Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake


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Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe — This oven-baked pancake has the chewiness of crepes with the thickness of clafoutis, and making it is as easy as making pancake batter! Because it’s baked, there’s no need to stand around flipping pancakes! 

overhead view of blueberry dutch baby pancake in skillet next to slice on a plate

Quick Dutch Baby … with Blueberries!

Baking one big pancake in a skillet rather than standing at the stove flipping them one by one is like hitting the pancake jackpot. Enter: the Dutch Baby.

It’s so fast and easy to make and you don’t have to stand at the stove and flip pancakes. Big bonus.

The batter comes together in one bowl with a whisk, and it’s poured over melted butter and blueberries in a skillet, and baked. The berries are juicy and abundant and just burst in your mouth with every bite. 

It’s amazing that this recipe uses just two eggs and one-half cup of flour, and that it produces this big pancake that feeds a family, with leftovers. It’s value-based eating at its finest. Lots of bang for your buck both in terms of keeping costs and calories lower.

slice of blueberry dutch baby pancake on a plate

While it bakes, it puffs up and is pretty impressive looking immediately coming out of the oven, making you look like a seriously talented chef. It falls as it cools, but there’s a nice puffy wow factor right out of the oven. Ironically, there’s no baking soda or powder used. Almost magical puffing thanks to just two eggs.

The Dutch baby is lightly sweetened and satisfying both as a breakfast option or for brinner.

Breakfast-for-dinner when you realize you’ve got 20 minutes to get something on the table and haven’t started anything and your fridge is sparse. If you’ve got 2 eggs and a little flour, you’re in business.

Blueberries can do no wrong.

overhead view of a blueberry dutch baby pancake in a skillet

Blueberry Dutch Baby Ingredients 

To make this Dutch baby pancake recipe with blueberries, you’ll need the following: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Blueberries
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar (for dusting) 
close up of bite of blueberry dutch baby pancake on a fork

How to Make a Dutch Baby with Blueberries 

This is my go-to blueberry breakfast recipe when I need something on the table now. You can use a whisk or a blender to make the batter, then the pancake gets baked. That’s it!

  1. Place 2 tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet, then pop it into the oven while it’s preheating.
  2. Once the butter has melted, sprinkle blueberries evenly onto the skillet. 
  3. Whisk together the Dutch baby batter, then pour it into the skillet. 
  4. Bake the blueberry Dutch baby pancake until the center is set. It will puff up while baking and the edges may curl up; this is normal.
  5. Allow the homemade Dutch pancake to cool in the skillet momentarily before optionally dusting with confectioners’ sugar.
slice of blueberry dutch baby pancake on a plate in front of a skillet

Dutch Baby Pancake FAQs

What is a Dutch Baby Pancake? 

What’s a Dutch baby, you ask? A playful name for an oven-baked pancake that has the chewiness of crepes with the thickness of clafoutis. It doesn’t have the sponginess that traditional pancakes have. It’s denser and chewier rather than soft and fluffy.

There are many different recipe names for large, skillet, oven-baked pancakes, going by German oven pancakes, Finnish pancakes or Swedish pancakes, which also go by pannekoeken and Dutch babies. I think there’s plenty of overlap between the recipes.

I don’t know if people from those countries really eat the pancakes with their country’s namesake, or if they’re just Americanized adaptations like ‘French fries’. Whether the Dutch eat this or not, we loved it.

What skillet is best for a dutch baby?

Any large, oven-safe skillet will do. I used my Le Creuset 10-1/4-Inch Skillet. This Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet has 2500+ rave reviews and it’s 15 bucks. 

Do you need a cast iron skillet for dutch baby pancakes?

No, you can also bake this Dutch baby pancake recipe in a 9×9-inch baking dish. 

Should I Use Fresh or Frozen Blueberries? 

I used frozen berries for reasons detailed here, but fresh will of course work. You may need to shorten your baking time slightly.

Do I Have to Add the Blueberries? 

No, you can omit the blueberries and bake this as a plain Dutch pancake. 

Can you make a Dutch baby without a blender?

