Makes 6 servings
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp melted butter
1. Combine flour, milk, eggs and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
When I was on Channel 2 a few weeks ago a cameraman asked me if I had ever made pancakes in the slow cooker before. I kind of laughed a bit and purposely didn’t tell him about this recipe. Then he went on to say, “I bet you could make German pancakes in the slow cooker.” Of course after he said that I decided that I had to try it and see. I ended up using whole wheat flour for this recipe and I think that it kind of weighed it down a bit. If I was to make this again I would use regular all-purpose flour instead. This tasted good to me straight out of the crock hot. But there were leftovers and they just weren’t appealing at all to me. I think this is something that you need to eat fresh. 3 stars.
Second time making it loved it. Just my brother and l. No left overs. 8 Quart is all had handled it fine. Love crockpot. .
Do you think almond flour would work with this recipe?
I’m unfamiliar. If you’ve used almond flour successfully in other pancake recipes then yes it would probably work. Sorry I’m not more help!
roberta gabor says
Is this the same as “dutch baby?”
yes I believe so!
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Did you get it to work?
Stephanie Dougal says
How could this be converted to an instant Pot recipe??
GREAT question! I don’t know. I really want to try it though. I will try it tomorrow and get back to you!
Curious if you had any success with this in the Instant Pot. Was planning on making this for my son’s visit, but turns out the Airbnb I rented only has a kitchenette. So looking for IP rescues to still make this for him. I doubt I’ll be awake an hour before he wants to eat to do it in a slow cooker
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
I did try to pressure cook in the instant pot. It was a complete failure. However you could probably use the instant pot and use the slow cooker function on it to create these.
I have measured the water temperature in a slow cooker and it is 180°F at the highest and about 165° at the lowest temperature. So if you can turn your Insta pot down to 180° Or less then this recipe will convert recently.
Stephen Licata says
Mine definitely simmers on high. So must be closer to 212. Going to try it.
Can you use almond flour instead, I wonder ..
Bonnie Buck says
I can no longer safely use an oven because of Parkinson’s and arthritis I LOVE this as I use my slow cooker more and more as it helps me stay active in my family’s lives by being able to still cook meals and not have to burden my busy family to cook for me…So than you very much for this I will be making this tomorrow!!!
Hi Bonnie, I’m so glad you found the slow cooker! It is a great tool. I hope you like this recipe 🙂
I love the German Pancake! It’s a lot faster in the oven tho….Just preheat your oven to 415 degrees, place a cast iron skillet inside the oven while preheating. Mix a batter of 1/2 cup A P Flour, 1/2 cup reg. milk, 3 eggs & a 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract…….beat very well with a whisk. Remove skillet from oven and place 3 tablespoons real butter in hot skillet….when melted, swirl to coat sides, and pour in batter. Bake for about 17 minutes. YUM! Add fruit or make it a savory pancake……Delicious!
perfect! thanks for sharing 🙂
Chris Lowery says
I have seen a recipe like this only using bread or cake flour.
German Pancakes ideally should be thin and puffy. I think this might be much better if I halved the ingredients so it wouldn't be so thick. I'm definitely going to try it because German Pancakes are very popular in my household.
These slow cooker German pancakes look great. Thanks for the post.