Dutch Baby Pancake with Spiced Apples and Bananas

Delicious and easy to make Dutch Baby Pancake loaded with cinnamon-spiced Apples and Bananas! So yummy and perfect for breakfast or brunch!


Dutch Pancake


I have been desiring to make Dutch Baby Pancakes for the longest time but for whatever reason, I never got to. Sad.

However, this day was meant to be the day to do it. Sophie, my little girl, approached me this morning and asked me what was for breakfast. She was usually content with cereals or oatmeal and anything with yogurt but today she requested something different.

When I mentioned pancakes, she was immediately delighted. I told her, when the idea of Dutch baby pancake popped into my mind, that she may have to wait a little because this is not the regular pancake and it required some baking. She seemed excited about the idea of a new kind of pancake so she didn’t mind waiting a little at all.


Delicious and easy to make Dutch Baby Pancake loaded with cinnamon spiced Apples and Bananas! Simply dust with icing sugar for a yummy breakfast or brunch!


However, I didn’t want to simply make a plain Dutch pancake but wanted something fruity to go with it.

Usually, one bakes a Dutch pancake and then simply fold it with some fruit filling or after it;s been cooked it’s dusted with sugar or topped with fruits and cream.

For this time, I wanted to try baking the fruits with the cake. I wasn’t sure how it would work but hey, it’s worth a try, right?

And, I am glad I did! Sophie and the rest of us totally loved it.

The fruit filling baked with the pancaked worked really well. I guess, the only downside, if you can call it that – is that you may have to wait a minute or 2 as it’s quite hot when it gets out of the oven especially with the filling baked in.

But, it’s worth the wait for sure! It almost reminds me of a clafoutis (one of my favorite desserts!!), a French tart baked with fruits in sweet batter as the pancake bottom, made moist by the filling tastes, and feels like custard. Yum!


Delicious and easy to make Dutch Baby Pancake loaded with cinnamon spiced Apples and Bananas! So yummy and perfect for breakfast or brunch!


Above you can see what it looks like before it’s baked. I simply scatter the cinnamon-spiced fresh fruits leaving a little space near the edge to give the pancake some room to puff-up. And when it’s done, take it out of the oven and simply dust with icing sugar and enjoy!


Delicious and easy to make Dutch Baby Pancake loaded with cinnamon spiced Apples and Bananas! Simply dust with icing sugar for a yummy breakfast or brunch!


If you like what you see and would like to receive new recipe updates, we’d love you to subscribe to our posts or join our site. Needless to say, we’d love you to like us on Facebook and Instagram, too where you can get more recipes and updates. Thanks and happy browsing!


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Click the above icon to print. To remove images for easy printing, simply click on each photo.

Dutch Baby Pancake with Spiced Apples and Bananas

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 01/21/2017

Delicious and easy to make Dutch Baby Pancake loaded with cinnamon spiced Apples and Bananas! Perfect for breakfast or brunch!


  • 2 Large Eggs (or 3 small ones)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, divided
  • 2 small tart Apples, cored and sliced into chunks (I like the skin in)
  • 2 ripe Bananas, sliced
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Sugar (I use 1 tbsp brown and 2 tbsp white), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • Confectioner’s or Icing Sugar, for dusting or sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the sliced apples and bananas, sugar and ground cinnamon to the melted butter and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until the apples have softened but not mushy. Set aside.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the flour, milk and salt and mix everything until blended.
  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in an oven-proof skillet. Pour the prepared batter into the skillet and then drop the apples and banana by spoonfuls scattering them all over the batter saving about 1/2 an inch or so from the edge. (See photo above) Bake in the preheated oven until the pancake is nicely browned and puffed-up about 25 – 30 minutes. Oven heating varies so adjust time accordingly. Mine was perfect at 25 minutes exactly. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar on top and serve immediately.

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.
Tags: Pancake, Dutch Baby, Breakfast, Brunch, Easy, Recipe


Delicious and easy to make Dutch Baby Pancake loaded with cinnamon spiced Apples and Bananas! Simply dust with icing sugar for a yummy breakfast or brunch!



  1. January 27, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I love a fruity Pancake. These look so delish..! Can't wait to try

  2. January 27, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I've only tried to make a dutch baby once, and it didn't work out right! I need to try again- this looks sooooo yummy!

