Apple Dutch Baby Oven Pancakes

Apple Dutch Baby

The Spruce Eats / Preethi Venkatram

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
375 Calories
14g Fat
53g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 267mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This baked dutch apple pancake recipe is a great way to make a fuss-free pancake breakfast. Great to whip up for a special breakfast on a holiday or weekend get-together, this pancake is baked in the oven in a skillet. Ready in less than an hour, this is a different twist on the Dutch baby pancakes in that it includes slices of apples in the dish. Deliciously seasoned with brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, this apple pancake bake will be a hit with family and friends alike and is sure to be put in your recipe repertoire to make over and over again. 

Serve this delicious pancake with your favorite syrup or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

“Dutch Baby pancakes are always delicious and adding apples to the basic recipe makes this dish a real win. With minimal effort and expense you can prepare an outstanding brunch or breakfast dish that serves 4 generously.”  —Joan Velush

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  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored, and very thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup milk, whole or 2%

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

  • Syrup, for serving

  • Confectioners' sugar, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients to make an apple dutch baby

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  2. Heat the oven to 425 F. Put a cast-iron or ovenproof 9- or 10-inch skillet in the oven. In a bowl, combine the apple slices with brown sugar and cinnamon; toss gently to coat well.

    A bowl of sliced apples coated in cinnamon and sugar

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  3. In another bowl, mix flour with salt. In a large cup or small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter.

    A large bowl of flour and salt; a measuring cup with an egg, milk, vanilla, and butter mixture

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  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, and whisk until just combined.

    A hand pouring the milk mixture into the bowl of flour-salt mixture

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  5. Carefully take the hot cast iron pan from the oven, set it on a cooling rack, and add remaining butter; swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

    A large skillet coated with melted butter

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  6. Arrange apple slices over the bottom of the pan.

    Sugar-cinnamon coated apples arranged in the buttered skillet

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  7. Pour batter over apple slices.

    A skillet with cinnamon-sugar apples and wet batter

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  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned. Serve with syrup or sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

    A baked apple dutch baby served with powdered sugar and syrup

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  • Although you might be tempted to skip this step, it is best to make this in a skillet that has been warmed up in the oven as directed for the best results.

  • To get that tart, crisp taste in these dutch apple pancakes, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, or Johnathan apples are good varieties of apples to use. For a sweeter variety, try Gala or Fuji apples for this dish.

Recipe Variations

  • Put some cranberry sauce on top of the sliced apples for another variation of the dish.

  • Top it with strawberry or blueberry preserves or your favorite jam and then sprinkle it with confectioners' sugar.

How to Store

If there are any leftovers, although honestly not sure there will be, slice and store them in an airtight dish in the refrigerator for up to three days. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave until warm.