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Aebleskiver (or ebelskiver) are puffy Danish pancake balls and a traditional Danish dessert most often served during the Christmas season.  Enjoy them year-round as a delicious breakfast treat!
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Aebleskiver | Danish Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Aebleskiver (or ebelskivers) are puffy Danish pancake balls and a traditional Danish dessert most often served during the Christmas season.  Enjoy them year-round as a delicious breakfast treat!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: European
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 223 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for the pan
  • 2 cups buttermilk
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

  2. In a separate, large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sugar.  Stir well, then add the egg yolks, melted butter and buttermilk and mix just until combined.

  3. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.  Batter will be fairly thick.   

  4. Heat your aebleskiver pan over medium heat until hot.  Brush each cup with a little melted butter using a pastry brush, then fill each cup with about 2 tablespoons of batter until almost full.  

  5. As soon as the aebleskivers begin to bubble around the edges, use a wooden skewer, chopstick, knitting needle, or fork to flip them over half way, letting the batter slide around to fill in the bottom of the cup. 

  6. Continue cooking, turning the aebleskiver again to let the batter fill in the remainder of the sphere and continuing to turn until golden brown all the way around and cooked through.

  7. Transfer to a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar, then serve with jam (traditional), honey, cinnamon honey (my favorite!), or even just syrup.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from All Recipes.

Nutrition Facts
Aebleskiver | Danish Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.