What is a Dutch Baby Pancake?
Dutch baby is an eggy and fluffy popover pancake made in a cast-iron skillet. It’s also called German pancake but this is actually an American recipe.
It’s made with a simple batter and it’s great any time of the day: breakfast, brunch, lunch, or as a dessert.
How to Make a Dutch Baby?
This recipe takes only 5 minutes active time, with 5 basic ingredients in the batter:
- All-purpose flour
- Whole milk
- Unsalted butter
First, you add all the ingredients above in a blender. Blend it for 20 seconds or until all the ingredients are well combined and you have a smooth and runny batter.
Some recipes call for resting time of the batter, but you don’t have to with my quick, easy and fail-proof recipe.
Pour the batter into a super hot cast-iron skillet and bake in the oven on high heat at 450F. Magic happens in the oven as the batter starts to rise and puff up all around into a puffy, fluffy and airy pancake.
This recipe is the best because it has the perfect ratio of the key ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup full milk. This recipe guarantees that you will have fail-proof Dutch baby that doesn’t deflate after it’s out of the oven.
The edges remain tall and puffed up while the inside of the pancake is light and airy. The color is an inviting deep golden brown and looks absolutely mouthwatering!
To serve, you can add berries to the pancake. Dust generously with powdered sugar. Cut the Dutch Baby into slices and serve warm with maple syrup. This recipe is good for 4 people.
Can I Bake Dutch Baby with a 9×13 Pan?
If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, you can certainly use a 9×13 pan. Just follow the recipe exactly and use the rectangle pan to make the pancake.
Dutch Baby vs. German Pancake
German pancake is lower in carb and calories, with fewer ingredients in the batter recipe. Check out my German Pancake recipe.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This pancake is only 298 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This pancake is best served as a breakfast or brunch. For a wholesome and healthy breakfast/brunch, I recommend the following recipes.
Pairs well with:
Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe
Dutch Baby Pancake - easy and fail-proof Dutch Baby Pancake recipe that calls for only 5 basic ingredients and takes only 5 minutes active time to prep.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (1/2 stick)
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, for dusting
- 1/2 cups mixed berries ((bluerries and raspberries)
- maple syrup
1Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2In a blender, combine the flour, eggs, milk, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and blend until smooth with no lumps, 20 seconds.
3In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter over high heat until foamy. Add the batter and immediately put the skillet in the oven. Bake until the pancake is deep golden brown in color and puffed up on the edges, about 18 minutes.
4Remove from the oven, add the mixed berries in the center of the pancake and dust with powdered sugar. Slice into pieces and pour maple syrup over. Serve warm.
Recipe Source: Cravings by Chrissy Teigan.
I used blueberries and raspberries. You may also use blackberries and strawberries.