best dutch baby pancake
The BEST Dutch baby pancake recipe you’ll find! It’s a simple recipe made with just a few ingredients. Put in a hot oven and watch it rise!
When I posted this dutch baby pancake, it was like it went viral! I mean so many asked me for the recipe. So, here you go. The dutch baby pancake recipe!
This recipe is uber simple. And, if you Google recipes for dutch babies, you’ll find they’re all pretty much the same. But, I’m telling you this is the BEST Dutch baby pancake recipe.
Now this dutch baby pancake was made at high altitude, and I kind of thought that elevation helped make this pancake rise. However, I remade it in another skillet, this time a cast iron skillet, about 10″ diameter, and it didn’t rise as high. While I’m no food scientist, I’m thinking the smaller skillet (about 8″ diameter and enamelware) that you see here in the pictures may have contributed to the rise. I mean the dutch baby had no place to go but UP!
When I returned to sea level, I made the Dutch pancake recipe again, and, it didn’t disappoint. Didn’t rise as high as it did in the Rockies, but still a winner.
Breakfast Pancake Ideas
Pancakes! Or maybe you’re talking variations thereof–waffles, flapjacks, hot cake, griddle cake. I mean who doesn’t get excited to eat cake for breakfast. And, I’m talking hot cakes with warm syrup. This Dutch Baby Pancake is simply a twist on great breakfast pancake ideas.
Dutch Baby Pancake
According to Wikipedia, yes, the ultimate quick source to finding information, says this about dutch baby pancakes:
While these pancakes are derived from the German pancake dish, it is said that the name Dutch baby was coined by one of Victor Manca’s daughters, where “Dutch” perhaps was her corruption of the German autonym deutsch. Manca’s Cafe claimed that it owned the trademark for Dutch babies in 1942.
My plans are to make dutch babies, as in plural. I’m going to use a very large, Barney Rubble style, muffin tin and make individual babies. Honestly, I don’t think there’s any way one person could eat the skillet size dutch baby. However, my 4 and 6 year-old grandsons literally ate all but one small slice of this dutch baby that you see!
Regardless of what you call these glorious cakes that are eaten for breakfast, Dutch babies are on the short list for my grandkids. You can make them large in a single pan. Or you can use something like smaller skillets or ramekins and bake individual dutch babies. I guarantee with this easy recipe you’ll have them begging for more!
Hey, here’s another simple tasty quick recipe for kiddos! Blueberry Street Roll-Ups! Check out the roll! xoxo ~ally
dutch baby pancake
The BEST Dutch baby pancake recipe you'll find! It's a simple recipe made with just a few ingredients. Put in a hot oven and watch it rise!
- Preheat oven to 425
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 4 Tbl. butter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender jar and blend until smooth. Batter may also be mixed by hand.
- Put the skillet on a medium high blaze. Let it get hot. Add the butter and let it melt. Careful not to let it burn.
- Add the batter to the pan, return pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden.
- Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake about five minutes longer.
- Remove pancake from oven, cut into wedges and serve at once topped with syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar
GARNISHES: Syrup, preserves, confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar, almonds, ricotta, mascarpone, pineapples, peaches, fresh blueberries, strawberries, etc.
I made it about a 1/3 larger as my cast iron skillet is VERY large. It came out perfect. We topped it with lemon curd, berries and warm maple syrup. It was wonderful. I did swap cinnamon for the nutmeg as I’m not a nutmeg fan. This is a keeper recipe 😋
Melanie!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, I wish there was a pix for me to see! Isn’t it just so much fun to watch your ‘Dutch Baby’ birth! ha ha! Love the curd, berries and warm maple syrup! Yes, it’s a keeper recipe in our home, too, luv! Thanks so much for letting me know. Means a lot xoxx ally
Ally, this is very similar to the popovers….by Fanny Farmer.
Looks so good.
YES! It is, Maya! I do think I could use the same recipe in my popover pan. The kids so love these Dutch babies! xoxx
Ally, I LOVE this! I’ve never heard of a Dutch Baby before, but it’s so intriguing. I’m planning on making it – can’t wait! xoxo
Shea! You’ll slay this Dutch Baby! Add a little more sugar if you want it sweeter. Of course. Syrup does that. Once you remove from oven, it will kinda “deflate”. My grandkids L9VED ot!!xox ally
This is a basic popover recipe baked in one big pan. If you are making individual babies, you are making popovers. This is best as they don’t deflate. Yummmmmmy
Hi, Linda! Ya know, I never thought of it that way! Thank you! I’m gonna now try this Dutch Baby recipe in my popover pan. Thank you, luv! Hope to see you real soon back here! xoxx ally
That’s a beautiful dutch baby and I’d love it with a drizzle of warm honey!
I can do that, dear Julie! Thank you luv! Xox ally