Dutch Baby Oven Pancake |

Dutch Baby {Oven Baked Pancake}

  • Author: Kathleen | The Fresh Cooky
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American-Dutch-German


Dutch Babies or German pancakes are an egg-y, crepe like pancake! Oven baked to huge, fluffy, light pancake perfection! Served with melted butter, a squeeze of lemon and a dusting of powdered sugar. 



  • 2 tablespoons butter (I used salted)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature (see notes if you forgot to bring to room temp)
  • 1/2 cup milk, warmed (I use Organic Whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 tablespoons sugar (can easily omit!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Toppings (check out multiple options in instructions)

  • butter, melted or soft
  • fresh squeeze of lemon juice
  • dusting of powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425° and place butter into an oven safe skillet (about 10″), place skillet in oven to melt butter and heat the pan, should only take a minute or two.
  2. In a batter bowl (or blender); place warm milk, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, vanilla and room temp eggs. Whisk well until smooth or blend on low until combined and smooth.
  3. Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15-25 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes until the puffing goes down slightly.
  4. Slice into wedges and serve with melted butter and maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar or check out these options below!
    • CLASSIC DUTCH BABY | Drizzle with melted butter, a dusting of powdered sugar and a squeeze of lemon. My favorite!
    • CHOCOLATE CHIP BABY | Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips to batter (variety of your choice), stir to combine. Bake as directed, remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, sprinkle on a few more chips prior to serving. Serve with a melted butter and pure maple syrup or go for it, splash on some chocolate syrup!
    • LUSCIOUS LEMON DUTCH BABY | Add zest of one lemon to batter, bake as directed. For a sweet citrusy pop, drop a dollop of lemon curd and dust with powdered sugar. Toss on some fresh blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries or blackberries — you get the idea.
    • DOUBLE DUTCH CHOCOLATE BABY | Add 2 tablespoons of Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder to batter, mix until smooth, bake as directed, serve with a drizzle of chocolate syrup, chocolate chips and if desired sliced strawberries or raspberries — perfect for Valentine’s Day!


© 2019 | This recipe for Dutch Baby Oven Pancake was featured first on The Fresh Cooky.

Keywords: Dutch Baby, Oven Pancake, German Pancake, Chocolate Dutch Baby, Lemon Curd, Chocolate Chip, Sunday Brunch, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day

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