Updated: Feb 18, 2019
If you love pancakes, you will love this little Danish treat. Ebelskivers (pronounced able-skevers) are basically little pancakes that resemble a miniature muffin. It is common to fill them with cheese, fruit, and chocolate chips. They are extremely versatile though, so you can swap out ingredients and always come up with something tasty. Lately, my husband and I have stayed up late bingeing on the new Ted Bundy series on Netflix...these little pancakes are perfect for popping during a movie, and I sometimes find that I have eaten a whole plate of them! Ebelskiver also make a yummy breakfast and go great with coffee.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: ~5 min
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup 2% or whole milk
2 tbsp butter (or cooking oil)
1 large ripe banana
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
2. Divide the egg whites and egg yolks into two separate bowls.
3. Stir in milk, melted butter, and mashed banana with the egg yolk.
4. Slowly stir in the contents of the egg yolk bowl with the dry ingredients, and then stir in walnuts.
5. Whisk egg white until stiff peaks form (this will give the ebelskiver a little more volume), and gently fold into the batter.
6. Grease ebelskiver pan, and pour in batter nearly to the top.
7. Cook on medium-high heat, flipping once. The color should resemble that of, well, a pancake.
8. Move ebelskiver to a plate (I usually scoop it out with a spoon), and top with powdered sugar.
These Danish pancakes are based on the traditional ebelskiver recipe. If your time is strapped, you can take a premade pancake mix and add in a few of your favorite extras, like chocolate chips or jam. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and go get started! Oh, and don't forget to check out our other Nordic recipes.