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Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe – Blueberry Whiskey Sauce

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Last Updated on November 2, 2023 by Leah Hall

A fabulous skillet Dutch Baby Pancake recipe for breakfast or brunch with a boozy fruity twist!


In our house breakfast is a very popular meal and if our two little boys had their choice, we would likely have pancakes for every meal. While this is fine with two young lads who are not overly adventurous, for the adults in the house, we want a little more variety in our breakfasts! We recently had a little standoff with our youngest holding out for pancakes while we wanted something a different, so we compromised and made a version of pancakes, the Dutch Baby!


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Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce in skillet with white plate, eggs and spatula

The Dutch Baby is sometimes known as a German pancake is kind of a cross between a pancake and a popover that is typically served in a skillet to create a crispy crust and an airy center. The dutch baby was a great way to whip up an easy breakfast, made by mixing eggs, flour, sugar and milk in a blender or food processor, and then baked.


The large amount of liquid in the batter creates steam which causes the pancake to puff up.

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce in skillet with spatula, wooden spoon, white plate, eggs and milk bottle in background

Since this recipe really consists of dumping the ingredients into blender and waiting for the batter to fully absorb the liquid, this is also a perfect recipe for those of us that really need time to have a cup of coffee before getting going! The secret to a good dutch baby is to allow the liquid to fully integrate with the flour so that when it bakes, the steam creates a big puff which makes the light fluffy layers inside the pancake.

This puff is short lived however as once the heat of the oven is removed, the steam escapes and the big puff collapses, giving the dutch baby its distinctive raised rim and caved in center, perfect for holding syrup or fruit topping.

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce on white plate with fork

What Ingredients are Needed for the Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe?

  • Dutch Baby
    • Eggs
    • Sugar
    • Flour
    • Butter
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Vanilla Extract
    • Milk
  • Blueberry Whiskey Sauce
    • Lemon Juice
    • Whiskey
    • Sugar
    • Blueberries


Speaking of a fruit topping, we decided that we wanted something better than just plain maple syrup on the dutch baby that us parents were going to eat (having two growing boys means that somehow food can just disappear in a flash, so we better make two of these dutch babies if we want breakfast!)


We were enjoying the last throes of holiday vacation so we technically were having brunch so decided to embrace the spirit of brunch and make a nice blueberry whiskey sauce to top our Dutch Baby.

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce in skillet. Eggs in background

Blueberries and whiskey are a great combination, the tart blueberries a perfect counter to the natural sweetness of the whiskey. A splash of lemon juice adds a nice bright splash of citrusy freshness to the sauce and helps bring out the great freshness of the blueberries.


When the sauce was warm, the whiskey starts to roll out a subtle perfume that mixes with the aroma of the baking batter and if I may make the pun, smells intoxicating!

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce in a skillet, some on white plate, eggs, milk bottle and wooden spoon in background

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The blueberry whiskey sauce was the perfect accompaniment for the dutch baby. Hints of caramelized butter and sugar in the crust of the dutch baby combines with the natural caramel and vanilla notes in the blueberry whiskey sauce.


The tartness of the fruit balance the sweet, making for a deep delicious flavor that made this a definite winner on our breakfast table!




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Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce in skillet. Eggs and white jar in background
Yield: 1

Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Whiskey Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Rest Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A boozy Dutch baby with whiskey blueberry sauce, perfect for a weekend brunch.


Blueberry Whiskey Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained (or frozen)

Dutch Baby

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk


Blueberry Whiskey Sauce

Combine blueberries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.

Cook on medium until thicker, but not all blueberries have burst.

Turn off heat, add in whiskey and let cool down until just warm.

Dutch Baby

Place flour, sugar, milk, vanilla and salt in a food processor or blender.

Blend for 10 seconds.

Add in eggs, blend for 10 seconds more.

The batter will be loose and very liquidy.

Leave the batter in the food processor or blender and set aside for 20-25 minutes to give the flour time to absorb the liquid.

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

Preheat the oven to 425°.

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

Add butter and swirl pan to melt the butter to 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.

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 platter.

Top with blueberry whiskey sauce.

Dust with powdered sugar.

Cut into wedges.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 2.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 16.2gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 9.4gProtein: 2.7g

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Monday 16th of January 2017

Yowza! I want to eat this immediately. I love the idea of creating a blueberry whiskey sauce. Scrumptious! I look forward to trying this incredible recipe. Thank you!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks! We loved this one! Hope you enjoy!

Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

Sunday 15th of January 2017

I applaud your ability to work booze into every meal of the day, right down to breakfast! Yes, please!

Also, what is it with boys and pancakes? My 1.5 year old wakes up every morning and immediately asks for pancakes! I'm successful in negotiating eggs about half the time, but then he tells me he wants pancakes for lunch. Ha!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Haha, we have decided it's our niche, and we are rolling with it! Embrace the booze, LOL! And yes, the boys and pancakes are a daily thing in this house, so I feel you! It doesn't get better! ;)

Dash of Herbs

Sunday 15th of January 2017

This recipe looks amazing. I really want to make this now! Yum!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks so much! Hope you try it!


Sunday 15th of January 2017

Yum! A perfect & fruitful breakfast.

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks so much!

Cathy Mini

Friday 13th of January 2017

Mmmm, so tasty! Definitely saving to make! Thanks!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

Thanks, hope you do! Enjoy!

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