Strawberry Dutch Baby (Gluten Free)

Strawberry Pecan Dutch Baby
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Strawberry Dutch Baby with Pecans is an easy and delicious way to make breakfast or brunch special for Mother’s Day, or any day. This dutch baby recipe, made with almond flour, is gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it.

Strawberry Pecan Dutch Baby Pancake
Gluten Free Dutch Baby

What is a Dutch Baby?

A Dutch Baby is a large, baked pancake, very similar to a Yorkshire pudding or a popover. It’s usually sweet and you can fill it with fruit and or nuts, smother it in syrup, jam, or any toppings you desire. Strawberry season is here, so that’s what this recipe is about.

Gluten Free Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberries and Pecans
Gluten Free Dutch Baby

The origins of the Dutch Baby

The Dutch baby is actually of German origin. Other names for this dish are Dutch puff, or Bismark. A Seattle restaurant called Manca’s Cafe, introduced the pancakes here, and a daughter of the owner coined the name, “Dutch Baby”. The cafe owned the trademark for the Dutch Baby Pancake, but it closed in 1950.

Strawberry Pecan Oven Baked Dutch Baby
Strawberry Pecan Oven Baked Pancake

Baking the Pancake

Like the Yorkshire Pudding, or popover, you add the batter to a hot buttered pan, which is the key to the “puff factor”, or oven spring in a Dutch Baby. Oven spring is defined by as “The sudden increases in the volume of a dough during the first 10–12 minutes of baking, due to increased rate of fermentation and expansion of gases”. While baking, the center of the pancake will puff dramatically, and then, deflate as it cools, leaving a lovely crater in which to pile your toppings.

Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberries and Pecans
Strawberry Dutch Baby Pancake with Pecans

Gluten Free, and Still Delicious

Because I am using almond flour, rather than wheat flour, for this strawberry dutch baby, it’s gluten-free. The almond flour means the pancake, although it will puff, it may not have quite the oven spring as a wheat flour version. However, this almond flour take is very delicious in its own right. You still get that crisp light exterior, and a creamy, custard like center.

Looking for more gluten-free brunch ideas? Try Blueberry Coconut Waffles, orΒ Buckwheat Pancakes.

Strawberry Dutch Baby
Strawberry Dutch Baby

How to Make Strawberry Dutch Baby

4.74 from 15 votes
Strawberry Pecan Dutch Baby
Strawberry Dutch Baby
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Strawberry Dutch Baby is an easy but spectacular oven baked pancake, and it's made with almond flour, so it's gluten-free.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: pancakes, pecans, strawberries
Servings: 4
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Colleen
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries halved
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (one lemon)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  1. In a bowl toss strawberries with lemon juice and sugar. Set aside

  2. Preheat oven to 400Β° Put a 12" cast iron skillet in the oven while it's pre-heating

  3. In a bowl, mix together almond flour and baking powder

  4. In another bowl whisk together sour cream, 2 tbsp of the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  5. Add sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring until smooth.

  6. Remove pan from preheated oven and add remaining 2 tbsp butter to the pan, swirling to coat.  Immediately pour the batter evenly into the pan. 

  7. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden and puffed.

  8. Remove from oven, and top with strawberry mixture and sprinkle with pecans. Cut into wedges and serve immediately with maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Dutch Baby
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 45.5mg55%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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26 thoughts on “Strawberry Dutch Baby (Gluten Free)

  1. Made this for dessert tonight and it turned out perfect! Granted, I haven’t tasted it yet but it smells divine πŸ™‚

  2. Strawberries are out and most likely on sale too, so this is such a timely recipe to have.

    1. Hi Anita, It’s always great to make the most of what’s in season, isn’t it? We are really loving everything strawberry while we can.

  3. It looks delicious and I need to give a try. I never made one before! Looks like I’m missing out πŸ˜‰

  4. I’ve never made a Dutch baby before but I like the idea of it. Love that this is gluten free! Definitely going to give this a try – I’ve just started using almond flour in my baking so can’t wait to see how this tastes!

  5. Yum! I love Dutch pancakes and this is the perfect variation for my dad because he can’t eat gluten. The almond flour lends a lovely flavour and I love the simplicity of this recipe. Thanks!

  6. Love any dessert in a cast iron skillet so this one is totally calling my name! So perfect for summer using those beautiful, juicy strawberries! Going on the menu soon πŸ™‚

  7. I was trying my hand at a dutch baby made with almond flour last weekend, and just couldn’t get it to work out. I’m definitely trying your recipe Colleen! Looks delicious!

  8. Perfect for a summertime breakfasts, especially now with local strawberries in season. Love that you’ve made this gluten-free! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Can’t wait to make this Dutch baby with my own homegrown strawberries! Fabulous summer breakfast recipe! Pinning for later!

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