Absolutely! Many recipes have you make the batter in a blender, but I used a mixing bowl and a whisk. There’s no need to drag out special kitchen equipment if you don’t have to!

How to Store a Dutch Baby Pancake

This Dutch baby is best fresh, but extra may be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I prefer eating the leftover portion cold, like chilled pie, rather than reheating it.

blueberry dutch baby pancake in a cast iron skillet

What to Serve with a Dutch Baby Pancake 

You can serve this Dutch pancake with a simple dusting of powdered sugar, or you can drizzle a little maple syrup over top. It also pairs nicely with jam and fruit preserves

Side dishes that pair well with a blueberry Dutch baby include:

Tips for Making a Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberries

You can skip the blueberries and keep this Dutch pancake plain, or try another favorite fruit. I can’t get enough blueberries lately, as evidenced by the best muffins, coffee cake, pancake-cake, and loved them in the Dutch baby.

You’re welcome to use any kind of milk you’d like in this Dutch baby pancake recipe. If using a non-dairy milk, make sure it’s unsweetened. 

Lastly, be sure to keep a watchful eye on your Dutch baby because it’s baking in quite a hot oven and can burn easily.

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Yield: 4

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake

This oven-baked pancake has the chewiness of crepes with the thickness of clafoutis, and making it is as easy as making pancake batter! Because it’s baked, there’s no need to stand around flipping pancakes! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen blueberries (add them frozen, do not thaw first; fresh may be substituted, possibly reducing baking time by a few minutes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting or jam for serving, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a large oven-safe skillet by spraying with cooking spray or greasing it.
  2. Place butter in the skillet. Put skillet in the oven to melt the butter; it’s okay to put it in while oven is still in preheating mode.
  3. After butter has melted, about 3 to 5 minutes, remove skillet from oven.
  4. Evenly sprinkle blueberries over the butter; set skillet aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  6. Add the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, optional salt, and whisk until smooth and free from lumps.
  7. Slowly and evenly pour batter over the blueberries.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until center is set. Dutch baby will puff while baking and edges may curl up; this is normal. If using fresh berries, you may need to reduce baking time because they release less water than frozen. Keep a watchful eye on your Dutch baby because it’s baking in quite a hot oven and can burn easily.
  9. Allow Dutch baby to cool in skillet momentarily before optionally dusting with confectioners’ sugar.
  10. Carefully slice (don’t scratch your skillet) and serve; optionally spread jam over it.


  • Dutch baby is best fresh, but extra may be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I prefer the leftover portion cold, like chilled pie, rather than reheating it.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 46gProtein: 6g

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  1. We made this today for lunch! We doubled it! We also L❤️VE cinnamon so we put in half again as much (so 1 1/2 as much as called for). We really like it, but think that we would like just a little rising agent added next time … ours was extremely dense. It was so very tasty. Great for being closed up for the quarantine Day 2 of governor requirement for us!!!

    Rating: 4
    1. Glad this worked out well for you and just tinker with the recipe for next time if you think it needs a bit of leavening. Glad the taste was great!

  2. As a Dutchie I can tell you this is definitely not a traditional Dutch recipe! Dutch pannekoeken are much thinner and I’ve never seen them made with blueberries; usually bacon, apple or syrup. It looks lovely though!

  3. I’m making this a second time but doubling the recipe. This is not nearly enough for the two of us. A family of four with leftovers? Never.

    Rating: 5
  4. One question: this recipe says to put the fruit on the bottom while most say add the fruit on top. Does it matter?

    1. This is the way that I make it and it turns out great. I can’t say about the other method since I don’t do it that way.

  5. This came out really well and my family devoured it. I used fresh blueberries and only cooked it for about 16 minutes. It was fully browned and couldn’t have taken any more time in the oven. I like these with some confectioners sugar as stated in the recipe along with a good squeeze of lemon juice, but sometimes I just go with maple syrup too.

