apricot dutch baby pancake

Can we talk about my serious dislike for winter again? I think I figured out one of the biggest reasons I hate it.

Winter makes me realize just how lazy I am.

apricot dutch baby pancake

When it’s freezing outside and already dark when you get home from work….how are you supposed to not be lazy? Can someone explain this to me? It’s like I can’t control myself – I get home, get into pajamas, and I’m ready to be done for the night. Finished. Making dinner is such a chore to me in the winter. I just want to cuddle up on the couch, watch some tv or read a book, and then go to bed.

So, this definitely means making everything as easy as possible for myself because I know I won’t do anything with too many steps.

apricot dutch baby pancake

Enter the dutch baby.

We’ve done this before, with peaches. But this time I’m going with the classic. The first dutch baby I ever had.

Apricot.

Dutch baby pancakes are so easy! It’s everything you love about pancakes without having to stand in front of the stove or griddle for hours flipping batter. All you need is a blender, a pan, and about 30 minutes and you’ve got breakfast. Or dinner.

apricot dutch baby pancake

I know it’s not apricot season, and that’s kind of why I’m sharing this recipe now. The first time I ever had a dutch baby, it was made exactly like this. In the winter, with canned halved apricots. And it was a bright spot on that cold, dreary day.

So while you can definitely make this with fresh apricots, I’m sticking with what I know this time.

apricot dutch baby pancake

Apricot Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch baby pancakes are one of the easiest breakfasts around. No standing around a griddle, flipping pancake after pancake until your huge bowl of batter is gone. This is kind of the complete opposite - blend up the batter, pour it over some fruit in a hot pan, and bake until it's puffed and golden. Easy. Delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 can halved apricots, drained
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar (or granulated Dixie Crystals sugar plus 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the butter in a 10- or 11-inch cast iron skillet and put the skillet in the oven until the butter is melted.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and place the apricot halves (cut side down) in a single layer in the skillet.
  4. To make the batter, add the eggs, flour, sugar, and milk to a blender and blend until the batter is smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the skillet over the apricots.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until pancake is puffed and golden brown.
  7. Remove the pancake from the oven. Cut into wedges and transfer to a plate. Serve with butter and maple syrup (or powdered sugar), if desired.

I have an ongoing partnership with Dixie Crystals.

8 Responses to “apricot dutch baby pancake”

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — December 13, 2013 at 4:08 am

    I definitely stay in A LOT more during the winter. It’s so cold out, and the couch/hoodie/DVR combination is too hard to resist. This dutch baby pancake sounds delicious. I love easy recipes like this!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Mmm loving this! I love dutch baby pancakes, but never make them enough!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I love this idea for Christmas morning!!

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    Melissa — December 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Yum, this looks so good, and I love how it can be made with different fruits!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — December 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I’ve never made these but wow does it look good! I feel like a hermit in the winter and I know this will brighten up our day!

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    Kathryn — December 13, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I know exactly what you mean – I feel like I spend way too much time sat on the sofa during winter but there’s so little reason to move! All about the easy but delicious recipes too – this one fits the bill perfectly.

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    Jen — December 16, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Dutch babies are a staple around my house. Finally had to go buy a second skillet because one Dutch baby just wasn’t enough for my kids!

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    katie — December 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I just started making dutch babies early this year and can’t get enough of them! Love the apricot version!

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