As a young girl, I constantly craved Saturdays and Sundays when my mother would prepare these small delicious pancakes. Now as a college student, I still look forward to Christmas time when our family is together and my mother and I prepare an overwhelming amount to feed family members! Definitely add in any kind of jam, peanut butter, honey, Nutella®, chocolate chips, fruit (diced apples, blueberries, etc.); the possibilities are endless and so delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
14 balls
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl; mix in the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla until just combined.

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  • Heat an aebleskiver pan over medium heat; prepare with cooking spray.

  • Pour the batter into each cup to about 2/3 full. Allow the batter to cook in the bottom of the cup 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Don't forget which cup you placed the batter in first, it's all about rotation! Use a long skewer or knitting needle to lift one edge and give it a 1/4 turn. The uncooked batter will spill over into the cup, and cook. Continue lifting and turning the edges until the batter is fully cooked into a golden brown ball. Drain on paper towels.

Tips

These are also great filled. Try with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, jam, honey, Nutella(R), peanut butter, coconut, cranberries, raisins, blueberries, and pie fillings (not the most nutritious but definitely yummy.) Simply fill the cup about 1/3 full and place the filling in the center of the pooled batter.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 34.2mg 11% DV; sodium 361.5mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
My first try at aebleskivers and it was sooo easy!!! The taste was light AND flavorful. Fun to make.... I filled pan wells 1/2 full then added 1/2 tsp homemade jam & topped off with 1 tsp of mix. I am so excited I want to make them for dinner & breakfast. You could add little chuncks of link sausage or apples or .... whatever! Possibilites are endless. GREAT RECIPE!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/13/2010
I love aebleskivers but the whole wheat flour in this recipe makes them super dense ( not a good thing). They were solid balls of dough not the fluffy donut-like consistency I associate with aebskivers. Using whole wheat flour sounds like a great idea because it will make it healthy but I don't think it's worth it... These have lots of butter and sugar in them anyways so they're not going to be a health food... Perhaps a Better and much tastier option is being sure to serve them with lots of fruit on the side. I don't recommend this recipe at least not with whole wheat flour. Read More
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15 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
12/13/2010
I love aebleskivers but the whole wheat flour in this recipe makes them super dense ( not a good thing). They were solid balls of dough not the fluffy donut-like consistency I associate with aebskivers. Using whole wheat flour sounds like a great idea because it will make it healthy but I don't think it's worth it... These have lots of butter and sugar in them anyways so they're not going to be a health food... Perhaps a Better and much tastier option is being sure to serve them with lots of fruit on the side. I don't recommend this recipe at least not with whole wheat flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
My first try at aebleskivers and it was sooo easy!!! The taste was light AND flavorful. Fun to make.... I filled pan wells 1/2 full then added 1/2 tsp homemade jam & topped off with 1 tsp of mix. I am so excited I want to make them for dinner & breakfast. You could add little chuncks of link sausage or apples or .... whatever! Possibilites are endless. GREAT RECIPE!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
As a teenager my friends would get together and have Aebleskivers made by one of the grand Mother of one of the kids. We loved them hot with butter in the middle of the round pancake. I'm excited about making them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
I thought this recipe was very good. I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour and doubled the recipe. I filled them with apricot jam and some with chocolate chips or nutella. Sprinkled them with a small amount of powdered sugar. All were very good. I will save this recipe and make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2012
this was wonderful. Our family adds fruit pie filling and whipped cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2012
excellent and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2013
They taste really great with the spices in them and love that it has the whole wheat flour. My whole family loves these with chocolate in them! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2014
In my experience aebleskivers taste almost like a crepe. These were dense and bready more like spherical pancakes. Next time I'll add more egg and liquid to the batter. Might have to separate and beat the egg whites. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2014
I remember these from my childhood in Germany where they were eaten around New Years. I agree with one of the other people that the whole wheat flour in this recipe makes it to heavy. I used half white and half whole wheat and found they tasted close to what I remember! Mind you next time ( and there will definitely be a next time) I will make them with only the white flour as they are suppose to be a sweet treat! Read More
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