I recently saw a recipe for Ebelskivers in Parade Magazine that called for an unbelievable amount of sugar followed by even more sugar to be sprinkled on top of the finished product. Sure, these donut-like, filled Danish fritters might remind you of dessert, but they by no means need all that sugar (and white flour) to turn out delicious!
I have to credit my dad for introducing us to these “round pancakes,” as we like to call them in our family. He started making them for all the grandkids a few years back, and my daughters liked them so much they bought me a pan so I could make them at home.
Which brings me to a valid point…you do need a special pan (pictured) to make these! And I even share the technique for making them in the short video below (you’ll have to x out the ad to see the subtitles). They are really fun to cook and, especially if you are new to the concept, they can make for a pretty special breakfast. Plus since round pancakes kind of remind me of donuts, I’m a fan. :)
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133 thoughts on “Filled Pancakes (a.k.a. Whole-Wheat Ebelskivers)”
Don’t know what I did wrong….stuck to the pan. Any ideas?
What type of pan are you using – non-stick or cast iron? If it is cast iron, make sure it’s well seasoned and you add the pat of butter to help from sticking. If your heat is too high, that could also be an issue. – Nicole
It is a brand new cast iron skillet. I figured it out. Had to use coconut oil to get it greased enough and had to make sure that it was really hot before I began. I turned the heat down and they finally turned out great after my third attempt of working with a cast iron skillet. Kids loved them. Thanks for the recipe. Maybe next time the kids will leave me with one.
Glad you figured it out! And yes, I hope they save you one, too :) – Nicole
Just made this for breakfast this morning and everyone liked it. Thank you so much!
I have a Scandinavian heritage and grew up eating ebelskivers often, especially with sleepovers when my dad would treat us all to them. I can’t wait to try this healthier recipe. Thanks so much!
Ebelskivers are also great prepared with gluten free flour!
What if you used a muffin pan and baked them, would that work?
If you want to make a savory seafood version of filled pancakes, try Japanese takoyaki! Delicious!
We love making ebelskivers!!
Can you use a cupcake tin for this instead of the Ebelskiver pan?
Hi there. Turning them would be the difficult issue. If you give it a go, let us know.