Ebelskivers - The Scandinvian Filled Pancake, a Delicous Breakfast Treat!
Have you ever heard of ebelskivers, the mini stuffed pancake? These filled pancakes, first made by the Scandinvians, are a delicious breakfast treat, perfect for anyone that likes something sweet in the morning once in a while.
The beauty of the ebelskiver is that not only can you use a different batter every time, but you can fill them with something different. You can even have them for dinner if you use a variety of cheeses or meats. All you'll need is an ebelskiver pan to quickly fry up your own filled pancakes, along with a few basic ingredients, and you'll have a gourmet Scandinavian breakfast at your table in no time. From start to finish, a basic ebelskiver pancake will only take about 30 minutes to cook and prepare. If you're making multiple batches, it will take longer.
Here's another tip: These, unlike pancakes, are actually pretty decent when served room temperature and eaten later! They can be thrown on a lightly greased baking sheet if you'd like to get them hot again, but for those who can't wait, they taste good as is room temperature.
On this page, you can find some delicious ebelskivers recipes, along with some recommended tips, pans, mixes, filings, and toppings.
Chocolate Filled Ebelskivers - How to make chocolate filled aebelskivers
Ebelskivers aren't hard to make. If you have an ebelskiver pan, you can cook up a bunch in no time flat. With chocolate filled ebelskivers, you can use your favorite chocolate chips. I usually use Ghirardelli chocolate chips semi sweet, but you can use mint chocolate bar pieces, chocolate almond, chocolate coconut, or whatever you have on hand. It's going to be melted, so it will all taste delicious.
Before you make these, I have to warn you that chocolate filled ebelskivers are one of the deadliest concoctions known to mankind. If you dare, you can top them with maple syrup, but I say a dusting of powdered sugar is enough. If you'd like to air on the side of caution, heat up a small dish of maple syrup on the side and just dip one in it to test it out. They're really ice cream worthy, to be honest. So how do you make these irresistible treats? Here's how:
Ingredients for Chocolate Filled Ebelskivers
* Chocolate chips - any variety
* 1 Tablespoon butter
* Pancake mix, or start from scratch with the ebelskiver mix
Directions for Chocolate Filled Ebelskivers
1. Prepare the ebelskiver or pancake mix according to directions. Heat the ebelskiver griddle on medium - low, spreading the butter between each of the holes in the pan.
2. Pour a small amount of batter into each hole, filling approximately halfway. Place 6-8 chocolate chips in each hole. Place a dab more batter on top of the chocolate chips. When the edges start to become solid, turn the ebelskivers over with a toothpick. Cook the opposite side for about a minute or two until lightly browned.
3. Serve immediately with syrup, butter, or powdered sugar.
For variety in your ebelskivers, try using different chocolate like white chocolate, dark chocolate, or a combination. These are actually more of a dessert than breakfast, so if you'd like, try serving them with ice cream or whipped cream with chocolate drizzle.
Other combinations and varieties of chocolate ebelskivers:
* Try melting the chocolate first, then placing some inside the batter. Then, swirl the chocolate throughout the batter to make a swirled marble effect.
* Add baking cocoa to the pancake or ebelskiver mix to create a double chocolate filled ebelskiver
Nordicware Ebelskivers Pan - Easily cook up your ebelskivers with this made in the USA pan
This is the pan I own to cook my ebelskivers. I've used it about a dozen times, and I have no complaints. The nonstick surface is completely intact, it washes just fine, and it cooks the ebelskivers evenly. Reviewers agree, this is a great pan. If you're feeding a large crowd, two ebelskiver pans will get the job done quicker. After a year of use, this pan still looks brand new, hasn't warped, scratched, dented, or shown any signs of wear.
Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers - A delicious fall recipe for apple ebelskivers!
If you'd like to put a twist on ebelskivers, adding some real fruit filling can really make them pretty tasty. This recipe involves making caramel apple pieces, which are very easy. Once the filling is done, you can drop the filling into the middle of the cinnamon batter.
