Chocolate Dutch Baby with Strawberry Sauce

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

 Craving chocolate for breakfast?  This whole wheat chocolate dutch baby is a healthy way to get a delicious dose of chocolate for breakfast!  Perfect for Valentine’s day!

Chocolate Dutch Baby

I was planning on keeping this one until we were at least into February but I couldn’t hold onto it any longer.  I’m practically drooling just remembering this.  I’ve been making it for almost a year, thanks to Shutterbean’s post.  And when I made it last time I realized it would be perfect for, you know, the middle of February 😉  Although my hubby isn’t a chocolate fan – this savory dutch baby is more his thing – which means every time I make this I only have to share with the kids.  And that is a very good thing for me.

Chocolate Dutch Baby

I should also mention that leftovers are just as awesome.  Wrap them up, keep them in the fridge and reheat it for a pretty-much instant breakfast.  Awesome, right?  Not that first making this is that difficult.  5 minutes to throw it together, 20 minutes to bake and you have this.  I feel like I’m selling this…  I shouldn’t have to sell chocolate for breakfast, people!  Or even chocolate for breakfast-for-dinner, which in this case, is totally acceptable 😀

Chocolate Dutch Baby

 

Fresh strawberries would be amazing over this, and I see them at the grocery store all the time, but I honestly doubt how good they would taste.  Since trying our best to eat seasonally, we’ve found that produce out of season just doesn’t taste good.  You might get lucky and get a good strawberry in January, but I’ll stick with the amazing strawberries I froze when they were in season locally.  Since they didn’t look so pretty once thawed, I heated them up and pureed them with my immersion blender and then added a small spoon of honey, and some cornstarch mixed with cold water.  Then heated it through until it thickened into a delicious sauce.  Sorry, no exact measurements this time.  Maybe I’ll do a post on fruit sauces in the future because they are a delicious way to use up frozen fruit and so easy 🙂  If you’d like to serve this with fresh fruit, there are so many different fruits that would taste great with this.

Chocolate Dutch Baby

 

Chocolate Dutch Baby
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour(all purpose flour will work too)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • powdered sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Place a 9"-10" cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.  Or prepare a pie dish by buttering with the 2 tablespoons of butter and preheating in the oven.

  2. To prepare the batter, either place all ingredients except the butter into a blender and just blend until mixed.   Or whisk everything together, being sure to sift the cocoa powder so that there are no lumps.  Once well mixed and the oven is hot add the butter to the hot cast iron skillet.  Once melted, pour the batter in and place into the oven. 

  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the dutch baby is puffed up around the edges and completely set in the middle. When done, remove from the oven and cool a couple minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with fresh fruit or a strawberry sauce.

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Shutterbean

Chocolate Dutch Baby

Whole Wheat Chocolate Dutch Baby

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1 Cari January 17, 2014 at

Made this chocolate Dutch baby ( minus the strawberry sauce) this morning. So easy and yummy! Thanks!

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2 jamie February 18, 2013 at

Just came across your blot and I love it! Do you think for this recipe I could replace the white whole wheat flour with soy or rice flour?

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3 Rawkinmom January 31, 2012 at

wow, amazing!!! Looks like perfect elegant party food!!!!

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4 Nami | Just One Cookbook January 26, 2012 at

I just remembered that I saved regular dutch baby from some blog, and forgot about it. I would love to try this chocolate version because my kids would prefer this for sure….. maybe weekend breakfast when I have more time. I have a feeling that this is going to be a hit and they will continue asking every weekend….lol.

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5 The Café Sucré Farine January 26, 2012 at

Beautiful Heidi! It’s making me drool a bit too! Your pictures are so pretty – makes me want to swim that ocean blue to have a bite (or two!) of this!

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6 Amy @ Gastronome Tart January 25, 2012 at

I have only made a dutch baby once and it sure didn’t turn out like this! Yum!

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7 Nicole, RD January 25, 2012 at

I made this last night. Um, it’s half gone between hubby and I. SOOOOO easy to make, as healthy as they come for desserts, and DELICIOUS! Very unique flavor and texture…love it!

