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Our Christmas Morning Tradition: Dutch Babies!

Our Christmas Morning Tradition – Dutch Babies

Update – new recipe – Giant Gingerbread Dutch Baby!! 

I love all of our family traditions.

One of my favorite traditions is our Christmas morning breakfast. We make Finnan Haddie from my Danish ancestors and we also make Dutch Babies from my husband’s side of the family. If you aren’t familiar with Dutch Babies, they are also called German Pancakes and are a mix between crepes and pancakes — light and fluffy and delicious.

We love to serve them with wedges of lemon, fresh berries, warm syrup and powdered sugar.  (My mom gave me a handmade recipe book with all of our family recipes when I was first married and it’s where all of my family recipes are kept. It’s still one of my most treasured possessions.)

They are Heavenly!!

Of course we make them at other times of the year too, but they really remind me of Christmas morning.

Here’s the simple recipe:


1 1/4 cup milk

1 1/4 cup flour

5 eggs

pinch of salt (optional)

pinch of cinnamon (optional)

3 Tablespoons of butter


  • Mix all ingredients in a blender
  • Put butter in 2 9×12 oven-proof pans or skillets, put in oven and heat to 375 degrees
  • When butter is melted, take the pans out and tilt them so butter covers the entire bottom
  • Pour batter evenly onto the pans
  • Bake in 375-degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until edges are puffed and browned
  • Cut into serving-sized pieces and serve hot with powdered sugar, syrup, lemon wedges, preserves or anything else desired

I’ve partnered with Just Ask to honor these special family times — like eating your weight in breakfast together (LOL) — and also to remind you to

just ask about your family’s genetic history.

And when you take the Just Ask quiz, you can win a KitchenAid mixer from Tatertots and Jello and Just Ask!

What better gift to win just in time for holiday cooking?

(yes, this is a 5QT Artisan Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, estimated value $349)

Why ask about your family’s genetic history? When you know if your family has a history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer, you can better manage your future and your health — and help ensure you stay around for many more holidays!

Here’s how to win the KitchenAid Mixer:

Head to the Tatertots And Jello Kitchen Aid giveaway page and follow the instructions there.

Hurry! You must enter by December 13.

Complete each step to earn an entry — only the steps on that page count as entries.

(the winner will receive the mixer in time for Christmas!!!)


**** Important: follow the steps on the Facebook page —  to enter.

Plus, you can also visit todaysmama.com and enter to win another KitchenAid mixer in the Grand Prize:

The Grand Prize:

  • 1 KitchenAid 5-Qt Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, plus
  • 4-pack of Kindle devices for the family – 2 Kindle Fire HD + 2 Kindle Paperwhites
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card (translates to 25,000 Amazon Prime Instant Videos or 180,000 titles in the Lending Library)
  • 17-piece KitchenAid Tool & Gadget Set
  • 12-piece Wusthof Gourmet Knift Set with block
  • 4 personalized aprons for family-time in the kitchen
  • $50 Gift Card from Skip To My Lou’s “Sweet” Shop
Wow – those are amazing prizes.
And just in time for Christmas!!

So be sure to visit my Facebook page to enter to win — and then enter for the Grand Prizes at Today’s Mama!

I can’t wait to see who wins!!

Details: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only . Must be over 18. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can enter by emailing your name, address and email address to jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com. Giveaway begins on Dec 4, 2012 will end on December 13th at 11:59 pm MST. One winner will receive one  KitchenAid 5-Qt Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (msrp $349).  Winner will be chosen at random using random.org.  Mixer will be shipped by Just Ask. Winner is responsible for any and all taxes. Winner will be notified by email by Dec 14, 2012 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. Tatertots and Jello and Just Ask are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. Winner will be posted on this blog post by Dec 15, 2012.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  By entering this giveaway, you have agreed to these rules.  Giveaway sponsored Just Ask.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.  If you have any additional questions –  feel free to me at jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com



  1. Wow. Too many Amy J.’s out there. Congratulations

  2. Omy goodness!!! I am so excited, Thank you so much!! I have replied to the email. I am exstatic!!! Thanks again.

  3. loooove!!!

