A Dutch Baby Pancake in cast iron pan with strawberries and blackberries baked into the top.

Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake

Use your favorite fresh mixed berries in this Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake. Serve slices hot and topped with a shower of powdered sugar.

A Dutch Baby Pancake in cast iron pan with strawberries and blackberries baked into the top.
Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake

A Dutch Baby Pancake is cooked in a cast iron skillet (skip flipping multiple batches of pancakes!) and makes a great dish for breakfast or brunch. This Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake uses fresh mixed berries for a twist on the original.

A Dutch Baby Pancake in cast iron pan with strawberries and blackberries baked into the top.

This post first appeared on April 2, 2014 and featured on Wayfair.com. I hope you enjoy this favorite from my kitchen!

Oh Wednesday. You’re such a hard day of the week! I wake up yearning for the weekend, when alarms don’t exist, and I can rise at my leisure. When mornings aren’t rushed, and coffee can be sipped and savored, rather than scalding my remaining taste buds. When there’s more time for breakfast. And pancakes.

A bowl filled with fresh strawberries.
A puffed Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake in a cast iron pan straight from the oven.

I hope you are well, my friends. I’ve been away, you may have noticed. The last week and a half have been filled with getting ready for and traveling back to New York to see my family and celebrate my brother’s wedding. I allowed myself some time to recharge and to be fully present for them, to wander the rainy streets of New York, to introduce my children to the city of my childhood.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a glimpse of it all. And since I’ve returned, I have been back to work so quickly, I haven’t even had a chance to download my pictures! Perhaps this weekend I’ll get to them, as I slice into some fluffy pancakes.

Fresh pancakes are reserved for weekends at my house, and while there’s nothing like flipping a tall stack, I’ve also been loving this Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake. It leaves the flipping to the oven, leaving me more time to relax with my cup of coffee. It rises to lofty heights as it bakes, and part of the fun is racing it to the table before it slowly deflates as you sprinkle the powdered sugar on top. I hope you are hanging in there this Wednesday, because this Dutch baby is worth looking forward to…Saturday is nearly here.

A Dutch Baby Pancake filled with fresh berries and dusted with powdered sugar.

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Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake

Use your favorite fresh mixed berries in this easy Mixed Berry Dutch Baby Pancake. Make a giant 12" pancake in a cast iron skillet or divide up the batter to make smaller individual sized pancakes.
Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 12″ pancake
Calories 1461kcal


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups mixed berries (strawberries sliced)
  • powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Slice the butter into cubes and place in a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven (no lid). Place the skillet in the oven and let the butter melt.
  • Meanwhile, in the bowl of a blender or food processor, blend the eggs until foamy. Add the buttermilk, flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla and blend until combined.
  • When the butter is fully melted, swirl it in the pan to evenly coat the surface. Be sure to use oven mitts as the handle(s) will be hot. Pour the batter in the skillet and scatter the berries. Return the skillet to the oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the pancake has puffed and is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cut into wedges. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.


The batter can also be portioned into smaller pancakes if you would like to divide into individual servings.


Calories: 1461kcal | Carbohydrates: 186g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 631mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 102g | Vitamin A: 2552IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 7mg
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  1. Lauren Kay

    5 stars
    This was tasty, satisfying, and so much easier than standing over the stove making pancakes one by one, and eating mine cold. Lol. Props!

  2. Ginny

    I made it this morning using fresh blueberries. I also replaced the sugar with Splenda for baking and used both wheat and all purpose flours. Turned out delicious. Thanks for the recipe. 

  3. Simone

    Being Dutch.. There is ofcourse an immediate attraction to Dutch baby pancakes…:) and these look to die for Liren! Delicious!

  4. Raquel

    This sounds amazing, sadly I had not heard of a dutch baby until recently and it’s funny that you just posted about it. I love the addition of fresh berries.

  5. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Yes… this week has been a weird one. On one hand, the days totally flown by… but then the week just seems to go on forever! Anyway… that’s all I had to say. And that I adore this dutch baby. It looks totally fabulous and I love the fresh berries in it. Yay for fresh berry season! I’ve missed it!

  6. Mary@SiftingFocus

    Liren, in my mind, Dutch babies elevate the whole pancake eating experience. Love your addition of fresh berries – I’ve only ever eaten them plain with a squeeze of lemon juice. Quite special for a mid-week indulgence. Can’t wait to see some pics from the wedding. Do share!

  7. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    What a picture perfect Dutch baby pancake. I am with Marcie that crisp edge is like when you were a kid and you outlined things in your coloring book. Obviously I still think that looks good. I can’t believe you made this on a Wednesday Morning. I guess you get the Wonder Woman Award today!

  8. marcie

    I’ve never made a Dutch baby pancake, and I see that I need to fix that. All those mixed berries look so delicious, and I love the looks of that crispy edge! Pinning. Glad you had a nice trip!

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