German Pancakes With Apple Slices

German Pancake with apple slices.
German Pancake with apple slices. | Source

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German Pancakes With Apple Slices

Today I have made German Pancakes With Apple Slices. This recipe is being requested by a fellow hubber Mama Kim 8. I´m thankful to her because it´s a long time ago that I have eaten this delicious meal.

My mother-in-law taught me how to make this meal 30 years ago when I was still new in Germany. She told me a long time ago that she made this basic pancake recipe in the time of the second world war. When margarine, butter, sugar and flour were hard to find. She bartered the eggs and milk from the farm with something she had, which she did not use anymore.She used to make this for lunch time in the middle of the week when she was still alive.

In the years of making these pancakes, I made my own measurement and I used a lot of options to create something new for myself.

For me, pancake was only for a snack but as times went by, I was beginning to make this for lunch or for supper time for a change of menu. Besides that I did not need much to make these pancakes. Almost all the ingredients are always in the kitchen cupboard.


20-30 Minutes

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4-7 persons

Some of the Ingredients

The Ingredients
The Ingredients | Source

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Basic German Pancakes

  • 300 grams Flour, sieved
  • 3 pieces Eggs
  • 100 gram or more Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 300 grams Milk
  • Margarine
  • 1 piece Apple, sliced
Basic German Pancake
Basic German Pancake | Source

Add apple slices for the German Pancakes with Apple Slices.

What else you need:

  1. Frying pan
  2. Weighing scale
  3. Electric mixer
  4. Sieve
  5. Bowl
  6. Frying ladle
  7. Tablespoon

You can fry the basic German pancake without putting the apple slices on top of it.

Making Pancake Batter

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Sieving  flour and baking powder.Add eggs and sugar.Add milk.Mix the ingredients in an electric  mixing bowl.
Sieving  flour and baking powder.
Sieving flour and baking powder. | Source
Add eggs and sugar.
Add eggs and sugar. | Source
Add milk.
Add milk. | Source
Mix the ingredients in an electric  mixing bowl.
Mix the ingredients in an electric mixing bowl. | Source
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Sliced AppleMargarineUnfinish fried pancake.
Sliced Apple
Sliced Apple | Source
Margarine
Margarine | Source
Unfinish fried pancake.
Unfinish fried pancake. | Source

German Pancakes With Apple Slices

  1. Sieve the 300 grams of flour with the tablespoon of baking powder in the bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add the 3 eggs, 100 gram of sugar and the milk. Mix well with the electric mixer. Taste the dough so you will know the sweetness of it. Add more sugar if you want to. If you don´t have electric mixer just mix it well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Wash and peel the apple. Cut it in 4 parts and slice the apple in length size.
  4. Heat the frying pan in a medium heat. Put a desire amount of margarine.
  5. Add the dough just enough to fill the sides of the pan. Put the apple slices on top of the unfinish pancake. Wait until the lower side is golden brown then turn the pancake upside down. The pancake is ready when both sides are golden brown.
  6. This recipe can make up to 8 pieces. Enjoy the pancake while it is still warm. Guten Appetit!

Frying Apple Pancake

Fried German pancake with apple slices.
Fried German pancake with apple slices. | Source

Ways To Eat German Pancakes

You can eat German pancakes by:

  • Spreading Nutella Chocolate Spread on top of the pancake and roll it before eating.
  • Spreading honey or ahorn syrup on top of it and roll it before eating.
  • Spreading strawberry marmalade and enjoying it with vanilla ice cream.
  • Putting cherries on top of the pancake and enjoying it with any kind of ice cream you like.
  • You can put slices of bacon instead of apples.

Be creative in making this German pancakes. Your creativity is being ask. Experience yourself in making pancakes variations. Everything is possible as long as you like the food what you put into your pancake mixture.



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pharmacist2013 4 years ago

sounds delicious, thumbs up!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

Thelma how mouth watering, I became hungrier...


