i should be mopping the floor: Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake

This Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake will be the highlight of your fall breakfasts...forever!

Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake | Easy and FUN show-stopping fall breakfast!
There's a really good chance this dish goes by a different name in your house. I made (a different version of) it for my mom a couple of years ago and I thought she was going to come unglued. Being of German decent, she just couldn't fathom why I would call it a Dutch Baby?!? 
"THAT is a German Pancake...not a...whatever it was you called it." Ouch. 
"And furthermore, it should be in a cast iron skillet..."
That was a very fun and informational morning...ha! My mom really tells it like it is, y'all.

However, I started out calling this a Dutch Baby, so it kind of stuck, you know? And, y'all...I'm just a casserole pan kinda girl. There's no shame in preparing this in a 9x13. While yes, cast iron is the traditional method, a casserole dish still gives you the same big "puff" when it comes straight out of the oven. And then it can go straight into the dishwasher. Ahem...cast iron can not. I'm also a dishwasher kinda girl. 

Check out this amazingly fun (and EASY) showstopper of a dish below>>>

Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake | Easy and FUN show-stopping fall breakfast!
I started making Dutch Babies about seven years ago, when my youngest was in preschool. It has always been our traditional first-day-of-school breakfast. I love it because the prep work is minimal. But the outcome is not only fascinating (the first time you make it, you'll be flipping over how BIG it gets), but also delicious. I mean, really good.

I wanted to give it a fall twist so we could enjoy it more than that first day of school (when we serve it with sliced strawberries and fresh lemon juice). I needed to make it a bit spicy (not that kind of spicy...but rather...fall spicy). Replacing some of the milk with International Delight's Pumpkin Spice Creamer was a great way to get some of that autumnal awesomeness in the recipe. I also added pumpkin pie spice. And then I topped it with pecan halves and cinnamon chips. If you can't find cinnamon chips, butterscotch or chocolate will work, too. 

While the Dutch Baby is HUGE straight out of the oven (like 7-8 inches above the pan), it does fall very quickly...so fast it's very difficult to get a good photo of it in all its glory.


Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake | Easy and FUN show-stopping fall breakfast!
We like to just cut ours into squares to serve. If you're having overnight guests, it would be so fun to create a toppings bar for a dutch baby. Guests can top their own portion with whatever they like...from fruit to nuts to whipped cream! Lots of possibilities with this dish, y'all. 

Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake | Easy and FUN show-stopping fall breakfast!
Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake

Ingredients:

Directions:
Place stick of butter into a 9x13 glass casserole dish. Place in oven and preheat to 425 degrees. (I usually leave the butter in there until it starts to brown a bit). 
In a large bowl, combine eggs, flour, pumpkin pie spice, milk, and creamer with electric mixer on medium-high until thoroughly mixed.
Pour batter on top of melted butter in casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes.
When you pull from oven, it will be BIG! Sprinkle with pecan halves, cinnamon chips, and
powdered sugar.


Pumpkin and Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake | Easy and FUN show-stopping fall breakfast!
Have you ever tried a Dutch Baby Pancake?

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This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.







22 comments:

  1. This looks just delicious! Your mom is right - it's German, but the "Dutch" in Dutch Baby harks from the Pennsylvania Dutch (that is, "Deutsh", or "German"). I have no idea how 'baby' got into the mix, but that's what my own mom called it. I love the autumn flavor notes you've added to yours!

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    1. You know, Mom usually is right...heehee! :) Love hearing the history of this one. Thanks so much for your kind words! :)

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  2. That looks delicious! I've made dutch babies before and you're absolutely right about how quickly it falls! Still tastes great, tho :)

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    1. Thank you, Lydia! If only I could capture it in all it's puffed up glory, lol!

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  3. That looks so delicious. I love that you used the creamer for the flavor.

    Michelle F.

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    1. Thank, Michelle! It's a super easy and delicious way to add flavor to all my favorite fall flavored recipes!

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  4. Hum--i've never had one of these and I did have a German Grandmother! It looks and sounds delicious!!

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  5. I love that it has both pumpkin AND pecans! Sounds amazing!

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    1. It's not a fall dish without both, right?! ;) Thanks, Debra!

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  6. There's a hole in the wall breakfast place near my house that we adore. It's always got the craziest line, so we don't go there with the kids very often. I've been missing their Dutch Pancakes. I can't wait to try them on my own & skip the waiting.

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    1. Oh yum! It sounds like a great place to treat yourself! Thanks for stopping by, Melanie!

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  7. You know Moms...they are always right! I feel ya girl...my mother is the same way at times. I usually just smile at the other end of the phone and let it be :) This looks amazing and I have never made Dutch babies before. I think my kiddos would love it! Pinning to share :)

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    1. Heehee! Isn't that the truth?! Thanks for the comment and pin!

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  8. I've only made plain dutch pancakes, this looks so delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Samantha! It's a treat for the taste buds for sure!

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  9. I've never tried this before, but it looks incredible. I really like how it puffs up!

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  10. I've never tried it, although this is perfect idea this coming halloween. Love it.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I'm sure you will love it! It's a great fall treat!

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  11. German pancakes are one of our favorite breakfasts! I will have to try your version. And I cook mine in a 9x13 as well. Actually, our family is large enough to do a 9x13 and 8x8. It's devoured! Pinning and following you there!

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  12. OMG I love your fall inspired dutch baby! This would make breakfast 10 times better than it already is - love!

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