Bananas Foster Dutch Baby

Bananas Foster Dutch Baby. An easy and decadent brunch with crisp buttery puffs of pancake covered in a cinnamon caramel sauce, and bananas flambeed with dark rum.
Course Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Best
Level Intermediate
Main Ingredient Flour, Fruit
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 pancake


For Dutch Baby

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 63 grams all-purpose flour (~1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon cultured unsalted butter
  • 1 banana (sliced)

For Bananas Foster Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cultured unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 C).
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt together until evenly combined. Add the flour and quickly whisk until most of the lumps of flour are gone. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
  3. Heat an 8-inch cast iron skillet until very hot. Add the butter and bananas and coat the bananas with butter.
  4. Pour the batter over the bananas evenly and transfer the skillet to your preheated oven. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 13-18 minutes
  5. About 5 minutes before the Dutch Baby is done, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to a pan along with the brown sugar and cinnamon and place over medium-high heat. Fry this mixture until the sugar melts.
  6. Add the bananas and flip them over a few times to coat. Add the cream and stir to emulsify the mixture.
  7. With your range hood running, add the rum and then tip the pan towards the flame from your stove. Don't add more than 1 tablespoon of rum and be sure your hair, body parts, and clothing are nowhere near the pan when you do this. The sauce is done when the flames subside.
  8. Serve the Dutch Baby in the pan with the Bananas Foster sauce poured on top. Be sure to warn whomever is eating it that the pan (and its contents) are very hot.