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German Apple Pancake (Dutch Baby)

I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas. Truth be told, I am not a huge fan of eggs, especially not scrambled eggs. Now, I eat them. I can’t be caught being picky when I am always beating the “anti-picky eater” drum! I received a newsletter that mentioned a oven apple pancake. Somehow I lost the newsletter but I remembered the main idea. Google to the rescue!

Dutch Baby
Yield: 6

German Apple Pancake (Dutch Baby)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A large German pancake filled with apples. 


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced


  1. Mix eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Gradually mix in milk stirring constantly. Add vanilla, butter and milk. Let mixture stand for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425.
  3. Combine sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg in a small bowl.
  4. Melt butter in the bottom of a 10 inch cast iron/ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Spread melted butter up the sides of the pan to prevent sticking. Sprinkle half of the sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg mixture over the melted butter. Spread the apple slices over the bottom of the pan. Cover the apples with the remaining sugar mixture. Heat until the mixture bubbles. Gently pour the batter over the apples.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 10 – 15 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g

Recipe Notes: I vastly increased the apples (increased amount is the one shown above…original recipe called for 1 apple). This made the pancake a bit structurally unstable. It also made it pretty tart. I really liked the taste of this recipe, though. It tasted a bit like egg custard with apples. Dewey and I both really liked it but Evan wouldn’t even taste it. Such is the life with a picky 2 year old!!!

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Friday 27th of January 2012

Very good and tasty, but I would halve the amount of sugar with the apples...too sweet for my tastes and I'd rather have the apple and cinnamon flavor dominate :)


Friday 27th of January 2012

What kind of apples did you use? I always change up the amount of sugar depending on the apples. Granny Smith takes more, others take less.

Christine Steendahl

Saturday 17th of December 2011

Found you on Pinterest! Can't wait to try this! I think I will give it a try with a different type of apple. Sounds perfect for a fall/winter treat. Thank you so much for posting!


Thursday 18th of March 2010

that looks completely yummy!


Thursday 18th of March 2010

I think it would be really good with other types of apples too. The granny sweet apples did make it pretty tart.


Thursday 18th of March 2010

this looks really yummy, but i might use something sweeter for the apple. not a huge granny smith fan. perhaps a sunday morning treat this weekend.

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