    Rating: 5
  6. Just tried this tonight. It was so good I almost ate the whole thing. Oh I also put raspberry on top of the sugar. So good,

    Rating: 5
  7. We just made this for breakfast and it was absolutely delightful! My partner, in a more poetic moment, declared it was like eating “blueberries nestled in a cloud.” We used vegan margarine instead of butter, almond milk in place of the real milk, and (because we couldn’t find cinnamon or nutmeg) used Chinese five spice. It was delicious! We have plans to make a strawberry-raspberry Dutch baby for Canada Day, given how easy and impressive looking this turned out to be! 

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! Glad your substitutions worked great and that you’ve got another version you plan to make!

  8. I made this in a 9×9 pan since I didn’t have a skillet. Turned out pretty good, but I should’ve halved the amount of blueberries. Way too many berries!

  9. What a wide assortment of choices you offered for breakfast or brunch choices…I had wondered if blueberries would work..
    Thanks for all the other possibilities.Made the blueberry “dutch pancake” and my wife loved them..

    1. Depends on the adults….2 to 4 depending on how hearty their appetites are, if you’re serving other things with it, etc.

  10. Just tried them – and they were just as delicious as they looked – really loving your pictures, a few seconds staring and I’m drooling!

  11. I love this. I made your dutch baby recipe on Saturday for the first time and it turned out wonderfully! I also wrote a blog post about it! You will have to take a look!
    I have always admired your photography, it is beautiful!
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad you loved it! I just took a peek at your post – so very blueberry-loaded and that’s awesome! I would have loved to take a bite :)

  12. Hi Averie, I stumbled across your blog this morning, while trying to decide what to make for breakfast…. what a happy find! Made this Dutch baby, wow it went down a storm. I’ve never made one these before, my mind is full of different flavours that would work – rhubarb and ginger would be great. I really like your way of explaining recipes, very personal and conversational in your approach, which is a pleasure to read. Will be following you with interest :)

    1. Thanks for finding me, glad you like what you see, glad you like my style and tone :) And so happy that you loved the dutch baby! And yes, super versatile from savory/cheesey/onions/peppers to sweet with strawberries or seasonal fruit. Really the sky’s the limit!

  13. this pancake it make’s it fast, but i’ll eat it faster because i can’t resist to such an amazing and crunchy delicious pancake dessert, yummmmmy :D

  14. This looks so delicious! I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever had a dutch baby before! I’m a diedhard pancake fan though, and although it isn’t exactly the same, I say it’s worth a go, right? :)

  15. The above given recipe is really very nice. It is easy and tastes good. Thanks for such a great recipe.

  16. I just made this for breakfast today – I did not have an oven-safe skillet, but I baked it in an 8×8 pan – everyone loved it! The cinnamon and nutmeg made the kitchen in my little apartment smell so wonderful while it was cooking. We all agreed that I should definitely make it again. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. So glad you loved it and yes, the cinn and nutmeg do wonders to make your house smell like a bakery, don’t they! :)

  17. This is beautiful, and looks delicious! A question, though–I’ve made something very similar for years, and it also includes 1/2 cup milk in the recipe. I didn’t see any milk in your recipe, and was curious–isn’t the batter too thick to pour without milk or other liquid?

  18. It’s been about a year since I made a Dutch baby–this post makes me want to remedy that immediately! I’ve put berries on top of them, but never tried baking them into the batter–love it!

  19. I love making these. It is like magic when they rise. Love the use of blueberries. I generally use apples which means waiting until fall. And yes, I call it a German pancake because it was my grandma’s specialty and that’s where she hailed from!

  20. This Dutch baby looks looks stunning in your blue skillet! I may just have to make one of my own. xo

  21. Dutch babies are our favorite- we call them hoot-a-nanny’s in our house. We often have it breakfast for dinner! The blueberries have been so good lately, I must try it with them baked in!

  22. I have always wanted to make one of these. Yours looks perfect and the pics are so bright and pretty! Much healthier than I thought too.

    1. I liked these pics too – and the recipe :) Sometimes I love the recipe but the pics don’t do it justice. And thanks for the tweets you always do – noticed and appreciated!

  23. This looks delicious! I must tell you that my husband is Dutch and he makes Dutch babies all the time. They are wonderful for breakfast and brinner! Thanks for this post and for bringing some well-deserved attention/recognition to this yummy food.

