Looking for the perfect recipe to serve for a special breakfast or brunch? I have it right here! The Dutch Baby (also known as the German Pancake) is delightfully sophisticated-looking, warm and comforting, not too sweet, and is so quick and easy, you may never want anything else for breakfast (or supper) again!


This grown-up version of the pancake is known by several different names: Dutch Baby (the original version was actually three small, individual Dutch Babies), German Pancake, Bismark, or Dutch Puff. No two will ever look alike, and there are many different variations of the recipe, but they will all usually consist of eggs, flour, and milk, and are generally seasoned with vanilla and cinnamon.

The girls and I came across the recipe a few weeks ago, and after some adjustments to suit our tastes, is now a much-requested staple in our weekly meals. It’s fun to make, and it’s delicious to eat!

The most fun and amazing part is watching the pancake puff up while it bakes. It gets really tall, but does deflate a bit once it is removed from the oven and starts to cool. We think it is best served with a light dusting of powdered sugar, and a quick drizzle of maple syrup. Oh yeah.

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Apple Dutch Baby

1 med to large apple (I prefer Pink Lady or Honeycrisp)
3 Tbsp sugar (divided)
1 tsp cinnamon (divided)
2 Tbsp butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Maple syrup
(Chopped pecans would also be great as a topping!) 

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Peel and quarter the apple, then trim away the core. Thinly slice the quarters.

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Add the apple slices and toss until they’re well coated.

Slice the butter into two equal (1 Tbsp) pieces, and place them in a 9-in glass pie pan or ovenproof skillet. Put the pan in the oven until the butter melts, about 2 minutes. Remove, then swirl the pan to coat its’ surface with the melted butter.

Evenly spread the apples in the bottom of the pan. Bake until the apples have softened slightly and the butter is bubbling and beginning to brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.
While the apples are baking, combine eggs, milk, flour, salt, vanilla, and the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a blender. Blend the ingredients on medium speed until they’re well mixed and frothy, about 1 minute.
Carefully remove pan from the oven. Pour the batter over the apples, then bake the pancake until it’s puffy and golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly on a wire rack. (Note: pancake will deflate quite a bit.) Dust the pancake with confectioner’s sugar, and cut into wedges to serve. Drizzle maple syrup over pancake just before serving. Inhale deeply and enjoy!
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8 Responses to Apple Dutch Baby

  1. Just ate a way too big dinner but this I could make some room for right now! Looks delish – must try asap :)

  2. Gaby says:

    It looks amazing, Rachel. You are going to be my downfall, I can tell :) So nice to have met you today!

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you, Gaby! It was wonderful getting to meet you as well! You are a wonderful lady with a very sweet spirit and a lot of wisdom. So glad to meet the person, and not just the profile picture! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Katrina says:

    All I have to say about this is, YUM. Oh wait, and one more thing . . .the pictures are amazing!! :)

    • Rachel says:

      Thanks, Katrina. :) This recipe did taste pretty good. But, maple syrup poured over just about anything tastes good, right? So glad to get to meet you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Amy Sullivan says:

    So fun meeting you, and can I say I like you even more because you wore neon orange shorts? Yep, such a sassy thang.

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you, Amy. :) I’m thinking that I will be forever remembered as the “girl in the orange shorts.” haha I don’t mind taking a few fashion risks, I guess. :) Loved getting to meet you – hope we can connect again soon. It’s so great to get to encourage and challenge one another as we all work through this crazy, awesome thing called blogging! Your blog looks great, by the way. Keep up the good work! God bless you and your sweet family! Have a great weekend!

  5. Twist Snag says:

    Just started reading your blog and like your style. This post caught my attention as I live in the land of the dutch and they for sure are crazy about apple cake.

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