If you’ve never had a German Pancake, you’re in for a treat. This thick, custard-y breakfast casserole goes by many names: Dutch Babies, Bismarck, Dutch Puff, or a Hootenanny. Regardless of what you call it, you’ll be asking for it every week, just like our family.
Gluten Free Dutch Babies
Although we try to limit our carbohydrate intake, these German Pancakes are the most-requested Sunday morning breakfast, and I’m happy to oblige, especially when we’re overflowing with fresh chicken eggs.
The typical German Pancake recipe calls for 6 eggs. I made it the traditional way before we switched to a grain-free diet. When I began making this recipe with cassava flour, the overwhelming consensus among everyone in our family was that more eggs = better German Pancakes.
So with lots of testing of different ratios of egg:cassava, we all agreed that a full dozen eggs with the normal amount of cassava was our favorite version. That’s a bonus in my books because it’s a super easy way to get everyone to eat more eggs.
Our favorite way to top our German Pancakes is with some almond butter or chocolate Fat Fit Go, a drizzle of maple syrup, some sliced strawberries, and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. As I mentioned, this breakfast is definitely a splurge for us, so we tend to go all out.
Puffy German Pancakes
The kids love to watch these come out of the oven because they are SO puffed up. It starts to collapse as soon as it comes out of the oven, creating the dense, custard-like consistency that makes it so irresistible.
I promise, if you try these just once, they’ll become a family favorite in your home as well. You’ve been warned…
- 6 Tbsp Butter (cubed) or Ghee
- 12 Eggs
- 1 cup (120g) Otto's Cassava Flour
- 1 cup Milk of Choice (dairy and dairy-free both work great)
- Redmond Real Salt
- Add your butter or ghee to the bottom of a 9x13" casserole dish. Place in the oven and turn on to 350°F to preheat with the casserole dish inside (to get the butter all melty).
- While the oven is preheating, whisk the eggs. You can use a whisk or a hand mixer, both work just fine.
- Add the cassava flour and whisk until minimal lumps remain. Add in the milk and whisk to combine.
- When the oven is preheated, carefully remove the casserole dish and pour the egg/cassava mixture over the melted butter. Sprinkle some salt on top and place back in the oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until puffed up and the center is solid. Gently press the middle with your finger to be sure there are no uncooked areas left. If it's still a little soft/squishy, keep it in the oven for another 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately with your choice of toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 306mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g