Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby

This cranberry orange Dutch baby is the highlight of your holiday season eating. Full of tart fresh cranberries and zesty orange flavor. Say hello to delicious!

This cranberry orange Dutch baby is the highlight of your holiday season eating. Full of tart fresh cranberries and zesty orange flavor. Say hello to delicious!

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day but most of the time I’m too lazy to actually make breakfast. This means I make a lot of breakfast for dinner or breakfast for lunch. Until I made this recipe I had never made myself a Dutch baby before. Can you believe that?

I had seen them on various blogs and of course had seen them in magazines. I always imagined them being complicated or hard to make. Umm…nope.


Like really easy.

This cranberry orange Dutch baby is the highlight of your holiday season eating. Full of tart fresh cranberries and zesty orange flavor. Say hello to delicious!

All you have to do is throw some ingredients into a blender (I used my Vitamix) blend and let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes. Then throw it into a buttery cast iron skillet and bake.

Sweet baby J it’s heaven. It’s the perfect mix of crispy to spongy (does that sound too weird?) textures and needed zero sweetener on top but I still opted to throw on a little powdered sugar. I jazzed it up in the flavor department by adding a little orange zest and fresh cranberries. I love the natural tartness of fresh cranberries and it gave the dish the perfect balance of flavors.

This cranberry orange Dutch baby is the highlight of your holiday season eating. Full of tart fresh cranberries and zesty orange flavor. Say hello to delicious!

I would end this post by telling you Art loved the dish but I ate it all before he got home. I couldn’t help myself. It’s seriously that good.


Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby

This cranberry orange Dutch baby is the highlight of your holiday season eating. Full of tart fresh cranberries and zesty orange flavor. Say hello to delicious!

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup quartered fresh cranberries
  • 1 small orange wedge, for topping
  • Powdered sugar, for topping

Source: The Kitchn


In a blender add eggs, milk, flour, orange zest, brown sugar and salt. Blend until combined and let sit for 30 minutes.

About 20 minutes into the resting time preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Add melted butter to a 10 inch cast iron (or oven safe non-stick) skillet.

Pour in batter and and sprinkle the top with fresh cranberries.

Add into the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the sides are puffed up around the edges and golden brown. The center will should rise in little pockets as well.

Remove from the oven and squeeze the top with one small fresh orange wedge and top with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Note: You can top your Dutch baby with whatever toppings you desire. Maple syrup works as well.

41 Responses to “Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 1, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Holy delicious! Definitely a fabulous way to begin the day!

  2. #
    2 — December 1, 2014 at 7:19 am

    You did not just go there! Oh, you totally did. Looks fabulous. Pinned

  3. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 1, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Can you believe I’ve never had a Dutch baby?! I need to! Especially in this one!! Love these flavors 🙂

  4. #
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — December 1, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I haven’t had a dutch baby in years. It is time! Looks lovely. Sharing now.

  5. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — December 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I have never made a dutch baby, but now I wish I had one in front of me!! I love the flavors in this!!

  6. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — December 1, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Dutch babies are awesome! Love the flavors in here. I think it would also be a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce!

  7. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 1, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I like the sound of easy. I need this in my face ASAP!

  8. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 1, 2014 at 8:54 am

    You’re speaking my language here with the addition of cranberries. So tangy and festive for the holidays.

  9. #
    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — December 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Girrrrl, this photo stopped me dead in my tracks on Instagram. Where do I sign up?!

  10. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — December 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

    you know it’s good when you don’t save any for the Hubs 🙂 dude, this is the first time for you making a dutch baby?! Yours looks amazing!!!

  11. #
    Cookin Canuck — December 1, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I haven’t made a Dutch baby forever, but now want to make this desperately! I’m bookmarking this for when we visit my in-laws at Christmas.

  12. #
    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — December 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    No I know exactly what you mean by the perfect combo of crispy and spongy, that’s what so amazing about dutch babies!! Love the cranberry in here! I would eat this whole thing.

  13. #
    Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen — December 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Brandy I am so in LOVE with this!

  14. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — December 1, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Wow – so easy to make! This looks delicious!

  15. #
    Lana | NeverEnoughThyme — December 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Great seasonal version of Dutch baby. I love making them on weekends.

  16. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — December 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Never seen such a pretty Dutch Baby! And breakfast for dinner rocks!

  17. #
    Ginny McMeans — December 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I bet this is a highlight during the holidays! It is gorgeous!

  18. #
    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Dutch babies are the best! I don’t make them too often, I’m not a fancy breakfast person either, but I will be making this one for sure!

  19. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve never made a dutch baby!! Need to try!

  20. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — December 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I have never made a Dutch baby either. They don’t look that hard and they are sure so fun to eat.

  21. #
    Deirdre Reid @ Grabbing the Gusto — December 1, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Add me to the “I’ve never made one” camp. But on Sunday, you’ll have to switch me over to the other side because I’m planning to make this then. Love the flavors, can’t wait to try it.

  22. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — December 1, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Love these eggy?…eggie? Pancakes! Citrus is the perfect touch!

  23. #
    Heather | girlichef — December 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I’m pretty sure I would’ve eaten the whole thing, too – it sounds so delicious, I love the cranberry/orange combo. Plus, it’s just so darn pretty!

  24. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — December 2, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I remember when I first made a Dutch baby and thought it would be more difficult than it looked;)This is delightful with the addition of cranberries and orange!!

  25. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — December 2, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I’ve also never had a Dutch baby. I actually didn’t know what one was until this post. But now, how can I live without it!?

  26. #
    Susan — December 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

    This is totally putting me in the mood to make a dutch baby now (also I hate the name, it sounds so wrong “I’m having a dutch baby for breakfast” I also feel the need to say it in the voice of the scottish dude from Austin Powers). Plus I still have cranberries at home!

  27. #
    Nikki @ NikSnacks — December 2, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Did you eat it right from the pan? Because I would have!

  28. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — December 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I’v never had a Dutch Baby either, but it’s been on my “to try” list for forever. This version looks so good. I love orange and cranberry!

  29. #
    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — December 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

    This is sooo right up my alley. Love it!

  30. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I am wanting this so badly right now. That cranberry and orange sound so lovely in this!

  31. #
    Kim Beaulieu — December 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I want to shove my whole face in the pan. Omg, this looks so good right now.

  32. #
    Meseidy — December 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I love Dutch baby pancakes! Orange and cranberry are such a wonderful combo!

  33. #
    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — December 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I’ve always wanted to make dutch baby pancakes, they look so light and fluffy. I’ll have to try this one out, perfect to start Christmas day!

  34. #
    Joanne — December 5, 2014 at 11:49 am

    When I made a Dutch baby, it was so hard for me to share with the.boy so I totally don’t blame you. If he hadn’t been sitting there staring at me, there’s no way I would have saved him any!

  35. #
    Deirdre Reid @ Grabbing the Gusto — December 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Wow, that was gone fast! I just made this for breakfast and the two of us made quick work of it. I added some sliced almonds and bittersweet chocolate to the mix. Now I’m pondering future variations. This one is a keeper, Brandy, and the subject of a future blog post. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  36. #
    Artist Elaine — October 20, 2015 at 4:23 am

    This looks/sounds beyond delicious! I’ve never had a Dutch Baby, would love to try it and have a couple of questions. As one who owns a food processor but not a blender, does that work okay? Also, I do not own any cast iron skillets, but do have others that will go in the oven. I assume something else would work as long as it’s not too light-weight, but have you ever cooked one in anything other than a cast iron pan? Thank you for sharing this recipe and (hopefully) for answering my questions!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 23rd, 2015 @ 10:33 am

      Hi Elaine! I have never used a food processor for this but I think it would work fine. You just want the mixture nice and smooth. Also it should work fine in another oven save nonstick skillet 🙂


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