Pear Dutch Baby Pancake

by Marla on October 21, 2013 · 23 comments

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Big. Baked. Pear Pancake. I’ve always been wanting to name a recipe Dutch Baby. This has got to be the simplest way to make pancakes. No flipping, babysitting…watching. The magic happens all on it’s own.

Hopefully you guys love breakfast as much as I do…I’ll be sharing a lot of them in the upcoming weeks. Dig in…

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake - Gluten Free |

My pal Averie has the best description of the Dutch Baby pancake…she says:

A playful name for an oven-baked pancake that has the chewiness of crepes with the thickness of clafoutis. It doesn’t have the sponginess that traditional pancakes have. It’s more dense and chewy than soft and fluffy.

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake - Gluten Free |

As you can see part of this shoot was done in the snow. We have had lots of the fluffy white stuff in Telluride.

I grabbed my cast iron skillet and placed it in the snow. Only thing was ~ huge quantities of heavy snow kept falling from our roof while I was shooting this. Which meant that I could easily get whacked in the head & neck.

Sort of like a house avalanche…to keep out of harms way this all needed to happen quickly. Hence, back to the white farm table, tucked safely back in my house…

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake - Gluten Free |

The pears in this baked pancake are sautéed in some coconut oil, lemon juice & maple syrup before they get baked.

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake - Gluten Free |

For both presentation and flavor I topped this beauty with dried cranberries, walnuts and more maple.

I suggest you do too!

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake - Gluten Free |

Enjoy your Pear Dutch Baby!

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Pear Dutch Baby Pancake


  • 1 cup (110 g) Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Milk (either dairy or unsweetened almond, soy or rice milk)
  • 3 large Eggs, whisked
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined Coconut OIl, melted
  • 2 ripe Pears, cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons pure Maple Syrup
  • splash of Lemon Juice
  • Optional Toppings
  • dried Cranberries
  • Walnuts or Pecans
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maple Syrup


  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Grease a cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of the melted coconut oil. Heat pears, maple syrup and lemon juice in the skillet over medium high heat for a few minutes, until softened. Mix often. Flatten pears into a single layer.
  • While the pears are cooking, whisk together dry ingredients. In another bowl mix together wet ingredients. Combine the wet & dry ingredients to make a batter. Add the pancake batter to the hot pan, covering the pears.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the pancake is cooked thorough. Add topping and slice to serve.
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