Dutch Babies (or baked German pancakes)

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This delicious recipe came about from a recipe I wrote down years ago, then lost, then found another that wasn’t quite the same, then the same thing happened again (twice over- I wasn’t the most organized back then). It was at that point that I realized this recipe is easily adaptable and since no two ways were the same, I would have no problem making it my own. It’s become a tradition in our family to serve these on Christmas morning, however, there are no hard and fast rules that limit them to that! Make them a Sunday morning staple or when surprise-family is visiting! You’ll be famous! 

Dutch Babies

These Dutch Babies are a quick-to-make breakfast (that can be eaten at any time of day)… I say this because I made a double batch for breakfast this Christmas morning, then realized at about 8 pm Christmas night that I never took a single picture! So guess what’s in my oven now? Yup. The things I do for my family (and my readers and friends!)  Plus, I’ll do just about anything to use my cast iron! 

No one is complaining about having them again- they’re just that good 😉  They’re light and slightly sweet (depending on how much powdered sugar and syrup you use!) and kids LOVE to watch these things rise in the oven (I can’t explain how it works, but maybe the pictures will help!) 

 

 

 

 

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Dutch Babies (or baked German pancakes)
A lightly sweet, slightly egg-y treat that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes! Any more time and you might be doing it wrong 😉
Dutch babies ready to serve!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Dutch babies ready to serve!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place 3 Tbsp. butter in a cast iron skillet and into the oven to melt the butter.
  3. Combine eggs, milk, flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg or cinnamon if using, and a pinch of salt. Mix until eggs and all others are fully incorporated
    Duct babies step two
  4. Remove skillet from oven and pour batter into the melted butter. Place skillet back into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
    Dutch babies in oven step 3
  5. The Dutch babies are done when the edges are browned and the center has risen.
    Dutch babies at 20 minutes- so yummy!
  6. Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, or syrup, preserves, whatever your topping of choice.
    Dutch babies ready to serve!
Recipe Notes

Note: These WILL collapse after removal from the oven. This is normal!  Also, I wrote this as it serves six, however, if you have a hungry bunch, it's more like two! The good news is this recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a large (or HUNGRY!) crowd! 

I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do! 

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