Huevos Rancheros Mini Savoury Dutch Baby

Imagine waking up on a lazy Sunday morning, craving a hearty and flavourful breakfast that combines the best of Mexican cuisine and classic brunch dishes. Well, look no further because I have the perfect recipe for you – the Huevos Rancheros Mini Savoury Dutch Baby.

Overhead shot of a huevos rancheros savoury dutch baby in a skillet on a wooden table

This delightful breakfast recipe takes the traditional elements of huevos rancheros and transforms them into a fluffy and puffy Dutch baby pancake. It’s a unique and delicious twist that that just works.

This is a fantastic fusion of flavours and it’s really not difficult to make. From discovering the charm of a puffed pancake to customizing your toppings, I’ve got you covered.

Ready unlock a whole new level of breakfast bliss? Let’s go…

Discovering the Savoury Dutch Baby with Mexican Flair

This is my first mini savoury Dutch baby and if I may say so, it turned out great. I wanted to fill it with something brunch-worthy and giving it a Mexican twist made perfect sense to me. It’s a pretty unique experience.

The Irresistible Charm of a Puffed Pancake

Dutch babies (including this savoury version) are known for their puffy golden edges. This puffed pancake is created by whisking together a simple batter and baking it in a hot oven. As it cooks, the pancake dramatically rises due to steam (not yeast or baking powder) and forms a beautiful golden crust. The result is a light and airy pancake with a tender interior that melts in your mouth.

Why the Mini Dutch Baby is a Breakfast Game-Changer

I’d not heard of Dutch babies until last year. They seem to be more of a thing in the US than the UK. A lot of people in the UK see them as a Yorkshire pudding, so making them savoury isn’t that surprising.

Unlike regular pancakes that require careful flipping and individual cooking, the Dutch Baby is cooked in the oven (without opening) until it’s done. The batter is poured into a hot skillet and placed in the oven, allowing it to rise and develop its signature puffy texture. This simplicity, combined with how great it looks, has made the Dutch Baby a popular choice for anyone who wants to do something a bit different for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Savoury Dutch Baby BenefitsMexican FlairBreakfast Game-Changer
Light and airy textureInfused with traditional Mexican flavoursEasy preparation
Golden crust providing a delicious contrastPerfect fusion of spices and ingredientsImpressive presentation for brunch gatherings
Flexible customization optionsExciting twist on classic breakfast dishesCreates a memorable dining experience

The Essentials for Crafting Your Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby

In order to create the perfect Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby, there are a few essential ingredients that you’ll need to have in your pantry. These pantry must-haves will form the base of the Dutch Baby batter and add the necessary flavour and texture to the dish.

Pantry Must-Haves for the Perfect Blend

  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Butter

These ingredients, when combined in just the right proportions, will create a batter that is light, airy, and packed with delicious flavours. The full recipe can be found below.

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  • Total Time: 35 minutes


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Dutch Baby

  • 2 eggs
  • 120g milk (6.3ozs)
  • 60g plain flour (3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 20g butter (6 tbsp)
  • 1g fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g Jack cheese (3.5ozs)

Refried beans

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 70ml chicken stock or water
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice

Pico De Gallo

  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 banana shallot
  • 5g fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

To serve

  • Salsa
  • Fried eggs
  • Avocado
  • Jack cheese Hot sauce Black pepper


Dutch Baby

  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C.
  2. In a stick blender jug add the eggs, flour, milk & salt. Blend until smooth and aerated.
  3. Leave the mixture to stand whilst the oven comes up to temperature. The closer the mix is to room temp, the better rise you’ll get in the finished product.
  4. 10 minutes before cooking put your oven safe pan in the oven.
  5. Finely chop the coriander, mince the garlic and grate the Jack cheese into a bowl with a pinch of salt.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and add the butter. Let it bubble and melt down completely. Then pour your batter mix into the pan.
  7. Scatter the cheese and herb mix over the top and return to the oven for 15 minutes. Do not open the oven during this time.
  8. Top your Dutch baby with the refried beans, grated Jack cheese, fried eggs, warmed salsa,
  9. Pico de gallo (hot sauce and avocado if you like them too). Finish with some black pepper.

Refried Beans

  1. Fry the onions in the oil for 3 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add the cumin and stir.
  3. Add the beans and the stock or water.
  4. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Mash the beans, leaving some texture and continue to cook uncovered until thick.
  6. Turn off the heat, add the lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pico De Gallo

  1. Deseed the tomatoes and dice small into a bowl.
  2. Dice the shallot small and add to the bowl along with the chopped coriander, lime juice and salt.


  • Makes 2 Dutch babies each in 15cm pans
  • Author: Russell Clamp
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes

Topping Selection: Avocado, Cheese and the Perfect Fried Egg

When it comes to topping your Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby, you have a variety of options to choose from. However, there are a few classic toppings that pair perfectly with this dish:

  1. Avocado: Sliced or mashed avocado adds a creamy and buttery element to complement the savoury flavours of the Dutch Baby.
  2. Cheese: Whether it’s crumbled feta, grated cheddar, or melted queso fresco, cheese adds a rich and indulgent touch to your dish.
  3. Perfect Fried Egg: A perfectly cooked fried egg with a runny yolk adds a luscious and gooey texture to the dish, making it even more satisfying.

