Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

Last Update: October 23, 2020

Dutch baby pancakes (sometimes called German pancakes or Dutch puffs) are a puffy and slightly sweet alternative to classic flapjacks. And they’re so easy to make—just stick the batter in the oven, sprinkle some lemon zest on top, and dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar.

Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


3 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon unbleached organic sugar
Small pinch nutmeg
4 tablespoons ghee or butter
Confectioner’s sugar, lemon zest, and berries, to serve


Place a heavy 10-inch skillet in the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and nutmeg until smooth. Let batter rest for 15 minutes.

When ready to bake, place butter in the hot skillet and swirl to coat all sides. Pour in the batter as soon as the butter has melted and close oven door. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn heat down to 300 degrees and bake 5 minutes longer. Remove pancake from oven, dust with confectioner’s sugar, sprinkled with lemon zest, and top with berries, to serve.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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