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This brings back memories when my first husband I were living in Chicago and we went out for pancakes and had these ...Lots of years ago..However they still sound great.


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blaiddgoch 4 years ago from Wales

Looks so delicious!! this hub makes me hungry, I'm going to try and make one for tea :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Thelma, I knew I should not have read this recipe nor gazed on these beautiful photos before lunch. Now I have to find a pancake or else! To eat, that is.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and useful!

I am fond of pancakes. This recipe is new for me but quite easy. I will definitely try it. Pinning it


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rjsadowski 4 years ago

A man said to his psychiatrist, "There is something wrong with me - I love pancakes". His doctor replied "There is nothing wrong with you. I love pancakes too" . "Then come home with me", the man said. "I have a whole closet full of them". I also love pancakes and I love your recipe.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Thelma, what a wonderful recipe, I am so looking forward to trying these, they look and sound delicious!

Excellent thank you and voted up


Cacey Taylor 4 years ago

Pancakes look yummy. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I will definitely have to put this on the home menu some day


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This looks delicious and so easy! Thanks for the great recipe.


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Thank you!!!! ^_^ Fantastic! I will most certainly make these tonight ^_^ with the apples too... that sounds so yummy! OOOh thank you again. Voting, sharing and pinning


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Up and awesome. I love pancakes, I was happy to find this recipe. I have bookmarked this for when I reach South Korea, as hopefully I will have access to a full kitchen then.

Shared, tweeted, and pinned.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

These sound like a delicious way to add nutrition and flavor to a regular pancake. Will remember this the next time I wish to make pancakes. Up votes and sharing.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you pharmacist2013 for dropping by. Have a good day!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

I know Maria Cecilia. When Mama Kim 8 mentioned about German pancakes, my mouth was watering too and I could not wait for the next day to make it. Thanks for dropping by;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Carol7777! I´m glad I could bring you back some of your good memories with your first husband. Thanks for your comment;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi blaiddgoch! Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how´d you like this pancake.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Well, I hope you have found your pancake by now or made one for you from this recipe, drbj. Thanks for stopping by.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for dropping by and for pinning this hub, shampa. Enjoy your German pancake recipe. Have a lovely day!


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

I make a version of this . It is so tasty and a never ending "special treat". I love to use real maple syrup and butter. Bless you for sharing your great recipe. I will share it. Voted it up!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Very funny rjsadowski. I laughed loudly. Hilarious joke you´ve made. I love pancakes too, but I don´t store them in the closet, lol;-) Thanks for your visit.


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vibesites 4 years ago from United States

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll jazz up my plain pancakes with apples. And Nutella -- oh nice! :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Movie Master! I hope you like these pancakes. Enjoy! Thanks for your visit;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for your visit Cacey. Have a lovely weekend!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome randomcreative and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome Mama Kim 8. I´m glad you asked about this recipe for I was able to eat it again. I hope you´ll like the pancakes. Have a lovely weekend! Thanks for sharing this to others and more;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you Brett. I hope you´ll love this pancake and you´ll be able to make it right after you arrive in your place. But don´t forget to rest first. Travelling is exhausting. Thanks for all your sharing this to others. Take care;-)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks Peggy for your comment and sharing. It´s highly appreciated. Well, try this to make a change for your pancakes. Have a great weekend!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi starstream! I have tried this pancake with butter and maple syrup. It was heaven! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. Have a great sunday!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

You´re welcome vibesites. Enjoy your pancakes with apples and nutella. Yummy! Thanks for your visit;-)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

What a great idea to add the apple slices! I make a lot of pancakes but never tried this, wonderful! definitely going to try it now, thanks! voted up! cheers nell


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Nell! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your pancakes with apple slices. I hope you´ll like it. Take care;-)


