Healthy German Pancakes Recipe

German Pancakes (aka Dutch Baby pancakes) are such a classic, old fashioned and hearty breakfast that are full of protein! I love to use my favorite wheat, Einkorn, for this recipe to make them even healthier and more nutritious, but you can use any flour that you like, even a gluten free one will work.

German Pancakes with Einkorn Flour Recipe

I love to bake hearty breakfast meals for my family on the weekends. I have extra time to enjoy the process and I love making memories for my kids! Food is such a special way to show people that we love them and care about them. We've been enjoying my Einkorn waffle recipe and have added this one into the breakfast line up! Click here to see all of my real food recipes!

This one is super easy to whip up and make. Takes only 10 minutes or less of prep!

We were gluten-free for years…but not anymore!

Ever wonder why so many people are eating gluten free? I know it can seem like a fad or even that some are making itup, but I know for my family, wheat was making me and three of my four kids break out in eczema and cause constipation. 

Wheat is sprayed with massive amounts of pesticides so we are literally getting small amounts of those pesticides with every bite we eat. It has also been hybridized (cross-bred) to the point of making it harmful for our digestive systems because the gluten content in each grain is much higher than we can properly digest. Also, the hull and bran, the most nutritious part of the wheat berry, are removed to create fluffier bread that has a longer shelf life. 

For the past 6 years my family's been eating strictly gluten free…until recently! I decided to try to make bread from scratch to see if Einkorn flour and freshly prepared bread would make my eczema return. I am happy to report that it hasn’t at all!

Healthy German Pancakes Recipe with Einkorn Wheat

What’s Special About Einkorn Wheat?

Einkorn wheat is considered the world’s oldest wheat, and the only wheat that’s never been hybridized. Einkorn is a delicious, healthy alternative to modern, mass market wheat and can be an excellent solution for those with gluten sensitivity. It contains 30% more protein and 15% less starch than commercial wheat, and it is abundant in B vitamins and trace minerals like iron.

Modern day wheat contains on average of about 44 chromosomes of gluten. Einkorn contains only 14 chromosomes of gluten! So it's much gentler and still delicious. I use it as an alternative to soft, white wheat. It's hearty but also soft.

Spelt and Kamut are other healthy, nutritious wheat options for those who are gluten sensitive!

German pancakes recipe with all real food ingredients - hearty and healthy

A Case for Grinding Your Own Wheat

Once any of kind of wheat is ground, it looses most of it's nutritional content within 24-48 hours! But grinding your own wheat sounds very pioneer, very old fashioned and hard, right? So here's how to make it easy (and remember I'm a mom of 4 with four businesses and a household to run so I promise this is easy!)

I buy my Einkorn berries in bulk and grind several pounds at once with my Wondermill Grain Mill. If you have a Vitamix, they have a wheat grinder attachment that's cheaper than the Grain Mill (see it on Amazon here). Then I store them in the freezer! When I want to bake, it's as easy as pulling it out of the pantry, you just go to the freezer instead.


Healthy German Pancakes Recipe

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A cozy and hearty breakfast classic!

  • Author: Sara McFall
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Einkorn, Kamut, Spelt or your choice of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp. sugar or honey
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • Powdered sugar, honey or maple syrup to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Put the butter into the pan and place in the oven until the butter melts. 
  • While the butter is melting, combine all of the other ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 22-27 minutes or until the edges are brown and fluffy. It will fall as it cools.
  • Serve with powdered sugar, honey or maple syrup on top.


You can use a glass baking dish, a cast iron pan, or a metal pan for this. I like using both the glass and the cast iron.

German Pancakes Recipe - Healthy with All Real Ingredients. Can use Einkorn Flour!

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