Dutch Baby Recipe (Regular and Diet Dutch Babies)

Yesterday I tried a new breakfast recipe: Dutch babies (they’re like pancakes). They passed the taste test, so I made some more this morning. I made two different kinds – one followed the recipe almost exactly; the other is a bit lighter, because that’s how I like things.

Dutch Baby Recipe – Traditional

(Bobby’s Dutch baby, recipe modified from “Edible Jersey”)

Ingredients – this serves 2; I halved it.

  • 1.5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (almond) milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Place empty glass pie plate or baking dish in oven to preheat. If you want, you can make individual dutch babies and use regular-size bowls.
  2. Mix well: eggs, milk, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter right into the hot dish and pour in the batter. Sprinkle some cinnamon.
  4. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Cut into wedges. Serve immediately with syrup, butter and dinnamon, Jersey berries, or preserves… or eat it plain!

Diet Dutch Baby Recipe

(Maggie’s Dutch Baby – warning – these won’t rise as much!)

Ingredients (serves 2 – I halved it for just me)

  • 1.5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup rice puffs or other puff cereal (kamut puffs are always good)
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons oatmeal (I used quickoats)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon + some for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and warm up the bowls inside.
  2. Mix together eggs, milk, puffs, flour, oatmeal, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Melt the butter in the bowls and pour in the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  4. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes and serve with butter, cinnamon, syrup, honey, fruit, or jelly! (I had butter and honey.)