Banana + Chocolate Dutch Baby

I need to be honest with you and tell you that I’ve written and rewritten the introduction to this blog post, like, fourteen separate times. Or something ridiculous like that.

I mean, I’ve literally been thinking about dutch babies (basically, pancakes) for the last three days. I go to sleep thinking about pancakes. And I wake up thinking about pancakes. To the point that I just can’t even. Like, if I spoke with you at all this week, I was probably only half engaged. The other 50% was me thinking about pancakes.

Do you ever do that? Just, like, totally get obsessed with something? Maybe it’s writer’s block or you’re trying to come up with a solution to something? I know I’m not solving climate change or the issues of the world, but still. I take my writing (and my pancakes) very seriously.

So, instead of a nice intro like I usually try to write, I’ll just say that that this dutch baby (er, pancake) is so good it will literally make you want to quit your job, move to a different country (idk) and just make pancakes all. Day. Long. With your favorite person. Or one of them, anyway.

So, enjoy that.

Dutch baby 2

Ingredients
1/2 cup almond milk
3 eggs at room temp
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 banana
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Powdered sugar (optional)
Maple syrup (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Add the milk, eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and flour to a blender, and blend until smooth (about 30 seconds.)
  2. Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes, and add the butter to a cast iron skillet and allow it to heat up in the oven.
  3. When the batter has rested and the cast iron skillet is hot, pour the batter into the skillet.
  4. Slice the banana down the middle and then in half, and place it on top of the batter.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, add the chocolate chips on top, and bake for 5 additional minutes until the dutch baby has browned and the chocolate chips are melted.
  6. Remove from the oven and top with powered sugar and maple syrup if desired.

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