You can use Bisquick to make a German pancake, or Bisquick Dutch Baby, but it won’t be quite the same as using regular flour.
A Bisquick German pancake will not have the same dramatic bubbles rising up through it like the traditional German pancake house. Instead the Bisquick German pancake, or Bisquick Dutch Baby, will be flatter and a little bit thicker in consistency. It will still be delicious!
The main difference is that a Bisquick German pancake includes baking powder, which is a leavening ingredient, but a regular German pancake recipe does not include baking powder.
Instead of a puffy oven pancake, a Bisquick German pancake will taste like a pancake with lots of eggs.
You can use nearly any oven safe dish to cook German pancakes. This particular recipe uses two 9 inch dishes. If you’re using a 10 inch cast-iron skillet you can reduce the recipe by using 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and three eggs.
Ideally, a German pancake or Dutch Baby would have all purpose flour and not Bisquick. But in the event you don’t have all purpose flour, you can certainly substitute Bisquick for a slightly different oven pancakes.
How to Serve German Pancakes with Bisquick
You can serve these oven pancakes in many ways, just as you would any pancakes. They are best right out of the oven, when they are warm and airy.
Try putting your Bisquick Dutch babies on a platter and dusting them with powered sugar. Maple syrup and butter go really well, but you can also serve them with a fruit compote, like a blueberry raspberry compote, which is made just by heating blueberries and raspberries with some sugar and cornstarch.
Bisquick German Pancake
- 1 blender or hand mixer
- 2 9-inch cake pans
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk (2% or Whole preferrable)
- 2/3 cup sifted Bisquick
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Tablespoon powered sugar (optional)
- Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
- If eggs are refrigerated, leave at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Avoid using cold eggs with German Pancake recipes.
- Combine eggs, milk, Bisquick, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla in the blender. Ensure batter is fully blended.
- Put 1 tablespoon of butter in each pan.
- When the oven reaches 400 degrees, place the pans in to heat them and melt the butter. When the butter is melted, brush the bottom and sides to fully coat the pan so the Bisquick German Pancake does not stick.
- Add 1/2 of the batter to each of the two pans and quickly return to the oven. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Keep an eye on the Bisquick German Pancakes for browning. They are done when they are dark golden with a toasted look. You should be able to slide your German Pancakes onto a platter easily.
- (Optional) Use a sifter to sprinkle the Bisquick German Pancake with a topper. You can also top with maple syrup.
Can You Make Pancake Batter the Night Before?
You should not make pancake batter the night before. Pancake batter typically has leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda which start to work immediately. So make your pancake batter as soon as you’re ready to make pancakes.
Even though German pancakes typically do not have a leavening agent (unless you use Bisquick). But it’s best to make Dutch Baby batter fresh and not the night before because you want to ensure the blending creates aeration.
When you blend German pancake batter right before you cook it you will have more of that famous puffiness.
Also try: Raspberry Popovers
Is Pancake Mix the Same as Bisquick?
Pancake mix is not the same as Bisquick. Pancake mix has more sugar, so it is sweeter, whereas Bisquick has very little sugar. Both pancake mix and Bisquick have flour, salt and baking powder.