Dutch Baby Recipes and Ideas Your Family Will Love

This post was most recently updated on February 4th, 2017

affiliate-linksWhen I was growing up my family loved to make dutch babies (also called pannekoeken or german pancakes). I also love aebleskivers and crepes but they are so time intensive that I don’t make them very often. I found a place that has mixes that makes them so much easier to make: The Prepared Pantry. They have delicious mixes, flavored syrups, and wonderful recipes. After reading their email I decided my next dutch babies must have fruit and whipped cream! If there’s someone in your life who loves dutch babies, this will be the ideal gift for them.

Overall, I prefer making dutch babies because they’re so easy. You make them in the oven and they puff up so magnificently. The inside is almost like a custard type bread and you can sprinkle powdered sugar on them and eat them with maple syrup. Delicious! What I never considered is how many dutch baby recipes and ways to serve them there are!

Pannekoeken is another name for dutch babies. They are fun and different.  They’re impressive; they rise eight inches above the edge of the pan like magic. You’ll love showing them off to their family and friends. Plus it’s not hard to make enough for a large family or crowd.

How do you serve dutch babies?
You can serve dutch babies/pannekoeken with syrup. There are savory types of pannekoeken, like a garden version with steamed veggies topped with a white sauce or light cheese sauce. There are fruit versions with whipped cream. Even cinnamon sugar would be scrumptious. There hundreds of ways to serve them!
Why I Love Dutch Babies / Pannekoeken / German Pancakes
  • They’re scrumptious.  Most folks are eating them for breakfast drizzled with syrup.  They’re really good.
  • They’re foolproof.  As long as you get the oven hot enough (they’re driven by steam), they’re foolproof.
  • They’re quick and easy.  Mix milk and eggs with mix (or use a recipe below).  Bake for 12 minutes.
  • They’re affordable and can feed a crowd.  Each mix makes nine 12-inch pannekoeken.  Each pannekoeken can be cut into 12 pie-sized wedges.

“Just made my first Pannekoeken in my new pan and it was delicious – very impressive and so easy. Had no idea they were so easy to make.”–Janice P.

Now that you’re feeling hungry…bring on the recipes!

Dutch Baby recipe

Dutch baby Recipe

dutch-baby-panFrom The Prepared Pantry. This dutch baby recipe is designed for an 11 to 12-inch Dutch baby pan or a skillet with rounded sides. This is a five ingredient–five step recipe that really goes together quickly.


1/4 cup butter
3 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour


1. Place the butter in a Dutch Baby pan or an ovenproof skillet with rounded sides.
2. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Put the rack in the center, not the top, shelf. When you turn the oven on, place the pan with the butter in the oven. When the oven reaches 250 degrees the butter should be melted. Remove the pan from the oven.
3. Whisk the eggs and the salt in a medium bowl. Add the milk. Whisk in the flour until nearly smooth. Your batter is now ready.
4. Pour the batter into the pan.
5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the top starts to turn golden brown. Serve hot with your favorite syrup.

Peach Pannekoeken Recipe

It’s almost peach season in Utah and here’s a fun way to serve peaches for breakfast that’s a lot faster than making a peach pie or crumble!

1/4 cup butter
3 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
5 or 6 medium peaches, peeled and slices
peach syrup (optional)
whipped cream
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

  1. Place one-half cube of butter in a pannekoeken pan or an eleven-inch ovenproof skillet with rounded sides.
  2. Place the pan with butter in the oven to heat the pan and melt the butter.  Remove the pan when the butter is melted but not scorched.
  3. Whisk the eggs, salt, milk, and flour in a medium bowl until it is nearly smooth.
  4. Once the pan is hot and the butter melted, remove the pan from the oven.  Do not scorch the butter.  Pour the batter into the hot pan and put it back in the oven to bake.
  5. The pannekoeken will rise in the oven.  Bake for 11 to 15 minutes, until the top edges just begin to brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and slip the pannekoeken from the pan onto a large cutting board.
  7. Spread peaches in the pannekoeken, drizzle with the optional syrup, and top with whipped cream.  Cut into slices and serve immediately.

Dutch Baby Pan + Pannekoeken Mix Deal

These images show how dutch babies look from mixing to baking and onto the table. If you want to try making them, check out this offer.
Best Pannekoeken Pan!  
Only $25! Compare at $35!
Plus get the slicer and mixes–over $30 in freebies! 
With this deal, you get over $30 in freebies:
  • 2 large mixes that make 9 pannekoeken each
  • syrup mixes (many flavors to choose from from coconut to lemon and even marshmallow). You could even make a smores version of dutch babies!
  • Strawberry, mushroom, egg slicer valued at $7.49.

Another food we love? Waffles. With this ugly but amazing waffle mix. There are many more ideas, dutch baby recipes and more over at The Prepared Pantry.

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