Dutch Babies


This Dutch baby recipe is from my great-grandmother. Warm Dutch babies are great on a cold morning — they're light, yet very filling. I love to eat them. Serve with warm maple syrup and lemon wedges.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

This impressive Dutch baby recipe is simple to make with ingredients you likely already have on hand. 

What Is a Dutch Baby?

A Dutch baby is a cross between a pancake and a popover. It’s similar to a large Yorkshire pudding. Unlike other types of pancakes, Dutch babies are baked in the oven instead of fried on the stove. They also don’t contain leaving ingredients, such as baking powder or baking soda. 

Despite its name, the Dutch baby is technically an American invention — though it is derived from a traditional German recipe. 

Dutch Baby Ingredients

These are the basic pantry staples you’ll need to make this easy Dutch baby recipe: 

  • Eggs and milk: This light and fluffy Dutch baby recipe starts with two eggs whisked with milk. 
  • Flour: All-purpose flour lends structure and helps hold the batter together. 
  • Seasonings: These sweet Dutch babies are flavored with nutmeg and a pinch of salt. 
  • Butter: Grease the hot skillet with two tablespoons of butter. 
  • Sugar: Dust the finished Dutch baby with confectioners’ sugar before serving.  

How to Make a Dutch Baby

You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below – but here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make a Dutch baby at home: 

  1. Place a skillet into the oven while it preheats. 
  2. Make the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the hot, buttered skillet. 
  4. Bake until it’s lightly puffed, then dust with powdered sugar.

What to Serve With Dutch Babies

These Dutch babies are delicious when they’re served plain, simply dusted with powdered sugar. You can also consider pairing it with fresh berries, peaches, whipped cream, maple syrup, chocolate-hazelnut spread, fruit jam, or lemon curd

How to Store Dutch Babies

Dutch babies are best when they’re freshly made. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze them for up to two months. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“I love these,” says Sunny. “I learned to make sure everything is at room temperature, to make it raise up well. Light and fluffy! Homemade simple syrup. So good!”

“This was so easy and delicious,” raves Merlene. “I added lemon zest instead of nutmeg and put all the ingredients in a blender. I used two 6.5-inch mini cast iron skillets and they puffed up so beautifully! When done I added butter, fresh squeezed lemon, and powdered sugar.”

“It was good,” according to Linda Frato Allen. “I like the crepe texture. Made cinnamon apples to put on top. Easy to make.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet into the oven and preheat to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).

  2. Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until light. Whisk in milk, then gradually whisk in flour, nutmeg, and salt.

  3. Remove the skillet from the oven and reduce the heat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place butter into the hot skillet and swirl to melt over the bottom and sides. Pour batter into the skillet and return to the oven.

  4. Bake until puffed and lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Remove and immediately sift confectioners' sugar over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 197mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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