Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrns Recipe

 This German Torn Pancakes recipe is also know as Kaiserschmarrn.  These apple cinnamon kaiserschmarrns are a delicious German recipe you can serve for breakfast, brunch or even dinner!

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Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrn are a unique German Torn Pancake Recipe

What are kaiserschmarrn?

I bet you are wondering what in the world a kaiserschmarrn is, huh? Well, the simple answer is somewhere between a crepe and a pancake. The origins are somewhere in the Austrian/German/Hungarian/Bavarian region. There are a ton of recipes and variations, I got this one from a girl I used to work with that was from Germany.

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It is quite often thought of as a desert but we eat ours for breakfast. Or, as we often like to do, breakfast for dinner! Here is our recipe…it is my daughter’s favorite food of all time!

Like this kaiserschmarrn recipe?  Here are more German recipes to try:

Apple Cinnamon Kaiserchmarn


I find you get one kaiserschmarrn per egg used so increase or decrease the recipe as needed. Oh, and use REAL butter in the frying! Nothing else is the same as the taste of real butter! And for those people who are gluten intolerant you can try it with some sort of non wheat flour, not sure how the results would come out but it would be worth giving it a shot!

How To Make Kaiserschmarrns

Yield: 4

Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrns

Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrns on a plate with cinnamon and powdered sugar

 This German Torn Pancakes recipe is also know as Kaiserschmarrn.  These apple cinnamon kaiserschmarrns are a delicious German recipe you can serve for breakfast, brunch or even dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups four
  • 3/8 cups sugar
  • butter for frying
  • jam of your favorite flavor for filling
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling


  1. In a large bowl add eggs, milk, sugar and flour. With a wire wisk beat briskly until smooth. Batter will be thin.
  2. In a 12 inch skillet heat butter over medium heat and add about 3/4 cup of the batter (you want the kaiserschmarrn to be about 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
  3. Cook til top looks relatively dry and flip with spatula. Cook a minute or 2 on other side just to golden brown. Keep warm in oven and repeat with all the rest of the batter, adding new butter in between each batch.
  4. Now for the assembly...take a kaiserschmarrn and put it on your plate, spread a few tablespoons of your favorite jam on it. Roll it up and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.
  5. We like to serve with fresh fruit, sometimes some sausage, and a nice big glass of milk but I have also seen recipes where people add chocolate chips, skip the jam, and add the powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate sauce to the top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 292mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 51gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information not always accurate

3 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrns Recipe”

  1. I’ve only ever had crepes – honestly have never even heard of these. But there have been a number of times when the eggs are getting close to their toss date, and I wasn’t sure what to make other than boring hard boiled eggs for snacks or Deviled Eggs. I’ll have to give these a try!

    • you can make it into a ‘dessert’ option by filling with sliced strawberries and topping with melted chocolate and whipped cream. Very yummy!


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