A delicious Dutch Baby Pancake is one of the most requested breakfast dishes at our house. And they aren’t just great for breakfast. We we love these puff up pancakes for dinner too!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Dutch Baby Pancake, or Puff Up Pancakes as we call it, is a standard at our house. If dad fixes breakfast, the majority of time it is this recipe. If dad fixes dinner, the majority of time it is this recipe! Are you seeing the trend? His cooking repertoire is a little limited, but what he does make is delicious.
Whenever the kids are home for a visit and I ask what they want for breakfast, Dutch Baby Pancake is at the top of the list.
What is a Dutch Baby Pancake?
I know there are lots of different names for Dutch Baby Pancake. Hootenannies, Oven pancakes, Pannekoeken, Oven Eggs, Puffy Pancakes, German pancakes, volcano pancakes, and even Rollercoasters. My neighbor who we shared with just called it delicious!
And what ever you want to call it, it is delicious and easy to make!
- Butter. I use salted butter if using unsalted butter add in a good pinch of salt.
- Milk. I use 2 percent because that is what I usually have in my fridge.
- Vanilla Extract
- Flour. I use unbleached all purpose flour
How to make a Dutch Baby Pancake
I always place my butter into the 9 x 13 pan and then place the pan into the oven as the oven preheats. By the time the oven is preheated, the butter is melted. Sometimes the butter is even a little browned which is even better. I love the flavor of browned butter.
I like to mix up my batter in the blender – no lumps that way. My husband just whisks it in a bowl.
Pour the batter right into the hot 9 x 13 with melted butter. As it bakes, it magically puffs up. Thus the name – Puff Up Pancake. You may have a different name for it at your house such as German Pancake or Volcano Pancake.
It will begin to fall a bit after you pull it out of the oven but no worries
Our favorite way to eat it at our house is with lemon juice squeezed over the top, covered in fresh strawberries (raspberries will do too!) and then with a sprinkling of powdered sugar! Yum!
What do you call it at your house?
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Dutch Baby Pancake
- 1/2 cup butter
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- Place butter in a9 x 13 pan. Place pan in oven and preheat oven to 425 F degrees
- Mix eggs, flour, vanilla and milk together with a wire whisk or use a blender
- Remove 9 x 13 from oven after butter has melted and is bubbly, it is ok if it browns a bit, it adds more flavor.
- Pour batter into dish and bake for 20-25 minutes
- Serve with fruit, powdered sugar and lemon juice