Dutch Baby Pancake with Fried Apples

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Fried Apples @diethood

Eons ago I had mentioned on this blog that I loved breakfast food. I can have breakfast any time of the day. As a matter of fact, I do. My bedtime snack is a bowl of cereal. Minus the milk.

Sundays are my favorite days for breakfast because everyone is home, I can get up early, make something extraordinary for our first meal of the day, and everyone will enjoy it. Full tummy equals happy faces. Trust me. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a Mother and a wife it’s that a fed baby – and husband – makes a quiet, joyous home.

Last Sunday I was going through ideas; eggs, of course, pancakes, bacon, crepes… Then I remembered that I had not made a Dutch Baby in over a year! Not sure why. It can be put together in a few minutes, it’s delicious, and will feed 3 to 4 people.

For those that are not familiar with Dutch Baby, it is a pancake that is baked in a buttered skillet, and the edges, as well as the middle of the pancake rise high, creating a delicious, puffy crust. But, it will deflate. Look at the photos. By the time I got to it, it was flat. 🙂

Dutch Baby Pancake with Fried Apples @diethood

As I was preparing the batter for the pancake, I looked at the few Granny Smiths on the counter and, well, pies, pies, pies, was all I could think about. No, I told myself. Not yet. These Granny’s are going into the skillet with some butter and sugar. I need me some fried apples! I haven’t had any in a long time (days, really). So happy I went with that decision. The fried apples were exactly what this pancake needed. Traditionally, Dutch Baby is only served with powdered sugar, but tradition shmadition. Bring on the fried fruit. 😉

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Dutch Baby Pancake with Fried Apples

13 13 13
WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 290


For the Pancake:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the Fried Apples

  • 3 Granny Smith Apples , peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the ?our, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, oil and milk, and mix on low until combined.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and continue to mix on low until well incorporated.
  • Butter a 10-inch cast iron skillet, and slide it in the oven for 5 minutes, or until hot.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven, pour in the batter, and put it back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and continue to bake for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  • In the meantime, prepare the Fried Apples.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine the diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the apple mixture and cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently.
  • Spoon the fried apples over the entire pancake and dust with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Dutch Baby Pancake with Fried Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 268mg11%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 Responses
  1. Liz

    Oh, man…starting the day with these would be heavenly!! My mom used to make Dutch babies for us when we were teens…but it’s those sauteed apples that push these over the top…mmmmmmm.

  2. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies)

    I think I’d enjoy more breakfasts if I was served food like this. I love your addition of fried apples–apples make everything better. Love your pictures, Kate. 🙂

  3. Kristy

    I’ve never made a Dutch baby pancake before. I don’t even know that I’ve ever eaten one. It looks fantastic! I just love anything made in a cast iron skillet really. They just look so rustic and homey. My family would love this and definitely with the fried fruit! 🙂

  4. baker street

    confession time – i’ve never made dutch baby pancakes but that is changing this weekend. i love the idea of fried apples as a topping.

  5. foodwanderings

    I was just telling someone how I always love the idea of this Dutch baby and never made it before. It’s about time! It looks super delicious so thanks for posting it’s a sign it’s about time! 🙂

  6. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    I love the Dutch baby pancakes, but usually put my apples in with the batter, not fried on top. I like the way you think!

  7. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I love breakfast too. I’ve heard of dutch baby before but haven’t tried it yet. Your pancake looks delicious!

  8. Ramona

    Fried apples… now how can that be any better? Looks amazing. Your photography is always so beautiful… do you use any particular software to edit with?

    1. Kate@Diethood

      Hi Ramona!!
      I’ve just started to use Photoshop CS5, but before that I used the free software at photoshop.com. 🙂
      Thank you so much for the compliment! xo ♥

  9. Trish

    Looks lovely. I love making breakfast too. Especially when I can sneak into the kitchen before anyone else is awake and cook all by myself. By the time they get up, I have somethime yummy ready and I can sit down and let them clean up. Thats a perfect Sunday morning for me!

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