2 mini paleo apple german pancakes on white plate


You may know them as Dutch babies or Bismarcks but they are all synonymous for the most gloriously sweet and buttery breakfast you’ve ever tasted.  German pancakes conjure up memories of childhood for us.  Mom serendipitously discovered this recipe early on and it quickly became a Saturday morning favorite in our home.  We recently interviewed George Bryant, the man behind the successful paleo blog, Civilized Caveman Cooking and co-author of the NYT Best Selling cookbook The Paleo Kitchen.  He was kind enough to share his paleo version of German pancakes with us, check out the recipe below.  For years it held the position for the #1 most popular recipe on his blog (trust us…you want to give them a try).  George has an incredibly inspiring life story that he tells in our interview.  Listen in to hear all about it including how to cook the perfect steak, tips for overcoming depression, and some favorite paleo recipes.



Sometimes you wake up on a weekend morning and just want something warm, comforting, and slightly sweet.  We guarantee this German pancake recipe will hit the spot.  They are simple to prepare and will become a fast family favorite.  The best part is they are completely grain, dairy, and gluten free.  This recipe isn’t finicky and totally perfect for a large group.

We’re all about flexible recipes here at We Get to Know and this one definitely fits the description.  Not into cooked apples?  No problem, substitute for berries or peach or simply more cinnamon.  Feeling autumn right around the corner, go ahead and add a little pureed pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice to your batter.  A favorite preparation for us is to keep the batter fairly plain (just a dash of cinnamon) and top with fresh squeezed lemon and high quality real maple syrup (we are partial to Montreal medium grade).  Conversely, if you want to take things in a more savory direction, simply substitute the apples for ham and cheese.  The options are endless for this batter so get cooking and enjoy.


Paleo German Apple Pancake
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Yield: 8

Paleo German Apple Pancake


  1. 6 eggs
  2. 2 apples (diced)
  3. 1 Cup almond milk
  4. 1/4 Cup coconut flour
  5. 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  6. 2 Tbsp honey (raw & organic)
  7. 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  8. 2 tsp real maple syrup
  9. 2 tsp vanilla
  10. 1 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1 tsp nutmeg
  12. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  13. 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  14. juice of 1/2 lemon
  15. a handful of crushed pecans


  • Preheat Oven to 425F
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup
  • In a smaller bowl, stir together coconut flour, nutmeg, and baking soda
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together and beat until well combined
  • In a small frying pan, heat 2 tbsp coconut oil and raw organic honey
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg and juice of 1/2 lemon and cook for 1 minute
  • Add apples and sauté until nicely coated
  • Evenly divide the apple mixture between 8 ramekins greased with coconut oil
  • Evenly divide egg mixture on top of the apples between the 8 ramekins
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 425F
  • Reduce heat to 375F and cook for an additional 20 minutes
  • Sprinkle with pecans and enjoy