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:16 am

      I really hope you try again as it's not that difficult! Hope you can try this!

  3. January 28, 2017 / 1:59 am

    YUM! I've made dutch baby pancakes before but never with fruit on top. You've inspired me to add fruit the very next time I make them!

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:19 am

      It's so good to add the fruit although it can also be added afterwards! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. January 28, 2017 / 2:26 am

    This is the way to make a pancake with some attitude. Cinnamon, apples and bananas are just a delightful combination. Love that they are oven cooked in a skillet.

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:22 am

      Pancake with the right attitude, too!! Haha. Thanks!

  5. January 28, 2017 / 2:39 am

    Baked pancake sounds delicious topped with that apple and cinnamon. I love the apple and cinnamon pairing and enjoy it on breads. This pancake must make a great breakfast right..very nice.

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:27 am

      If I may so, it's truly delicious that it was finished in one sitting! Hope you get to try it!

  6. January 28, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Ohh yum! I never tried dutch baby pancakes before but now I just MUST! Love apple and cinnamon topping. Perfect combo! Saving this and pinning!

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:28 am

      Thanks for pinning Natalie and I surely hope you get the chance to try this!

  7. January 28, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Yummmm. This would be the perfect brunch for the weekend or this would even make a great dessert! Loving that you included my favorite fruit apples on here 🙂

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:33 am

      With a dollop of ice cream on top, it's certainly perfect as dessert! Thanks!

  8. January 28, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    this sounds perfect! I would be happy to wait for however long it took! I bet this would be a great dessert, too!

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:36 am

      Thankfully, you don't have to wait too long Kylee! Enjoy and thanks!

  9. January 28, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    My mother always made dutch baby pancakes when I was growing up, and we make them sometimes here too. I've never tried adding the fruit to the pancake while it cooks, though! Definitely going to try that next time.

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:41 am

      It is certainly worth a try Julie! It tastes good and the cake batter tastes like custard! Yum!

  10. January 28, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    I've been loving apple everything lately! This looks like a fabulous addition to Sunday brunch!

    • January 29, 2017 / 1:44 am

      It sure is Kim! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. January 29, 2017 / 3:08 am

    You are absolutely right, the addition of delicious fruit makes it similar to a clafoutis! My kids are going to love this!!!

    • January 30, 2017 / 3:00 am

      Hope they enjoy this as much as mine did. Thanks!

  12. January 29, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Oooooh! This looks delicious. I'm not a morning person, but I'd gladly wake up early for this. 🙂 Just one thing, I'm not particularly fond of bananas, could I take out the bananas and just add two more apples?

    • January 30, 2017 / 3:02 am

      For sure you can just double the apples. I actually just added the bananas as I ran out of apples…lol. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  13. January 29, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    This is perfect for the weekend. We love pancakes. These certainly step them up a notch or two. Perfect way to use my awesome cast iron skillet too.

  14. January 29, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    I keep seeing Dutch Baby Pancakes all over and every time I think, I need to make this! Then when the weekend comes, I make regular pancakes, because they are quick enough. This looks wonderful and I love the baked in fruit filling. Will be trying this.

  15. January 29, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    These dutch baby pancakes are delicious I can have them for my brunch, you made it wonderful with fruit combo of combining both banana and apple.

  16. January 29, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    What a delicious breakfast! I keep seeing your recipe on Pinterest. I love anything with apples!

  17. January 30, 2017 / 3:56 am

    I have been looking to make the Dutch baby pancakes for a long time, but have not got around to it. The idea of topping it with apples and cinnamon sounds so interesting. Almost like a apple pie and I can happily have it for dessert with a dollop of ice cream 🙂

  18. January 30, 2017 / 6:02 am

    I love Dutch Baby Pancakes! I've made one with meyer lemons, but this one with apples seems soooo much better. Plain pancakes are boring, and these are so worth the wait!

  19. January 30, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    My youngest is a sucker for pancakes! eats them all the time. I don't like spending time over the griddle flipping all those pancakes and usually make a large batch and then storing in the fridge for later in the week. I have even bought the frozen ones! YIKES! Being able to bake a pancake and give hime some fruit along with it is amazing!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *