Dutch Babies. Puff Pancakes. German Pancakes. Whatever you call them, they are amazing.
I am known in my family as the World’s Fussiest Breakfast Eater. Even as a child, I’ve always hated: cereal, oatmeal, eggs, sausage, french toast, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, bacon…yep, pretty much any breakfast foods. Sorry, readers, please don’t hate me. People usually have a love-affair with breakfast foods and immediately feel disconnected with me when I mention my hatred for breakfast foods.
I’ve also been told: ‘then eat normal food at breakfast time!’ and that doesn’t seem to work, either. I just cannot fathom the idea of having a tuna sandwich in the morning. Thanks a lot, brain.
So far, my breakfast strategy is to eat something different every few days. This is annoying on our fridge space, since a week’s worth of breakfast for me often takes up an entire shelf. It’s also annoying at grocery-list time, because I spend HOURS desperately coming up with new things to try to eat for breakfast. I can force myself to eat something maybe twice in a row, then I gag a bunch, and it’s on to a new breakfast recipe. Argh. It’s pretty frustrating.
Recently, I got a cast iron pan. This seemed like a necessity for a rustic and Real Food kitchen, and I’ve been LOVING it so far. They cook things so nicely! You can use them in both the oven and on the stove top! They’re easy to clean!
After getting my cast iron pan, I started looking for fun recipes that use them. One thing that always caught my eye were Dutch Babies. I just couldn’t figure out what they were like. Were they heavy foods like pancakes? If so, I wasn’t interested. Were they ‘eggy’ like…eggs? If so, no thanks. Last week, I finally made my first Dutch Baby.
It was love at first
sight taste. They aren’t like pancakes OR eggs. Or casseroles. They are….very unique. My brain and taste buds are THRILLED. I am currently on week two of daily eating them for breakfast. This is a new record for me! There are so many tasty Dutch Baby recipes and I’m having loads of fun trying them out.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep eating Dutch Babies for breakfast, or if my picky ways will catch up with me, but currently, I’m just happy to have found a simple, easy breakfast item. They make 4 servings each, which has been great for this non-morning gal as well.
Here is a list of 10 Amazing Dutch Baby recipes:
1. Double Chocolate Dutch Baby with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream from The Modern Proper
This chocolate Dutch Baby is SOOOO good! It’s like a lighter version of a brownie…for breakfast! The best part is there is hardly any sugar in it, so you don’t have to feel guilty for having chocolate for breakfast. Nom nom nom…
2. Apple Puff Pancake Recipe from The Prairie Homestead
Maybe it’s because Fall season is on the way, but this Apple Puff Pancake REALLY hit the spot this morning! And it only took me about 30 minutes to make. I added some maple syrup to it and OH MY this is just amazing!
3. Lemon Raspberry Dutch Baby from Vanilla and Bean
Last week, I was craving lemons really bad, so I made this Lemon Raspberry Dutch Baby. Except that raspberries are expensive, so I used blueberries instead. What makes this Dutch Baby SUPER delicious is adding a whopping spoonful of homemade lemon curd to the top of your serving. I didn’t care for the lemon curd recipe that is linked to this Dutch Baby (it says to scoop out the cooked eggs from the curd…WHY is there cooked egg pieces in there?!?), so I used this lemon curd recipe from Savory Lotus instead, but then used butter instead of coconut oil like her recipe said. Woof, I should add my own lemon curd recipe to this website at some point. Anyway, this is super simple and tasty! Add lemon curd as a topping, you won’t regret it!
4. Almond Dutch Baby from And Here We Are
I like that this Dutch Baby is grain free. I’m always trying to balance how many grains I eat each day, so for those days when I’ve got pastas or sandwiches on the menu, I can still enjoy a Dutch Baby for breakfast. And this one sounds simple AND I love almonds.
5. Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby from Savory Lotus
Fall season is ALMOST here, and that always means I will be obsessed with pumpkin-flavored everything. When that happens, I will be reaching for this grain-free Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby recipe. Yum!
Other Dutch Baby recipes on my list to try:
6. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Dutch Baby from Half Baked Harvest
**This one sounds kinda complex, which I’m not a fan of in the mornings, but it also sounds fantastic! It might need to be one of my weekend recipes.
7. Strawberry Shortcake Dutch Baby from Whole & Heavenly Oven
**This Dutch Baby sounds PERFECT for springtime, which is the only time of the year that I crave strawberry shortcake.
8. Blackberry and Apple Paleo Dutch Baby from A Saucy Kitchen
**This one intrigues me…blackberries and apples together?!?! Weird! So, it’s on my list to try, but…not yet.
9. Fresh Peach Dutch Baby from Macheesmo
**Peaches are usually too sweet for me in anything except dessert. However, I’m still willing to give this recipe a try!
10. Mixed Berry Dutch Baby from Savory Lotus
**This one sounds pretty tasty, however, I don’t own tapioca flour yet, so I can’t try it until I either buy that type of flour or research how to switch out flours.
Do YOU love Dutch Baby recipes? Tell me about your favorites in the comments!
Want more unique breakfast ideas? Check out my Pinterest board, I put up as many unique breakfast ideas that I can find!