Whole Spelt Vanilla Dutch Baby with Strawberry Syrup

…….and Chocolate chips!!!

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Since it’s Sunday and almost Valentines I think it’s ok to start indulging a little again. The whole month of  January filled with super healthy food has  past and the December damage has been repaired.

Normally I am one of those super active morning people, the first one to get up. And with up, I mean up and running. I want to eat breakfast straight away and lots of it because on Sundays we  usually go for a hike after hearing things like , “mom chill , it’s Sunday”…..pfffff whatever.

But then I saw Nigella the other day on the tv, cooking breakfast and then taking it back to bed again, now that for me is like a foreign language. Back to bed???? Is that really ok??? I decided to give it a try, (since it’s almost Valentines), I know myself well enough that as soon as brekkie is down, I’ll be up. But I’ll try it anyway.

So, since it was going to be a special morning, a special breakfast it had to be. This Dutch Baby is off the charts. I really can’t think of a better treat, and not even that naughty. Ok, maybe a little.

And an other plus is that you don’t have to stand over the stove flipping pancakes for half an hour. Just one bowl, one pan and one Dutch Baby to share (or not).

For those who don’t know what a Dutch Baby is, it’s one big pancake baked in a hot cast iron pan in the oven. They’re thicker than normal pancakes and also a little chewier. But crispy around the edges. And although the name may suggest that they originate in the Netherlands this is not the case. We have Pannekoeken, also super delicious. Larger pancakes, a little thicker than crepes, plain or filled with apple and or bacon. Served with a kind of molasses called stroop.

The batter comes together in one bowl with a whisk, and it’s poured over melted coconut oil or butter in a pre heated skillet, and baked.

Any large oven-safe skillet will do. I used my  Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 8-Inch, if you don’t have one bake in an oven proof dish.

Gluten free option  ✔

Dairy free  ✔

Ref. sugar free  ✔

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Serves: 2



Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1  cup Strawberries, rinsed and drained (or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. Arrowroot mixed with a tablespoon water

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Strawberry Syrup:

Combine Strawberries with the  Maple syrup and water  in a saucepan.

Cook on medium until thicker, but not all berries have burst. Make a slurry with 1 tsp. arrowroot and the water. Mix and add to syrup in pan. Cook for a few more minutes until thickened.

Turn off heat, and reserve.

Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby:

Place the flour, sugar, vanilla and salt in a bowl and use a whisk to mix .

Add the eggs, and stir with a whisk. Add the milk stirring.

Pour into the bowl of flour and mix thru completely until is it a smooth batter.

The batter will be loose and very liquidy.

Leave the batter to rest 20-25 minutes to give the flour time to absorb the liquid.

Place the cast iron skillet you are using in the oven to preheat.

Preheat the oven at 220 C /425 F.

When ready to make the pancake, remove the skillet from the oven (use an oven mitt!) and place on top of stove.

Add coconut oil/butter and swirl pan to melt and coat the bottom and sides of the pan.

Pour the batter on top of the butter and tilt the pan if needed to get the batter even all over. Sprinkle over the chocolate chips.

Place skillet back in oven.

Bake until it is puffed, lightly browned across the top, and darker brown on the edges, about 15-20 minutes.

Serve from pan, or transfer to plates. Dust with xylitol icing sugar and serve with the Strawberry syrup.


Myra. XO 

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If you try this recipe let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #thecookingspoonblog on instagram! You’ll make my day. ♥

Not quite what you’re looking for? How about  French Crêpes. or maybe a Raspberry & Almond Breakfast Loaf

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7 thoughts on “Whole Spelt Vanilla Dutch Baby with Strawberry Syrup

  1. annika says:

    Love this! We always alternate between pancakes and waffles on weekends so I`ll be sure to keep this recipe close by. I also like trying new recipes in my Lodge skillet!

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you Annika. Yes, weekend are for a little extra deliciousness right? I can’t live without my lodge pan, seriously. Haha 😉

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