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Dutch Baby Pancake with Roasted Banana Recipe

Dutch Baby Pancake with Roasted Banana Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

This was my first time making these little babies and I based my recipe on Claire Ptak’s version. I’ve topped mine with roasted banana, walnuts and a little chocolate, but you could just as easily make a savoury version — a spinach and cheese version would be delicious!

Serves: 2–3



  • 3 eggs
  • 150mL milk
  • 100g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 30g ghee or unsalted butter

  • Topping
  • 1–2 bananas
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1–2 tbsp dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place eggs, milk, flour, vanilla and salt in blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Place blender jug in fridge for 30–40 mins.
  4. Meanwhile, slice bananas lengthways and place on lined baking tray.
  5. Sprinkle over cinnamon and nutmeg and a drizzle of coconut oil and bake for 15 mins.
  6. Remove from oven and turn heat up to 220°C.
  7. When ready to cook Dutch baby, place oven-safe frying pan (or round dish) in oven for 10 mins to heat up.
  8. Add ghee or butter and carefully swirl around until melted.
  9. Pour pancake mixture into frypan, return to oven and bake for around 20–25 mins, until puffed at edges and golden.
  10. Remove from oven and arrange banana and other toppings on top.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.