This is an authentic Swedish pancake recipe that was taught to my father by his mother, who was born in Sweden. My father then passed it to me. Kids love them. Never any leftovers when I make them. To serve, you can spoon melted butter over pancakes and sprinkle with sugar, or serve with lingonberry sauce. You can also use the batter to make crepes.

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Ingredients

13
Original recipe yields 13 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer until thick and lemon-colored, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in milk.

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  • Sift flour, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Add to egg mixture; mix until batter is smooth.

  • Grease a griddle with butter; heat over medium heat. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter on the griddle; spread to make thin pancakes. Cook until light brown on bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until second side is light brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

Make sure to use real butter, not margarine. They can be made into larger cakes. However, the yield will be smaller.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; 3 g protein; 7.7 g carbohydrates; 47.1 mg cholesterol; 121.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2016
This recipe is very similar to the one my Mormor taught my mom, and I've been making these now for a little over 50 years! This calls for one less egg, a little more flour, half the sugar---but it's basically the same. I tried to make it with just one tablespoon batter on my cast iron griddle, but I had better luck with two tablespoons. I've never used butter on the griddle, so it took me a little getting used to (I usually give a very light brushover of Crisco). My granddaughters thought these were a little more "cushiony" but still very good (they passed the big test!!)! Powdered sugar, granulated sugar, or lingonberry jam are the traditional ways I know of how to serve Swedish pancakes, but we still prefer a little jam with sour cream in the middle with a smidgen of syrup on the rolled up top! My four Swedish grandparents would be proud that their tradition has carried on! Thanks for posting your recipe, Amber! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2019
Not my preferred variation Swedish pancakes but they turned out ok and would probably pair well with lingon och powdered sugar. I felt the recipe could use butter within the mix and that these turned out a bit on the hard side rather than soft. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2016
This recipe is very similar to the one my Mormor taught my mom, and I've been making these now for a little over 50 years! This calls for one less egg, a little more flour, half the sugar---but it's basically the same. I tried to make it with just one tablespoon batter on my cast iron griddle, but I had better luck with two tablespoons. I've never used butter on the griddle, so it took me a little getting used to (I usually give a very light brushover of Crisco). My granddaughters thought these were a little more "cushiony" but still very good (they passed the big test!!)! Powdered sugar, granulated sugar, or lingonberry jam are the traditional ways I know of how to serve Swedish pancakes, but we still prefer a little jam with sour cream in the middle with a smidgen of syrup on the rolled up top! My four Swedish grandparents would be proud that their tradition has carried on! Thanks for posting your recipe, Amber! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2019
Deliciously sweet and easy to make!!! I paired the pancakes with a fresh lemon syrup. Just add fresh lemon juice and sugar together over the stove on low an lightly drizzle for an extra fresh kick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2019
When I was a girl, I sat in the kitchen with my Swedish grandpa and watched him make these. When I needed a recipe while sitting with him he just said, "oh put a few eggs, a sprinkle of flour, some baking powder, a little sugar, and there ya go .... Thanks Papa, but this recipe here actually spells it out and it tastes pretty close to yours. Cat in Seattle Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2016
Served with cranberry butter rolled up inside and dusted with powdered sugar. Just take one stick softened butter and mix with one can whole berry cranberry sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
It turned out really good. My nieces, ages 12, 9 and 7 are completely different, one filled with BlackBerry jelly, one with nutella and one with marshmallow cream. Rolled them up like crepes and took them to school for snacks. A great easy recipe for young cooks to make and share with friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2020
Cut this recipe in half, since I am a widower and children are grown and gone. This is the best Swedish pancake recipe hands down. Very easy ten minute prep time. I added 1/8 teaspoon vanilla to the recipe as a personal taste preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2019
Made this for the first time and the wife love it she said it was better than what she eat at New York thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2019
Grew up on these pancakes in Germany when you don't use sugar let them cool and cut into strips use as Noodles in Broth ...delish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2019
loved it and it was so simple! can go with any topping you want. One grand wanted chocolate chip and banana one strawberry and another cinnamon sugar all was great!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2019
Not my preferred variation Swedish pancakes but they turned out ok and would probably pair well with lingon och powdered sugar. I felt the recipe could use butter within the mix and that these turned out a bit on the hard side rather than soft. Read More
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