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The hubby was only lukewarm about the other puffed pancake recipes I’ve tested. This is the Best Dutch Baby Pancake to date, and Bill gave it rave reviews! This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Best Dutch Baby Pancake - A puffed breakfast dish topped with berries, whipped cream and powdered sugar!

Best Dutch Baby Pancake

My mom discovered the Dutch Baby Pancake after I went to college. My lucky sisters were treated to this puffed breakfast dish topped with powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice.  My mom called this dish “Pancake Man,” though a quick Google search returned absolutely no hits. Maybe it was dubbed this by my siblings or was a regional term.

No matter the name, it can be served as my mom did, with syrup or with your choice of fruit or berries. Bill loved this with powdered sugar, fresh raspberries and some sweetened whipped cream.

Best Dutch Baby Pancake - A puffed breakfast dish topped with berries, whipped cream and powdered sugar!

Tips for a Successful Dutch Baby

There were a few tricks I’ve learned to ensure a marvelous result. First of all, preheat your cast iron skillet while you heat up your oven. This will help the  pancake inflate even more as the batter hits the hot pan. Once your batter is mixed, pop it in the refrigerator for an hour or so to let the gluten rest, so that your finished product is nice and tender.

From what I recall, the hubby wasn’t a huge Dutch baby fan the last time I made them. Maybe it was the whipped cream and berries this time or maybe it was my tweaked recipe. No matter, I’m thrilled he is a convert. Now I can serve this wonderful Dutch Baby Pancake the next time we have overnight company!

Best Dutch Baby Pancake - A puffed breakfast dish topped with berries, whipped cream and powdered sugar!

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Best Dutch Baby Pancake | A puffed breakfast dish topped with berries, whipped cream and powdered sugar!

Best Dutch Baby Pancake

A puffy pancake that makes a fabulous brunch entree!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, I recommend Nielsen-Massey
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, I recommend Dixie Crystals
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 3-4 pieces
  • Powdered sugar, raspberries, sweetened whipped cream or maple syrup to serve


  1. Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and vanilla in your blender. Blend until smooth. Let rest in the refrigerator for one hour if you have time.
  2. Preheat oven to 425º. Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet into the oven.
  3. Place butter into the pan, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn. When almost melted, swirl the butter around, then pour in the batter.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Reduce oven to 300º and bake 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cut into wedges. Sprinkle each piece with berries and a dollop of whipped cream or with maple syrup, if desired.


Total time doesn’t include chilling time.
Best Dutch Baby Pancake | A puffed breakfast dish topped with berries, whipped cream and powdered sugar!

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38 comments on “Best Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe #BrunchWeek”

  1. I like omelets and fresh fruit for brunch. I enjoy having brunch with my husband!

  2. That looks so beautifully golden and I am all over the thin crisp edges. Wish I could bite into it!

  3. Brunch kinda = coffee cake to me… I like to get together with Ma:@) Your dutch baby looks great Liz!

  4. What a great way to start your day! I can definitely picture myself eating these beauties!

  5. I love having brunch with my wife, we usually make waffles covered in caramelized bananas, pecans and maple syrup!

  6. Delicious!
    My favourite brunch food is Huevos Rancheros, and my favourite brunch partners are my family

  7. I love eggs Benedict for brunch, which I enjoy with my kid!

  8. What a great breakfast for anyone ! Very elegantly served too!!

  9. Oh, I must make this wonderful breakfast delicacy again and use your recipe this time. We love ours with fresh maple syrup as well. What an amazing collection of brunch recipes!!! Happy Mom’s Day to you Liz.

  10. I like having dutch babies with my family. I’ve be searching for a recipe for a dutch baby for two since the kids have left the nest.

  11. Bill is never wrong and I think this must be very nice to eat, specially in a brunch time! Thanks to give us all your little secrets ! xo

  12. I’ve only made a dutch baby once and it definitely did not come out as pretty as this one. I gotta try it!

  13. We love dutch babies and this recipe sound great. I always want fruit on mine – and sometimes ice cream!

  14. Love Dutch Babys. Thanks for the tip about heating the pan.

  15. I love quiche with veggies in it for brunch–always filling but light!

  16. What a beautiful brunch recipe. I made one of these Dutch babies for a recipe testing gig, I had never made nor heard of them before. I think I’ll try your recipe, your tips are awesome.

  17. French toast & bacon.
    My family. 🙂

  18. I love the action shot! It’s perfect. If you say this is the best dutch baby, I believe you. I need to try this!

  19. I made Dutch baby pancakes a few weeks ago and loved them. Your pancake looks yummy. I love the berries and whipped cream that you used for toppings.

  20. I am in love with quiche, any quiche! And..going to brunch with a group of my close friends is a regular thing.

  21. I like the thinness of your Dutch baby. I am going to try this, the others I have eaten are too thick.

  22. My favorite brunch food is eggs benedict and my favorite people to brunch with is my family.

  23. Wow, your Dutch baby pancake looks so pretty and perfect! I would love to have this for a brunch.
    Thanks for the recipe and tips. By the way…great sponsors for the giveaway!
    Have a fantastic week Liz 🙂

  24. I love this Dutch baby, Liz! Such a perfect brunch idea!

  25. Dutch baby is a favorite

  26. I love dutch baby pancakes~! Thank you for posting this and adding tips too~! You always share such good things.

  27. We love baked eggs for brunch or eggs benny. Any egg dish really! ha! I love to brunch with my sweetheart.

  28. Oh I love having brunch with our family! I love having the pancakes and french toast!

  29. I like a great frittata!!

  30. I love my sweet rolls for brunch, but a good eggs Benedict is right there. Who do I like to brunch with? My little family, of course, and especially if Stephie and Alex are cooking.

  31. What a seriously beautiful pancake I’d love to have a slice for brunch.

  32. You know I like making Dutch Babies but, as you suggested, they are “twicky” which is humorous because those Babies seem so simple. I’ve made Melissa Clark’s version from her newest cook book. The first time, perfect and delicious; the second time, it blew up to a puff mushroom and was no good at all. Cannot figure it out. But, I appreciated your tips, especially letting it sit for 2 hours or so.

  33. Carboholics unite this is going to be great!!!!

  34. Too bad you missed out on it then….but now your culinary expertise makes every day special. 🙂

  35. I know what I’m going to have for a breakfast. Nice

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