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Don’t you just kind of wish this was in front of you right now?

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Because I kind of do.

I am seriously mad at myself that I waited so long to share these with you guys. Like a whole four days or so. Now, looking through these pictures they are all I want to smell baking in the oven. The smell alone is reason to make them. It is so warm, cozy, comforting and fall. Cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and butter. Just reminds me of the holidays.

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Speaking of which, I am so not ready for.

How is it that Christmas is in eighty days (I know this because I have not one, but two Christmas countdowns on my computer)? Yes, I am a little obsessed, but still not ready to start thinking about Christmas. I just want to enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving first, and definitely all the pumpkin I can get my hands on. Somehow though, other than these easy as ever chocolate chip pumpkin cookie bars,ย this is the only other recipe that I have photographed with pumpkin!

So crazy, because pumpkin is one of my favorites, but there are just so many awesome fall flavors. I want to show you guys them all but I am finding that there is just simply not enough days. Not enough days to show you guys all the fall foods I am dreaming up in my head. SO many that I actually have a hard time choosing what is best to show you.

It’s such a rough life over here.

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Let’s talk dutch babies.

I grew up with dutch babies. My mom is a freak for them, my grandma is a pro at making them and oh my gosh when they come out of the oven it is a total awe moment.

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They are huge and puffy and just gorgeous.

But it only lasts for like 30 seconds to a minute.

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FYI, that is just too short for, slow as a turtle, me to snap a good photo. It just did not happen.

But you get the idea! They are one incredibly huge puffy pancake. Except these dutch babies have a GIANT swirl of cinnamon, sugar and butter. Just like everyone’s favorite cinnamon buns. So amazing.

Plus, they are so much easier than a cinnamon roll. No rising, rolling and more rising. Just blend, pour, swirl, bake, drizzle and devour all in thirty minutes! I used mini skillets for these, but feel free to use a ten or twelve-inch cast iron skillet. They all work great, but the mini skillets were kind of fun. Just sayin.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Dutch Baby |

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Dutch Baby

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 425 kcal

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Cinnamon Swirl



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place one tablespoon butter in a 9-12 inch cast iron skillet or 9 inch pie plate or 4 mini cast iron skillets. Place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Put the flour, milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs and remaining cold butter in a blender. Blend until well blended. Scrape down the sides and blend for about 30 seconds more.
  • To prepare the cinnamon swirl mixture. Stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon by hand or with a beater/mixer and add to disposable piping bag or plastic baggie with a small hole cut in the corner.
  • Remove the skillet, pan or skillets from the oven and swirl the butter all around and then sprinkle with a good amount of brown sugar and a dusting of cinnamon. Pour the batter into the skillet and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips (if desired). Now grab the cinnamon swirl mixture and gently swirl the cinnamon mixture into the batter. Place in the oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes. After five minutes reduce the temp to 400 degrees. DO NOT OPEN the oven during this first 15 minutes! After 15 minutes you can quickly peak inside to make sure your dutch baby is not getting burnt, but it should need another 5 to 10 minutes of cooking time. The dutch baby is done when the edges are puffed and golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 3 minutes, then drizzle with the frosting and go to your happy place! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • While the dutch baby is baking make the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar together until well combined. Add milk and mix. Drizzle over the warm dutch baby.

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Oh and yeah, and around here they are of course studded with chocolate chips. What a sweet way to start the day!

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  1. Hi! Thinking of trying this tomorrow. Wondering if I donโ€™t use pumpkin if I would need something to substitute it?

    1. Hey Brooks,
      Yes, you will need to replace the pumpkin with something. I have not tested this recipe without it. I hope you love them! xTieghan

    1. Hey Tricia,
      Yes, that will work. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  2. These are awesome…but they did not rise. Wondering what I did wrong. Used glass pie plates, adjusted the temp down 25 degrees. Fresh pumpkin not canned. New oven still has me starting from scratch. Any ideas?

    1. Hey Laura,
      So sorry about this, I would highly recommend cast iron skillets for these. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  3. I just tried making this. I think the directions could be improved to explain you need to act quickly once the pan is hot and the eggs have been mixed but youโ€™ll need the cinnamon swirl mix ready to go. Also in the first set of ingredients it calls for 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon plus more for sprinkling and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract But those are never mentioned in the directions. Do they get added to the batter?

