Apple Puff-Up Pancake

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 22 mins

Kids love watching this eggy batter puff in the oven like magic. We’ve added apples to this pancake, known as a Dutch Baby or German Pancake, for added flavor and nutrition.


1large Granny Smith apple
3large eggs, room temperature
1/2cup whole milk
1/2cup all-purpose flour
1/4teaspoon vanilla extract
2tablespoons butter
1/4cup dark brown sugar
1/4teaspoon cinnamon
Lemon juice, optional
Powdered sugar, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 450F and place rack in center of oven. Peel, core and slice apple. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Spread apples in pan and cook for 4 minutes. Turn apples and continue cooking 3 minutes. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over apples and cook another minute or until sugar begins to melt. Remove pan from heat, stir apples lightly to coat with sugar, and then top with batter.
  3. Bake 15 minutes or until mixture puffs up and turns golden brown around edges. Remove from oven and cut into four wedges. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

By Joan Cirillo.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 3
  • Calories 260
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 160mg
  • Sodium 120mg
  • Potassium 190mg
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 8%
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