Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby

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Sometimes the world feels like it is moving very fast.  On Wednesday mornings I like to slow down my days by chopping slowly and cooking only for myself.

 a hot skillet breakfast is the best kind.

a hot skillet breakfast is the best kind.

There's nothing more calming than whisking, did you know that?  You can either pay $150 an hour for therapy our you can find a couple of hours a week to spend alone, whisking.  The other benefit is that you then will also have very muscular arms, which is pretty awesome.  Mental stability and ripped arms, what could be better?

 syrup drizzle is good for your soul.

syrup drizzle is good for your soul.

I personally really recommend that you eat this particular dish out of this skillet - it will stay hotter longer, you'll have less dishes to wash, and it will be more fun.  If you have a cast iron skillet, you should definitely use it.  If you don't, that's ok too.  Use any type of pan you'd like.  It's a free country, and this is a free blog.

Making yourself a special breakfast feels like a luxury, I know.  But putting food in your body at the beginning of your day is like saying "Hey bod, we're about to do a bunch of stuff today and I want you to know that I appreciate everything you do for me."  How could you not want to say that to your body?

 dutch baby + black coffee = therapy

dutch baby + black coffee = therapy

Dutch babies are the only babies you can make and deliver in 30 minutes or less.  (Heh.)  They are egg-based and fluffy, similar to a popover in that they fluff up and then sort of collapse in on themselves.  What you end up with is a delicious pancake that is custardy on the inside and crunchy on the inside.  Plus fruit.  What else could you want?  Another benefit is that you don't have to stand over the kitchen stove flipping, but you still get a pancake.

apple cinnamon dutch baby

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (almond also works)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 apple, sliced in 1/4 inch wedges
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, split in half

Place a 10-inch skillet in the oven and preheat to 425.  In another skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tbsp butter and add apples, stirring.  Cook for about a minute until apples have softened slightly.  Sprinkle in sugar and half the cinnamon, stirring to coat.  Continue cooking for about 5 more minutes until apples are softened and cinnamon and sugar have turned caramel-ish (technical term).

Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium bowl until very frothy.  Then sprinkle in flour and the rest of the cinnamon, continuing to whisk. Continue until your arm hurts a lot.  You want about a half inch of foam on top of the liquid.

When the oven preheats, take your hot pan out and melt 1tbsp of butter, spreading the apple mixture on top.  Gently pour the batter over the apples and return pan to the oven.  Cook for 18-23 minutes.  You want a good golden-brown layer on top and around the edges.

If you're not alone, make sure everyone is watching as you take it out of the oven, since it will be puffed up.  If you are alone, make sure you're ready to snapchat the action. (because, you know, pics or it didn't happen.)

Serve hot with maple syrup and coffee, or whatever your heart desires.