You'll love this easy Gluten Free Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Sugar Spiced Pears, from Fast and Simple Gluten-Free.
You’ll love this easy Gluten Free Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Sugar Spiced Pears, from Fast and Simple Gluten-Free. Image courtesy of Gretchen Brown.

Last year I never would have imagined that this gluten free dutch baby pancake recipe would have been the most requested item on the breakfast menu at my house.

But, thanks to Gretchen Brown, mom of two, dietitian, blogger over at one of my favorite gluten-free blogs, Kumquat, and author of the gorgeous new cook book, Fast and Simple Gluten-Free, my family and I have been feasting on this dutch baby pancake {sometimes with pears…sometimes with apples}, many a morning and many a night!

I am delighted to share Gretchen’s delicious Gluten Free Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Sugar Spiced Pears with you today, and tell you all about her new cookbook, Fast and Simple Gluten-Free

Those of you who are regular readers of Gretchen’s blog, Kumquat, know that everything she bakes, makes you want to lick the food right off the screen, with with her drool-worthy photos such as this Chocolate Cake with Kumquat Marmalade Frosting, these Pecan Cinnamon Buns with Marscapone Icing, or these Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers {yes, Gretchen does make a few “non-sweet” dishes too :-)}.

For those of you, not familiar with Gretchen’s recipes, trust me, gluten-free or not, you will want a copy of her gorgeous cookbook.

Um, hello Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies…so very nice to meet you!!

Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies
Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies.   Image courtesy of Gretchen Brown.

Lucky me, I was one of Gretchen’s taste testers while she was developing her book, and I definitely think I scored the tasting trifecta with her Triple Chocolate Brownies, Pear Dutch Baby, and Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese.

I even got to see my name and review in print in Gretchen’s Book 🙂

I love the idea of carrot cake pancakes-gluten-free and healthy to boot! These have a delicious flavor and slightly crunchy texture, plus the cream cheese icing adds a little touch of decadence.

EA Stewart
Fast and Simple Gluten-Free
Fast and Simple Gluten-Free.  Image courtesy of Gretchen Brown.

Click here to buy Fast & Simple Gluten Free on Amazon (Affiliate Link)

And, now let’s make this yummy Gluten Free Dutch Baby Pancake!

You'll love this easy Gluten Free Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Sugar Spiced Pears, from Fast and Simple Gluten-Free.

Pear Dutch Baby {Gluten-Free}

This Gluten Free Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Sugar Sauted Pears is so easy to make! Blend the batter, pour it over the pears, and bake. It's a delicious breakfast everyone will love!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 5 tablespoons 70 g butter
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 1 tablespoon 15 g packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup 120 ml milk or milk alternative
  • 1/2 cup 70 g Kumquat's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend {see recipe notes below}, or any gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons 26 g sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C, or gas mark 8).
  • Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter to the blender container. Add the pears, brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes or until the pears begin to soften.
  • Meanwhile, add the milk, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt to the butter in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the batter over the pears and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pancake is puffed and golden.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, if desired, cut into wedges, and serve immediately.


Kumquat’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend:
Combine well in a large bowl:
2 1/3 cups (about 300 grams) superfine brown rice flour, 2 cups (about 200 grams) sorghum flour, 1 cup (about 150 grams) sweet rice flour, 1 cup (about 150 grams) potato starch, 1 cup (about 100 grams) arrowroot starch, and 3/4 cup (about 100 grams) cornstarch
Store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 344.35kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.42g | Protein: 8.5g | Fat: 20.01g | Saturated Fat: 10.96g | Cholesterol: 204.36mg | Sodium: 347.75mg | Potassium: 204.22mg | Fiber: 4.36g | Sugar: 19.89g | Vitamin A: 746.59IU | Vitamin C: 4.31mg | Calcium: 81.31mg | Iron: 1.48mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword dutch baby pancake
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  1. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Oh boy those brownies!! I just love Gretchen’s blog, everything is so mouthwatering.

  2. This dutch baby looks incredible, and perfect for the holidays! I’m looking forward to spending time with family I haven’t seen in months!

  3. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I have never made a dutch baby; this looks absolutely delicious!

  4. kellie@foodtoglow says:

    I have never had a Dutch baby! Although I lived in the US for 24 years I never encountered one and here in the UK, you would be met with a strange look if you asked for one, I’m sure. This looks totally delicious, EA. And I liked you answer to Gwen’s comment. I am firmly in the one size does not fit all approach to nutrition and health.

