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This Air Fryer Dutch Baby starts with an easy blender batter (throw everything into a blender and let it rip!) that you pour into a cake pan and bake in the air fryer. No cake pan? No worries! We’ve also tested this recipe in a DIY foil pan. Top your Dutch Baby with your favorites — we love fresh berries and a quick vanilla sauce.

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Air Fryer Dutch Baby

My family is completely obsessed with breakfast. We have a big breakfast for dinner once a week and usually, a fairly intense breakfast spread on Saturdays and Sundays. The meal has to include toast, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit, and either waffles, pancakes, or a hot Dutch Baby. Honestly, the Dutch Baby is the most frequently requested.

This Dutch Baby recipe took me quite a while to perfect and share here, but it was well worth the effort. It’s certainly one of the most frequently made recipes at my home and so many of you have loved it. The one downfall of the recipe is the time it takes to bake! Between preheating the oven and baking the actual Dutch Baby, it can be close to 45 minutes all in. By that time, we usually have some pretty hangry little boys (and girl) on our hands– ha!

So the other day, I decided to try to whip one up in the air fryer. Although I was cautiously optimistic, the boys were convinced it wouldn’t work. (Thanks, guys!) But honestly, it could not have turned out better. It was every bit as good as our normal Dutch Baby, and maybe even a little better because of the additional crustier edges (which are my personal favorite). The best news though? This Dutch Baby can be ready in about 25 minutes or less, thanks to the air fryer!

Air Fryer Dutch Baby Tips

Our favorite way to top an Air Fryer Dutch Baby is with fresh berries, a light sprinkle of powdered sugar, and vanilla or buttermilksyrup. Here are some other ideas for topping this fun breakfast:

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Use a fine-mesh sieve to get a light sprinkle of powdered sugar on the Dutch Baby.

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Air Fryer Dutch Baby

This Air Fryer Dutch Baby starts with an easy blender batter (throw everything into a blender and let it rip!) that you pour into a cake pan and bake in the air fryer. No cake pan? No worries! We’ve also tested this recipe in a DIY foil pan. Top the Dutch Baby with your favorites — we love fresh berries and a quick vanilla sauce.

Air Fryer Dutch Baby

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This Air Fryer Dutch Baby starts with an easy blender batter (throw everything into a blender and let it rip!) that you pour into a cake pan and bake in the air fryer. No cake pan? No worries! We’ve also tested this recipe in a DIY foil pan. Top the Dutch Baby with your favorites — we love fresh berries and a quick vanilla sauce.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Keyword air fryer dutch baby
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 14minutes
Total Time 24minutes
Servings 36-inch dutch babies
Calories 1020kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $3.31

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • 6×2-inch cake pan OR foil
  • Cooking Spray

Ingredients

  • 7 and 1/2tablespoonsunsalted butter,divided

Blender Batter

  • 1 and 1/3cupswhole milk
  • 1cupwhite all-purpose flour
  • 3large eggs
  • 1large egg yolk
  • 1/2teaspoonfine sea salt
  • 1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
  • 3tablespoonswhite sugar,optional
  • 1/4teaspoonground cinnamon,optional

Vanilla Syrup (Optional)

  • 1/4cupunsalted butter
  • 1/4cuplight brown sugar
  • 1/4cupwhite granulated sugar
  • 1/4cupheavy cream
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch fine sea salt
  • Optional: fresh berries for serving

Instructions

  • COMBINE: In a high-powered blender, combine all of the blender batter ingredients in the order they’re listed. Blend until smooth.
  • PREPARE: While blending the mixture, heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F and heat the empty pan for 4 minutes to get it really hot. Meanwhile, generously grease a 6×2-inch cake pan (See Note 1) with nonstick spray. Cut 2-1/2 tablespoons (35g) butter into 3 equal pieces and place in the bottom of the cake pan. Carefully use tongs to lower the cake pan into the air fryer basket. Cook for 1-2 minutes or just until butter is melted. Remove and immediately pour 1 cup (235g) of the batter into the pan. Pour the batter in a circular direction as you add it to the pan. Return pan to air fryer insert and cook at 400 for 7-10 minutes. (It is perfect at 8 minutes in my air fryer.)
  • SERVE: Using tongs, remove the cake pan from the air fryer and promptly add fresh berries and vanilla syrup if desired (See Step #4). Repeat with the remaining 2 cups of batter, making 2 more Dutch Babies.
  • OPTIONAL VANILLA SYRUP: Melt butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Once melted, add in the brown and white sugar. Stir until combined. Add in the heavy cream and reduce the heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Serve over warm pancakes.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Foil pan: You can create your own cake pan with 2 sheets of foil. Place two sheets of foil on top of each other and then fold into the shape of a cake pan. Aim to create a 6-7-inch wide, round «pan» that is about 2-inches tall (if it’s not tall, the Dutch Baby may spill out as it rises). Generously grease with cooking spray and watch bake time closely. The Dutch Babies in the foil pans took on average 1-3 minutes longer in my air fryer. (There is definitely more variance on overall timing depending on how your foil pan ends up as far as width goes.)

Nutrition information will vary, depending on how much syrup you use.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 1020kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 355mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 1842IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 5mg

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