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Puffy Oven Pancakes (Dutch Baby Pancakes)


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Puffy oven pancakes, or Dutch baby pancakes, are a delicious and easy breakfast for anytime. I'm writing this during the Christmas season, as I thought this could be a perfect and simple breakfast to pull together for Christmas morning. These are light, fluffy, and wonderful right out of the oven. Preparation takes only 5 minutes and within about 15 minutes, you have a delightful homemade breakfast for the whole family. This version can also easily be be adapted and be made gluten-free and/or dairy-free.


Ancient Grain


I usually use dinkel flour (as it's called here in Switzerland and Germany) or spelt flour for this recipe. Spelt is an ancient grain dating back to approximately 5000 B.C. and has far less gluten than regular flour. I'm not eating any grains at the moment myself, but I make these treats for my kids who enjoy them very much. If you have a gluten allergy, or are avoiding gluten for any other reason, you can use your favorite gluten-free flour with very good results. I've made these before using gluten-free flour -- and also a dairy-free milk -- and they came out fantastic, albeit slightly more dense.


Puffy Oven Pancakes (Dutch Baby Pancakes)


6 eggs (pasture-raised, if possible)

1 cup or 120 grams of flour (I use spelt flour)

1 cup or 240 ml of milk (I use whole dairy milk, but non-dairy milks are also good)

1 tsp or 4 grams of vanilla

1/4 tsp or 0.75 grams of sea salt

6 tbs or 85 grams of butter (organic, if possible)


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit or about 232 degrees Celsius. Melt the butter in a 13 X 9 inch pan. Mix all of your other ingredients together with a hand mixer for about 1 full minute. I found the longer I mixed, the puffier my results were! Use a whisk to gather any bits of batter that are stuck to the sides of the bowl. Pour the batter into the baking pan with the melted butter. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Serve with fresh berries, syrup or some powdered sugar and cinnamon.

If you try this recipe, please let me know how it turns out! I'd love to see it. Feel free to tag me at @consciouslivingtoday on Instagram or on Facebook if you happen to give it a go.


Enjoy!


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