a warm send-off: cinnamon apple dutch baby

Last week it was cinnamon waffles and now I’m posting about cinnamon dutch babies. I’m breakfast-crazy or at least cinnamon-crazy. Either way, I’m not complaining. This is a simple but impressive breakfast and it takes the not-so-humble dutch baby and makes it, dare I say, even a bit better. It’s a sweet and cozy way to spend a Saturday morning with a pot of hot coffee and the crosswords.

It’s been a pretty crazy couple of weeks. We’ve been tying up loose ends, wrapping up projects and beating deadlines so we could make some time for a visit with family. Tomorrow we’re flying to Ontario to visit my mom in the hospital, so it will be pretty quiet here until next week or so. I’ve got a stack of books, some homemade fig newtons (my parent’s favorite) and a few Ritter Sport bars to help keep my mom in good spirits.

36 comments to “a warm send-off: cinnamon apple dutch baby”

  1. 1
    VeggieGirl   February 4, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    HOLY YUM!!

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    Bijoux   February 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Safe travels and good luck!
    I’ve never tried one of these before. I MUST make this soon!

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    hag   February 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I hope your mum will be ok…have a safe trip…sounds like you are prepared!

    The dutch baby ( love the name!) looks great! I am going to try it this weekend!

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    Lisa   February 4, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Wow! I may have to make this for breakfast in the morning.

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    Daily Spud   February 5, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Sounds like a perfect weekend breakfast… Safe travels and hope your mom is ok.

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    Culinary Wannabe   February 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Yummy Yummy!!! Safe travels and best wishes for your mom and whole family.

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    Hayley   February 5, 2009 at 4:34 am

    This sounds wonderful. All the best wishes for your mom.

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    Anne   February 5, 2009 at 5:28 am

    This looks so good!
    Have a safe trip.

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    Meg   February 4, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Mmm… cinnamon!!!!

    I hope your mom is ok!

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    Carrie   February 5, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Is there any way I can adapt that cinnamon waffles recipe for pancakes instead? I am sadly without a waffle maker, but they sound so good…especially with the addition of oatmeal.

    Just a note–I’m so happy to have discovered your foolproof recipe for beer bread! The recipe I was using before never made the bread rise enough, but this one works out perfectly. I must have made at least 4 loaves in the last couple months because I’m getting constant requests for more. 🙂 I’ve been playing around with the cheese and herbs that I add every time. I threw in some spiced havarti and lots of fresh dill for a loaf that accompanied some homemade clam chowder, and another loaf became rosemary beer bread for apple-cheddar fondue dipping. Oh yum.

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    Jennie   February 4, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    This was a staple at my house on Sundays as a kid – w/o cinnamon and apples tho. YUM! Am going to give it a renaissance at my place.

    Hope everything’s going to be ok.

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    Miss Kate   February 5, 2009 at 9:13 am

    The first time I had one of these was at Minnie’s in Seattle, and I’ve been in love ever since. mmmmmmmmmm.

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    Cakespy   February 5, 2009 at 9:23 am

    RIP Minnie’s…but LONG LIVE the dutch baby! I love these things!

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    brie   February 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    This is one of my favourite breakfast things. I have a similar recipe from an old Danish cookbook that I picked up in a used bookshop in Sidney, BC. I recommend some nice, thick-sliced bacon as a side. Yummers.

    Have a safe trip. Home-made fig newtons, mmmmmm.

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    Dawn   February 5, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I just started using my cast iron again. I’ve missed it so…
    I bet this tasted amazing in a cast iron; helping keep all the apple juices inside stewing away.

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    Emily   February 5, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Um, seriously, can I leave work to go home and make this or what? Maybe if I brought back the results my boss would be ok with that…. Yummmmm, can’t wait to try it! -e

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    CookiePie   February 6, 2009 at 3:27 am

    One of my all-time favorite breakfasts — and your looks so perfect!

    Safe travels, and I hope your mom is ok…

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer   February 6, 2009 at 8:56 am

    DAMN that looks incredible!!!

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    Maris   February 6, 2009 at 10:27 am

    This looks so great! Perfect for the Saturday morning you described.

