Puff Pancakes aka Dutch Babies

Monday, March 4, 2013
Puff Pancakes aka Dutch Babies an all time favorite breakfast!
I figured after 2 years it was time to update my all time favorite breakfast with a few new picture and to celebrate winning last month  Shine Supper Club recipe of the month!
There's nothing quite like a puff pancake and if you haven't had them before there's no better time!
They're super easy and delicious!
When I was in fourth grade I enjoyed Puff Pancakes aka Dutch Babies for almost a year straight and never tired of their deliciousness!
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My little guy.. Sorry big guy as he would like to be referred to turned 6 on Saturday. So he was able to choose breakfast. Puff pancakes it was, not that I didn't have a good idea what he would request. These babies are already in the Que for Father's day,my husband has made that clear but I will dress them up with a berry compote or a sauteed apple mixture with cinnamon. When I was a kid I ate these almost every day for a year. My Granny would have made anything I wanted and this was my choice. They are so good! I would even go over to my Grandma Lorna's house and convince her to make them, she added the hot berry compote, so delicious. Well worth a special occasion treat!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place 9-10" skillet or pie pan into oven to heat up. Break 3 eggs and scramble.
Add 1/2 cup flour.
A pinch of salt.
Stir together eggs and flour, it will still have a few lumps.
Add milk and vanilla, stir.
It will now look like this.
Melt 2 1/2 Tablespoons butter in the hot skillet or pie pan and swirl around to coat.
Add pancake mixture to hot melted butter.
Bake 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
Add powdered sugar or berry/ apple toppings and enjoy!

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Puff Pancakes aka Dutch Babies

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Puff Pancakes, Dutch Babies, or German Pancakes
Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT25M
Total time: PT40M
Yield: 1 Puff Pancake
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Butter, Cut into 4 pieces
  • For Serving: Berries, Sauteed Apples, Powdered Sugar, Whip Cream
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place cast iron skillet or pie pan into oven to become hot.
  2. Add eggs to mixing bowl and whisk.
  3. Add flour and a pinch of salt to the eggs. Mix well, mixture will still be lumpy do not worry.
  4. Add milk and vanilla. Mix and set a side. (Even if there is a few lumps it will be fine.)
  5. Place butter into hot skillet or pie pan and close oven door to melt. Once melted swirl pan around and add puff pancake mixture.
  6. Bake for 20- 25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Top with desired toppings.
Puff Pancakes aka Dutch Babies are so good! If you've never tried one your missing out! serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com


  1. Thanks for reposting I know this would be a huge hit for breakfast in our house too!

  2. Just the name 'puffy pancakes' makes me happy. I don't have kids but my 34 year old kid (husband) would love this. As would I! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is something new to me! It looks so delicious I am saving this recipe. I am not surprised that it is already the pick in advance for special occasions by your family. Thanks for re-posting this one-yum!

  4. Seriously delicious recipe, Serena! The berry topping seems like a perfect addition. Happy Birthday to your Big Guy! Hugs!

  5. YUM. We call these German Pancakes or Dutch Babies and my whole family just devours them. My grandmother made them for us while we were growing up.

  6. very yummy and lovely recipe ..... love to have it ..

  7. Looks like something my daughters will enjoy! Would love to try this!

  8. My mom made these for us when we were kids....sooooooo yummy! And perfect with berries :) Have a great weekend~

  9. Yummy Yummy........iam sure this pancakes tastes simply superb....Going 2 try this soon......

  10. Awesome and simply irresistible puff pancakes!Thanks for the detailed illustrations - always a great help:)

  11. fabulous!!! maybe even the college kids would get up for breakfast if this were on the menu!!!

  12. Belated happy birthday to your big son :-) Pancakes look awesome :-)

  13. I am so hungry and these look so delicious!

  14. I love that name you gave this 'puffy pancake' Happy belated B-day to your son.

  15. Looks sooo delicious! I'm going to give them a try!


  16. I love these!!!! they are my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Wow, take out the vanilla and powdered sugar and this is a yorkshire pudding, to eat with roast beef! Add some salt and pepper to the mix and it's perfect. It's just the best thing for soaking up the gravy.

  18. This is gorgeous! What a delicious breakfast. I wouldn't share!

  19. Looks so yummy Serena! Wonderful pics!!

  20. I think my mom started to make these for my sisters when I went off to college...and she always topped them with sauteed apples! Apples or berries, I want these for my birthday breakfast, too!

  21. I wonder if whole wheat pastry flour would work for this.

    1. Yes whole wheat pastry flour does work just as well as all-purpose.

  22. What do these taste like compared to crepes or pancakes? Looks good but I've never heard of them. Nice blog BTW.

    1. Hmm.. The closest thing to these are popovers in taste and texture. They are thicker then crepes and really don't resemble the taste or texture of pancakes at all..
      Thanks for the wonderful comment!

  23. Thanks for this yummy Puff Pancake. It looks like Yorkshire Puddings that Kenneth Goh gave us the recipe in his blog. I will make it and top with stew pear with cinnamon and sugar. Can't wait to try it your way as he baked them in muffins tin.

  24. I haven't had a dutch baby in so long. I need to make one!


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