Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby

Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby Recipe @fifteenspatulas

I know cereal is more or less the default food for breakfast, but can I admit that I really don’t care much for it?

I totally understand the convenience of it, but I want a hot breakfast over cold breakfast every time. Pancakes, breakfast burritos, omelets, waffles – those are all dishes that I get excited about in the morning!

Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby Recipe @fifteenspatulas

If you’ve never had a Dutch baby before, it’s a German pancake that’s kind of like a big skillet popover. It’s very eggy and light at the same time and is reminiscent of bread pudding. What’s nice is you make one giant pancake and then slice it into pieces for everyone to share. I can’t wait to show you how to make it!

Before we dive in, I want to tell you about something special I’m doing with Land O’Lakes for this post. Land O’Lakes has teamed up with Feeding America® for their Pin a Meal, Give a Meal campaign.

Our goal is to donate 2.7 million meals to families in need. You can help us reach our goal by pinning this Caramelized Banana-Topped Dutch Baby recipe, to contribute 9 meals to Feeding America. You can also pin more recipes from Land O’Lakes here on their site. More details on this at the end of the post.

Start your Dutch baby by whisking to combine eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and sugar:

Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby Recipe

Then add in flour to form a batter:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Now grab a cast iron skillet and some butter:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

And melt three tablespoons of butter in the skillet:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Once the butter has melted and starts to brown, pour in your batter:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Pop it into the oven, and while that bakes, slice up some bananas:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Cook them in a mixture of butter, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt to get them caramelized and a little soft on the edges:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

When your dutch baby comes out of the oven, it will be puffy, then deflate a bit as it cools:

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Dust the dutch baby with powdered sugar and pile on the caramelized bananas in the middle:

Dutch Baby Recipe with Caramelized Bananas

Cut it into slices and lay a caramelized banana on each slice:

Dutch Baby Recipe with Caramelized Bananas

Easy, right?

You can use this button to pin this recipe, which contributes 9 meals to families in need. In order to participate, you will need a Pinterest account to pin or re-pin Land O’Lakes recipes. Creating a Pinterest account is free and easy, and you can sign up here. When you pin, please use the #giveameal hashtag to raise awareness. Let’s hope we can reach our goal of 2.7 million meals!!!

For every Land O’Lakes recipe that is pinned or re-pinned between March 28th and May 31, 2014, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America® (up to $300,000 or 2.7 million meals).

Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby

Yield: Serves 4

Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby


    For the Dutch Baby:
  • 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg
  • 3.75 ounces all-purpose flour (3/4 cup)
  • For the caramelized bananas:
  • 3 ripe but firm bananas
  • 2 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet set over medium heat, melt the Land O Lakes® Butter. In the meantime, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg until well combined and slightly frothy on top. Whisk in the flour until no flour streaks remain, but a few lumps are okay. Pour the batter into the skillet (all of the butter should be melted at this point), and pop the pan into the lower third of the oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the Dutch baby is cooked through.
  2. While the Dutch baby bakes, make the caramelized bananas. Peel and slice the bananas, then heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the Land O Lakes® Butter, brown sugar and salt, and stir for a minute or two until the butter has melted and the ingredients are combined. Lay the banana slices in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the bananas caramelize and soften slightly on the edges. Serve the caramelized bananas on top of the Dutch baby slices. Enjoy!

$1 helps provide 9 meals* secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. The Land O’Lakes Foundation guarantees a minimum of 2.7 million meals* (monetary equivalent of $300,000.00) to Feeding America and member food banks from March 28 through May 31, 2014.

Fifteen Spatulas has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for the Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.

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  • avatar Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) April 7, 2014, 11:19 am

    Now this is what I call breakfast!

  • avatar Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles April 7, 2014, 1:59 pm

    What a gorgeous breakfast skillet! I love bananas for breakfast…this is perfect!

  • avatar Gaby April 7, 2014, 6:27 pm

    Totally irresistible! I would take this for breakfast any day of the week!

  • avatar Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker April 7, 2014, 6:45 pm

    This dutch baby looks amazing. I’ve never had/made one before so I might have to start with this.

  • avatar Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 8, 2014, 8:14 am

    I love those bananas on top. Pinned! Now I want to make one and eat it all.

  • avatar JulieD April 8, 2014, 3:45 pm

    Love this so much!!! i need this in my life!

  • avatar Meg April 8, 2014, 4:54 pm

    This looks aaaaabsolutely fabulous! I would most definitely not share. Not with anyone. :)

  • avatar bridget {bake at 350} April 8, 2014, 7:59 pm

    Um, you had me at “hello…” or actually, at “dutch baby.” YUM!

  • avatar Pey-Lih April 10, 2014, 3:13 pm

    My goodness! What a breakfast treat! I will be making this when I am done with physiology this semester to celebrate.

  • avatar Craig April 19, 2014, 2:59 pm

    My wife came into the kitchen this morning and asked if I’d ever heard of a Soufflé Pancake? She saw Guy Fieri’s review on Bette’s Oceanview Diner with a soufflé pancake topped with a rum banana topping. I was just putting the caramelized bananas on top of the Dutch Baby and said “did it look like this?” We laughed, then we ate. This recipe is fast, easy, and delicious.


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