Easy German Recipes for Everyone!

Welcome to my Mom and Oma’s German Recipes! A brief background about us! My mom was born and raised in Weiden located in the western part of Germany. She came to America in 1974 with her Oma (who I have the pleasure of having her name as my middle name), my Oma and Opa and her 3 siblings. It was a huge adjustment to the American way of life but they kept many traditions alive, one being recipes!

My Oma and I
My Oma is the staple of our family, it is always her home for holidays and gatherings and it is always her German Recipes on the table.
My Mom and I
My mom has taken many German Recipes she has learned from my Oma and I have taken them from my Mom. My favorite sweet tasting German Recipe is listed below. I have provided you step by step instructions for Easy German Crepes with pictures! I added 2 other bonus step by step Easy German recipes for you to try as well.

So from our kitchen to yours, We hope you enjoy!

Easy German Crepes Recipe!

This is my ultimate Saturday Morning go to for breakfast! This beats out any chocolate chip pancakes or omelettes. These German Crepes are so easy and everyone can personalize it based on their liking and all you have to do is follow one easy recipe! But don’t worry you don’t have to wait for breakfast to eat these either, they work as a quick snack as well!

  • Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 8 Medium Crepes

Ingredients Needed for these Easy Crepes:

  • Required:
    • 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
    • 1 1/2 Cups of Milk (Your preference – Skim, 2%, etc.)
    • 2 Large Eggs
    • Dash of Salt
    • 1 TSP of Granulated Sugar
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Unsalted butter
  • Optional:
    • Chocolate Chips
    • Fruit
    • Jelly
    • Whipped Cream

Let’s get to cooking this easy German recipe!

  • In a bowl mix together the Flour, Sugar and Salt with a whisk (Flour Mixture)
  • In a separate bowl scramble the eggs then mix in the milk (Liquid Mixture)
  • Whisking the flour mixture add the liquid mixture slowly, until fully mixed
  • Let the mixture rest for 20 minutes prior to cooking them
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  • Using a 10″ nonstick frying pan (Recommended…but you can use a smaller one for more than the yield amount! I recommend not going any bigger than 10″ since it will then be difficult to flip)
  • Put the pan on medium heat (Test if it is ready by sprinkling it with water droplets, if it sizzles its ready!)
  • Using a 1/4 cup ladle pour the mixture into the hot pan, Pour it from one side, don’t move your ladle move the pan in a circular motion until the bottom is covered
  • Once it looks dry on top put a small pad of butter around the outside of the pan, then flip it
  • Keep on the heat for another minute, remove, and repeat until mixture is gone
  • Before eating the crepes make sure you sprinkle them with powered sugar!

Time to Personalize the Crepes!

Now the fun part before eating…..stuff the crepes! My Oma and Mom enjoy theirs with fruit or jam inside! Here is my favorite crepe creation!

  • Sprinkle chocolate chips inside
  • Put in the microwave for about 20 seconds, until slightly melted
  • Roll the crepe
  • Sprinkle with powered sugar AND top off with whipped cream!

Now it’s your turn to try!

Easy German Amerikaners Recipe!

This is what the original recipe looked like! Fun Fact – Many German recipes are written in grams/ounces not cups! Amerikaners may seem like it is not food but they are cookies!
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 to 15 Minutes
  • Yield:9 Giant Cookies

Ingredients Needed for these Easy Amerikaners Cookies:

  • Required:
    • 3.5 ounces of Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
    • 4 ounces of Granulated Sugar
    • 1 TSP of Vanilla Extract
    • 2 Large Eggs
    • 8 ounces of All Purpose Flour
    • 2 ounces of Cornstarch
    • 2 TSP Baking Powder
    • 3 TBSP Milk (Your preference – Skim, 2%, etc.)
  • Optional for a frosting:
    • 3.5 ounces of Powered Sugar
    • 7 TSP of Lemon juice

Let’s get to baking this easy German recipe!

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Using any baking sheet line it with parchment paper
  • In a bowl mix together butter and sugar with a whisk until creamy
  • Add the 2 eggs to the creamy mixture, whisk until fully combined
  • Add the Cornstarch, Milk, Flour and Baking Powder and mix together until all ingredients are well combined (if by hand is too difficult, you can use an electric mixer)
  • Taking heaping spoons of batter and place evenly spaced on the baking sheet
  • Ovens vary, but the recommended time is 10 to 15 minutes
  • Let them cool on a rack once the one side feels cool flip them to let the other side cool as well
  • Optional Icing:
    • Mix the powered sugar and lemon juice together. Only add lemon juice a little at a time to create a paste

Now try these for your next party!

Easy German Frankfurter Kranz Recipe!

Original Frankfurter recipe
This is what the original recipe looked like!
  • Preparation Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Yummy Cake

Ingredients Needed for this Easy Frankfurter Kranz Cake:

Vanilla Pudding
Dr. Oetker Original Pudding Vanille Geschmack
  • Required:
  • 1 Cup of Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 TBSP of Rum….Yes Rum!
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 5 TBSP of Cornstarch
  • 2 TBSP of Baking Powder
  • For the topping:
    • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
    • 1 (3 Ounce) Vanilla Pudding Package – Dr. Oetker Original Pudding Vanille Geschmack
    • 1/2 Cup of Slivered Almonds
    • Raspberry jam (or your preference)

Let’s get to baking this easy German recipe!

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Using a 9″ Springform Pan, rub the pan with butter
  • In a bowl, using an electric mixer cream together the butter, sugar and eggs (Butter Mixture)
  • Add the rum
  • In another bowl whisk the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder together (Flour Mixture)
  • Add Flour Mixture to Butter Mixture
  • Spread into buttered pan
  • Ovens vary, but the recommended time is 25 to 30 minutes…keep an eye on it
  • Let it cool completely
  • While cooling make the topping:
    • Toast the almonds in a frying pan with a little butter and sugar….don’t take your eyes off this!
    • Follow the pudding package
    • Using an electric mixer, combine the 1/2 cup of butter and pudding mix together until creamy….don’t over mix! (Pudding Mixture)
  • Slice the cake in half
  • Spread the jam on the bottom half
  • Spread a little of the Pudding Mixture on top of the jam
  • Put the other half back on
  • Top the cake off with the rest of the Pudding Mixture and sprinkle the almonds on top

These recipes mean so much to me, they are a tradition I hope to continue on to my family and for many years to come. I hope you find these easy German recipes on your kitchen table soon and enjoy them as much as we do!

Danke fürs Lesen! Thank you for reading!