If you have never tried Dutch Baby Oven Pancakes before, you are really missing out! This cinnamon apple version is so tasty they don’t even need syrup. They would be perfect for Christmas breakfast this year!
German pancakes, also known as Dutch baby pancakes, have always been a favorite weekend breakfast at our house. They are one breakfast that everyone in the family can agree on. We have an abundance of apples from our apple tree, so last weekend I to add some apple cinnamon goodness to our pancakes. I was inspired by a recipe I found at Your Homebased Mom that looked phenomenal.
Oh mama. I wish I would have tried this version years ago. The tartness of the apples and the melted cinnamon sugar made these Dutch babies out of this world! I had to stop myself from eating too many. So delicious!
I put syrup on the table, but I didn’t even think these pancakes needed it, they are plenty sweet with just the cinnamon sugar. Of course, a couple of my kids added some buttermilk syrup while I was busy taking photos, but they admitted later that they could have done without it.
If you’ve never tried oven pancakes before, you really should. It is magical how they puff up and turn crunchy and golden brown on the edges. They really are amazing. I also like the fact that they have more protein than regular pancakes, so my kids stay full a little longer. Which is huge when you have teenage boys that want to eat every minute! Often times I use half whole wheat flour. It works great, and makes them even more filling and nutritious.
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- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 tart apples, peeled and sliced (I used Granny Smith apples)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- Place the 2 Tbsp butter in a casserole dish with straight sides, or a 9" square pan. Place the pan in the oven and turn it on to 400°. The butter will melt as the oven preheats, but make sure it doesn't burn!
- As soon as the butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven. Swirl the butter around a bit till it goes up the sided of the pan a little. Arrange the apple slices on the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter.
- Mix together the 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle half over the apples, set the rest aside.
- Beat the eggs in the blender just till smooth. Add the 1 Tbsp sugar, salt, milk, and flour. Blend till smooth. Pour over the apples. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Return to the hot oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or till puffed and golden brown.
- Serve warm.