Saturday, March 30, 2013

Baby Dutch Babies

When I was little my dad would make Dutch Babies (German Pancakes) for us for breakfast. Oh how I love them! I never made them on my own since the only pan I have is HUGE and would feed a small army.  Then one day on Pinterest I came upon this pin. *gasp* using a muffin tin to make mini dutch babies!!! This meant I could make a smaller batch AND they are adorable to boot!

Here is the recipe as found on

Mini German Pancakes
1 cup milk
6 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. orange zest (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Blend first six ingredients (milk thru orange zest) in a blender.  Be careful to see that any flour clumps get well-blended.
  2. Blend in butter a little at a time in order to temper the eggs.
  3. Grease muffin tins well and distribute batter evenly between 24 tins. Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top.

I omitted the orange zest since I didn't have an orange. I want to try it next time though as it would be super yummy. I also halfed the recipe as  there were only three people eating. Another reason why I love this recipe! Totally easy to scale up or down.

All set to go in the oven! 

Right out of the oven they are super puffy and airy.

They do settle a bit as they cool, but they are still light in texture.  I topped mine with powdered sugar, but you can top with anything you like! My family loves powdered sugar with lemon. Syrup is good too, and if  you have fresh berries is SUPER yummy.

Hope you give these a try! Super easy and much less daunting than making a full size Dutch Baby, and much cuter! 


  1. As soon as we get into the new place and I have an oven (current stove only has cooktop BOO!), I will be trying this, I've been just dying to try these and the tiny ones are so cute!

    1. The best part of this recipe is that you can easily scale it to more or less depending on how many you want to serve. I have made the big ones before and this is much easier and faster. Oh and cuter which we all know is more important! lol