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German Pancakes

Today’s recipe is a breakfast recipe and comes from one of the Thrive Life consultants on my team.  Her name is Eve, and this is an old family recipe of hers that she converted to 100% shelf stable ingredients.  Her recipe called for all purpose flour, but I switched it out to 50/50 all purpose and whole white wheat flour.

 

Introducing: Mini German Pancakes!Thrive German Pancakes 2

I was a bit nervous to make these as the instructions say “they will fall in the center on their own after baking.”  I just kept thinking…what if they don’t fall?  What if I mess up and I have no idea how to figure out what I did wrong?  Well, they fell just like the recipe said!  Plus, they were SUPER easy!  I only got two dishes dirty: my blender and my muffin tin!  Oh, plus a bowl for the raspberries.

And, they were a HIT!  I liked them. Angie (my photographer) liked them.  And all six of mine and Angie’s kids (ages 1-8) liked them.  Thrive German PancakesThey tasted just like a crepe except they were much more dense and filling than I expected.  Since they aren’t sweet, you can top these with whatever you wanted, really.  We topped them with raspberries and powdered sugar, but you could top them with something more savory and use them for a dinner or lunch too!

 

 

Thrive Mini German Pancakes with Berry Sauce
 
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Serves: 24 Mini Pancakes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. For the berry sauce:
  2. Gently mix berries with ⅓ cup water and 1 Tbsp. drink mix/sugar
  3. Mix every 2 minutes or so for 5-7 minutes, and then taste.
  4. Add more water and drink mix if needed.
  5. For the Pancakes
  6. Preheat oven to 400° & grease muffin tins well.
  7. Mix all ingredients in a blender until very smooth.
  8. Fill each muffin cup to just over ½ full.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top.
  10. Remove from oven and wait until the crater forms on its own.
  11. Top with your choice of topping!
Notes
When I made these, I filled the muffin cups to just under ½ full and had some extra batter, but as you can see, the pancakes were a bit small. I recommend filling to just over half full.

To learn about the difference between red and white wheat visit: Red Wheat vs White Wheat

 

Powerless cooking tips

If you need to make these without power for any reason, here are a few tips:

  • I blended these in a blender to get them extremely smooth.  You could use a crank blender  or even just a simple whisk.  Just make sure you get the batter really smooth.
  • Baking these in a Sun Oven will work well, but you will need a very sunny day.  Be sure the oven is VERY hot before you put them in (400 degrees).  Open and close the door quickly when you put them in the oven so as to not let out too much heat.  Then make sure you rotate the oven every five minutes while cooking so it continually faces the sun directly.  Bake for an extra five minutes.  They will not brown as they would in your regular oven.

 

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