Big Dutch Baby Pancakes

Big Dutch Babies

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big dutch baby puff pancake Growing up, Big Dutch Babies (also called a German Pancake) were a Christmas morning treat. Sometime in my teen years, my sister figured they didn’t need to be just for then, and we started having more regularly. Now, we embrace them as an almost weekly breakfast. They’re full of healthy fats and eggs. If we don’t have butter, milk, eggs and flour, we’ve got bigger issues than not being able to make these for breakfast! They reheat very well, so do yourself a favour and double what you need so tomorrow you can just warm it up!

I’m going to give you two different sets of measurements, but they both have the same method.

We enjoy it with maple syrup, but my sister likes to warm applesauce and honey together to serve on hers. You pick!

Big Dutch Baby Pancakes

Big Dutch Baby Pancakes
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4.95 from 19 votes

Big Dutch Babies in a 9x13 Casserole Dish

Growing up, Big Dutch Babies (also called a German Pancake) were a Christmas morning treat. They're full of healthy fats and eggs and reheat very well. We enjoy it with maple syrup, but my sister likes to warm applesauce and honey together to serve on hers.
 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Put the butter in your chosen pan, and put it in the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F. 
  • In a blender (or a bowl with whisk) blend eggs, flour and milk.
  • When the oven comes up to temperature, take the pan out, swirl the butter around a bit, then pour the batter in.
  • Return pan to oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until nicely golden and puffed!

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal
Big Dutch Baby Pancakes
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4.89 from 9 votes

Big Dutch Babies in a 10" Cast Iron Pan

Growing up, Big Dutch Babies (also called a German Pancake) were a Christmas morning treat. They're full of healthy fats and eggs and reheat very well. We enjoy it with maple syrup, but my sister likes to warm applesauce and honey together to serve on hers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • Put the butter in your chosen pan, and put it in the oven.  
  • In a blender (or bowl with whisk) blend eggs, flour and milk.
  • When the oven is preheated remove the pan, swirl the butter around a bit, then pour the batter in.
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until nicely golden and puffed!

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal

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37 thoughts on “Big Dutch Babies

    1. Love this for a quick and yummy breakfast. I make it gluten free with whatever GF flour blend I have on hand with great results.

  1. I had never heard of this until last weekend when I saw your recipe on Instagram. I made it for breakfast last Saturday and it was such a hit that we’re having it again this morning. My kids loved it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. We make these Dutch babies at least once a week. The kids love it, my husband loves it and it’s super fast and easy to make up before school.

  3. I like the concept of this, and it turned out really pretty looking, but we didn’t like how thick it is. My kids prefer regular pancakes (which are much for time consuming!)

  4. First time making Dutch babies. Easy to follow recipe and it came out just like the picture! Definitely added this one to my saved pile

  5. I made this over the summer and I love it but my children thought it was weird and wouldn’t try it until I put chocolate on it.

    1. It’s hard to find a recipe all six of my kids will devour without complaining. However this was check the all the boxes and leave them full for a while. It’s easy to make and totally customizable to your likes and taste. Do yourself a favor and make one this weekend. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

  6. I had never heard of a Dutch baby before seeing your stories! Now they are requested regularly. So much easier than pancakes!!

  7. This is one of the most fun, easy and impressive recipes to make. I often half it in an 8×8 pan. I love it because I can mix it up in no time, stick it in the oven, go get my shower and get dressed. By the time I am done, it is done, I can pull it out and serve my kiddos a healthy, yummy, filling breakfast.

  8. LOVE the big pan recipe.
    Comes out perfect every time (which is at least once a week!).
    I have put frozen berries on top before popping it in the oven. But right now, the favourite for my crew is thinly sliced ham and grated cheese throw on before baking.
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  9. During egg surplus season, I make this once a week. I increase the recipe a bit
    1/4 butter
    1.5 c flour
    1.5 c milk
    This makes a 13×9 pan and feeds 5 big appetites.
    We put powdered sugar or whipped cream on it, and have also put chocolate chips or blueberries in it – delicious and so easy.

  10. My family LOVE these and often ask for seconds! Great easy breakfast, or lunch, served with fresh berries, powdered sugar, and local maple syrup. (My daughter likes to add sprinkles too, because she’s fancy…and 3 haha). They are also a great protein option!

  11. All four of my kids request this often for breakfast. I top it with my home canned blueberry jam and dust it with a little powdered sugar and it’s a huge hit!

  12. I love this recipe! We call it Dutch pancake, and it is so easy. My whole family likes it, even my three picky boys. We usually top it with my parent’s homemade maple syrup, but we have also used applesauce or jelly. My husband suggested adding cinnamon and sugar, and it was great; I call it the French toast version. I would like to try making a savory version sometime.

  13. I am notoriously bad at making breakfast. My go to is fried eggs. This recipe looked simple enough so I thought I’d give it a whirl. It was so easy and turned out great! We topped it with the honey butter pancake syrup and it was magnificent

  14. This is a staple in our house. At least once a week we are making this. We never have enough either. One of my all time favorite foods!!! I also can easily make it GF by using GF 1 to 1 flour!

  15. Love this for a quick hands free supper, especially when I want a no sugar supper! My husband even likes it made with savoury toppings, one time he did a taco Dutch baby ?

  16. We all love this! So simple, uses easy ingredients that I always have on hand, and works great with sprouted einkorn flour!

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