If you love to twist the traditional, you’ve got to try an Easy German Baby Pancake! This delicious pancake is baked in the oven and has a unique texture that’s crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
When it comes to pancakes, it’s all about the perfect combination of light and fluffy texture, and delicious, buttery flavor. This recipe delivers both, thanks to the use of simple ingredients like flour, milk, and eggs, as well as a touch of sweetness from sugar and vanilla extract. These German Baby Pancakes deliver a soft, eggy middle with a crisp edge and full on delicious flavor throughout. The dusting of powdered sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this easy breakfast dish.
The key to making a perfect baby Dutch pancake is to use a cast-iron skillet or oven-safe pan and heat it in the oven before pouring in the batter. This will ensure that the pancake rises to be nice and fluffy, and gets all crispy on the edges. I can’t wait for you to try this delicious, buttery pancake!
Table of Contents
- Eggs: The key ingredient in any pancake recipe, eggs help to bind the batter together and give the pancake a fluffy texture, use large size eggs for this dutch pancake recipe.
- Flour: All-purpose flour is used in this recipe for structure and volume.
- Milk: 2% or whole milk adds moisture and richness, and helps to create a smooth batter.
- Sugar: A touch of sugar adds sweetness to the German pancake, balancing out the other flavors.
- Salt: Fine salt is added to enhance the flavor of this breakfast and bring out the sweetness.
- Vanilla extract: This optional ingredient adds a hint of warmth and flavor, use liquid or dry vanilla.
- Unsalted butter: Butter is melted and added to the batter to give this easy German pancake a rich, buttery flavor.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
How to make a German Baby Pancake (Dutch Baby)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 F and place a cast iron skillet in the oven. Allow the skillet to preheat for about 10 minutes to ensure it is hot enough.
Step 2: While the skillet is heating up, add the following ingredients to a blender: eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Blend on high speed for about 40 seconds, or until the batter is smooth.
Step 3: Once the skillet is hot, carefully remove it from the oven using oven mitts. Add butter to the skillet to coat the bottom of the skillet. The butter will sizzle as it melts.
Step 4: Pour the batter into the skillet and place it back in the oven. Bake for about 18 minutes or until the pancake is golden around the edges.
Step 5: When the pancake is done, remove the skillet from the oven.
Optional but recommended toppings: Dust with powdered sugar and serve with fresh berries!
- Easiest when you blend all ingredients in a blender, I use this Vitamix blender, but you can use any.
- Be sure to use room temperature ingredients for the batter to ensure that it blends well and creates a smooth consistency.
- Preheating your pan in the oven before adding the batter is crucial for getting a perfectly cooked pancake.
- You can add any toppings on top whether it’s chocolate chips, a dusting of cinnamon, maples syrup, sweetened condensed milk, Nutella or sticking with any fresh fruit you have.
- The pancake comes out fluffy and big from the oven, but will deflate within two minute , don’t freak out, this is normal.
Dutch pancake is best eaten right away and not recommended to store. If needed, store in the fridge covered.
Yes, you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just be sure to bring it to room temperature before baking.
es, you can add toppings like fresh fruit, whipped cream, or syrup. You can also add savory toppings like bacon and cheese for a delicious brunch option.
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cast iron skillet
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup milk, at room temperature
- 2 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 425F and place a cast iron skillet in the oven. Allow the skillet to preheat for about 10 minutes to ensure it is hot enough.
While the skillet is heating up, add the following ingredients to a blender: eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Blend on high speed for about 40 seconds until the batter is smooth.3 eggs,, ½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup milk,, 2 tsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract
Once the skillet is hot, carefully remove it from the oven using oven mitt. Add butter to the skillet to coat the bottom of the skillet. Butter will sizzle as it melts.3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Pour the batter into the skillet and place it back into the oven. Bake for about 18 minutes or until the pancake is golden around the edges.
- When the pancake is done, remove the skillet from the oven. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with berries.