School is finally back in session, so it’s time to break out my trove of fast and easy breakfast ideas, starting with my family’s favorite, German Pancakes.
A child who can operate a microwave can easily make some tasty German Pancakes in under three minutes, making this the perfect go to breakfast recipe for busy school day mornings.
- Fast and easy to make
- High in Protein
- High in Vitamin D
- Use Your Favorite Topping
High Protein Breakfast
German Pancakes are a great brain booster breakfast.
Unlike traditional pancakes that are mainly sweet and sticky carbohydrates on a plate, German Pancakes are full of protien.
In fact, this recipe has over 18 grams of protein!
So why is protein such a big deal?
Protein has been long known to help build muscels, but did you know that it is also a crucial building material for hormones and cells?
That’s right, the little chemical messages sent out from your brain are built with proteins.
According to an article written by Diane Roberts Stoler for Psychology Today:
“Proteins optimize brain function and are essential for getting nutrients to your brain cells in order to maintain a healthy heart/brain balance, and also brain regulation.“
As you send off your child to school, isn’t a great idea to start off the day with a meal that helps boost their brain?
Breakfast with Loads of Vitamin D
German Pancakes are also loaded with Vitamin D.
According to Medical News Today, Vitamin D helps with:
- promoting healthy bones and teeth
- supporting immune, brain, and nervous system health
- regulating insulin levels and supporting diabetes management
- supporting lung function and cardiovascular health
- influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development
Hints of Making German Pancakes in a Microwave
German Pancakes are super easy to make in the micrwave.
All you need is a microwavable bowl, a microwavable plate, and another bowl to mix ingredients in.
Make sure you use a relatively large soup or cereal bowl, since the eggs will rise while in the microwave.
Favorite German Pancake Toppings
When I cook, I try to be healthy.
However, I understand the need to sweeten things up a bit to get my kids to eat.
With this recipe, I love using the following toppings:
- Cinnamon and Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Fruit Syrup
- Caramel Sauce
- Chocolate Sauce
- Cut Strawberries (or other berries) with whipped cream
- Canned pie filling
Microwave German Pancakes
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Place one tablespoon of butter in a microwavable safe bowl, and then place a microwavable safe plate on top of the bowl to prevent splattering. Place bowl and plate in microwave, and heat butter for 30 seconds. or until butter is completely melted.
- While butter is melting, whisk together eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a separate bowl with a fork until most lumps are gone. Small, remaining lumps are acceptable.
- When butter is melted, remove bowl and plate from microwave. Uncover microwaveable bowl and add mixture.
- Replace plate on top of bowl, and place covered bowl into the microwave.
- Microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Watch for mixture to rise to the point that it begins to lift the plate off of the bowl. Turn off the microwave when this occurs.
- Remove bowl from microwave, then remove plate.
- Add favorite topping onto German Pancakes.
I found a recipe for these on a website called Makes and Takes, I bought a mini muffin pan to make them in. My husband and I loved them. I also made mini meatloaves in it and covered them with cheese and BBQ sauce. My husband was able to eat these even though he had problems with his kidneys.