* Stonewall Kitchen cinnamon pancake mix
* 4 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced into small 1/2" pieces
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
* 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
* 2 Tablespoons butter
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions for Apple Ebelskivers
1. Sauté the diced apples and butter in a medium saucepan under low heat for five minutes. When the apples start to soften slightly, add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Stir well and cook the mixture on low heat for 5 minutes, until the sugar has melted and the cinnamon mixture has caramelized.
2. Make the cinnamon pancake mix according to the package directions (for the smallest batch listed). Drop a small amount of batter into each hole of a buttered ebelskiver pan. Add a teaspoon of the apple mixture to the ebelskiver batter in each hole. Cook on medium heat. Flip each ebelskiver when the sides of them start to become slightly firm and air bubbles are visible in the batter. Cook the opposite side until lightly brown.
3. Serve with additional apple mixture on top, or dusted with powdered sugar. You can alternatively use cinnamon and granulated sugar mix to dust. Serve immediately with maple syrup or ice cream.
Ebelskivers Pans - More well rated Ebelskivers pans to purchase
Here's an assortment of other pans to cook up your filled pancakes:
Delicious Fillings for Your Ebelskivers
Gourmet premade ebelskiver fillings and toppings
A little update on this section: I was featuring Stonewall Kitchen products as fillings, however, they have a constantly changing inventory so it's hard to feature one that won't be discontinued. I'll find good replacements in due time, but here are the items I DID feature previously. If you can find similar products, they would probably make excellent fillings.
If you're looking for some really tasty filling and syrups for your ebelskivers, Stonewall Kitchen is a great place to get them. Their lineup of gourmet preserves, jams, and syrups are all perfect for the ultimate breakfast, whether it's stuffed pancakes, waffles, toast, or muffins. I've tried all of the products listed below on several occasions and have reordered. They're excellent, and the products are really well packaged to prevent breakages. The product itself is also excellent, and ideal to keep on hand for your ebelskivers.
Try These Other Mixes for Your Ebelskivers - Change up your ebelskivers recipes with different mixes
It's okay to try new things, and when you do with one of these, you'll be quite happy. Not only can you change up the filling of your aebelskivers, but you can change the batter. For example, a pumpkin pancake mix might be better suited for a filling that has apples or banana than a regular batter. Also, having one of these on hand will save you a few small steps in the morning.
Cheese Filled Ebelskivers - Delicious cheese filled ebelskivers - easy appetizer idea
Cheese filled ebelskivers are an excellent appetizer, and aren't something you'd normally expect. Yes, they still have a pancake quality, but they're very versatile, and it's all about what you fill the ebelskiver with. In this case, we're just going to use a good cheddar cheese with mozzarella, and have marinara as a dipping side. These are great for party appetizers, but serve them quickly. Once they get cool, they have an entirely different taste.
Ingredients for Cheese Filled Ebelskivers
* 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
* 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
* Ebelskivers mix or pancake mix
Directions for Cheese Filled Ebelskivers
1. Start your ebelskivers as usual on a buttered ebelskiver pan. Prepare the ebelskivers according to package directions. Warm the pan, then add the batter to each of the holes.
2. Add an equal amount of each cheese to the holes of the pan on top of the batter, then cover with a dab of additional batter.
3. Cook until edges are slightly firm, then cook opposite side for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce.
A Passed Down Tradition of Aebelskivers, and How to Make Them - Video directions on how to make your own homemade ebelskivers
Make your own homemade ebelskivers with this simple video of a recipe handing down through generations!
The Best Reviewed Ebelskivers Pan on the Web - Norpro's durable ebelskivers pan
Norpro really has perfected the ebelskivers pan. With deep 2.75" holes for the filled pancakes, and a durable nonstick aluminum coating, this pan will last you through many, many breakfasts. As with most nonstick pans, you should handwash this to ensure it lasts a long time, and to prevent the nonstick coating doesn't get scratched off or dinged.
