Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pancake in skillet or Dutch Oven

Cast Iron German Pancake: Skillet or Dutch Oven

  • Author: Janet Bowman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


A simple easy recipe for a decadent breakfast, or quick dinner time bail out.  Bakes well in conventional oven, smoker, or over the fire.



For the German Pancake

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 c. Milk (your choice)
  • 1 c. Flour
  • 1/41/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter


To Make and Bake

  1. Pre-heat oven or smoker to 400 degrees.  For coals, light ~ 29 (19 on top, 10 on bottom)
  2. Combine and mix together eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla.
  3. Place butter in 12 inch Dutch oven, cast iron skillet, or 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Melt in oven, smoker, or over coals being careful not to burn the butter.
  5. Once melted, pour egg mixture into pan.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown with puffy peaks.



  • Top with your choice of toppings:  Maple or Birch syrup, powdered sugar, fresh berries or fruit of choice, or a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • For best results, make sure eggs are at room temperature and not expired.
  • To smoke, I suggest apple or pecan wood but by all means try your favorite!
  • For a thinner, less puffy pancake cut the recipe in half.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cast Iron

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