Dutch Baby Pancake

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Last weekend I hosted my mom and sister for a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend in Manhattan. My brother joined us for a Saturday morning breakfast at my place, which included our favorite Applegate Organic Chicken and Apple Sausage, iced lattes and the star of the show, the Dutch Baby. We actually took double Dutch to all new heights by baking up two of these eggy, puffed, part-pancake, part-crêpe creations.

The first one, made in a non-stick fry pan, was a total success. Light and airy, it was the perfect canvas for a slew of fresh berries, a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup. The second one, baked in a stainless steel fry pan, puffed up beautifully. But I couldn’t tell you how it tasted, seeing as it would have taken a cleaning solvent and a yet-to-be-invented tool to pry the pancake-slash-crepe from the pan. Lesson learned!

I was shocked at how simple this recipe was. With a blender and a non-stick skillet, two-thirds of the work is already done. Then it’s time to get creative when it comes to topping the crater of eggs and butter, which becomes a welcome resting spot for berries, sautéed apples, cinnamon and sugar, chocolate chips and more.


Dutch Baby Pancake

Up your breakfast or brunch game with this easy but impressive Dutch Baby Pancake recipe.
Author: Kelly Senyei
5 from 3 votes
Dutch Baby Pancake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar or maple syrup, for garnishing
  • Fresh berries, for garnishing


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Place the butter in a 12" oven-proof, non-stick skillet. Place the skillet into the oven until the butter melts.
  • Combine the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla and salt in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and swirl the melted butter around so it evenly coats the pan.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and return the skillet to the oven for 25 minutes, or until the Dutch Baby is puffed and golden brown.
  • Garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar or maple syrup and top with fresh berries, if desired.
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Calories: 448kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 284mg, Sodium: 135mg, Potassium: 262mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 855IU, Calcium: 147mg, Iron: 3.3mg


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  1. I’ve been using this recipe for a couple years and it is amazing. It tastes just like I remember my grandma making. It’s easy and it’s failproof!

  2. 5 stars
    Did the DUTCH BABY PANCAKES for dinner tonight. They came out fantastic. I did use a cast iron pan and the rise was great the color came out great… Thank you for posting this recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    This is the 5th dutch baby recipe I’ve tried and wow! It’s light, crisp on the edges and most of all I love the beautiful fluffy custard and that’s what was lacking with the other recipes I tried..Its absolutely delicious and my family begs me to make it now for a dessert..lol not just for breakfast! It’s so yummy.. Thank you for this amazing recipe! xo

  4. Funny, I have never heard of it.
    In Holland we have all sorts of pancakes, but this is the first time I have ever seen this recipe. It looks more like a superlarge ‘poffertje’ than a pancake. And a totally different recipe. I’m definitely going to try this one!

  5. I ate these as a child 60 years ago and still love them. I top them off with additional butter, fresh lemon and powdered sugar, roll them up with additional butter, pdr. sugar and lemon on the roll up! Decadent, delicious and divine……..

  6. Too ironic: I recently made one of these too (we really are long lost sisters!)… I call mine a breakfast popover and make it with sauteed apples and cinnamon (http://bit.ly/fK172g)

  7. Oh love to eat dutch babies! We like to sprinkle with sugar, or sometimes be more indulgent and use fresh strawberry jam. :)

    1. I love the idea of using strawberry jam! I am definitely going to try that next … or perhaps even a little Nutella. Thanks for the inspiration!