Dutch Baby Pancakes are a super simple, fun, and delicious breakfast that the whole family will love. Similar to German Pancakes, this mixed berry dutch baby is super simple and can be topped with powdered sugar for a nutritious breakfast!
Dutch baby Sundays have become my favorite day. Typically my weekends are jam packed Friday through Saturday night. My meals consist of whatever I can quickly shove in my mouth between cake deliveries and frosting tiers. I’m actually embarrassed to admit that I actually eat a lot of meals in my car while on the road.
But when Sunday rolls around, I get to sleep in, make a big breakfast and some french pressed coffee (my FAVORITE), and lounge the rest of the day. The perfect Sunday for me consists of is sleeping in, and rolling out of bed around 10 am, then having a scrumptious meal with some french press coffee on our patio. I’ve expressed my new found love for dutch baby before, and this recipe takes the crown.
What’s a dutch baby?
Dutch babies were made famous in the United States, but they’re similar to a baked german pancake. Dutch babies were introduced in the first half of the 1900s at Manca’s Cafe, a family-run restaurant in Seattle owned by Victor Manca. While these pancakes are derived from the German pancake dish, it is said that the name Dutch baby was coined by one of Victor Manca’s daughters.
If you’ve never had a dutch baby, you MUST. Just imagine if a pancake and crepe had a child (how cute is that, right?) There’s no flipping involved, so you don’t have to deal with pancake batter splattered everywhere. A dutch baby is kind of like a baked pancake. By using a cast iron skillet, you’ll create a beautiful browned crust on the bottom and fluffy top that will only need a dusting of powdered sugar to enjoy!
Can I make a dutch baby if I don’t have a cast iron pan?
Traditionally, dutch baby pancakes are made in a cast iron pan. The cast iron gives the dutch baby a nice crust on the bottom and they’re easy to transport from the stove to the oven. Even if you don’t have a cast iron pan, you can still make a dutch baby! Make sure you use a skillet that is oven proof!
What kinds of berries should I use?
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Mixed Berry Dutch Baby
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 25
- Yield: 2 servings
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven is preheated, stick your cast iron pan with 3 tbl butter in the oven to pre-heat as well.