Feel free to experiment with additional toppings based on your personal taste preferences. The combination of these toppings, along with the savoury Dutch Baby, is a real winner.

Mixing and Baking: The Art of a Fluffy Pancake Dish

The art of a fluffy pancake dish lies in the mixing and baking process. To create a light and airy Dutch Baby, it’s important to whisk (or blend) together the batter until it is smooth and well-combined. You’ll then need to leave it to get to room temperature. This ensures that the pancake will rise and puff up in the oven.

Traditional Mexican Breakfast with a Twist

Huevos Rancheros is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish that combines the best of Mexican flavours. This hearty and flavourful meal typically includes fried corn tortillas, fried eggs, ranchera salsa, beans, avocado, cheese, and salsa. It is a harmonious blend of savoury and spicy notes that tantalizes the taste buds. The crispy tortillas, perfectly cooked eggs, creamy avocado, and salty cheese was originally created for farm hands to keep their energy up. If you’re British, think of it as a Mexican Ploughman’s Lunch.

Personalizing Your Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby

One of the best things about the Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby is its versatility. You can easily customize the toppings to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. If you’re not a fan of avocado, you can try alternative toppings like salsa, sour cream, or sautéed vegetables. The options are endless!

Alternative Toppings for Diverse Palates

When it comes to alternative toppings for your Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby, the choices are vast. Here are a few ideas to inspire your culinary creativity:

  • Salsa: Add a tangy and spicy kick with your favourite salsa. Whether it’s mild and chunky or fiery and smooth, salsa is a versatile and delicious choice.
  • Sour Cream: Creamy and luscious, sour cream adds a cool and refreshing element to your Dutch Baby. It balances the richness of the dish and complements the flavours perfectly.
  • Sautéed Vegetables: For a healthier twist, sauté a medley of vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and zucchini. The vibrant colours and crisp textures will elevate your dish to new heights.
SalsaAdds tangy and spicy kick
Sour CreamCreamy and luscious, balances richness
Sautéed VegetablesHealthier twist, adds vibrant colours and crisp textures

Pairing Your Dutch Baby with Other Breakfast Classics

Take your brunch spread to the next level by pairing the Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby with other breakfast classics. Imagine the delicious combination of the puffy Dutch Baby and crispy bacon, savoury sausage, or golden hash browns. These timeless breakfast dishes add even more flavour and texture to your brunch experience.

Making the Most Out of the Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby Experience

Plating and Presentation: Serving in Style

This dish is really good looking on its own, but a few simple touches can really do it justice if you’re looking to impress. A white ceramic plate or a rustic wooden board can work wonders.

I like to serve the Dutch baby still in the skillet initially. But make sure your guests know the skillet is hot from the oven. If you have those little handle covers that can be put on after cooking, they’re invaluable for your own safety too; it’s so easy to forget the skillet has just come out of the oven.

I like to make sure the egg is front and centre on this one, to showcase its golden yolk.

If I’m serving with sliced avocado I’ll fan that out. I also ways grate the cheese finely and a sprinkling of cheese can be strategically arranged alongside the Dutch Baby too.

Finally, consider garnishing your Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby with some fresh coriander (cilantro). Not only will this add a pop of freshness to the dish, but it also looks great.

Join the Community: Share Your Creations

Food brings people together, and I feel like Dutch babies are the epitome of that. If you’re inviting someone over for this, I’d advise making it once before so you know how you’ve got it down.

I’m loving seeing everyone’s Dutch babies when I get tagged. Feel free to share and tag me on Instagram – @eatlikeanadult.


What is a Huevos Rancheros Mini Savoury Dutch Baby?

A Huevos Rancheros Mini Savoury Dutch Baby is a delightful breakfast recipe that combines the traditional elements of huevos rancheros with the fluffy and puffy Dutch baby pancake.

How do you make a Savoury Dutch Baby?

To make a Savoury Dutch Baby, you whisk together a simple batter made of flour, milk, salt and eggs. Then, you bake the batter in a hot oven until it puffs up and forms a golden crust.

How do Dutch babies rise?

Rather than using baking powder or yeast to rise, Dutch babies use steam. This is why you shouldnm’t open the oven until they are done, because the steam will

What is a traditional Huevos Rancheros breakfast?

A traditional Huevos Rancheros breakfast usually consists of fried corn tortillas, fried eggs, ranchera salsa, beans, avocado, cheese, and salsa. It’s a hearty and flavorful dish that combines savory and spicy flavors.

Can I customize the toppings for my Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby?

Yes, you can customize the toppings for your Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. You can try alternative toppings like salsa, sour cream, or sautéed vegetables.

What can I pair with my Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby?

You can pair your Mini Huevos Rancheros Savoury Dutch Baby with other breakfast classics like bacon, sausage, and hash browns. The combination of the Dutch Baby and these savoury dishes creates a hearty and satisfying brunch spread.

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