Orange German Pancakes with Sweet Orange Butter Sauce

Baking in the morning is just the best. It makes the whole smell wonderful and I love to make a homemade meal for my kids before they go to school. However, it can be difficult because there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the morning.

This recipe is perfect for breakfast because it doesn’t have a long bake time or a lot of prep time. Did I mention it’s also super tasty? The perfect trifecta!

You can even use a blender to make the batter if you don’t feel like whisking. That’s more time for you to do other domestic things or just breathe. Ahhhh! That’s nice.

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 cups milk (I used 2 percent but whole milk will work)

4 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon orange zest

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (for the dish, don’t mix in)

For the Sauce:

1 cup powdered sugar plus extra for sprinkling

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Directions:

1. Place 4 tablespoons of butter in a 13 x 9 glass baking dish. Place in the oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep an eye on it because you want the butter to melt but not brown.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar. Slowly, mix in milk, eggs, vanilla, orange zest, and butter with a whisk. You can also just combine all of this in a blender and liquify for 30 seconds.

3. Pour batter onto butter in baking dish. Do not stir or mix.

4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until puffs up and edges are golden.

5. For the sauce, mix powdered sugar and butter together in a small bowl. Slowly, add orange juice and stir to work out lumps.

6. To serve, cut into squares and top with powdered sugar and sauce. Yummy!

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