RECIPE: German-Style Apple Pancakes

Helga Wengler’s German-style apple pancakes. Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Homeplate and Metro Monthly.


This classic European-style pancake is easy to make and loaded with flavor. Serve with cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, or a dollop of whipped cream. Also good plain. Perfect for breakfast or brunch and a nice treat for children of all ages.


2 eggs

1 large  or 2 small apples ( peeled)

1 cup sifted flour

4 Tablespoon sugar

pinch of salt

½ cup of milk

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

½ Teaspoon baking powder

oil for pan frying


Grate apples on a box grater or slice apples into thin slices.Sift together flour, sugar and salt. While using a rotary beater, whip eggs until they’re light and frothy. Turn flour mixture into beaten eggs. Use beater to whip until you have a smooth batter. Fold apples into batter.


Set stove top to medium heat. Cover the bottom of a heated 10” to 12” frying pan with cooking oil. Using a serving spoon, scoop three spoonfuls of batter onto the frying pan. Cook with medium heat until pancakes are golden brown; turn pancakes and brown on the second side.

Makes 12 pancakes (3-4 inches in diameter).

ABOUT HELGA WENGLER – “Homeplate Homestyle” host Helga Wengler is a native of Frankfurt, Germany. She learned to cook from her mother and loves to share her knowledge and expertise with TV viewers each week on “Homeplate Homestyle.”  She and her husband, Wolfgang, are very active in the local community. Helga and Wolfgang also enjoy spending time with their three daughters and six grandchildren. Visit for more of Helga’s recipes.

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