Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Foster Dutch Baby

Published on Apr 26, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4
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This is a Chocolate Banana Foster Dutch Baby, a variation of the classic Dutch Baby pancake, served with a caramelized banana topping inspired by the flavors of the famous New Orleans dessert, Bananas Foster.

It’s a scrumptious treat that both adults and kids alike love, with its chocolatey taste and sweet banana goodness in a pillowy gluten-free pancake. Or, try our popular Dutch Baby pancakes the Gluten-Free Dutch Baby With Blueberry Compote & Feta, or  Gluten Free Savory Dutch Baby, or our most popular Upside-Down Pear Dutch Baby Chocolate Banana Foster Dutch Baby in a skillet close up

Preparing the Gluten-Free Dutch Baby Pancake Batter

To make the famous pancake, you prepare a Dutch Baby pancake batter. A thin pancake batter that’s baked in the oven in a hot skillet until puffy and golden brown. An important TIP, the batter should rest for about 20 minutes at room temperature before cooking, to get that light and puffy pancake texture.

Caramelizing the Bananas

While the Dutch Baby is baking, you caramelize bananas in a butter and sugar mixture flavored with vanilla and chocolate chips. 

Finishing Touches

Once the Dutch Baby is cooked, pour the warm chocolate banana topping over the pancake and serve immediately.

Indulgent Breakfast or Brunch Option

It’s a wholesome and delicious breakfast or brunch option that combines the rich flavors of caramelized bananas, and chocolate with the fluffy texture of a Dutch Baby pancake.

dutch baby filled with bananas and chocolate

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Foster Dutch Baby variations. Here are a few ideas to try:


Nutty Banana Foster:

Add a sprinkle of chopped pecans or walnuts to the banana mixture for extra crunch and nutty flavor.

Coconut Banana Foster:

Incorporate shredded coconut into the banana foster sauce for a tropical twist.

Spiced Banana Foster:

Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the banana foster sauce for a warm, aromatic flavor.

Berry Banana Foster:

Serve the Dutch baby with a side of mixed berries or incorporate them into the banana foster sauce for a fresh contrast.

Banana Foster Sundae:

Top your Dutch baby with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and drizzle the banana foster sauce over it for an indulgent dessert.

slice of gluten free chocolate banana fosters dutch baby


Enjoy the chocolate banana flavors of a Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Foster Dutch Baby. You can experiment with variations like Banana Foster Sundae by adding ice cream, whipped cream, or berries for a splash of freshness. 

a spoon in a skillet scooping out dutch pancake with banan chocolate sauce

Whether enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, this glorified pancake will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and chocolaty with the wholesome goodness of eggs and bananas while keeping it gluten-free. Enjoy!

If you are using a cast iron skillet for making the Dutch Baby Pancake, here are some tips on how to keep cast iron skillet clean and looking great!

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Thanks Samantha, glad you enjoyed it x

Samantha C.

I love the idea of bananas and chocolate! I thought I give it a go, and even though it says it is for 4 people I ate the entire pancake. (for dinner) OMG it is amazing, I highly recommend you trying this easy recipe. And, I had everything in my pantry, including very ripe bananas. Thank you K.

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