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I'm so excited to try this recipe! Years ago, when my husband and I were newlyweds, we frequented a cozy little restaurant that served these pancakes for breakfast. We had to call ahead because they took a while to bake, but they were so worth the wait. I look forward to recreating those memories now. Thank you so much!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi vespawoolf! I´m glad I could bring back some good memories by writing this recipe. This is really a good breakfast for you and your husband. Enjoy making these pancakes. Thanks for stopping by.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I never thought before to put apples into pancakes. This sounds great!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, you can put apples into pancakes. Have a try. Thanks for dropping by Christy.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This looks perfect for a fall breakfast. I love the idea of putting apples in pancakes. Awesome! Pinning and sharing!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

This is really new to me Thelma. I would love to try this. Thanks for the recipe.

Voted up and more! :-)


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CriticalMessage 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Drools at the thought of these... Thank you very much for sharing !!!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi tammyswallow! Yes, this is perfect for breakfast. I hope you´ll like it. Thanks for your comment and for sharing this recipe to the others. I appreciate that.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi ignugent! Yes, please try and tell me if you like the pancakes with apples. Thanks for stopping by.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

I know. I feel the same when I see something yummy. Thanks for your visit CriticalMessage and for your follow as well.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...yum yum .... I am so there with you morning, noon and night to share these delicious pancakes ...... and I love how you presented us with this hub recipe in such fine detail with images and text - my mouth is watering and I thank you for this royal treat - will be sending over some pancake lovers who should feel the same way as I do.

sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 1:48pm


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hahaha;-) Thank you for the complement epigramman. You´re always welcome to share with me the pancakes (virtually, I mean, lol). I know how you feel by looking at the photos. Yummy! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend in Canada.


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gjcody 4 years ago

I have to say this looks like something I would like to try. I just made Buckwheat pancakes ...I like to try different pancakes. Thank you for the video ...really helped.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Hi, gjcody! Thanks for your visit. I hope you´ll like these pancakes. Do you have this Buckwheat pancakes recipe here in HP? I would like to try. Have a great week!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This sounds delicious! I love fruit in my pancakes and apples would be great! I am definitely going to give this a try! Voting up, useful and would like to share this on my "Around the World with Recipes" blog, if it is ok with you! Have a great day! :)


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lifelovemystery 4 years ago from Houston, TX

I have a recipe for Dutch Baby Pancakes, but this recipe looks so much easier. Thank you for sharing.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Thanks for your visit sgbrown. I appreciate that. Of course you can share this hub on your blog. That would be great giving me traffic. Enjoy making these pancakes.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany Author

Yep, this recipe is easy to make lifelovemystery. I hope you´ll try this. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


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Magdaleine 3 years ago

Great recipe! I will try it soon. thanks for sharing :)


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Happy New Year 2013! Thanks for stopping by and for following me. I have just followed you because I like your recipe hubs. Write more please.


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A tasty recipe! I like anything that have apples in them. Your instructions are clear and step-by-step photos are handy. Your German pancakes with apples look very delicious! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Thank you ishwaryaa22 for stopping by and for sharing this recipe to others. I appreciate that. I´m sure you will love this German pancakes. Have a nice day!


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anuramkumar 3 years ago from Chennai, India

Looks very delicious and tempting. Clear instructions with photos accompanying them. Great.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Yes, it´s very delicious anuramkumar. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! I love pancakes, and this is a twist from what I'm used to. I will be trying this! Actually, I have apples right now, so I can make it soon. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany Author

Hi Kathryn! Yes, its yummy. I have to make it tomorrow again as I have not eaten this for a few weeks. Enjoy your German pancakes. Have a good apetite!


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ChitrangadaSharan 11 months ago from New Delhi, India

This sounds delicious and mouth watering!

I do make pan cakes quite often but combining apple slices sounds like an interesting idea. I would love to try this recipe.

Thank you for sharing!


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Thelma Alberts 11 months ago from Germany Author

You are very welcome ChitrangadaSharan. Yes, it is delicious especially eaten with honey. Thanks for your comment and happy new year 2016.

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