Dutch Baby/Oven Pancake

Dutch baby’s or oven pancake as we call it is one of my family’s favorite breakfast meals. We actually made one just the other day. Somehow, we never get tired of it, and it’s SO easy to make. If you want something similar to a pancake, but you’re just too lazy to make it, try making this oven pancake. It’s super easy, and you might love it. The other nice thing about it is if you get tired of having it plain, then you can have add-ins. In this recipe I used blueberries, but you can do whatever variations you want.

 
Ingredients for the Dutch Baby:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • Blueberries, or other fruit as needed
  • As little or as much nutmeg as you want (optional for sprinkling on pan)

Notes: 

  • The easiest way to do this recipe, is using a blender, which almost everybody probably already has, but if you don’t, it’s no biggie. 
  • Variations: 
  • Fresh or frozen (I prefer fresh) fruits: blueberries, strawberries, peaches, raspberries, cherries, etc. 
  • Chocolate chips (if you want to splurge) or pumpkin puree (amazing in the fall). 
  • Spices: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg (pick one) 
  • Applesauce (for subtle flavor)
  • Dairy: cows milk, buttermilk, sour cream, or yogurt
  • Dairy-free: soy milk, coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk, rice milk
  • I always sprinkle the nutmeg, because it smells and tastes fantastic, but of course it’s optional
  • If you’ve made cobbler before, this is a lot like that in the way that we melt the butter, put the batter, in and then sprinkle the fruit without mixing.

Directions for the Oven Pancake:

  • In the pan that you’re using, put in the whole stick of butter.
  • At 400 F, melt the butter completely.
  • First start by blending together the eggs and the milk. 
  • Then, gradually add in the flour.
  • Once the butter is melted, sprinkle in the nutmeg (if using)
  • Pour the batter in the pan, don’t mix. 
  • Add fruit as desired (blueberries, etc)
  • Bake at 400 F for 25-30 min.

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