Lazy Saturdays with Dutch Babies

What’s your Saturday morning routine?

There’s not much sweeter in life than a lazy Saturday morning with the sunrise peeking in the window and coffee brewing in the French press. The kiddos are giggly and silly in our bed, and we’ve got breakfast baking in the oven.

Photo by Dulcedo

Dutch Babies are a simple, splendid Saturday morning treat. It dirties one bowl, it bakes while you lazily sip your coffee, kids love how puffy it emerges from the oven, and it tastes divine with cinnamon and fruit.

Why not make it tomorrow morning? Have a leisurely breakfast with the family in your jammies.

Dutch Babies

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit (225 degrees celsius). Pour melted butter in a large casserole pan. Whisk the remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour into the pan (don’t stir the butter into the batter). Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on your oven (it will be very puffy).

Serve with cinnamon, powdered sugar, syrup, apples, strawberries, honey, or whatever you can think of.

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. I’m thankful that I have gotten out of my “dutch babies every weekend and possibly during the week” phase I was in a few months ago…I cannot just eat a 1/2 or a 1/4…I must eat the entire thing! It’s not pretty. I still make crepes regularly, though. No butter so not quite as bad…

  2. That’s so funny, Jodi – we do crepes a lot, too! Another really easy breakfast recipe.

  3. cheryl says:

    Thanks for the yummy idea! We had this for breakfast this morning, and Munchkin was very hesitant to try it at first. She said she didn’t want any, then I told her that Chickpea had it for her breakfast too…she ate it all, and asked for not only a second helping, but thirds! Maybe I need to start following your menu plan, so I can use her friend as motivation more often. ;o) She thought it was pretty great that she could eat the same thing, even though we’re so far away.

  4. Glad to hear she liked it! That’s awesome.

  5. Looks absolutely delicious! Will make some tomorrow

    wendys last blog post..I almost missed it…..

  6. Hope it turns out well, Wendy!

  7. Hi there! I just found you via Small Notebook. I am loving your blog! SO helpful! I whipped this up before church this morning and it was a huge hit. Can’t wait to read and learn more here.

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  8. @Megan – Hey there! Love your blog, too! Glad the dutch babies were a huge hit.

  9. We made the dutch babies yesterday and LOVED them!!
    So easy. Thanks for the recipe.
    Do you know where the name comes from?

  10. Do you know what part of the recipe makes them puff exactly ???

    I had a recipe we used for years for a 6 egg version like above and have tried to do a 4 egg version now that there are fewer of us here. According to sev recipes it is 1/4 cup each of flour and milk per each egg used. It tastes good still but it never puffs. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  11. @Ivy & K – I have no idea the answers to your questions, but I’ll look into them!

  12. I made this last weekend – my boys LOVED it! I will definitely be adding this to my breakfast menus…thank you!

  13. Dragonfly says:

    What is a casserole pan? I googled it and found this on Amazon- but it’s $200. Just wondering if I have something similar in my cupboards already.

  14. Sounds great – I tried it, but I am afraid my “idea” of a large casserole pan is not the same as yours. I wound up with it dripping all over the oven and crispy on the top and edges and uncooked in the center – my son still thought the cooked parts tasted great… Could you please give me the dimensions (including depth) of the casserole pan you cook this in? I would love to taste it the way it is meant to taste. Thanks, Cindy

  15. Helen Hopkins says:

    I just happened to stumble on this site – am staying with my daughter as she has a one-week old baby girl and obviously am helping her out. She desparately needs something like this meal planner and I mean desparate!! My email is above – will give you Cindy’s later. I will join in on your chitchat when I return to my domain – so until then. I will try to set up a menu planner using google calendar – maybe even with just me at home I can use it. It sounds like a “god-send!” You will be hearing from me with questions!!!!!

    (oh yes – she has a 3-year old daughter as well. Any guidelines will be appreciated!!!

  16. Wonderful!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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