A Dutch Baby Pancake (or sometimes called German Pancakes) is light, airy, and sweet. Made with six simple ingredients, Dutch Babies are incredibly easy, just mix everything in a blender, bake for twenty minutes, and DONE. Top with fresh fruit, a dollop of whipped cream and a good drizzle of maple syrup…ah, beyond perfect!

Whenever I’m entertaining for breakfast or brunch, I love to serve a variety of sweet and savory options including sausage egg casserole, baked donuts, and this giant, fluffy Dutch Baby Pancake.

dutch baby pancake being drizzled with syrup

Get ready to bookmark this Dutch Baby Pancake recipe because I guarantee you’re going to want to whip this deliciousness up on a very regular basis! I’m a huge fan of breakfast food, and there is nothing better than a serving of sweet, delicious baked pancake when you wake up in the morning.

The Dutch Baby Pancake has always been a special treat in our house. My kiddos often request this for their birthday breakfast and it’s always on our holiday brunch menu. It’s a great option anytime you want to make an impressive breakfast the whole family will enjoy!

What is a Dutch Baby Pancake?

A Dutch Baby Pancake is a giant, fluffy popover pancake that’s baked in the oven. It’s also sometimes called a German pancake, puffed pancake or Dutch puff. The batter is a super simple mix of basic ingredients that gets mixed in a blender and baked in a skillet or pan. Once heated in the oven, it will start to puff around the edges, rising higher and higher until this “pancake” looks more like a popover. Once those edges turn golden and after about twenty minutes, it’s ready to enjoy.

Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

You only need 6 basic ingredients to make this easy Dutch Baby Pancake!

  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Vanilla

And it only takes about 5 minutes prep time for a delicious homemade puffy pancake!

ingredients needed for Dutch Baby Pancake or sometimes called German pancakes

How do you make a Dutch Baby Pancake?

This whole process could not be easier!

  1. Start by adding the butter to a baking dish. You could also use a cast-iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet. Place baking dish into your preheated oven to melt the butter.
  2. Meanwhile, add eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla into a blender. Blend the ingredients until the mixture is well combined. The batter should be smooth and runny.
  3. Pour pancake batter into the hot baking dish, over the melted butter and bake 20-25 minutes, or until pancake has lifted up and turned golden brown.
  4. Once cooked, remove from oven, dust with powdered sugar, and serve with whipped cream, maple syrup and fresh berries or any other favorite pancake toppings.
blending ingredients for dutch baby recipe in a blender

German Pancake Tips & Tricks

  • It is normal for the pancake to get really puffy while cooking, and then quickly deflate once it’s removed from the oven. Don’t be frustrated, this is exactly what’s supposed to happen!
  • Mix things up and try adding about a cup of fresh fruit over the top of the pancake batter, before it goes into the oven. The fruit will bake into the batter, and is so delicious!  Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches and apples are all great options. You can also sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter before it bakes.
  • If you prefer, you can use a large cast-iron skillet instead of a 9×13″ baking dish. Follow the recipe exactly and use the cast-iron skillet to make the pancake.
  • Another fun option is to make individual puffed pancakes! Simply mix the melted butter into the batter, then evenly divide the batter into a greased muffin pan.
dutch baby pancake in a large pan topped with berries and a dusting of powdered sugar

Toppings 

Serve your Dutch Baby Pancake the way you would normally serve pancakes! I typically dust the whole Dutch Baby with powdered sugar and then serve the slices with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh fruit and a drizzle of warm maple syrup. So good! Other topping options:

  • Nutella
  • Nut butter
  • Yogurt
  • Sliced almonds or chopped pecans
  • Shredded coconut
  • Jam or jelly

Serving Suggestions

This easy Dutch Baby Pancake recipe pairs well with a variety of breakfast sides. Below are some of my favorite sides to serve with Dutch Babies:

  • Hash browns or breakfast potatoes
  • Fresh fruit or fruit salad
  • Yogurt
  • Bacon, sausage, or ham
  • Eggs

Leftovers:

I find that this pancake is best served fresh from the oven. If you need to reheat it later, you can warm it in the oven or in a toaster oven at 300 degrees F.

German pancakes served with fruit and whipped cream on a white plate

I love that this Dutch Baby is perfectly rich, buttery and fluffy. So scrumptious! My kids request this breakfast treat all of the time, and I’m always happy to oblige. Sometimes we even enjoy this Dutch Baby for dinner with bacon or sausage and eggs. Breakfast for dinner is the best, especially when it’s a Dutch Baby!

Other Favorite Brunch Recipes

Easy Coffee Cake

Brioche French Toast

Strawberry Banana Muffins with Oat Streusel Topping

Best Buttermilk Pancakes 

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dutch baby pancake being drizzled with syrup
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Nutrition Facts
Dutch Baby Pancake (aka German Pancakes)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 168mg56%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 642IU13%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Dutch Baby Pancake (aka German Pancakes)
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 

A Dutch Baby Pancake (or sometimes called German Pancakes) is light, airy, and sweet. Made with six simple ingredients, Dutch Babies are incredibly easy, just mix everything in a blender, bake for twenty minutes, and DONE. Top with fresh fruit, a dollop of whipped cream and a good drizzle of maple syrup…ah, beyond perfect!

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: maple syrup, whipped cream, yogurt, almond or peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a glass 9x13" baking dish, add butter. Place dish into the oven to melt butter while the oven preheats. Keep a close eye on it, though, and remove from oven once it is melted (about 2 minutes).
  2. In a blender, combine eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla. Blend well, scrapping down sides of blender as needed.
  3. Pour pancake batter into the hot baking dish, over melted butter and bake 20-25 minutes, or until pancake has lifted up and turned golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven, cut, dust with powdered sugar and/or serve with maple syrup and fresh berries or any other favorite pancake toppings.

Recipe Notes

The Dutch Baby Pancake is best served fresh from the oven. If you need to reheat it later, you can warm it in the oven or in a toaster oven at 300 degrees F.

 

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Dutch Baby Pancake, German Pancakes

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