Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes) Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes)

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"As a young girl, I constantly craved Saturdays and Sundays when my mother would prepare these small delicious pancakes. Now as a college student, I still look forward to Christmas time when our family is together and my mother and I prepare an overwhelming amount to feed family members! Definitely add in any kind of jam, peanut butter, honey, Nutella®, chocolate chips, fruit (diced apples, blueberries, etc.); the possibilities are endless and so delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 14 balls Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl; mix in the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla until just combined.
  2. Heat an aebleskiver pan over medium heat; prepare with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the batter into each cup to about 2/3 full. Allow the batter to cook in the bottom of the cup 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Don't forget which cup you placed the batter in first, it's all about rotation! Use a long skewer or knitting needle to lift one edge and give it a 1/4 turn. The uncooked batter will spill over into the cup, and cook. Continue lifting and turning the edges until the batter is fully cooked into a golden brown ball. Drain on paper towels.
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Footnotes

  • These are also great filled. Try with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, jam, honey, Nutella®, peanut butter, coconut, cranberries, raisins, blueberries, and pie fillings (not the most nutritious but definitely yummy.) Simply fill the cup about 1/3 full and place the filling in the center of the pooled batter.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2010

My first try at aebleskivers and it was sooo easy!!! The taste was light AND flavorful. Fun to make.... I filled pan wells 1/2 full then added 1/2 tsp homemade jam & topped off with 1 tsp of mix. I am so excited I want to make them for dinner & breakfast. You could add little chuncks of link sausage or apples or .... whatever! Possibilites are endless. GREAT RECIPE!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2010

I love aebleskivers, but the whole wheat flour in this recipe makes them super dense ( not a good thing). They were solid balls of dough, not the fluffy, donut-like consistency I associate with aebskivers. Using whole wheat flour sounds like a great idea because it will make it healthy, but I don't think it's worth it... These have lots of butter and sugar in them anyways, so they're not going to be a health food... Perhaps a Better, and much tastier option, is being sure to serve them with lots of fruit on the side. I don't recommend this recipe, at least not with whole wheat flour.

 

12 Ratings

May 03, 2010

As a teenager my friends would get together and have Aebleskivers made by one of the grand Mother of one of the kids. We loved them hot with butter in the middle of the round pancake. I'm excited about making them again.

 
Apr 25, 2011

I thought this recipe was very good. I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour and doubled the recipe. I filled them with apricot jam and some with chocolate chips or nutella. Sprinkled them with a small amount of powdered sugar. All were very good. I will save this recipe and make again.

 
Apr 27, 2012

excellent and easy!

 
Sep 02, 2012

this was wonderful. Our family adds fruit pie filling and whipped cream.

 
Jun 17, 2014

I remember these from my childhood in Germany where they were eaten around New Years. I agree with one of the other people that the whole wheat flour in this recipe makes it to heavy. I used half white and half whole wheat and found they tasted close to what I remember! Mind you next time ( and there will definitely be a next time) I will make them with only the white flour as they are suppose to be a sweet treat!

 
Feb 10, 2014

In my experience aebleskivers taste almost like a crepe. These were dense and bready, more like spherical pancakes. Next time I'll add more egg and liquid to the batter. Might have to separate and beat the egg whites.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 362 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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