  4. Staci DeCoteau says:

    This Post made me smile. My Mom use to make these for us when I was small she called them Oven Pancakes. My Mom is gone she left way to young but the memories keep her alive. Thanks so much for sharing this post!!!!

  5. I used to make dutch babies all the time when I was younger and living with my parents. I may have to bring them back into my own home, now!

  6. Terri Seibech says:

    What a Christmas present this would be!! Good luck all, and Merry Christmas!

  7. wow!! that table is so inviting!!! beautiful post.. and thank you for the giveaway!!! :)

  8. Tamalene Nelson says:

    Lot’s of fun things. Food looks greeat.

  9. This looks so yummy….I do have a question….is the butter just for the mix or does the 3 tablespoons get melted in the pan?

  10. Jane Stanleu says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win a beautifully stunning mixer and the picture of your table is beautiful and festive. I to have handmade handwritten cook books that have been handed down. Personally I think these are the best cook books to have; they are full of history and memories of the love of family get togethers and cooking and baking together. Merry Christmas to you and yours

  11. Julie Walker says:

    I didn’t think anyone else every had finnan haddie for Christmas! It was a tradition when I was small, but over the years my parents couldn’t find it, so they’ve switched to smoked salmon. Do you buy your finnan haddie? Or do you have a recipe for that too?

  12. My kids have egg allergies so I cannot make your beautiful german pancakes, but I had one once and it was divine! Your red and white decor is simply lovely. Thank you for a chance at winning a coveted mixer. Your generosity astounds me. Holiday blessings to you and yours.

  13. I have always wanted a KitcheAid Mixer but haven’t been able to afford it. I currently have a Sunbeam one that has been much loved but would happy if it could be retired! Having family members w/ food allergies means that I do a lot of cooking from scratch & a new standmixer would make my life so much easier! Merry Christmas

  14. what a beautiful & bright table, Jen! love your dishes. xoxo – off to enter the giveaway!

  15. Your table looks so beautiful. Love the dishes. Where did you get them? Thanks for the chance to win and for the information on cancer screenings.

  16. I took the quiz!

  17. I took the quiz! I want that pretty machine!!

  18. That mixer would look great in my kitchen – it even matches my accent wall in my dining room

  19. I just told my husband I wanted to make these but I needed to look up a recipe. Then, you popped up on my facebook page. Perfect timing. This is a great giveaway too. My husband uses our kitchen aid more than I do. It would be fun to win one to give to a family member.

  20. These look great, cant wait to try them out. :)

  21. Thank you so much for the giveaway….But I wish there was an option for those of us who don’t wish to have a facebook page. :(

  22. I am going to use your recipe for our Christmas breakfast. I tried to go to your give away site but all I get is a message saying the page can not be found. I tried twice.
    Have a nice Christmas

    • Oh shoot Lura!!

      I think there were too many people trying to get on that page. Maybe you can try again? Thanks my friend!


  23. Great giveaway, but I have no idea if I actually am entered other than the one I had to put in my info. The other links don’t show that you entered even though I did all the steps.

  24. Priscilla says:

    Wow, this recipe looks great. Cant wait to try it.

  25. Do you use self rising or all purpose flour?

  26. This looks like a good recipe. I will have to try it soon. Thank you for sharing it.

  27. I have a baby boy named Dutch so I’ve gotta make these! (:
    Thanks for the recipe, Jen! Can’t wait to try!

  28. I love that recipe! It’s high on my list to try! Your finished dessert and tablescape looks incredible – Bravo, you!

  29. do you know we’ve never made dutch babies Jen? Thanks for the recipe, I was going to look for one to make for my family soon!!

  30. Oh yay!! Aren’t they yummy? I love making them for my kiddos. Thanks for the sweet comment Cierra!!


  31. I have never seen anyone else make these! We grew up having them from time to time before school and loved them! Thanks for reminding me to make them for my own little ones.


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