These homemade dutch babies are a delicious cross between a baked pancake and a buttery souffle. This easy recipe is a brunch favorite!

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Oh, Dutch Babies….how do I love thee? All that buttery goodness, clumps of powdered sugar, crispy crust and light-but-dense center, drizzled with real maple syrup and oozing with down-home goodness. Honestly, although my family likes a lot of different things, there is truly only one dish that can make all four of us downright giddy in anticipation. It is the one dish that we always make for special occasions, for guests, birthdays, & holidays. It is hands down my family’s favorite breakfast.

So what are they? I’m not really sure how to even describe it–a cross between a baked pancake and a soufflé, I suppose, but with none of the stress. I don’t think they are even really Dutch, because although my heritage is 100% Dutch, I tried them for the first time courtesy of my very NON Dutch sister-in-law, Jackie. If anyone knows their origin, please feel free to leave a comment below!

No two Dutch Babies are ever quite the same, but barring some unforeseen disaster, they are all delicious (as those of you who have tried them probably already know.)  The best part? You are almost guaranteed to have the ingredients on hand! We have yet to find someone who didn’t love them, but I guess you just never know! If you do try it, please let me know what you think!

Homemade Dutch Babies

Here is what you need:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

6 eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon vanilla (optional)

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

powdered sugar (optional)

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maple syrup

Step 1: Remove one rack from your oven or set racks so that there is a lot of space between them. Preheat oven to 425 degrees; Cut the butter into chunks and place butter in 9×13 casserole dish, then place in oven for butter to melt.

Step 2: While the butter is melting, mix eggs with mixer or blender for one minute. Add milk and vanilla while motor is still running, then add flour and cinnamon until well mixed, about 30 seconds more, but do not over mix.

Step 3: Remove dish from oven and pour in egg mixture over hot melted butter; bake until puffy and browned, about 14-20 minutes. (Be sure to watch closely the first time!)

Step 4: Remove from oven and sprinkle with generous dusting of powdered sugar. Serve with a side of maple syrup. It is also delicious with sliced strawberries.

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Dutch Babies

The perfect easy-but-delicious weekend breakfast recipe sure to become a fast family favorite!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Keyword Dutch Babies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • powdered sugar optional
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Remove one rack from your oven or set racks so there is a lot of space between them. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  2. Cut the butter into chunks and place butter in 9x13 casserole dish, then place in oven for butter to melt.

  3. While the butter is melting, mix eggs with mixer or blender for one minute. Add milk and vanilla while motor is still running, then add flour and cinnamon until well mixed, about 30 seconds more, but do not over mix.
  4. Remove dish from oven and pour in egg mixture over hot melted butter; bake until puffy and browned, about 14-20 minutes. (Be sure to watch closely the first time!)
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with generous dusting of powdered sugar. Serve with a side of maple syrup. It is also delicious with sliced strawberries.

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Homemade Dutch Babies--a delicious cross between a baked pancake and a buttery souffle. Our go-to choice for overnight guests, birthdays and holidays!

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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