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Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby

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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!

Single Serving:

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons pumpkin

1 tablespoon pumpkin spice

1 egg

1 teaspoon coconut sugar

1/2 tablespoon butter or ghee

Servings: 4


1 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 eggs

1 tablespoon butter or ghee


  1. 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

  2. In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend well until no longer clumpy, let sit for 2 minutes

  3. 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!

  4. Optional: top with fruit or a whipped honey cinnamon yogurt or eat plain with maple syrup.

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