German Pancake

Mountain Pancakes
Yummy for Everyone

This is our favorite geology related breakfast!  Create a landscape in your oven based in this fun recipe. Eggs react to heat to rise in the oven, and flour keeps the whole recipe together. Perhaps the most exciting part of this activity is that it is hard to predict what kind of landscape will emerge. You will definitely want to turn the oven light on and peek in on the cooking pancake to see things take shape. 


  • 6 eggs 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch salt 
  • 2 tablespoons butter 
  • Toppings like fruit, powdered sugar or syrup 


  1. Heat oven to  425
  2. Cut up butter into 2 pieces, and place in baking dish 
  3. Place metal baking dish (or glass) in the oven 
  4. Mix all other ingredients together in a blender or use a whisk 
  5. Take pan out of the oven, and swirl melted butter throughout 
  6. Pour in batter 
  7. Cook for 22 minutes
  8. Remover from oven, admire your landscape 

More Fun 

  • This recipe goes great with fresh fruit! Check out what fruit is in season here