Simple, Delicious Vanilla Dutch Baby is a Treat!
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Simple, Delicious Vanilla Dutch Baby is a Treat!

This sweet vanilla bean Dutch baby is the perfect way to celebrate spring and Father’s Day. A complete crowd pleaser that is perfect when served alone or with a big side of bacon and eggs. Your whole family will go crazy over this recipe.

I used to never eat breakfast. When I was a kid I hated waking up early enough to make it and as an adult I just got in the routine of not eating in the morning. I’ve been working hard at trying to change my eating habits and incorporating breakfast is a huge change I’m working on. That means I get to eat all the Dutch babies I crave because we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?

In this case I went ahead and made this Dutch baby PACKED full of vanilla bean flavor. Then I covered it in whipped mascarpone and fresh berries. This Dutch baby is seriously the best thing about berry season. Plus, it’s great as a family breakfast because you can make it all in just one pan and then slice it up and serve to the whole family. I’m also fairly certain this would be an awesome Father’s Day breakfast dish. Now, I don’t get to see my dad a lot but he happens to be visiting right now. That means I’ll be celebrating Father’s Day a little early with this delicious dish. Plus he’s never had a Dutch baby before so it’s always fun convincing your parents to try new dishes.

I know that the thought of making a Dutch baby can be intimidating but I promise you it’s so easy you’ll be thinking to yourself “why haven’t I been making this my whole life?!” You can also change it up and add just about any flavors you crave. If you don’t like vanilla substitute fresh citrus zest or maybe even try throwing in some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. It’s a blank canvas just waiting for you to jazz it up! Then you just throw your rested batter in a buttered 12-inch Premium Nonstick Frying Pan and watch it go from batter to giant puffed pancake in no time! If you have kids in the kitchen they’ll love seeing this puffy Dutch baby magic. Don’t worry if it looks huge when it comes out of the oven. It will deflate slightly and as soon as that happens it’s time to pile on all the toppings!

Now, about those toppings - I took slightly sweet mascarpone cheese mixed with vanilla bean paste and then whipped until light and fluffy. Then I plopped it on the warm Dutch baby and covered it in all the fresh berries I had in my fridge. Again, feel free to use whatever berries you happen to have because you know there is no such thing as too many berries!

Vanilla Dutch baby


For Dutch baby:
2 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For topping:
¼ cup mascarpone cheese
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
Fresh cut strawberries
Fresh blueberries
Powdered sugar, optional


For Dutch baby:

1. In a blender add eggs, whole milk, flour, vanilla bean paste, brown sugar and kosher salt. Blend until completely mixed. Let rest for 20 minutes.

2. Shortly before the 20 minutes are up preheat your oven to 425°F and add the warm melted butter to your 12-inch Premium Nonstick Frying Pan. Pour in the batter and place into the oven.

3. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the Dutch baby is puffed up and lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. When the Dutch baby slightly deflates, top with mascarpone mixture, fresh berries and powdered sugar.

For topping:

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer add mascarpone cheese, heavy whipping cream and vanilla bean paste. Whip until combined and fluffy.

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