    Hope your mom feels better soon.

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    Joy the Baker   February 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Great picture! I love how old and awesome your pan is! I’m sending happy and healthy thoughts to your Mom!

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    Anonymous   February 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I used to make these in small 6" cast iron pans for individual servings back in my B&B; days…always well received.
    Safe journey and healing wishes to your mom!

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    Violet   February 6, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    All the best to you mom!

    I feel bad about asking such a stupid question when you’re so busy…but if I’m not an apple/cinnamon fan, will this recipe result in a “regular” dutch baby if I just omit the apples and the cinnamon? Or do I need to compensate for the loss of those ingredients somehow (sugar? something else?)? Thanks!

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    Anonymous   February 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight, and it was amazing! I was a little proud of myself when it came out of the oven looking so perfect, and had a really hard time not eating the whole thing.

    Thanks for another great recipe!

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    Heather   February 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    That sounds delicious! I am going to try that out for breakfast tomorrow- I have some apples to use up. YUM!

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    celine   February 8, 2009 at 1:56 am

    sending good thoughts to your mom…

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    Lori   February 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I sure could cozy up to that! I roughly figured the calories of the whole thing to be 880. 440 for a plurge breakfast is not too shabby. Looks so good!

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    Ellen   February 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    wow, this looks like an apple Yorkshire pudding!

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    Sarah   February 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    that dutch baby looks awesome, but I was more excited about the fact that you said you made homemade fig newtons! I want to try that….is there a recipe in your archives…I am a new reader (sort of) , so maybe you have already posted a recipe and I look like an idiot asking!
    P.S. hope your mom is o.k.

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    Sarena Shasteen   February 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I have never had a dutch baby before. I will have to try this one out. I love apples and cinnamon, so how could I go wrong?

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    eatme_delicious   February 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I’ve never had a dutch baby before but have been intrigued by them for a while (that sounds weird). Anyway, this looks delicious! Hope your mom is okay.

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    Mrs. L   February 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Since my husband hates cinnamon I think I have to make this and have it all to myself!

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    kickpleat   February 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    indeed, veggiegirl!

    thanks bijoux 🙂

    thanks hag. give it a try & let me know how it goes.

    lisa, i think you should 😉

    meg, it's definitely for cinnamon lovers! thanks for the well wishes.

    jennie, it sounds like you should resurrect this, for sure.

    thanks, spud!
    thanks, culinary!

    hayley, it is wonderful. i wish i could eat it every week!

    thanks anne!

    carrie, i'm sure you could try for pancakes (let me know how it turns out!). i'm sure they'd work out well. glad you love that beer bread…i'll make it again too 🙂

    miss kate, dutch babies are awesome!

    yay, me too, cakespy.

    haha, i think your boss would be fine with that 😉

    brie, bacon would be so good with this. i agree 100%!

    dawn, cast iron is so handy. i love my pan…and it's ages old (from my husband's granny).

    thanks cookie pie. thanks for the kind words.

    thanks, cathy!

    maris, it makes any saturday morning awesome.

    thanks joy!

    anon, i've made regular dutch babies in small pans too. works really well.

    violet, yes, you can just omit the cinnamon & apples and cook away as usual. it will definitely work out well.

    anon, glad you loved it!

    lori, definitely not bad stats! maybe i can eat this every week 🙂

    let me know how it goes, heather!

    thanks celine.

    ellen, that's kind of exactly what it is.

    sarah, i'll post a recipe to the homemade fig newtons sometime soon, i promise 🙂

    you just can't, sarena!

    eatme, you just have to try one and you'll be hooked. so good!

    mrs l, you can just omit the cinnamon. a pinch of nutmeg or cardamom would be nice instead!

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    mikky   February 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    this is a great way to serve apple… thanks for sharing… 🙂

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    kickpleat   February 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

    i agree, mikky!

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    Take a Deep Breath   February 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

    can I get the homemade fig newtons recipe

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    kickpleat   March 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    take a deep breath, i’ll eventually post it, but you can use the wednesday chef’s recipe as a reference! it’s a good one.

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