Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken Recipe -
Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

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"My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite my mother makes for my kids. Very easy and versatile. Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam. Can also be a dessert stuffed with a sweetened cream cheese and lingon berry mixture."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Combine the eggs and milk in the container of a blender. Add the flour, salt and sugar, and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, and coat with cooking spray or butter. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet, and tilt the pan to coat the bottom. Cook until the top looks dry, about 30 seconds. Carefully slide a spatula under the pancake and flip. Cook for a few seconds on the other side, just until browned. Remove to a plate, and repeat with remaining batter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2006

Well, despite his skepticism about *Norwegian* pancakes being anything like crepes, my boyfriend was promptly enthused by these. He thinks they are very excellent and can't wait for me to make these again. I, too, thought them to be very tasty. They were very easy to make(of course, you needed to overlook my inexperience at the flipping of them). I added a dash of vanilla to the mix and then we smothered them with whipped brown sugar and cinnamon cream cheese, drizzled some maple syrup on the top, and sprinkled with powder sugar. Great! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2006

Its great to see online a recipe my Norwegian grandmother has taught me years ago to make, and I have had many times in Norway. Although, there are a few differences. I guess back in the day it was easier to say 1 egg to 1tbsp sugar to 1 cup milk to 1 cup flour. never heard of salt going in. And one major Norwegian recipe not included here was Cardamom. All Norske's as far as I know put a heavy sprinkling of cardamom in the mix. And all norskes roll this with strawberry jelly. Jordbear. Oh yeah, they call it tinnepannekakke (thin pancake). Here in the US we add some cinnamon and vanilla, but it's not neccessary.

Jun 16, 2007

These are very good. My very Norwegian family has enjoyed Norwegian pancakes for generations. My Grandfather has loved to make these for us over the years. This recipe is just like his, except it doesn't have cardamom. So, I just added some cardamom to the mix and presto...there you have it! I eat these rolled with butter and powdered sugar, topped with homemade lingonberry sauce or with freshly cut strawberries. Absolutely wonderful!

Aug 05, 2005

thank you for posting this recipe. We make it for all special events (my husband is Norwegian). To make things easier, you can make up everything the night before and fridge it!! We serve ours the traditional way with butter and powered sugar. A recipe that everyone needs to try!!

May 26, 2008

Very easy to make, quick to prepare. We've had these for breakfast two days in a row. :) Cooking technique is important: We don't have a crepe pan so used a regular frying pan instead. The batter needs to be thinly spread or it doesn't cook through. We made a side relish of peeled and diced apples and pears mixed with a little brown sugar and apple butter, then sauteed until soft. This was excellent with the pancakes and even better the second day. (Also used real maple syrup. Yum.) :)

Dec 13, 2005

the norwegian pannekake(pancake)pannekaker(pancakes) is very good served with dash of blueberry jelly and sourcream, the sweet and sour taste is good. If you aren`t afraid of som extra calories add aot of butter and fry them :) yum! you can also try adding som sourcream into the mixture also(2-4 tbs.)

Dec 04, 2006

We beat ours with an eggbeater and it worked fine, no need to soil a blender.

Jun 29, 2008

This was quick and easy recipe to make for breakfast. I used Pam and eye-balled the amount to go into the pan. Cooks quickly and easy to turn over. I scaled back to 2 servings (got 4) and topped with the Apple-Cinnamon Syrup recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 157 mg
  • 6%

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

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