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Skillet Blueberry Pancake

Skillet Blueberry Pancake

I had a Dutch baby for brunch a while back and got inspired to make one at home. I've made them before (see my recipe in the Archives as proof!), but I had a bunch of blueberries from Trader Joe's that I needed to use. What goes great with blueberries? Lemon!

And that is how the lemon blueberry Dutch baby came into existence...sort of.

Sadly, I think putting stuff in the batter ruined the rise, so the Dutchy baby came out flat instead of puffy. It probably didn't help that I was using fresh blueberries, which are EXTRA juicy! Even though it didn't look the way I wanted it to, it still tasted good. Make your own, and add whatever toppings you want 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 handfuls of blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Zest of a whole lemon (save some to sprinkle on top)
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar to dust the top
  1. Melt the butter in the microwave, stir, and set aside. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and put your cast iron skillet in the oven.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt) together in a bowl. 
  3. Mix in the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract one at a time at low-medium speed. Add in the melted butter and lemon juice.
  4. Turn the mixer off or stop whisking, and fold in the blueberries and lemon zestโ€”save some zest to garnish your pancake!
  5. Brush or spray your pan with some butter and then pour your mix in. Feel free to throw some more blueberries on top if you don't think there's enough.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes. The edges will be golden brown and slightly crisp, and the middle of your pancake shouldn't be wet (unless it's the blueberries).
  7. Let it cool for a bit and then sift some powdered sugar on top. Throw on some of the lemon zest for extra color!
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