HC Frugal Foodie: Dutch Pancake

When I’ve had a long day, the LAST thing I want to do is think about cooking. Unfortunately, I can't always order takeout or delivery on those days; so I have some budget-friendly back ups!

One of my absolute favorites is a Dutch pancake. My mom made these while I was growing up, and they are so easy and fun! Not to mention tasty…


3 tbsp butter

½ c. milk

½ c. flour

3 eggs

½ tsp salt

Lemon juice

Powdered sugar

In a pie pan, melt your butter in a 425 degree oven. (Great to do while your oven is pre-heating!)

Mix milk, flour, eggs and salt in a mixing bowl and pour into heated pan.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until the center appears firm! (Note: as an egg dish, the pancake will rise over the pan--kind of like a souffle!)

Allow to cool for a few moments, then sprinkle with lemon juice and powdered sugar. (If you like tart flavors, don’t be afraid to really use that lemon juice!)

Voila! Dinner in 20 minutes, with minimal kitchen mess. Happy eating!

(Kitchen hack: for a 9x13 cake pan, triple the recipe and bake 15-30 minutes.)