    1. Hey Meghan,
      Sorry for the confusion, but everything is listed in the directions. The cinnamon gets added with the butter and brown sugar, the vanilla gets added to the frosting. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this and I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve ever tasted anything so great! Yummmmmm! Love your creative combinations!

  5. Hey girl, you are super talented! Can I ask you where you get your photography baseboards? They are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Did you make them/refinish them or purchase them like that? Thanks!

    1. THANKs!! My dad has actually made most of them for me and the others have been found all over the place at antique shops and junks yards.

      Thanks again for the kind words!

  6. Uh yes, I absolutely wish this was in front of me! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is such an incredible flavor combination. Again! Love it.

  7. You had me at the title of this post! O my goodness, these look like heaven in a pan. Pumpkin is my absolute favorite this time of year so I love when I see a recipe worth trying.

  8. There are NOT enough days in the fall, I 100% agree! I can’t believe Christmas is only 80 days away?! This year is just flying by for me. And you too it sounds like! I love dutch babies – haven’t had one in so long Tieghan! I just love the individual skillets and of course – the pumpkin/cinnamon roll combination.

    1. I know, were is the time going!?! Things are so crazy busy these days!! Help! Well, not really. I like it this way! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks Sally!

  9. These looks so great! The photos look so yummy, I can’t imagine how they could make this look any better! Lovely.

  10. These are so adorbs. Love the little pans and although I’m not pumpkin crazy I can totally digg these!

  11. Oh how I wish I were having this right now! I just came back from a buffet, so I am super stuffed right now, but I think I would still have room for this. Yum!!

  12. Oh my god you have outdone everyone everywhere who’s posting pumpkin recipes. This looks AMAZING. So brilliant to turn a dutch baby into a cinnamon roll hybrid!!!!

  13. This is a great way to use pumpkin! I’ve never made a dutch baby, but I have definitely drooled over photos of them quite often. This beauty is no exception – YUM!

  14. I’ve seriously never had a dutch baby, but they always look so delicious. And just like you said, I’m sure they smell incredible!! Beautifully done.

  15. these look/sound so incredibly delicious! YES I so wish I had one sitting in front of me right now. especially in those little skillets! so freaking cute.
    pinned. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. These look interesting even if I just love the basic ones SO much but my mission to educate lives on. I’m part German and my grandparents were full on, from Germany Germans so…calling a German pancake a Dutch baby just hurts my heart!

    It was one persons attempt to popularize the German pancake; assuming the word Deutsch (German for German) would just be too hard for Americans to bear, it was shortened to Dutch which, as you can imagine, is most annoying to Germans because this popular pancake is now credited to the Dutch! He started a restaurant, made them in a smaller version, hence Dutch Baby.

    OK, now that I’m off my bandwagon I can tell you these sound good even if the chocolate chip part is too much for me in the morning; still, I could do cinnamon roll!

    1. The basic one is incredible, no argument there! But these are fun for a treat! I have to admit that these were totally a dessert the day I made them, but I am pretty sure we could do them as breakfast too. LOL!

      And about the name, I never knew!! This is always what my mom called them!! So happy you informed me of this. So a dutch baby is actually just a german pancake that was twisted into being called dutch?

      Thanks Barbara!

  17. OMG, this is stunning! And individual skillets, I love that! Btw, your bloglovin feed doesn’t show a picture of the post, you might want to look into that; from what I know is a configuration thing.

  18. Omigosh! These are gorgeous and the ingredients aren’t anything too complicated. I’d love to try making them when I’m home over break!

  19. Granted it’s early (5:30 AM), but I’ve read through the recipe 5 times and can’t see how many chocolate chips you suggest. I could probably guess, but how many did you use?


  20. Yum! I’ve been wanting to make dutch babies. I like the combination you made. I can smell the aroma now…

  21. I love how adorable these are and between the pumpkin, choc, cinnamon-sugar, vanilla – I bet your house smelled amazing!