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Savory Dutch Baby Puff Pancake

This Savory Dutch Baby is a delicious alternative to the more traditional sweet puff pancake.

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake
During the week, I basically make 2 breakfasts: some variation on eggs (scrambled, fried, omelette), or smoothies. The kids are usually starving when they get up and I have no time to dilly dally and make a fancy breakfast.

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake
(That’s Jim’s chubby little hand)

The weekend is another matter. I love spending a little extra time on breakfast and making something that I wouldn’t have time for on a weekday. I’m willing to make the kiddos wait a bit for something special.

My favorite thing to make is Dutch babies (AKA German pancakes, oven pancakes, or puff pancakes). They make my heart sing because of the flavors, but they’re a cinch to make. Win-win.

Simply throw all of the batter ingredients into a blender and whizz it up, pour into a buttered pan, sprinkle on some toppings, pop it into the oven, sprinkle on some cheese, and wait patiently for it to be finished baking.

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake
While the Dutch baby is baking, I like to do my oil pulling, take a shower, do some meal planning, unload the dishwasher, or generally get ready for the day.

We always get ridiculously happy when the Dutch baby is finally ready to be eaten. I slice it up and add loads of grass-fed butter. We usually eat all but one or two pieces. It’s perfect for snacking later…

Savory Dutch Baby Pancake

This savory Dutch baby pancake is topped with sausage, mushrooms, cheese, and chives. It’s a great way to mix up your usual Dutch baby routine (ours is blueberry Dutch baby – so good, but you need a break every once in a while!).

This would also be great for a last-minute supper. Easy, filling, and nourishing if you use good ingredients.

Have you ever made a Dutch baby? What are your favorite toppings?


4 from 1 vote

Savory Dutch Baby Puff Pancake

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 23 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Erica Lea


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup organic all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole organic/grass-fed/local milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon real salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 2 ounces baby bella mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheese I used cheddar
  • 3 chives finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet.

  2. Meanwhile, add the eggs, flour, milk, salt, and pepper to a blender in that order. Blend until very well combined.

  3. Once the oven is preheated, pour the batter over the melted butter in the skillet. Sprinkle on the mushrooms and sausage.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Sprinkle on the cheese and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until puffy and deep golden.

  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the chives. Serve hot with grass-fed butter.

Recipe Rating


Sunday 23rd of June 2019

Recipe is fine, but I have to ask: what is grass fed butter? Does that mean butter from grass fed cows??

Erica Kastner

Tuesday 25th of June 2019

Hey, Susan! Yep, grass-fed butter means that the cows were fed grass. Here's a post I did reviewing grass-fed butter brands:

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