  24. I love the Dutch Baby Pancake!!!
    I never thought to make one at home, but I will have to do that!

  25. I LOVE dutch babies! And with blueberries? AWESOME! I need to experiment with my dutchies a bit more.

  26. Do you think gluten free all purpose mix would work? Or coconut flour? Your description makes this a MUST-MAKE!!!!

    1. I would say use a GF AP mix rather than coconut flour since CF is such a sponge – not sure what it would do here. I would use your standard GF blend or just oat flour would likely be fine. LMK how it goes!

  27. I love pancakes and I was actually planning on making pancakes for breakfast tomorrow! ;) This recipe looks like a winner! I’ve never tried Dutch pancakes but the texture sounds fantastic.

  28. I LOVE a good Dutch baby! I was actually born in holland and yes, we ate Dutch babies growing up. I still love them now. I like your twist with the blueberries. My (not Dutch) baby Hunter would love this, he is obsessed with blueberries.

  29. I have never had a dutch baby pancake before. The texture of it looks fabulous in your photos. Lately blueberries and raspberries seem to disappear constantly at my house, just can’t get enough! During these hot summer months having the dutch baby chilled sounds fabulous!!!

  30. I love baked pancakes and oh my gosh, yours looks incredible!!! Yum!!

  31. I’ve never tried Dutch baby before! Yours look so nice and chock full of berries. No need for sweetener even.

  32. That looks really good! I have only ever seen them plain – no fruit. I love your plates, do you mind sharing where they’re from?

    1. The thrift store! I try to by all my blog dishes there b/c I’d go broke! Sometimes I get lucky and find ones like these. Thank you for noticing!

  33. German pancakes are a Sunday morning staple in my house. We won’t make pancakes any other way! (I’ll have to try pouring it over blueberries next time.)

    1. You’ll love the bb’s in it if you’re already used to plain – it’ll seem like a nice treat!

  34. I keep seeing these recipes and vow to make one only to not get my act together. Yes, blueberries in everything right now.

  35. I love Dutch baby pancakes. Although, I’ve only enjoyed it one time. And guess what? It was blueberry! I can’t remember for the life of me where I was. A brunch of some sort! But it was delicious and yours looks just like it, but even better. Pretty pictures!

    I am all about blueberries right now. They are on major sale this week and I am baking all of my cookbook recipes using blueberries right now! And shoveling the rest in my mouth. Can’t get enough.

    1. I’ve had 1 bb recipe the past 2 weeks, and have 2 more in drafts. In total love with them this season, too!

  36. I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen right now. And I am very much tempted to make this. I love brinner, too!

  37. I believe the Dutch do actually make thick, crepe-like pancakes like this. They are often made plain but topped with either sweet or savory things, like ham & cheese or fruit.

  38. Hooray for blueberries, my favorite super food. This must smell amazing in the oven! Like, wake you up in the morning and drag you out of bed and into the kitchen to see what the heck is going on kind of amazing!!

    1. YES! It’s THAT! It’s like bread baking from the flour, like baked eggs from the egg in the batter, then the sweet blueberries. It’s 3 amazing smells in one!

  39. I always loved visiting my best friend in Denver on her birthday, because her mom would always make a giant German Pancake for breakfast! What an awesome tradition :) So yummy with a touch of powdered sugar.
    PS the plates in the top picture? I’m dying!

    1. you’re the 2nd person in this post who’s told me they had these kind of pancakes on their bday!

  40. What a great dish Averie! I’ve always wanted to buy a Le Creuset skillet because I love my Dutch Oven. There’s so many things you can with it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  41. i totally agree, love doing these in a skillet. I pop two in at a time and then we’re done!!

  42. LOVE dutch baby pancakes. Like you said, so much better than flipping one pancake one-by-one. Love the added fresh blueberries in your recipe, I can imagine how light and flavorful this must taste.

  43. I have never made a Dutch Baby…always wanted to…and I find myself with some beautiful fresh blueberries.

  44. Ok, one important question: Can I eat the entire thing? :) Because there’s no way I’m going to be able to stop myself with a single slice! MMM!

