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Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pancake in skillet or Dutch Oven
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Cast Iron German Pancake: Skillet or Dutch Oven

A simple easy recipe for a decadent breakfast, or quick dinner time bail out.  Bakes well in conventional oven, or over the fire.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cast Iron German Pancake, Dutch Oven German Pancake, German Pancake
Servings: 4
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Janet-Mountain Kitchen


For the German Pancake

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


To Make and Bake

  • For coals, light ~ 29 (19 on top, 10 on bottom); Indoors, preheat oven to 400.
  • Combine and mix together eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla.
  • Place butter in 12 inch Dutch oven, cast iron skillet, or 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Melt in oven, smoker, or over coals being careful not to burn the butter.
  • Once melted, pour egg mixture into pan.
  • 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.


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Sodium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g