Nothing is better than waking up on Saturday morning knowing you have all of the ingredients needed to make a dutch baby! A dutch baby is a pancake that is baked and puffs up in the middle and then slightly sinks when taken out of the oven. It has a crispy edge and a soft, slightly doughy center that feeds a crowd!
Instead of standing at your stove all morning long flipping enough pancakes to feed your family, make this, it comes together with an easy batter using a blender and then all you have to do is pour it into a hot cast iron skillet ( or pan, I have used both) and bake it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes!
The batter truly is an easy blender batter with ingredients you certainly have in your pantry and fridge. I made this into a pumpkin spice dutch baby because its Fall and I opened a can of pumpkin, but you can easily make this into a traditional version by omitting the pumpkin and swapping the pumpkin spice for cinnamon.
This recipe calls for whole wheat flour as I feel it gives the dutch baby a little more structure, but all purpose flour will work perfectly and will make it a little more airy and light. Other than flour, you need milk, sugar, vanilla, and an egg.
Below I have put the ingredients and instructions for a single serving dutch baby and a dutch baby that will feed four!
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons pumpkin
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter or ghee
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or ghee
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees and place the butter into a small single serve cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the oven to melt the butter
In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend well until no longer clumpy, let sit for 2 minutes
Take the skillet out of the oven and immediately pour the batter into the skillet and then place back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes!
Optional: top with fruit or a whipped honey cinnamon yogurt or eat plain with maple syrup.