Cinnamon Bun Ebelskivers - A delicious cinnamon filled breakfast treat - complete with cream cheese frosting
Take it easy on these ebelskivers, these are notoriously sweet, but still delicious. Each ebelskiver is filled with a thick helping of cinnamon filling, which consists of a generous amount of cinnamon, sugar and flour. They're then cooked and topped with cream cheese frosting. Tempted yet? Here's how you can make them:
This recipe was tried and tested by us, and it was good. Don't come to breakfast less than ravenous, because these will definitely fill you beyond any other pancake you've ever had. Each bite manages to taste like a cinnamon bun, only in miniature pancake form.
The recipe also includes a recipe for some quick cream cheese frosting, which only takes a few basic ingredients. My best tip for this recipe, like most other ebelskivers, is to serve it up hot. Like pancakes, they aren't anywhere near as good when they cool down, which is the biggest difference between the cinnamon bun and these miniatures.
More Delicious Scandinavian Recipes in this Cookbook - If you like Ebelskivers, you might enjoy these other tasty Finnish recipes
If you like ebelskivers, then you might like other Finnish/Scandinavian recipes in this cookbook. With an emphasis on seafood, pastries, and buttery, flavorful, rich foods, this recipes truly stick to true Finnish heritage style dishes.
Ebelskivers Pans - Brand new pans available on live auction right now
Jump on these great deals on brand new Ebelskivers pans on Ebay right now, and save yourself a little dough! Ebelskivers pans also make an awesome gift for the breakfast lover. Just pick up some chocolate chips and fillings for them and you've got an instant gift.
Ebelskivers are delicious, and easy to make. Have you made them? Share with us, or just share you love for pancakes!
© 2009 Kiwisoutback
Have You Ever Tried Ebelskivers? - Tell us what you think of them if you have!
Kiwisoutback (author) from Massachusetts on May 10, 2013:
@anonymous: Good luck!
Kiwisoutback (author) from Massachusetts on April 10, 2013:
@Lady Lorelei: The cinnamon bun ones are the best, but be ready for some work in getting them ready.
Hoanghaiyen on April 08, 2013:
Delicious...Thanks for sharing.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on April 05, 2013:
Every one of your Ebelskiver recipes looks delicious. I am not sure if I could pick just one that I would like to try as they all look equally delicious. Heavenly dessert.
Karen Kolavalli from Lexington, Kentucky on February 21, 2013:
I have an ebelskiver pan, but I bought it to make a little Indian savory bread called aphe. But I definitely want to try ebelskivers, too!
Kiwisoutback (author) from Massachusetts on December 20, 2012:
@anonymous: Thanks for the tips! I'll have to try this next time.
Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on November 17, 2012:
anonymous on November 05, 2012:
Eblaskiervers are delicious! My favorite are cheddar cheese filled! We have them at Christmas time, which is a Danish tradition for us. It wouldn't be Christmas without them. We separate the eggs and beat the whites until fluffy, then fold them in the pancake batter. It makes them fluffy and tender. Butter milk in place of regualr milk ads to the flavor too. Make sure to ad ground Cardamon for an authentic flavor! Serve them with powdered sugar, syrup, hot coco and breakfast sausage on the side. YUM!!!
makemoneyonline5 on October 25, 2012:
Not tried these but would certainly love to have a go at making them! Awesome lens :)
VeronicaHaynes on October 23, 2012:
I've never tried them, but they look delicious. yum
MintySea on October 19, 2012:
These looks so good. I should not read these things when hungry.
Mary from Chicago area on October 17, 2012:
My brother in law makes these -- impressive when his kids have friends sleep over!
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on September 18, 2012:
I had heard of stuffed pancakes before but did not know the term Ebelskivers. I think that I would have to try these pancakes simply because of their very cute name.
theallin1writer on August 28, 2012:
This looks super yummy!
anonymous on August 18, 2012:
I just received the ebelskiver pan as a gift this week.........will be making a batch shortly and let all know how they turned out. Wish Me Luck!!
