Mini German Pancakes (Easiest Ever!)

Okay, if you want to look like a rock star host at your next dinner party… or if you volunteered to bring a dessert to a pot luck and are now freaking out because you don’t have a clue as to what you should serve… or you’re about to host a brunch and realize that you should actually feed people something… I’ve got you covered!

This is literally the easiest recipe in the entire baking universe (yes that’s right, there’s a whole universe out there of baked goods ~ I’m ever so slightly exaggerating).  Anyway, I digress.  You need nothing but a blender, a muffin tin, and six ingredients.

Now, I made these this morning with the intent of them being a lovely little breakfast goodie.  I envisioned Paul being bowled over with pride as he bit into this pillow of raspberry deliciousness made by his ultra talented baker of a wife.  But in truth, both of us were a little underwhelmed.  Good, but nothing really special.

However to turn this average pancake into the star of your meal, top it with nutella.  No one can dispute the awesomeness of nutella.  Seriously, I have a love affair with the stuff.  It’s just a piece of heaven here on earth.  When we were on our honeymoon in Italy I literally indulged in nutella every morning and sometimes even in the afternoon with nutella gelato.  Don’t even get me started on gelato!


If you dust powdered sugar on the pancake then place a small dollop of nutella on top, it would make the perfect dessert.  Because nutella is so rich, the pancake’s subtly would create a nice balance.  I’ll definitely make these the next time I have people over.


Mini German Pancakes (care of Lugene Fischer Gerber)


INGREDIENTS:  1 cup milk, 6 eggs, 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup melted butter

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Blend first five ingredients in a blender.  Be sure to smooth out any flour lumps.  Blend in butter a little at a time.  Grease muffin tins well and fill slightly less than half-full.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top.  The crater will form on its own.  Add your favorite toppings.  And a dusting of powdered sugar.

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