  5. Carolyn K. says:

    I won’t be baking much this holiday season since we’re moving right after Christmas. But I am looking forward to some delicious home cooked meals at friends’ and relatives’ houses!

  6. Getting back to home visit with family before my husband deploys!

  7. Kristen @ swanky dietitian says:

    This looks fabulous!!! Gretchen’s recipes always look amazing!!!

  8. Shannon | JustAsDelish says:

    This look awesome, pinned to make it soon! I’m a fan of Kumquat, so crossing my fingers to win Gretchen’s amazing cookbook

  9. domestic diva says:

    A big family gathering.

  10. Lauren Slayton says:

    I have no pride, will beg for this book. Pick me, pick me. I do worry about the flour mixture, sounds complicated (I have a low threshold for anything that appears baking-esque). Like your entry checklist, where is that widget from? OK off to follow Komquat (spelling?). I can see this pear pancake a ski house must-make.

  11. teri@managedmacros says:

    I love your new system for entering prizes. So easy!! I do not own a dutch over or a cast iron skillet, is that not pathetic?? I imagine why this is the most requested breakfast!! I love the rustic appeal to it. For the holidays, I am looking forward most to just chillin’ with the family. That simple. Have a super week spicy!

  12. I love the idea of pear in this dutch baby – would love to see Gretchen’s new cookbook!

  13. foodwanderings says:

    That Dutch baby looks incredible as do the brownies EA Gorgeous photos too. Happy Holidays!

  14. Kristi Rimkus says:

    My daughter-in-law has to eat gluten free. This is perfect for everyone on Christmas morning. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  15. Regan @ The Professional Palate says:

    You know, I’ve never made a Dutch baby. Because Gretchen developed & you rave, I totally trust that I’m missing out!! I must try it soon 🙂

  16. Time with just my husband and 2 month old son!
    A mandoline!
    Make it Paleo

  17. I’m looking forward to a great Christmas dinner that I don’t have to cook. I don’t think I have a favorite cookbook — I have many of them and I lov them all!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  18. I was so drawn to how these look until I saw all of that processed flour and starch. Fake food for our cells will just alter our brain chemistry, fill our cells with starch and fatten us. I’m really disappointed because as wonderful as these look they’re no safer for my family that white flour and white sugar were. If only this was made with almond flour, coconut flour, rapadura or maple. Just thought it would be fair to voice a genuine wish. Thanks for your beautiful photo and ideas though.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Gwen for your comment & genuine wish! While my own diet consists mainly of unrefined complex carbohydrates, especially lots of vegetable and fruit, healthy fats {including olive oil, coconut oil, pastured butter, nuts and avocados}, and lean plant and animal proteins, I have no problem consuming rice flour, sorghum flour, {organic} cane sugar, and other starches on an occasional basis, as they do not affect my own body chemistry negatively {like gluten does}. I dont’ believe there is “one diet that fits all”, and thus, encourage my readers to discover their own optimal diets, that make them feel their best. I’ve also discovered that most recipes can be adapted to suit your needs, so I hope you will consider experimenting with this recipe using almond flour, maple, etc, and let me know how it works for you. Best! EA

  19. This cookbook looks amazing! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful giveaway.

    1. Also I’m looking forward to just being with family and friends, that’s always a good thing.

  20. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    That looks insanely delish!

  21. Most looking forward to – EVERYTHING! Love the whole season, extra time with family and friends and all the trimmings. Favorite cookbook is an old family recipe book.

  22. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    I’m not gluten free but those photos are stunning!!!!

  23. i’m looking forward to white elephant parties. Is that weird?
    wishlist: new skates!
    fav cookbook: my mom has some old fundraiser cookbook from her synagogue when she was little. The recipes are equal parts dated/weird, and omfg delicious.

  24. Most looking forward to seeing Christmas through my kids eyes! So exciting!
    Lush is on my Christmas List.
    Fav Cookbook would have to be Babycakes covers the classics

  25. Jennifer H says:

    I am looking forward to time spent with family and friends. Relaxing and remembering the birth of Jesus. I don’t really have anything on my wish list other than time with friends and family and health. My favorite cookbook is the one handed down to me by my Mom which has all the favorite recipes she used to make when I was growing up. Can’t put a price on that one! One of a kind.

  26. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    Ooh, this looks just fantastic! As do all the other recipes you mentioned. Definitely have to enter this giveaway! =)

    1. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

      And to answer the question, I’m most looking forward to relaxing with friends + family this holiday season. =) Particularly around a warm fire, with a mug of hot cocoa in hand!