Echo Phoenix on August 03, 2012:
I never have but they look amazing! I love your presentation... going to the kitchen to scrounge up a midnightish snack now:)
anonymous on July 21, 2012:
I had never even heard of ebelskivers until my inlaws got us an ebelskiver pan for Christmas one year. I am generally the breakfast cook at our house and was excited to try something new. We were instantly hooked. It takes a little extra time to make them and flipping them is an art form, but was I got the hang of it they became my favorite specialty breakfast dish. I found that if you do most of the prep the night before they aren't to much work in the morning. And the possibilities for fillings are endless. We have used chocolate chips, cinnamon apple filling, cream cheese and fruit (rasperry is my favorite, chocolate Nutella, cc and mini marshmelows. I want to branch out and try some savory ones like sausage and onion, spinach, bacon (of course), or maybe even meatballs.
Miha Gasper from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU on July 21, 2012:
Who said Nordic cuisine is boring? Thanks for these recipes, just perfect for a Sunday afternoon!
anonymous on July 11, 2012:
love love love Ebelskivers!!! Reminds me of when I was a kid. These were a special breakfast treat!!!
anonymous on July 02, 2012:
Yes!! I'm from Denmark, and we serve them every christmas - it's a Danish tradition. Serve plain w/o filling but with jam and sugar/icing sugar
on the side - yummy!
Anthony Altorenna from Connecticut on June 01, 2012:
I've never had the pleasure of trying an Elelskiver, but these really look delicious. Yum!
queenofduvetcover on April 18, 2012:
Thanks for sharing. Everything looks so delicious. I never tried Ebelskievers before, but I think I will now. =D
Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on April 12, 2012:
I have never eaten them, nor have I made them, but if I see a pan, I will certainly get it! Looks like fun - a cross between a grilled cheese sandwich and a cupcake... You have made them look very appealing.
anonymous on March 31, 2012:
I've never tried Ebelskivers, but I'd love to - The "Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers" looks delish!
brynimagire on March 24, 2012:
It looks very helpful. Thank you very much! Nice lens !
anonymous on March 17, 2012:
Many years ago as a teenager, our Lutheran church hosted an annual Aebelskiver breakfast. It was so much fun cooking and serving breakfast for everyone. We never had them in our home, so this was a treat for me. Later, I married a Scandinavian man, and boy, did we have aebelskivers! The pan was amongst the first of cooking ware that I bought newly married. Now, it's been years since making or even tasting those long-forgotten treats. I don't even have any recipes. I found a Nordic aebelskiver pan in perfect new condition at a thrift store this morning and am so eager to make them once again.
MelonyVaughan on March 08, 2012:
Great recipes! Thanks for sharing!
candleandblue on March 08, 2012:
They look delicious. I have never heard of these or seen the pans in the UK. Will try to find a pan.
Bernie from Corbin, KY on February 17, 2012:
Stephanie Tietjen from Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 13, 2012:
These Scandinavian treats look wonderful. I plan on making the apple version. Thank you.
SmartyGirlRenee on February 08, 2012:
lovely spherical pancakes. I look forward to the next lens with more flavors
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on January 26, 2012:
I love pancakes, but we don't make such pancakes. This lens presents super pancakes! Or shall I say atomic pancakes. YUMMY!
Thanks for all the tips, I'll try to make them as soon as possible:)
traveller27 on January 21, 2012:
These look amazing....blessed by a travelling angel.
LouisaDembul on January 17, 2012:
I have tried something similar, but without filling. These sound absolutely delicious!
jimmyworldstar on January 14, 2012:
I've never had these, is the texture like a regular pancake? I'd fill some up with berries and maple syrup.
mowug1776 on January 03, 2012:
yes I have always had to go out to eat to get them but yes. Great lens, I love to eat them and I definitely will try them.
ernieplotter on December 30, 2011:
This looks absolutely amazing! great lens!
iWriteaLot on December 15, 2011:
Never heard of ebelskivers before but these look delicious! Great lens!
JohnMichael2 on December 13, 2011:
yummy... chocolate sounds great
Buchamar on December 12, 2011:
No - But I will now - Thank you!
Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on December 10, 2011:
About three years ago I was at a going-away party for a friend and someone had brought a lot of these to it. It is fantastic that I found your lens on Ebelskivers. (Now I even know the name of them, thanks to you.) I've got another item on my wishlist. Thank you. Blessed.
Rom from Australia on November 16, 2011:
These looks so good, the cheese and the chocolate ones caught my eye, thanks!
ErHawkns7100 on November 15, 2011:
Delicious, I must try these this weekend.
jenniferteacher1 on November 03, 2011:
OMG! These look dangerously delicious. I wonder how Mars bar pieces would taste as a filling...
anonymous on October 26, 2011:
I'd eat this easily, 'thumbs up' from this dude.
pd6914 on September 09, 2011:
I'm just getting into baking and trying out new recipes. These look fantastic!
Frankie Kangas from California on September 02, 2011:
Yummy! I've never heard of these before but have added the Cinnamon Bun Ebelskivers to my list of things to try before year-end. Blessings and bear hugs, Frankie
anonymous on August 26, 2011:
Nice to stop by this yummy page again. Wanted to pick up the recipe this time. Thanks so much.
blanckj on July 26, 2011:
Never had these before. They look way too tantalizing, I will have to try them.
RecipePublishing on July 25, 2011:
This is some great food!
wayne_luvinlife on July 07, 2011:
My family loves pancakes...just bought an electric griddle (love it!) I have seen the Aebelskiver pans though I have used one as of yet...but may try in the near future!
miaponzo on June 19, 2011:
I haven't.. but they look sooo delicious that I'm dying to try them!
anonymous on June 16, 2011:
I wish Squidoo had a Like Button, some of these Comments are too cool to not be noticed!!
ellagis on June 05, 2011:
I've eaten a lot of them on Xmas eve, here in Denmark... now I have the chance to try to make them myself! Thank you, I'll try the receipe for sure :)
Debbie from England on May 28, 2011:
Please set an extra place at the breakfast table... I'm on my way! Blessed by a Squid Angel ;)
QuinnWolf LM on May 25, 2011:
My grandma used to make these. She was the type who spent the whole day in the kitchen creating wonderful food. God, how I miss her !!
UKGhostwriter on May 19, 2011:
I've never heard of these but certainly want to try them!
tienlove on May 04, 2011:
wow this looks super yummy!! i've never even heard of this before but now i'm going to have to try it. thank you so much for sharing, and i'm lensrolling this for sure!
anonymous on April 15, 2011:
No, I haven't but I think these are nice recipes.
KimGiancaterino on April 01, 2011:
I've never made them and would probably eat the entire batch. They look scrumptious!
norma-holt on April 01, 2011:
Another special blessing and feature. Youa re doing well today, so I hope you send ebelskivers to all the angels with lots of hugs or we might come for dinner
jvsper63 on March 31, 2011:
Never tried them,but they do look real good. Thanks for sharing! Nice lens
BladeOps LM on March 25, 2011:
My mom used to make these when I was young. Thanks for the lens, now I can make them for my kids.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 19, 2011:
Haven't tried them yet but your lens make me want to do that. Yummy.
Helene-Malmsio on March 11, 2011:
oh gracious me! I have to give some of these recipes a go... I recently bought an electric elelskivers pan that I haven't used yet, so this is great! Big thumbs up and Like from me!
sjgriffith on March 04, 2011:
Great lens you are making me hungry
anonymous on February 12, 2011:
Never heard of these, but, boy do they look good. Care to share some?
norma-holt on February 06, 2011:
Its just amazing what can be done with pancake mix. This is a great lens and featured on Holiday Cooking, which you blessed thank you so much.
jojokaya lm on January 26, 2011:
JeffMcRitchie1 on January 06, 2011:
These have been a favorite in my family for years, my uncle is from Scandinavian heritage. I can't believe we've never tried them filled! Will have to give it a shot.
anonymous on January 05, 2011:
I haven't tried them, but sure would love to! They look delicious!
Craftyville on December 28, 2010:
My mom would make us pancakes for dinner when she wanted to make something very fast, as a kid I thought it was the best dinner ever. I never had stuffed pancakes before, I must try these.
sorana lm on December 26, 2010:
Wow ... your recipes look delicious. I'll have to try some. Thanks.
MargoPArrowsmith on December 11, 2010:
They look delicious
anonymous on December 10, 2010:
The recipe looks straight forward I am going to make some this weekend. I hope they taste good. Great lens.
Bellezza-Decor from Canada on December 05, 2010:
No and I've never heard of them, but I think I'd like to try a few recipes. Thanks!
Sami4u LM on December 03, 2010:
A sprinkling of Angel Dust for Christmas :)
cooldiet on October 28, 2010:
It looks fantastic!
anonymous on October 27, 2010:
Awesome recipes! Nice lens! The Apple Cinnamon ones looked really good!
anonymous on October 14, 2010:
This just made me hungry and gave some New Ideas!! Thanks for this Delicious Squidoo Lens!!
sheriangell on October 09, 2010:
I have never heard of Ebelskivers, but I sure am glad I'm acquainted with them now. Would love try them. Blessed by an Angel today and featured on Pay It Forward.
Beas on October 09, 2010:
I love good food lenses and this one is outstanding! These little pancakes seem very tasty. Now I just have to try baking my own ebelskivers soon.
WriterBuzz on October 03, 2010:
This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs up
cause I like your lens.
Sensitive Fern on September 29, 2010:
I had never heard of ebelskivers, although lately I have been making dutch friends online. They look really yummy! I have featured this lens on my pancake batter recipes lens.
Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on September 12, 2010:
Never heard of these before, but they sound wonderful. This is the perfect way to showcase them and to introduce them to the rest of the world. Nicely done.
julieannbrady on September 09, 2010:
Nope I have never tried Ebelskivers -- just finding out about them for the first time -- but I surely will add those to my must-try list. Thanks for the splendid presentation that makes them look very yummy.
Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on August 22, 2010:
This is still one of my favorite food lenses. A fat angel blew by and blessed it. :D
anonymous on July 20, 2010:
I wonder if you could put breakfast sausage in them and put maple syrup on them ???? It sounds good.
hlkljgk from Western Mass on May 25, 2010:
these look delicious - i had never heard of them, i think they'll be on our next brunch menu. :)
Dianne Loomos on April 08, 2010:
Never heard of ebelskivers but they sure sound good! They look similar to Dutch Poffertjes. Pronounced something like "pufferedges." They have a creamy filling and are dusted with powdered sugar. Yum! They serve them at the county fair and at street fairs here.
Infonitum on February 15, 2010:
I was looking for breakfast ideas and came across this. WOW! Very cool, not to mention that they look delicious!!!
Life Long Learni on February 14, 2010:
I am Danish, and I have made lots of Ã¦bleskiver as we call them in Denmark. I have never had them for breakfast though. The Danish tradition with Ã¦bleskiver used to be related with the Christmas month, where you would serve Ã¦bleskiver and Glogg (hot red wine mixed with snaps, raisins and almonds) in the afternoon. However I have been away from Denmark for 10 years now, so maybe traditions have changed or Ã¦bleskiver have become a new breakfast trend. It is a delicious squidoo! And guess who is going straight out in the kitchen to look for her old Ã¦bleskiver pan?
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on February 08, 2010:
Oh me! My mouth is watering. When I first read about the Chocolate Filled Ebelskivers, I thought that was the one for me. Then I saw the Apple Cinnamon Ebelskivers and that did it. I thought that would be my favorite. Well, then the Cheese filled Ebelskivers came along and I then knew that was my favorite. I had not ever heard of these so was surprised to see that there was even Ebelskiver Pans. Where have I been? This is a super lens. Blessed!
Jennifer Sullivan from Chicago, IL on January 19, 2010:
I've had them at a restaurant once - you're right, they are deadly delicious!
Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on January 18, 2010:
I generally don't like pancakes, but these look pretty tempting. All of the fillings make them sound yummy.
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on January 18, 2010:
I've never tried these...but you've sold me...they look delicious. Especially the cinnamon apple ones!!