Dutch Baby – Family Breakfast Go-to

An easy puffed pancake is a perfect breakfast for everyday or can be dressed up for fancier occasions.
By Deena Wachtel

Family Breakfast is slowly becoming a big deal in my family. It’s not a surprise. Now that we’ve moved back in with my parents (hopefully a temporary situation until we can find a new house) we’re integrating our lifestyles.  Sometimes my parents bend into our family rituals.  Other times, I’m the one who has to do the bending.

I got the hint that my family’s breakfast routine had to change when my father was joining me in the kitchen and making a huge bowl of fruit every morning “for the girls”.  And then one morning I caught him frying up a huge side of ham because “the girls ate all of mine yesterday”.

Okay, okay.  I get it. Goodbye easy cereal-and-milk in front of TV breakfast and hello hot, well-balanced breakfast.

The thing is, hot well balanced breakfasts are time consuming.  It requires waking up and cooking.  And although I love to cook, I usually like to have a cup of coffee in me before I’m around anything sharp or hot.  Hey, I am not running a Bed & Breakfast around here.  Not yet, anyway.

So, breakfast is kind of tricky for me.

Well, that is until I discovered the wonder of that oven pancake known as a Dutch Baby.  See, a Dutch Baby requires heating an oven and pouring in a batter.  No flipping.  No watching.  It’s simple, relatively nutritious, hot and satisfying.  A perfect breakfast to satisfy both my father’s need to feed my children in the early AM and my need to sleep 5 minutes longer.

 See.  I’m bending to the “hot breakfast” ritual without giving up my “breakfast-should-be-easy”  idea.

Win-Win.

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An easy puffed pancake is a perfect breakfast for everyday or can be dressed up for fancier occasions.
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Recipe Type: breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Put a 9" cast iron skillet into a cold oven and preheat oven to 475 degrees F {246 degrees C}.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, flour, vanilla and cinnamon together in a large liquid measuring cup (this make it easy to pour into the hot pan). Alternatively, you can use a blender.
  3. When the oven has preheated, add butter - swish around to melt - and then carefully pour in batter.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees F {232 degrees C} for 20 minutes until pancake is puffed and golden around the edges.
  5. Remove from oven and dust generously with confectioner's sugar. Serve with fresh fruit or jam.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
A cast iron skillet works best, but in a pinch you can use an oven safe saute pan.
Want to get the kids involved?  Here’s how they can help:

  • Crack eggs
  • Measure all ingredients
  • Whisk batter
  • Enjoy!
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