Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

One of our favorite Saturday morning activities is to go out to breakfast.  Portland is breakfast town!  There are so many amazing restaurants that serve breakfast around here and it is not unusual to see lines out the door!

Last weekend, on the recommendation of two friends, we went to  Meriwethers in NW Portland.  It was delicious.  I ordered their Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby Pancake which was made with cinnamon apples.  During the whole meal, my accountant, left brain husband was thinking about how we could make it at home for so much cheaper (it was a bit spendy at $13.00.)

So guess what we had for breakfast Sunday morning?  An apple dutch baby skillet pancake made by my husband (with a little supervision by me)

We used our cast iron frying pan just like the restaurant (although theirs was an individual serving size.)  I love my cast iron pan and cook in it all the time.  I actually have three of them.  That is what happens when you are married to a former Scoutmaster!

We had some Gala apples on hand and they worked perfect.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

So I couldn’t help myself but when Jim’s back was turned I did rearrange the apples just a bit to make them look a little prettier and neater.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Next, he mixed up the egg mixture and poured it in.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Then it is topped with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  Yum!

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Then you just pop it in the oven and wait, with your mouth watering.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

I love how it puffs up around the edges.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

I have to say I liked my husband’s version better.  It was not as thick and custardy as the one at the restaurant which I preferred given my texture issues.  The restaurant served it with a lemon crema which was wonderful but we found our version was so delicious it didn’t need anything.  I did add a sprinkling of powdered sugar to my piece, but really, it didn’t need it.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 3 medium size Gala apples, sliced thinly
  • ¾ C flour
  • ¾ C milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 eggs
Cinnamon Topping:
  • ½ C sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place butter into cast iron frying pan and place in the oven to melt butter.
  3. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk and eggs.
  4. Place the sliced apples into the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter. Pour egg mixture over apples.
  5. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the egg mixture evenly.
  6. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    This looks delicious! My two year old is obsessed with all things apple. (Your apple strudel muffins are her favorite!) We are definitely going to be making these this weekend. But one question – what % fat milk did you use? Do you think the flavor will be affected if we don’t use whole milk?

  2. Jeanine says

    This looks so good. My question is. I do not have cast Iron skillet. Do you think it would bake in a regular glass or metal pan? Would that differ the baking time? thanks love your blog.

    • says

      When we have made just plan old Dutch Baby before we used our 9 x 13 glass pan and don’t think it effected the baking time. You just want it nice and golden brown.

  3. LIsa says

    “So I couldn’t help myself but when Jim’s back was turned I did rearrange the apples just a bit to make them look a little prettier and neater.”

    Thanks for the giggle…

  4. says

    This could not be easier! And it looks delicious!!! I have been making dutch babies for years, and have added fruit on top, but not in. I will definitely be trying it your way! I love going out to a good breakfast. It is wonderful to get some new breakfast recipes. Thanks!!! Blessings!

  5. Lisa says

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for another great recipe! I have so many of your recipes printed out and in my binder.

  6. says

    I don’t mean this as a plug for my PC biz LOL. I make make my dutchbaby is my stoneware round pan. I preheat the stoneware and bake it right in the oven. Thye come out almost like an apple souffle. GOOD!

  7. April says

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My family and I have made this several times for a fun breakfast. I plan to use fresh peaches tomorrow. Best quote from my 3 year old: “Daddy, come on down for breakfast. Mommy is making babies.” (dutch babies that is) Thanks again!

  8. says

    What size cast iron did you use?
    This looks so yummy. I pinned it a long time ago and just ran across it reorganizing my pins. Just in time for apple season :). I’m also excited it has so little flour and I can inexpensively make it gluten free. Thanks!

  9. Angie S says

    Made this for our New Years breakfast this morning using Honey Crisp apples and a Bosc pear I had laying around- AMAZING!! Thank you!

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