Savory Oven Pancake

Savory Oven Pancake | Barbara Bakes

A savory version of a German (Dutch) Oven Pancake. Sort of a cross between a soufflé and an omelet with bacon, green onions and cheese.

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My daughter thought this Savory Oven Pancake tasted a bit like Yorkshire pudding, and thought it would be even better made in muffin cups. My son thought it tasted like a crustless quiche. I thought it was a fantastic idea and a great way to change a sweet recipe to a savory recipe.

If you prefer savory over sweet, this recipe is for you. It’s a quick, delicious recipe that would be perfect any time of day.

Savory Oven Pancake

Savory Oven Pancake


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 3 thin slices of Gouda or similar easy melting cheese


Preheat oven to 425º.

Put the butter in a 12? cast iron (or other oven safe) skillet and place pan in the oven.

While the butter is melting, mix together eggs, milk, flour, green onions, 3 slices of crumbled bacon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. When the butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven, and pour in the batter.

Bake the oven pancake for 15-20 minutes or until the pancake is puffy and golden brown. Top with cheese and remaining crumbled bacon before serving.


slight adapted from Authentic Simplicity

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  1. says

    I’m used to seeing these dutch babies the savory definitely sparked my interest! You can NEVER go wrong with bacon, cheese and onions! I’d even pour maple syrup on it or dust with powdered sugar. Onions are sweet when cooked and cheddar pairs wellwith sweet… there! 😉 Awesome choice!

  2. says

    I have always loved Dutch Babies – as we call oven pancakes – but I have never even thought of making a savory version. Thanks for posting this!

  3. says

    I love dutch baby pancakes, but I’ve been feeling like I eat too much sugary stuff for breakfast. So I LOVE the idea of making a savory version. Sounds lovely, will have to try it soon!

  4. says

    It looks wonderful, I would love a savory pancake. It reminds me of a Dutch Baby I’ve seen made in a castiron skillet, but usually sweet with apples and cinnamon. Maybe it’s just another name for it :) My daughter and I had chicken and waffles just last night for dinner…no syrup just gravy.

  5. says

    A savory German pancake is a really great idea! It brings me back to the early days when my kids were little. We had a weekly “waffle night” dinner to help ends meet. This recipe would be a great way to mix it up.

  6. says

    Dutch pancakes are an absolute go-to for sleepovers (yes, we still do sleepovers), but I’m sure my friends have been wowed enough times with the same sweet variety–can’t wait to introduce them to this salty version! Thanks for sharing, Barbara.

  7. says

    Doesn’t this sound yummy!! The cheese slices on your version totally sold me to it (I am a processed cheese junky lol).

    By the way, I got to cook from your blog this month, head over to check what I chose from your great collection of recipes 😀