Fluffy dutch baby (oven pancake) with peaches, melted brie cheese and crispy bacon. A sweet and savory version of these super easy, incredibly pretty and delicious brunch pancakes!
This pancake recipe is quite likely the ultimate brunch recipe. Perfect for many occasions.
Its billowy and soft, sweet and savory, all the good things in one easy dish.
We think these would be the best mothers day brunch recipe! Or the perfect recipe for breakfast in bed, or maybe a Valentines Day breakfast for your hunny. These are pretty much perfect for any special occasion brunch where you need an easy, but totally fantastic recipe.
The way this peach Dutch baby recipe tastes is like no ordinary pancake, let me tell you!
Why we love this recipe:
- this recipe is so so easy and the batter takes just a few mins to whip up
- it bakes up so easy and quick in the oven.
- you can make your dutch baby like this recipe, but there are so many other toppings
- they look incredible!
- no throw away test pancakes to make sure you have the exact pan temperature required to create the perfect browned crust.
- No flipping or trying to pour the batter in so the pancakes don’t crowd each other in the pan.
Your brunch guests, or your family, will be super impressed.
What is a Dutch Baby?
Dutch babies are also sometimes called German pancakes, skillet pancakes, or oven pancakes because they are made in a skillet and baked in the oven till they get all beautiful and puffy. They can be eaten plain or with any number of toppings.
Savory Topping Variations
We happen to think that this combination of peaches, brie and bacon is pretty damn good with its sweet and savory thing going on, you might want to change it up once in a while. Here are some savory options for you:
- bacon and a poached or fried egg
- shredded cheese and sliced ham
- burratta and proscuitto
- tomato, basil and feta or cheddar
- sauteed spinach, ham and cheese
or any variation of the above ingredients that works for you!
You could also add herbs or cheese directly to the batter!
NOTE: if you make a fully savory version, omit half the sugar from the batter.
Sweet Topping Variations
- fresh fruit, blueberries, raspberries, sautéed apples
- butter and jam
- whipped cream
- butter and maple syrup
- lemon juice and sugar
- lemon curd (or other citrus curd)
Tips for making a perfect oven pancake:
- make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature when you mix the batter
- use a blender or food processor to blend the batter. You could also use an immersion blender. If you have to use a whisk, make sure you whisk it good. You don’t want any lumps.
- preheat the skillet in the oven before pouring the batter in. This will ensure a nice puff on the pancake.
- DON’T open the oven door until it’s finished cooking! If you have to look, use the oven light.
Why did my Dutch Baby go flat?
If your Dutch baby goes flat, your skillet was probably not hot enough. It needs heat right away to create steam that will lift up the edges. If it puffed up nicely and then fell flat, you likely took it out of the oven too quickly.
Can you make a Dutch baby without a cast iron?
You can! It just must be made in an oven safe skillet.
Tools you will need:
- Cast Iron Skillet – A cast iron skillet works best for this recipe. We like a 10 inch skillet. This one also comes in tons of pretty colors! We love that 🙂
- Stainless steel skillet – you can also use a stainless skillet.
- Blender – You can use any blender, but honestly, a blentec or vitamix are so great for this recipe and so many others that you cant go wrong with either of them.
- Food Processor – you can also use a food processor if you would rather. We think a blender is easier though.
Other brunch recipes you might like
- simple breakfast skillet with potatoes & sausage
- the easiest eggs benedict recipe you’ll ever make
- ultimate guide to create a beautiful brunch grazing platter
- 30 min breakfast tarts with baked eggs & hollandaise sauce
- classic dutch baby recipe
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Dutch Baby Pancakes with Peaches and Bacon (sweet and savory)
FOR THE DUTCH BABY
- 2 peaches (fresh or 1 cup frozenpieces)
- 6 strips bacon , chopped, cooked, and drained of fat
- 1 tbsp cane sugar
- 2 tbsp butter
- 200 g brie , cut in chunks
- Place the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a blender or food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Blend well and then scrape down the sides after a few seconds. Blend for another 10 seconds. The batter will be quite loose and liquidy. Let the batter sit for 20 mins. This gives the flour a chance to absorb all the liquid.
- When you are ready to make the dutch baby, heat the oven to 425°F. Then heat your skillet on medium heat. When its hot, add the butter and swirl the pan to melt the butter and coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Pour the batter on top of the butter. Tilt the pan if needed so that the batter runs evenly to all sides. Place the peaches and brie on top of the batter then sprinkle the bacon and sugar on top. Place the skillet in the oven.
- Bake until the Dutch baby is puffed, lightly browned across the top, and darker brown on the sides and edges, 15 to 20 minutes.
- You can either serve from the pan or transfer the Dutch baby to a serving platter. Dust with powdered sugar, cut into wedges and serve with maple syrup or jam.