This Bacon Apple Dutch Baby is a great breakfast that is sure to impress! The puffy baked pancake has sweet thinly sliced apples and salty chopped bacon throughout. Dust this skillet baked breakfast dish with powdered sugar and drizzle with your favorite maple syrup and you are in for a perfect start to your day!
As a kid, my mom made me dutch pancakes on occasion and I loved how they puffed up in the oven and then sunk back down when you took them out. I thought it was so exciting! I usually slathered mine in butter and doused them in syrup. The ultimate way to eat a pancake, for sure!
I thought it would be fun to put a twist on the original dutch pancake recipe from my childhood and add the apples and bacon, taking it to a whole new level! The only way my boys have ever had dutch pancakes is with the bacon and apples, so maybe someday, 20 years from now, they will be recreating this recipe into one even better than this!
How to Make Bacon Apple Dutch Baby
To begin, you will want to preheat your oven to 425°.
In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Once the butter is fully melted, remove the skillet from the heat. Then, place your thinly sliced apples in the bottom of the skillet. I like to overlap them just a bit to make sure the entire bottom of the skillet is covered. Next, sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the apples.
In a blender, combine the eggs, flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Blend until the ingredients are fully combined and there are no flour clumps remaining. You may need to scrape the bottom and sides to get any stuck flour to mix in with the rest of the ingredients. I have also found that adding the flour as the last ingredient into the blender is helpful in avoiding stuck flour.
Pour the egg mixture over the top of the bacon and apples in the skillet. Place the skillet in the 425° oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown. (Be sure to use an oven mitt when removing your skillet from the oven!) Let it cool for a couple minutes before slicing into four pieces. Dust each piece with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup for drizzling. Enjoy!
- Do I have to use a 10-inch cast iron skillet? No! You could use any 10-inch ovenproof skillet that you have.
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Bacon Apple Dutch Baby
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup flour
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Melt butter in 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until fully melted and beginning to brown. Remove from heat.
- Lay apple slices in the bottom of the skillet, covering the bottom and overlapping slices a bit. Sprinkle bacon over the top of the apple slices.
- In a blender, combine the eggs, flour, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Blend until flour is fully incorporated, scraping sides and bottom as needed if flour sticks.
- Pour egg mixture over the top of apples and bacon. Place skillet in 425° oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven, let cool for 2 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.