This traditional Swedish pancake recipe has always been a staple in our house! It has been passed down for several generations and it never goes out of style. Serve with lingonberry jam, whipped cream, and/or syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
11 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs in a large bowl until smooth. Add milk, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt; whisk until just combined. Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter until batter is very thin and slightly lumpy.

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  • Heat a nonstick griddle over medium-high heat. Brush generously with 1 teaspoon butter. Pour batter onto the griddle to make 6-inch pancakes. Cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and cook until the other side is dry, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

To make pancakes for 1, use: 1 egg, 1/4 cup milk, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 dash vanilla extract, 1 dash ground cardamom, 1 pinch salt, and 2 teaspoons melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 48.3g; fat 17.4g; cholesterol 134.6mg; sodium 243.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2018
I followed the Cook's Notes and made three pancakes for one person with the exception of the cardamom. This recipe is very similar to the ones I've made for my family for over 50 years. These are a little bigger than the 6 inches called for but that's just a small thing compared to the wonderful taste of these! Thanks so much for posting your recipe! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2020
These pancakes, or as my family assumed "crepes", were amazing, had a few technical issues with the batter but I just added some flour and we were good to go. I surprised my parents early in the morning and it made their day. The only changes I made were the toppings, replacing the suggested with some freshly cut strawberries, maple syrup, and confectioners sugar. I then asked my family what I should rate this recipe, and got 5's out of 5. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2021
Perfect Swedish pancakes! My husband grew up on these in Germany and his name is Arvid so this recipe caught my eye. I followed the recipe with the exception of substituting cardamom for nutmeg and they were delicious. I need to work on presentation, but even though they weren't pretty, they were great!! Thank you Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2021
Recipe was delicious, it actually taste just like the boxed mix. Few things to note: add a splash of vanilla, wayy less salt (i added a pinch and that was fine), pancakes were a little on the dense side so maybe a little more baking powder than recipe called for but it didn’t bother me too much. But overall recipe was great. Anything that went wrong was user error on my part (which was just having the heat too high so watch out for that) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2018
I followed the Cook's Notes and made three pancakes for one person with the exception of the cardamom. This recipe is very similar to the ones I've made for my family for over 50 years. These are a little bigger than the 6 inches called for but that's just a small thing compared to the wonderful taste of these! Thanks so much for posting your recipe! Read More