The Best German Apple Pancake you’ve ever tasted

paleo german apple pancake
Did you know that the traditional name for these German Apple Pancakes is Apfelpfannkuchen? I honestly have no idea how to pronounce it so I went searching on youtube. No luck. I will stick with our original name and add some adjectives. These German apple pancakes are simple, mouth-watering, and really popular. As of writing this, 77,891 people have pinned this recipe.

If you want to jump the gun and just save it now, here is the pin.

German Apple Pancake

You may have noticed a trend around my website is that I like breakfast foods. More specifically, I LOVE pancakes. Lots of different pancakes: chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas, almond butter, coconut butter, caveman crunch (yes, I put my granola recipe in a pancake), blackberries. The list could go on.

Where I was going with that is that I love trying new recipes like these German Apple Pancakes to spice things up. I have made them a few times and now have put them in the rotation with some of my other favorite pancake recipes.

Easy Paleo Pancake Recipes

While you are in the mood for breakfast, or even dessert, I figured I would share the best options for you to whip up after you make German Apple Pancakes. Here they are in order from my favorite to not my favorite but still delicious:

This is why I am scared to have more than one child. I will be forced to pick a favorite, and it is hard because they are all so good.

You came here for the German Apple Pancake so I want you to start there. Grab the ingredients, put on some awesome music, cook them, eat them, and leave me a comment when you’re done!

Once you are madly in love with these, I have no objections to you venturing off and trying the other easy pancake recipes. Why are you waiting? Go enjoy these bad boys.

4.3 from 15 reviews
German Apple Pancake
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Serves: 8
  1. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup
  3. In a small bowl, stir coconut flour, nutmeg, and baking soda
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and beat well to combine, set aside while you prepare the apples
  5. In a small frying pan, heat 2 tbsp coconut oil and raw organic honey
  6. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg and juice of 1/2 Lemon and cook for 1 minute
  7. Add in your apples and sauté until all your apples are nicely coated
  8. Evenly divide your apple mixture between 8 ramekins greased with coconut oil and then evenly divide your egg mixture on top of the apples between the 8 Ramekins
  9. Place your Ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 425 and then reduce heat to 375 and cook for an additional 20 minutes
  10. Sprinkle with pecans when removed from the oven
  11. Enjoy

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  1. Hello! My son and I made these last night and we have a mixed review. We followed the recipe, but they came out super eggy. Sort of like an apple omelet! I actually thought they were good, but my 8 year thought they were too eggy. What do you suppose went wrong? Cheers!

  2. I love this idea! I sometimes miss pancakes and all the pastry-like breakfast items, so this is a great way to satisfy that craving. Looking forward to trying it!

  3. Hi, do you think this recipe would work cooked in a muffin tray instead of ramekin?

    Side note: the recipe page says there are 175 comments but I can only read 7. Below that are links to your other recipes, but no link to read more comments. (Note: I was accessing your site by mobile) would love to read additional questions and reactions! :)

  4. I made this for my family. I wouldn’t really call them “pancakes” as there was no pan involved – though “cakes” is appropriate. Could we call them German Apple Cakes? I followed the recipe verbatim and it came out awesome, it was a big hit. I didn’t think the 1/4 cup of coconut flour would be enough, but it certainly was. The next time I make this I might separate the eggs and whip/fold them into the batter to make them even fluffier. Of course I’ll either need more ramekins or larger ramekins to hold the additional volume.

  5. George,
    Do you think I could make these a day ahead, and then warm them up the next morning? I always cook for my fellow musicians when I sign at church, and I want to blow them away with this awesome recipe on Sunday. :-)

  6. Is it possible to substitute for the eggs or are they necessary for this particular recipe?? Not egg allergic. Just do not like them and substitute where possible. Thanks……….have a great day.

  7. This looks so good! I’m attempting this while dodging 3 dachshunds in my kitchen and and drinking a little wine! I’ll let you know how it turns out!

      1. It was delish!! And my hubby loved it. It’s so nice to be able to find yummy recipes since his doctor put him on a gluten free diet.Thanks for the recipe!

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