  45. I’ve always wanted to make a Dutch baby and you used blueberries, my favorite. Love this recipe, Averie! :)

    1. I havent tried it that way but I honestly think you’ll be fine. Just make sure it’s a decent 9 or 10 inch plate, or else scale back the recipe a smidge, so it doesn’t over-puff and run over the edges. LMK how it goes.

  46. I love making things n my skillet! I have 2 small cast iron skillets that look cute with anything in them! haha Deff need to make pancakes in them next!

  47. This has always been on my to-try list, but I’ve never been able to find a good recipe. Problem solved! The denseness of this looks like something I can’t wait to sink my teeth into!

  48. I love the idea of a one skillet pancake. I never make stuff like pancakes for breakfast because I’m lazy, but I’ll do it later in the day. A skillet pancake? That’s totally doable for breakfast!

  49. I love a good dutch baby! Growing up, this was the only thing my dad new how to cook (without blueberries). He would make it for special occasions – like if I was coming home or leaving for college. He called it an Austrian Pancake!

    1. My dad used to make pancakes and popovers. And grill stuff. That’s funny your dad made these!

  50. I’ve never made anything like this at all. It look beautiful – love how blueberries burst in baking.

  51. Dutch babies are the best!! We have them all the time since my mom grew up LOVING them. I love your blueberry version. I looks incredible and so pretty!

  52. I make a blueberry clafoutis that is similar to this! It is one of my all time favorite recipes, especially when it is blueberry season. And it’s not to sweet, so I justify eating it for breakfast. I might just starting calling it a dutch pancake to further justify indulging in the morning. :) I must try this recipe as well, as I’m sure I love it!!

    1. I have a clafoutis recipe that’s similar too! People are scared of the name and the post never gets any love. Lol

  53. I’ve also wanted to make a Dutch baby for a while, but I had never seen them with blueberries. So much more festive! I haven’t been commenting on your recent posts, but they’ve all been lovely as usual. This one just needed the extra thumbs up from me!

    1. I was wondering what happened to you! I see you comment on giveaways and glad to know you’re still reading, just in stealth more. Thanks for the extra 2 thumbs up today though :)

  54. I’ve always wanted to make a dutch baby. This looks like a wonderful recipe to get started, Averie!

  55. Your berry recipe photos are all so pretty! And it’s funny, I said to Andy first thing this morning, ‘do we have eggs? maybe i’ll make a Dutch Baby’. Think I’ll use raspberries! :)

  56. I have recently got the skillet pan obession too! I actually did a pie in one recently. I have never though of making breakfast food in it though. I love the look of this. Totally legal for breakfast but almost a dessert. GREAT!

  57. I love pancakes – but, you are correct, standing around flipping them is no fun!
    But this “dutch baby” sounds scrumptious! Wow! Thanks so very much for sharing! I am def. gonna have to try this this weekend!

  58. I can’t get enough blueberries lately either! And this recipe looks like the perfect way to get some more! It’s so pretty too. :)

    1. And I have another recipe next week with berries. And another one the following. I am trying to only do 1 per week. lol

  59. Another great recipe for my cast iron skillet! I’ve made an oven pancake with sautéed apples and toasted pecans, but the recipe had some milk in it, so the batter was a little runny. I love the density of your Dutch baby and could see it with other berries and/ or bananas too! I usually never feel like I have the time or patience to stand and flip pancakes (or make crepes) so recipes like this are great time savers…all of the flavor without the work!

    1. You and me both love our skillet recipes. Such a time saver! And yes on the other fruit – soooo many ways to go with this. You could almost do like a ‘banana upside down cake’ type recipe. Caramelize the bananas first w/ butter & brown sugar, then pour the egg over it, and bake. In fact, that may be another recipe for me :)

      Flipping pancakes – that’s why in 5 yrs of blogging, I have precisely 3 pancake recipes. Vegan, plain, chocolate. DONE.

  60. I made a German pancake once, with apples! It was good. I am imagining the good that could come with blueberries.