Every now and then I have to treat myself to something sweet, and this is definitely the 20% part of the 80/20 health rule I go by.
A dutch baby is basically a fancy term for pancake. To make it, you heat a cast iron skillet in the oven until piping hot and pour the batter in and watch it puff and rise up around the edges while baking. The final result is a soft, custard-like center with fluffy/crispy bits around the edges. You can dress it up with fruit, powdered sugar or maple syrup. You could also go the opposite route and make it savory by adding eggs and veggies.
Per usual, my recipe is dairy free. I use coconut milk instead of cream and a blend of homemade sprouted flours, but you could use All Purpose too. The Apples slices are sautéed with a little bit of coconut oil, coconut sugar and cinnamon while the pancake bakes. I personally like to top it off with a generous amount of powdered sugar for that nostalgic “State Fair/Funnel Cake” effect.
When you take the dutch baby out of the oven, make sure to eat it quick because it will collapse as it cools…I’m sure that won’t be a problem!
- 2 eggs
- ½ C. Flour
- 3 T. Coconut Sugar, divided (substitute brown sugar)
- 1 t. Vanilla
- 3 t. Cinnamon, divided
- ½ C. Coconut Milk
- 2T. melted Coconut Oil, divided
- 1 Apple, sliced into ¼" moons
- Powdered Sugar
- Place the cast iron in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 for about 30 minutes.
- Blend the eggs, flour, 2 T. of sugar, vanilla, 2 t. cinnamon and coconut milk in a blender until smooth. Let it rest while the oven is preheating.
- Bring the cast iron out of the oven and swirl a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil to coat the pan. Pour the dutch baby batter in. Transfer to the oven and let it cook for about 25 minutes or more until cooked through.
- While the dutch baby is cooking, melt the remaining Tablespoon of Oil into a saute pan over medium heat. Add the apple slices, 1 t. cinnamon and 1 T. of sugar and cook until softened. Keep warm until ready to serve
- Serve the dutch baby hot out of the oven with the sliced apples and a generous dust of powdered sugar.