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Light and Fluffy Fruit and Maple Buttermilk Dutch Baby Pancake

This buttermilk dutch baby pancake- aka German pancake- is made with an eggy pancake batter that's baked golden brown in a skillet and rises to brilliant heights. These are one part pancake, one part pop-over. Dutch babies are perfect match for lightly whipped cream and handfuls of fruit and maple syrup.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 361kcal
Author Debs


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup all purpose plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For toppings

  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Pre heat the oven to 450f (230c) with a rack in the centre of the oven. Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a 10 inch skillet, pie dish or other oven safe dish. Put the skillet in the oven to melt the butter, taking care to not burn the butter.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a blender, combine the eggs, buttermilk, flour, vanilla and salt. Blend on low for a minute. Stop the blender and scare down the sides. With the blender on low, slowly start to add the butter to the batter in a steady stream. Mix for a further 30 seconds until the butter is incorporated and the batter is smooth.
  • Remove the hot skillet from the oven and carefully pour the batter into the pan. Don’t mix the batter any further. Return the pan to the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Don’t open the oven for the first 15 minutes of baking, or your Dutch baby may collapse.
  • Once the Dutch baby pancake is golden and risen, remove from the oven and dust with icing sugar and serve with cream, maple syrup and fruit.