Food Storage Experiment: German Pancakes

by Erich

This morning I decided to try out one of my favorite breakfast dishes, but instead of using the standard ingredients, I wanted to try using only items that I have in my bulk/long-term food storage. What I experimented with was German Pancakes and here’s a picture of how they turned out:

I thought they looked and tasted great. The only difference between these and the standard German Pancakes (using fresh ingredients) was that the standard ones tend to be a bit more fluffier and lighter. Despite that, I thought these were pretty good considering they are made from food storage. Here’s the recipe I used:

How to Make German Pancakes from Food Storage


3/4 cup of powdered eggs
1 1/2 cups of water
1 cup of milk (made from powdered milk)
1 cup of flour
(optional) 4 tablespoons butter powder mixed w/ 2 tablespoons of water 


Place an all metal pan that is around 9″ (can be square or circular) in an oven and preheat it to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl mix the powdered eggs, water, milk, and flour until it reaches a smooth consistency. If you use the butter, pour mixed butter into preheated pan and immediately pour batter mixture on top. Cook for around 20 minutes or until the pancake is puffy and the edges are a nice golden brown.

Enjoy with syrups, fruit jellies, or powdered sugar.

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Comment by Matt in Oklahoma
2011-01-25 21:00:10

That’s awesome!! Great Post

Comment by Sundownr
2011-01-26 22:48:51

We love German pancakes, so it’s good to know that we can still enjoy them using the items you listed (which I’m copying to print).
Great site and blog!

Comment by Tactical Intelligence
2011-01-26 22:53:27

Thanks Sundownr,

If you do try these out, I’d love to hear your results.

Comment by Megan
2011-08-22 22:44:12

I love this — thank you for demonstrating this as a possibility for a long term food storage breakfast recipe! Curious — how are you planning to bake at 450? Is it only for if you have an oven? The highest I’ve gotten my solar oven to was 400 and that was at mid day. The picture here makes me wonder if it could be cooked in a a skillet over a heat source similar to a pancake.

Comment by Tactical Intelligence
2011-08-22 23:16:54

Hi Megan,

Good question about the oven. There are a lot of circumstances (extended emergency or otherwise) where you would be using your long-term food storage and still have access to utilities (especially natural gas). In actuality, you should be using your long-term food storage in daily life to provide proper rotation.

However it appears that you are referring to an extended grid-down situation. In that instance, you can cook these on top of a heat source albeit the results will not be as good.

Thanks for visiting!

– Erich

Comment by iris
2012-12-30 12:51:59

At Walmart one can purchase a complete metal container for tools. The inside panels can be pulled out quickly as they are not attached. This silver metal tool box is completely thinly insulated on the inside. But, I also add paper towels to absorb any mositure caused by the winter/summer. I also ducktape the outside to prevent rusting and under the ducktape is one of the keys to open it. The collection of the others are in the lightest tool box just in case the one taped gets lost. This tool box holds only one large flour package or two smaller packages combined with salt and baking powder. I am waiting to see if a bear or deer has been able to open them. The toolbox costs about $25 Canadian including tax. Stands about 16″ by 14″ by 6″ approximately…I didn’t measure.

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