Apple Dutch Baby Pancake


This one-pan puffy oven-baked pancake recipe will wow brunch guests. Make it your own by swapping out the apple for pear slices, or switch up the spices and try cardamom or ginger in place of the cinnamon.

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 pancake


  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup, divided

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups sliced apple (about 1 large)

  • Confectioners' sugar for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Melt butter in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the melted butter to a blender. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; blend until very smooth, about 30 seconds. Add flour, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and salt; pulse until very smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.

  3. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush the remaining butter over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Return to medium heat. Sprinkle the sugar mixture into the pan and arrange apple slices on top. Cook, undisturbed, until bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the batter over the apple slices.

  4. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees F and bake until golden and the center is firm, 5 to 10 minutes more. Sift confectioners' sugar over the top before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
19g Fat
37g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 223mg 74%
Vitamin A 749IU 15%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Calcium 141mg 11%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 205mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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