The Baker Upstairs: Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby

1.01.2021

Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby

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This apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake is made with simple ingredients, and super delicious!
This apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake is made with simple ingredients, and super delicious!
Happy New Year! After taking several months off to spend with my new baby (and posting sporadically for most of 2020 due to a difficult pregnancy), I'm hoping to get back in my groove this year and post more regularly on the blog. It's anyone's guess how successful I will actually be, but I'm at least starting the year with good intentions. :) I've never been very big on new year's resolutions, and this year I am setting the bar pretty low. My main goals for the new year are that we continue surviving, that we try to find as much joy as possible, and that we continue to be thankful for all of  our blessings, even when things are difficult. I have no idea what is to come this year, but 2020 proved that my little family is a lot more resilient than I had thought we were, so I'm hoping we will make it through!

We usually like to have a nice New Year's Day brunch as a family, but this year my husband signed up to work both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, so the kids and I will be enjoying cold cereal and watching Netflix in our pajamas. :) If I was making brunch, though, this apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake would be at the top of my list. We make dutch baby pancakes pretty regularly around here, but this apple cinnamon variation is a new favorite! 
This apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake is made with simple ingredients, and super delicious!
I've seen these on the menu at some of our favorite breakfast restaurants, but had never actually tried one until I made this homemade version. The dutch baby batter is delicious as usual, and the apples bake until they're sweet, tender, and flavorful. The combination of the two is totally delicious! We ate ours with a little powdered sugar on top, but I'm sure they would also be delicious with a little drizzle of syrup. My kids could not get enough of these pancakes and everyone in my family cleared their plates. This is definitely a new favorite recipe!
This apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake is made with simple ingredients, and super delicious!
Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby

for the apples:
6 tablespoons soft butter, divided
2 small apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

for the batter:
6 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour, sifted
1 cup milk
powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 400. Add three tablespoons of butter to a 9 x 13 baking dish and place in the oven during the last ten minutes of preheating. Toss the apple slices with the cinnamon and sugar, then spread them evenly in the melted butter. To make the pancake batter, add the eggs to a blender and blend until light yellow. Add the sugar, salt, flour, milk, and remaining two tablespoons of butter, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture over the apples in the pan. Bake 20 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the pancake is deep golden brown and puffed up. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
This apple cinnamon dutch baby pancake is made with simple ingredients, and super delicious!

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