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.
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.
Next, he mixed up the egg mixture and poured it in.
Then it is topped with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Yum!
Then you just pop it in the oven and wait, with your mouth watering.
I love how it puffs up around the edges.
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.
A tastier and less expensive version! Perfect.
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 3 medium size Gala apples, sliced thinly
- 3/4 C flour
- 3/4 C milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Place butter into cast iron frying pan and place in the oven to melt butter.
- In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk and eggs.
- Place the sliced apples into the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter. Pour egg mixture over apples.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the egg mixture evenly.
- Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.