Pear Dutch Baby Pancake

by Marla on October 21, 2013 · 23 comments

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Pear Dutch Baby Pancake - Gluten Free |

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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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

Your pear Dutch baby is gorgeous and thanks for linking my Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake! Pinned this!


2 Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

What a great way to enjoy some pears in the winter!


3 naomi October 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

looks gorgeous and looks like you made it through the shoot without injury. :)


4 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

So pretty and I love your snowy photos!


5 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe October 21, 2013 at 11:27 am

I can’t believe you have snow already! I expect snow here any day now, but I’m kind of crossing my fingers that we have at least a few more snow-free weeks. I’ve never made a dutch baby before, but have seen a few recipes that I’d like to try. This pear dutch baby sounds delicious – and I can still get my hands on some delicious pears at my local grocery. I can see this dutch baby making a weekend appearance on my breakfast table very soon. :)


6 Melanie @ October 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

I am loving pears lately so this sounds delish. Beautiful photos!


7 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque October 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

It’s stunning! And I love the beautiful white snow.


8 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I’ve always wanted to try a Dutch baby and your recipe looks like the perfect starting point, Marla! What a delicious indulgence for a lazy Sunday morning! Those toppings… swoon.


9 TFP October 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Shot in the snow- clever! Nice natural backdrop of aspen leaves too…


10 HeatherChristo October 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

this is really incredibly beautiful Marla- such amazing photography…


11 Maria October 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Gorgeous Marla! I am coming over for breakfast!


12 kelley {mountain mama cooks} October 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Marla!!! This is gorgeous. I’ve been looking for a GF dutch baby pancake recipe. Going to try it this weekend!!


13 Marla October 22, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Awesome! Hope you all enjoy it :)


14 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

This sounds absolutely perfect Marla! I love Dutch baby pancakes!


15 Marian (Sweetopia) October 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Another amazing gluten free recipe!!


16 Tieghan October 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Oh dutch babies are the best!! We love, love, love them around the holidays! Such gorgeous photos! I love the shots in the snow. We have tons here too!


17 Rekha K October 22, 2013 at 6:10 am

Looks Absolutely delicious… just perfect for this kind of weather.


18 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

I am not ready for snow for sure but can’t wait to make this gorgeous Dutch Baby pancake! Pinning!


19 Gaby October 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

omg yes please! this is the ultimate winter breakfast!


20 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I like the pears in the snow! This is just the kind of breakfast I want on a lazy weekend morning.


21 Barbara November 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Thank you, this was a very easy and quick but very delicious recipe. We ended up making it tonight as breakfast for dinner and everyone loved it. I added a pinch of cinnamon to the pears while cooking and we had cinnamon sugar as a topping. Since I only had all purpose flour and bread flour in the house, I made it with all purpose flour.
Your pictures are awesome!


22 Marla November 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Hi Barbara ~ love your adaptations. They sound wonderful. Breakfast for dinner is the best isn’t it?!


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