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Ebelskivers - Danish Pancakes

Ebelskivers. If you don't know them, now's the time to know. These small, round Danish pancakes can be filled with anything your heart desires - jam & chocolate chips being the usual favorites.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 21 - 24 pancakes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil or softened butter for greasing pan
  • jam or chocolate chips for filling
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.
  • Separate eggs, set whites aside.
  • Whisk in egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth & thoroughly mixed - some lumps will remain.
  • In a separate bowl, using electric mixers, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold whites into batter.
  • Grease each well of the mold with oil or softened butter using a pastry brush or paper towel.
  • Heat pan up over medium heat.
  • Pour batter into each well, filling about half way. I use a small ladle.
  • Fill with about half a teaspoon of jam or a pinch of chocolate chips.
  • Top with additional batter - I fill 1/8" from the top.
  • Cook until bottoms are golden and sides are set, about 3-4 minutes, then, using your method of choice, flip pancakes and continue to cook until bottom is golden - another 2-3 minutes. I use 2 chopsticks to maneuver and flip each ebelskiver. I also do a "3-point turn" when I flip them. Whatever works for you.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Remove each pancake and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or syrups. Enjoy.