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Gingerbread Dutch Baby Recipe | Buttered Side Up

It’s Christmas week! 

I can’t believe December has rushed along so quickly. I feel like I haven’t eaten nearly enough festive food or listened to enough Christmas carols.

Also, I have some last-minute shopping to do. How about you?


Gingerbread Dutch Baby Recipe | Buttered Side Up

This Gingerbread Dutch Baby is absolutely divine. The spices aren’t overwhelming, but more than subtle.

Helen and I absolutely adored it. We ate it all between the two of us (with breaks). I groaned as I took bite after bite. Nom.

This would be perfect for an easy Christmas morning breakfast!

Gingerbread Dutch Baby Pancake

This gingerbread Dutch baby is perfect for Christmas breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Erica Kastner


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon organic light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon organic unsulfured, blackstrap molasses,
  • 1/3 cup organic all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • extra butter + confectioner's sugar for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 C).Place eggs in blender and blend until pale. Add sugar, molasses, flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and milk and blend until smooth.
  2. In a 9-10-inch skillet, melt the butter. Swirl it up the sides of the pan. Pour in the batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking at the 12-minute mark.
  3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with extra butter. A dollop of whipped cream would make this even more amazing...

Recipe Notes

adapted slightly from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

This really looks amazing! I adore Dutch babies, so I'm definitely going to have to try this! Hope you have a lovely holiday! :)

Lindsey Boubel

Monday 21st of December 2015

I love dutch babies, and gingerbread, so basically this is perfect. I really like these photos too! Gorgeous.