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8 Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau January 25, 2012 at

I am practically drooling looking at this recipe! I’ve never done a chocolate dutch baby before and I am now totally convinced that I need to do this, kinda like, now.

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9 Joanne January 25, 2012 at

I never need an “excuse” to eat chocolate for breakfast. Other than that it tastes delicious! This is somethign I would LOVE to wake up to! Chocolate and strawberries are so classic.

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10 Krissy @ Krissy's Creations January 24, 2012 at

I’ve been hearing about Dutch Babys a lot recently. I’ve never seen a chocolate recipe. I MUST give this a try 🙂

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11 Marsha @ The Harried Cook January 24, 2012 at

Never heard of a Dutch baby before, but I’m sold! My husband is the chocolate lover in the house, and my little girl is turning into one too… Making these very soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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12 ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] January 24, 2012 at

I love Dutch babies! I’ve made chocolate ones too, although my favorite are the plain ones with a little bit of lemon and powdered sugar. I’m really loving the idea of adding strawberry sauce. Yum!

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13 dana @ my little celebration January 24, 2012 at

Dutch baby for the win! Great recipe, friend!

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14 Stefanie January 24, 2012 at

I keep meaning to try a dutch baby, since they look so tasty… and add chocolate, and oh wow! This looks amazing!!!

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15 Nora @ Natural noshing January 24, 2012 at

Y-U-M!!!!!! This dutch baby is drool-worthy! I love the sauce dripping over the edges…I am craving a huge slice of this chocolate heaven right now…and I have actually never eat a dutch baby. You have inspired me!

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16 kitchenriffs January 24, 2012 at

This is a new dessert to me! And a great one – so easy. I love the technique, and I have a well-used cast iron skillet (a couple of hand-me-downs that are at least 100 years old!), so I’m good to go. BTW, re strawberries in January – I used to live in Florida, and this is the beginning of the high season for Florida strawberries (they should be good now, fantastic in February). So if your grocery store is stocking Florida strawberries (and the container will say where they’re from) give them a try – they’re terrific.

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17 chinmayie @ love food eat January 24, 2012 at

I have never heard of ‘dutch baby’ but it looks fabulous 🙂

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18 Nicole, RD January 24, 2012 at

Consider this MADE! Do you think it would be okay with 2% milk? I have some on hand, but no whole milk. YUM!

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19 Heidi @ Food Doodles January 24, 2012 at

Absolutely! I’m sure it would be fine with even 0%-1% actually. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

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20 Heather January 24, 2012 at

The Strawberry Sauce looks so YUM- I love picking summer Berries in June and freezing some for the winter months – it is like sunshine in a bag, you can almost taste summer 🙂

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21 sally January 24, 2012 at

I haven’t made a dutch baby in a long time. The chocolate and strawberry combination looks great!

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22 Alexis @ There She Goes January 24, 2012 at

mmm mmm mmm 😉

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23 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 24, 2012 at

Your husband doesn’t like chocolate?! Oh, man. My husband is the polar opposite. I can’t make anything chocolate without him going on a binge. 🙂

These look fantastic and I plan on making them next month! Thanks for the recipe.

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24 Kristi Rimkus January 23, 2012 at

My daughter used to make traditional Dutch Babies, and they were delicious, but this chocolate version is truly amazing.

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25 Pure2raw Twins January 23, 2012 at

we are drooling just looking at the photos. could only imagine how delicious it must taste! YUM

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26 Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes January 23, 2012 at

As soon as I saw this picture, I knew this is one I have to try! It looks like heaven! Way to go!

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27 Amy (Savory Moments) January 23, 2012 at

A chocolate dutch baby? Yum. This looks delicious!

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28 Kathryn January 23, 2012 at

I love this idea and it looks amazing with that strawberry sauce!

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29 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 23, 2012 at

This dutch baby thing is completely new to me. I saw one on Foodgawker last week and was totally intrigued. I really want a cast iron skillet now!

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