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Dutch Apple Pancake Recipe (Pannekoeken Recipe)

Best Dutch Apple Pancake Recipe
Best Dutch Apple Pancake Recipe
Dutch Apple Pancake recipes like this one are a showstopper! Around the little Indiana household, we really only eat hot breakfasts. This recipe for Dutch Apple Pancakes, also known as Pannekoeken, was a hit with everyone. If you thought that it takes too much time to make a warm breakfast in the morning, you need to take a look at this great oven pancake recipe.

It is so incredibly easy to throw together and quick, too–it’s a family-pleaser yet attractive enough for company. It bakes in roughly fifteen minutes while you prepare the apples. Hint: if you are out of apples or don’t want to mess with them, feel free to substitute a can of apple pie filling. Leave out the cinnamon and the rest of the ingredients. Simply heat it up and then pour it over the cooked puff pancake.If you plan to sprinkle a little powdered sugar on it (it does look pretty that way) then let it cool for a little bit or the sugar will melt into it.

If you happen to have younger kids in your house, if you don’t involve them in the cooking process, be sure to call them into the kitchen to see what the pancake looks like going into the oven. Why? Well, when the batter is poured into the glass pie plate, it’s flat. But magical things happen once it hits the heat of the oven. It isn’t called a puff pancake for nothing! Kid #2 was impressed by the way the pancake puffs while it bakes and Kid #1 was excited to eat a breakfast food that looked like his favorite dessert: apple pie. From the Dulce Dough blog.

Dutch Apple Pancake (Pannekoeken) Recipe

Dutch Apple Pancake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 1 Dutch Apple Pancake

Dutch Apple Pancake


I highly recommend throwing a dusting of Powdered Sugar over the top. It looks extra great!


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • Powdered Sugar (Optional)
  • Apple Topping
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Medium Cooking Apples, Peeled, Cored, and Thinly Sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Butter


  1. 425* oven.
  2. Put 2 Tablespoons Butter into pie plate and set on middle oven rack.
  3. Meanwhile, beat Eggs in large bowl. Add Milk, Salt, and Flour. Mix well until batter is smooth.
  4. When Butter is melted, tilt it around pan and pour in Egg mixture.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes WITHOUT opening oven door. It will rise and puff as it bakes. Edges will look browned and crisp.
  6. For Topping:
  7. Combine Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg in bowl.
  8. Add in Apples and mix to cover.
  9. Melt Butter in saucepan over low heat.
  10. Add in Apple Mixture and cook over medium heat until apples are tender.
  11. Spoon over the hot and cooked pancake.
  12. Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar, if desired. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and a book. Look for "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in April 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration.

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  1. Thanks Jessica, Just perfect for a grandmonster visit!

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