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Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby

This Brown Butter Cinnamon Apple Dutch Baby is a simple, yet totally delicious breakfast or dessert! Sweet, fluffy, and bursting with the best Fall flavors.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Additional Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Traci



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter


  • 1 large granny smith apple
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray a 10-inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray, and wipe it out.
  • Place the skillet in the oven to preheat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  • While batter is resting, peel, core, and slice apple.
  • Toss apple with salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Set aside.
  • When the 20 minute rest period is over, add butter to cast iron skillet in oven.
  • When butter melts, remove from oven and pour batter into skillet on top of butter.
  • Return to oven for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 8-10 minutes, until puffy on the bottom.
  • While the pancake is cooking, sauté apple mixture in 2 tablespoons salted butter until apples are tender, 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • When pancake comes out of the oven, top with apple mixture and serve.


  • We used Granny Smith apples for this recipe, but you can actually use any kind of good baking apple like Honeycrisp, Gala, or Golden Delicious.
  • If you don't have cinnamon or possibly just want to change things up, you can use any kind of baking spice you like! Apple pie spice, nutmeg... Whatever makes you happiest!
Expert Tips:
  • Don't skip resting the batter! This period is to rehydrate the flour and will give you a much better Dutch baby.
  • Also, don't open the oven within the first 10-15 minutes of baking! This will cause the Dutch baby to sink.
  • This recipe doesn't keep.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 453IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg