This delicious Apple Dutch Baby is a delicious flavor twist on the traditional dutch baby pancake. So good you will almost feel guilty eating it for breakfast!
Dutch Baby Pancake
One of our family’s favorite things to make for breakfast or for dinner is a Dutch Baby Pancake. In fact, my husband is usually the dutch baby pancake maker at our house. It’s one of the 2 or 3 things on his cooking repertoire!!
There is a restaurant in Portland that makes an Apple Dutch Baby Pancake and it was fabulous. But during the whole meal my accountant husband was thinking about how we could make it at home for so much cheaper than $13.00. So breakfast that next Sunday morning, he made us one!
- Apples. Our favorite is a Gala, Honey Crisp or a Granny Smith. it’s fun to use a combination of different color apples too.
- Flour. All purpose flour but gluten free flour also works.
- Milk. We use 2 percent but you can also use almond milk if you prefer.
- Baking Powder
- Cinnamon. Use a cinnamon sugar mixture to sprinkle on top
How to Make Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
- Melt your butter in your pan. Place the butter in the pan and then put it in the oven as the oven preheats. Pull the pan out as soon as butter is melted and before it starts to brown or burn.
- Slice the apples and lay them in the bottom of the pan. I used two medium size apples. I left the peel on but you could peel them if you prefer.
- Mix up your egg mixture. You whisk the ingredients together or use a blender. Pour gently over the top as you don’t want to dislodge the pretty arrangement of apples.
- Sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake 400 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes. If you prefer it less sweet, use less cinnamon sugar on top.
I love how it puffs up around the edges.
I am proud to say I liked our apple dutch baby recipe better than the one we had at the restaurant! I just added a sprinkling of powdered sugar to make it a little prettier.
Can I use other fruit in a Dutch Baby Pancake?
Absolutely, I have used a combination of different berries such as raspberry, blueberry and marionberry and it has been delicious. I think it would also work well with peaches. Let me know what fruit you try!
Frequently Asked Questions
Instead of a cast iron pan you can also use a 9 x 13 glass baking dish, your pancake will just be a bit thinner but it works great.
I think it is best served, warm and fresh out of the oven but leftovers do reheat well.
Try some more of our favorite recipes:
Apple Dutch Baby
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2-3 Gala apples sliced thinly
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup 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 a 12″ 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.
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Originally posted Jan. 26, 2011