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5 from 2 votes

Apple Dutch Baby

Your family will swoon over this lovely breakfast dish that puffs up high in the oven.  Light and airy yet satisfying and filling, serve this Apple Dutch Baby straight from the oven with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¾ cup reduced-fat milk, warm
  • ¾ cup flour (I use a mixture of all purpose and white whole wheat flour)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar (optional)
  • Maple syrup for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat in a 10-inch oven-safe skillet (preferably cast-iron). When it is melted, add the apples, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Cook until apples start to soften, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • While the apples cook, melt the remaining tablespoon butter in the microwave. Pour it into a blender along with the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Blend until smooth. Alternatively you can whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl until blended and light yellow. Then whisk in the flour, vanilla, salt, and sugar until smooth.
  • Pour the batter over the apples in the skillet and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until puffed up and golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup, if desired. Serve immediately, as it will start to fall within minutes of being taken out of the oven.


It's really important to make sure your ingredients are room temperature or warmer.
Also, your skillet should be hot before you pour the batter in.
Serve the Dutch baby straight from the oven while it’s puffed up high because it will start to fall soon after you take it out.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg