Dutch Baby German Pancake – Delicious pancake that bakes up perfectly in the the skillet. Enough to share with the family. Top with fresh fruit, syrup, powdered sugar or whipped cream.
Dutch babies are my new breakfast thing. Shh. Don’t tell my regular smoothie or my latest Nutella parfait. They just may get a little bit jealous.
I’ve been noticing dutch babies all over the place and never cared much about trying them. You see I’m not much of a pancake girl. I know there’s lots of pancake lovers out there and you probably want to bite my head off right now. I’m sorry. But I’m just gonna say it. They’re usually boring.
I know you can add things to make them fun like blueberries, peanut butter or chocolate chips. But I’d rather add blueberries, peanut butter or chocolate chips to my cookies or muffins.
So a friend told me that she makes a dutch baby for her family and they really enjoy it. I figured I had to give it a go. Well, new love. Step aside smoothies. There’s a new plate in town. And she’s golden and gorgeous and baked to perfection.
OK. Maybe that’s a wee bit over the top. But I do love these things. They complete a lazy Saturday morning for me.
Now, I have to tell you only 3 out of the 5 of us gave this rave reviews. The other 2. Well….they’re just losers. More for us. You wanna come over next Saturday and help us eat one?
I’m just teasing. I love everyone in my family to the moon and back and they all know it. But golly I will not fall apart in tears just because there’s more Dutch baby for me.
I’m so glad I decided to try something new once again.
Do you like to try new things? Do you have a usual breakfast on the weekends?
Love and blessings,
- 9 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter
- powdered sugar honey, maple syrup, fresh fruit for serving
- Heat the oven to 450°F. Place a large, seasoned cast iron skillet in the oven as it preheats.
- Combine eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined and batter is light. Stir in flour mixture cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk until the batter is thoroughly moistened and slightly lumpy, (do not overmix).
- Use an oven mitt to remove the skillet from the oven. Add butter. Tilt pan to coat the sides and bottom evenly.
- Pour the batter into the skillet and bake in the oven until puffed and golden brown on the sides, about 20-25 minutes. Remove the pancake from the oven and serve immediately with fresh fruit, honey, maple syrup or powdered sugar.
Adapted from: Chow
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
I have a love/hate relationship with the dutch baby. I made it a couple years back for a little brunch my wife and I hosted. The dutch baby tasted great and everyone absolutely loved it… the only problem was that after I safely took the blazing hot skillet out of the oven and put it on the stovetop to cool slightly, I then bare-handed the thing to go and plate it and got a crazy painful burn across my entire hand. I’ve obviously yet to make a dutch baby again, haha. But you are right… these things are so delicious and I think I need to give it another go!
Aww Chris. That’s horrible! That’s my greatest fear too in using my skillet. However, I have come across these awesome little heat proof handle mitts online that I just may go ahead and purchase. 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I have never tried a dutch baby but it certainly looks interesting! I also like the idea of lazy!
Thanks Julianne. I hope you give it a try!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Look at this fancy, schmancy breakfast! I can’t wait to try!
Thanks Natalie. It’s really not fancy. Down to earth and easy but shh….don’t tell your guests that. 🙂
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen says
I grew up on German Pancakes! This looks beautiful!
Thanks Chandra! Glad you stopped by. 🙂
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Look great! I haven’t had German pancakes in such a long time. Too long!
Erin | The Law Student's Wife says
Dutch babies are so light and lovely! I do love traditional pancakes too, but there’s something fun about being able to pull the whole thing out of the oven at once. I can see why your smoothies are jealous 🙂
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Yes – yes I will come over and help yall eat one of these!
I have seen Dutch babies on a few blogs but have never made or had one myself – Melanie I am fascinated by them – I guess I need to make one stat – unless that invite is still valid 😉
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
I’ve never made this, nor tried it, but now it’s all I can think about!!!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I need these delicious pancakes in my life, they look incredible and oh so light!
Christine @ Cooking with Cakes says
oh my god I haven’t had German pancakes in so long!! This really brings back memories, great recipe Mel!
Allie | Baking a Moment says
I have never tried a dutch baby before! I’m thinking that should change though, after reading this! I love the way you styled this post, Melanie, and the dutch baby looks so tempting!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
My husband is OBSESSED with German pancakes! I need to make them for him more often 🙂
I have yet to try one, but want to so bad. Delicious recipe and photos.
I’m a huge pancake fan. They are probably my favorite breakfast food. I’ve never made German Pancakes, but I will have to soon. You’ve sold me on them 🙂
I hope you like them Christin. I certainly think they’re tasty!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
My breakfast weekends use to be pancakes hehehe I love them too much. Or french toast, which is my new latest obsession. I love both! I think I’d adore to try this Dutch baby so soon though. It looks fantastic! <3
Ok, these are totally happening in my house!! 🙂 Your Dutch baby looks so lovely!!