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Chai Masala Dutch Baby Pancake

A puffy, custard-like, baked pancake infused with homemade chai masala topped with marinated honey and thyme peaches.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp chai masala
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil for baking in cast iron

Honey and Thyme Peaches

  • 1 med peach thinly sliced
  • 4-5 swings of fresh thyme leaves removed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • pinch of salt

Homemade Chai Masala

  • 2 tbsp green cardamom pods
  • 1 stick cinnamon or 1 tbsp ground
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


Dutch Baby and Peaches

  • Bring all the ingredients for pancake batter to room temperature.
  • Place peaches, honey, thyme leaves, and salt in a bowl. Mix until peaches are coated with honey and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425 F and place a 10 inch cast iron skillet in the oven to heat. Remove any racks above the skillet since the pancake will puff up quite high.
  • Blend ingredients for pancake in a blender or vigorously whisk together in a large bowl. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
  • Open the door to the oven and pull out the rack that has the cast iron skillet. Carefully place butter or coconut oil in the heated cast iron skillet.
  • Once the butter has melted swirl it around so that it coats the sides of the skillet. Don't forget to wear an oven mitt!
  • Quickly pour in the batter and bake the pancake for 20 min. Do not open the oven during this time.
  • Remove skillet from the oven with puffed Dutch baby pancake. Top with peaches, powdered sugar if desired. Serve warm.

Chai Masala

  • Gently toast cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, peppercorns, cloves, and fennel seeds in a small skillet over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • When toasted add spices and ground ginger to a spice mill or coffee grinder.
  • Grind until you have a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container.