounds so good. I just recently discovered a small recipe for this type of pancake (we call it a Dutch Baby). I had only had the large version and in my mind it took a dozen eggs so I never even bothered looking at the recipe, but then I found one this size (with three eggs). I have made it probably six times in the last seven months. If I start doing it THIS way (bananas and pecans) I can see it being requested every Saturday. Yumm.

    I came to this via the cast iron skillet post. I don’t have a cast iron skillet, I just use a regular rectangle baking dish. I am sure the skillet makes it taste better!


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