Air Fried German Pancakes





Ingredients for ~5 pancakes

Serving size ~1/2 cup of batter

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • Substitutes: oat flour
  • 1 cup almond milk
    • Substitutes: coconut milk; reduced fat milk; 2% whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoons unsweetened applesauce (optional yet recommended to replace the need for added oil or butter)
  • Garnish ideas
    • fresh berries
    • Swerve confectioners sugar
    • raw unsweetened cacao nibs (for crunch and antioxidants)
    • Greek yogurt
    • maple syrup (optional)


  1. Set air fryer to 390F / 199C.  Set the cast iron tray or ramekin inside the air fryer as it heats.
  2. Add all ingredients for the batter to a blender and blend until smooth.  If the batter happens to be too thick, simply add tablespoons of milk and/or applesauce to thin it out.
  3. Spray a cast iron tray or ramekin with nonstick baking spray, then pour in a serving of the batter.
  4. Air fry for 6 to 8 minutes.  Do NOT worry if the top comes out kind of “hard” to touch.  That’s the benefit of using the air fryer – it gives the pancake a nice firm outer coating/edges that soften as it cools.
  5. Store the remaining batter in an airtight container in the fridge to make it fresh every morning.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!