Cherry Dutch Baby Pancake with Pecan Streusel

Keep breakfast sweet and simple with Cherry Dutch Baby Pancake with Pecan Streusel! Serve with whipped cream, syrup, and a homemade pecan streusel...or make it dessert with a scoop of ice cream!
Cherry Dutch Baby Pancake with Pecan Streusel and cream in a cast iron skillet.
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5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Dutch, German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 595kcal
Author Liren Baker


For the Dutch Baby Pancake

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2/3 cup milk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (packed well into measuring cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted clarified butter or ghee
  • 2 cups cherries pitted

For the Pecan Streusel

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


For the Dutch Baby Pancake

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the center of the oven. 
  • Combine the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Whisk until the batter is smooth. This can also be done in a blender.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or very heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and cherries and cook for about a minute.
  • Pour the batter into the center of the pan and transfer to the oven. Baker for about 20-25 minutes, or until the pancake is puffed.

For the Pecan Streusel

  • While the pancake is baking, make the streusel. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  • Stir in the pecans, oats, and flour, and mix to coat. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until golden and toasted. Set aside. This can also be made in advance.

To Serve the Cherry Dutch Baby

  • Slice the pancake and top with whipped cream, maple syrup. Sprinkle with the pecan streusel. If you prefer to swap the whipped cream with yogurt, this also tastes great. And of course, ice cream transforms this into a decadent dessert, too.


Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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