Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

Dutch baby pancakes are better known as a grown-up version of traditional flapjacks. This easy to make recipe contains items from the pantry and takes only minutes to put together. Enjoy it!

dutch baby pancake recipe

Raising poultry comes with benefit, for example, perfectly perfect eggs.

However, receiving fresh eggs daily often presents a struggle. How the heck does on utilize 5 dozen a week? By being creative, of course! For example, when making Dutch baby pancakes. This particular type of pancake is about to rock your world; forget about flapjacks, Dutch baby pancakes are the way to go!

What is a Dutch Baby Pancake?

Long story short, a Dutch baby is a less dense version of the traditional recipe made from eggs, flour, and a few other ingredients, baked in a hot skillet. It is generally made in a cast iron skillet though any type of nonstick oven safe pan will work.

The overall flavor is similar to a crepe, light and airy like an egg popover, with a bit of crispy goodness along the outer edge. Unlike traditional pancakes it has a slightly egg-y flavor and is much thinner in size.

Though this version of a ‘pancake’ is thin don’t let that fool you. Dutch baby pancakes are hardy, especially once partnered with other breakfast items. Let’s say, something like maple brown sugar bacon. Why bacon? Because everything is better with bacon.

How to serve Dutch Baby Pancakes

Outside of consuming Dutch baby pancakes straight from the skillet, which is not a bad thing, feel free to add toppings:

  • fresh or sauteed berries, apples, or stone fruit
  • jams or preserves, like this raspberry-jalapeno jam
  • peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • ice-cream (no shame here)
  • maple syrup

For something a little different, fruit can be added to the skillet prior to adding the batter. By all means, grab a jar of home preserved pie filling! On the other hand, fresh berries is also an excellent option. But, if you’d like to keep it simple, a dusting of powdered sugar will do just fine.

dutch baby pancake recipe

Dutch Baby Pancake Ingredients

The ingredient list contains items which are used daily in homecooking, requiring no special trip to the market to grab an item at the last minute.  Enjoy the simplicity of cast iron skillet cooking when making Dutch baby pancakes.

This recipe can be doubled, make sure to utilize two separate skillets if a larger batch is made.

2 large eggs (duck or chicken)

1/2 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 cup of whole milk

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extra

2 tablespoons salted butter

Dutch Baby Pancake Instructions
  1. Using a blender, food processor, or stand mixer add eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  2. Blend or 10 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom, mixing for another 5 minutes. The batter will be liquidy in texture, and may have a few small lumps of flour.
  3. Rest the batter for 15 to 25 minutes, allowing the flour to absorb the liquid.
  4. Next, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cast iron skillet (or any oven safe pan) onto middle shelf of the oven to preheat.
  5. Once the oven has preheated remove skillet and add butter. Making sure the butter thoroughly coats the bottom and sides of the skillet.
  6. Pour the batter into the hot skillet, ensuring the batter spreads evenly across the bottom. Return skillet to the oven.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The Dutch baby is done cooking once it is puffed, lightly brown on top and crispy brown along the sides.
Print the recipe: Homemade Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch baby pancakes are better known as a grown-up version of traditional pancakes. This easy to make recipe contains basic everyday ingredients from the pantry and takes only minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Resting time25 mins
Total Time33 mins
Keyword: dutch baby pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 farm fresh Eggs duck or chicken
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup whole Milk or 2%
  • 2 tbsp organic granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp salted butter

Instructions

  • Using a blender, food processor, or stand mixer add eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. 
  • Blend for 10 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom, then mixing for another 5 minutes. The batter will be liquidy in texture, and may have a few lumps. That's okay!
  • Rest the batter to rest for 15 to 25 minutes allowing the flour to absorb the liquid.
  • Next, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cast iron skillet (or any oven safe pan) onto middle shelf to heat up.
  • Once the oven has preheated remove skillet and add butter. Making sure the butter thoroughly coats the bottom and sides of the skillet.
  • Pour the batter into the hot skillet making sure the batter coats the bottom of the skillet. Return cast iron skillet to the oven.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The Dutch baby is done cooking once it is puffed, lightly brown on top and is crispy and darker brown along the sides.

Another Pancake Recipe for You

Jill, of The Prairie Homestead, also has a non-traditional pancake recipe worth sharing. Her apple puff pancake recipe is to die for, and most definitely worth trying.

Be sure to checkout other recipes which call for the use of farm fresh eggs, like my easy to make egg custard pie!

dutch baby pancake recipe

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  1. Hi, I want to try the Dutch Baby Pancake recipe. I printed it out & realized it doesn’t say what size pan to use. Could you let me know? Thank you.

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