These über fluffy German pancakes are made with a great portion of protein-packed quark. They’re great smothered in apple sauce and more quark!

Quark Pfannkuchen

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These pancakes have it all: the texture is like eating clouds; the flavor hints at Käsekuchen; the recipe is super fast and easy to make; and with 31 grams of protein per serving thanks to Wünder Creamery Quark, they keep you full and satisfied for hours unlike other sugar-packed pancake breakfasts. So dig in, make another batch, dig in again and maybe share that time. 😉 If you have not yet tried Wünder Creamery Quark, it’s about time. Order all the quark you want and take 15 percent off your purchase by using code SOPHIE15 at checkout. Their quark is the closest to German quark I have been able to find in the US. Creamy, non-tart and delicious, just as quark should be. I also love their flavored quark as they’re just barely sweet, especially the coffee flavor.

If you’re wanting to enjoy these pancakes as Germans would, I would also make the super simple and quick, spiced apple sauce that I smothered my pancakes in. It comes together in a matter of 15 minutes including the chopping, coring and dicing. I would suggest an immersion blender (absolutely love mine), which makes things quick and easier to clean up. I used Gala apples in my recipe and just a touch of brown sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. After partially pureeing the apples (I like my apple sauce chunky), I added just a touch of warming vanilla. JUST LECKER!

Finally, finish your stack of pancakes with a spoonful of quark on top. It’s the only right way to eat these. So good and will make them again and again! Guten Appetit! Scroll on down for the recipe, now in printable version.

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Quark Pfannkuchen: German Quark Pancakes

These über fluffy German pancakes are made with a great portion of protein-packed quark. They're great smothered in apple sauce and more quark!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: German
Keyword: German pancake recipe, German pancakes with quark, German quark pancakes, healthy German pancakes recipe, pancake recipe with quark, protein-packed German pancakes, quark pancake recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 572kcal


Quark Pfannkuchen

Apple Cinnamon Sauce


Quark Pancakes

  • Whisk together all ingredients and set aside for 5 minutes. Cook pancakes on medium heat (350 degrees Fahrenheit on griddle) for a couple of minutes on each side. Makes about 16 small pancakes.

Apple Sauce

  • Peel, core and chop apples into medium sized pieces. Immeditely toss in the lemon juice.
  • Combine with water, spices, salt and syrup in a medium sized pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir, cover with a lid, and cook on medium for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and puree to your liking (I use an immersion blender and I like some chunks, so I didn't puree all of my apples).
  • Add vanilla and stir. Serve warm or cold with the pancakes and lastly top with more quark.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 4mg

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