Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
6 servings (serving size: 1 dutch baby wedge, 2 banana pieces, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons whipped topping)

A Dutch baby is a puffy, baked pancake. A preheated cast-iron skillet enables the batter to start cooking immediately and causes it to puff. Cook the bananas while the Dutch baby is in the oven, so they'll be done at the same time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Place a 9-inch cast-iron skillet in a 450° oven for 15 minutes. Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in preheated pan until browned, swirling to evenly coat pan. Add batter; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until puffed and browned.

Step 3

Cut banana halves in half crosswise. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bananas; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add liqueur; simmer 1 minute. Serve with Dutch baby; top with whipped topping.

Ratings & Reviews

nwilker's Review

January 04, 2015
Finally had milk in the house! Didn't have a cast iron skillet... nor did i have a 9 inch pan ... So i used a 10 inch plan, wrapped the handle in foil and decided to give it a go. In hind sight - i should have used the 9.5 inch dutch oven... Or read the comments first and tried the pie pan! All in all it come out great I thought the chocolate could be cut back a bit, hubby said - you crazy, it's never enough chocolate! And he didn't like it once it cooled down - aka, left overs in the kitchen. And i skipped the banana in liquor, no need in my opinion, sprinkle with powdered sugar if you must, but otherwise, just enjoy! We did it for breakfast cause that is what i filed it under, but desert would be nice. I think you could make the batter ahead of time and just heat the pan as you are clearing the dinn

Kvavava's Review

December 19, 2013

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Lou Bear
July 03, 2013
I was really surprised how easy this recipe was to make. On top of that, my family was pretty impressed and loved it. I'll be making this all the time!

LoriInNC's Review

January 29, 2012
This was a nice treat for a Sunday morning brunch. Easy to prepare, and delicious. We didn't have any bananas, but the pancake alone was great. Will definitely make this again - it would be a nice treat for the kids after a slumber party.

Lou Bear's Review

January 16, 2011
This was my first attempt at Dutch Babies and will definitely be my keeper recipe. I didn't want to make chocolate chip or the topping so I can't comment on that but for a basic recipe, this one worked very well. I served mine with powdered sugar and fruit. If you don't have a cast iron skillet than a 9-in pie plate will work but will require a few more minutes to cook.

MindyRoller's Review

January 08, 2010