Dutch baby, Pannukakku, oven pancakes…whatever you call them they are delicious. I went apple picking the other day and decided to add some apples to my Pannukakku recipe. It was a total experiment that went SO well, I think this will become a new fall favorite.
This recipe can be made in 2 9-inch cast iron skillets or in one 12- inch skillet. You can also cut the recipe in half. Leftovers are great reheated or served at room temperature. Recipe adapted from a newspaper article by Lee Bailey’s Weekend Cook.
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- Cinnamon to taste, I used about a teaspoon
- 1 cup of all purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces ( only use 3 tablespoons if making in 1 pan)
- Preheat your oven to 425F. Pop your empty cast iron skillet or another heavy metal pan into the over for 5-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium sized pan heat 1 tablespoon of butter over med/high heat until melted and slightly bubbly. Add in the slices apples and saute until slightly soft. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Remove from heat and set aside
- Mix flour, sugar, Cardamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Whisk together your eggs, milk and vanilla extract in a separate bowl or large measuring cup.
- Slowly stir your wet ingredients into your dry using a rubber spatula. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Take your pan out of the oven and add your remaining cut up butter (2 tablespoons).Swirl the pan to coat it with butter as it melts.
- Scatter apples all over the bottom of the pan, try to move quickly so the cast iron doesn’t cool too much!
- Pour your batter into the pan and promptly return it to the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and puffy.
- Remove from oven and allow to sit for 10 minutes or so. The pancake will shrink down a bit and that is normal.
- Cut into wedges and top with powdered sugar, additional cinnamon or maple syrup. You could do all three, no judgment here!
I hope you enjoy this festive fall Pannukakku!