Swedish Pancakes
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Swedish Pancakes

This recipe for Pancakes was submitted by Viktoria on 5/18/2003. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 980.

Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By num

Where is the jam?!

Comment submitted: 7/7/2020 (#20982)

By JSC33

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Wrapping up the holiday season I have to say that this very recipe and I go back 10 years to a time my children were very young and establishing our own traditions meant something. The father in law thought of himself as a breakfast chef and was quite famous for his Swedish pancakes. Time came to pass the holiday breakfast skillet to me and with this recipe a legend was born. I LOVE THESE PANCAKES and so will you.

I add a small amount of vanilla and use some honey in the recipe. They come out ready to eat with a dollop of whipped cream added and folded into a triangle next to some bacon. The perma-grin lasts from Thanksgiving into the new year at our home. Thanks Viktoria.

Comment submitted: 1/2/2016 (#19725)

By Teerna

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I made this for breakfast and they were absolutely delicious! I made them into pancake rolls and it's now my almost everyday breakfast treat.

Comment submitted: 8/11/2015 (#19505)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy sydney:) (Team Breakfast Member)

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I made these 4 days in a row now! I love Swedish pancakes so much and I have been looking for a small recipe. Thanks!!!:)

Comment submitted: 6/11/2014 (#18894)

By Jonny Imperial

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These are the pancakes I grew up on, and I raised my children with, and hopefully they'll do the same. My wife never had them before me, now she always wants me to make them.

Comment submitted: 8/13/2013 (#16270)

By DeeWells1

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Thanks for this recipe Viktoria. They're very much like my grandmother used to make. For those were asking, these are meant to be thinner than American pancakes and more like a crepe.

Comment submitted: 8/13/2012 (#14289)

By Hailey M.

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Thanks! This made great, thin pancakes that we had rolled up with raspberry jam.

Comment submitted: 5/11/2012 (#13896)

By Anon E. Mouse

A line of white sugar with lemon juice drizzled on top has always been my family's favorite way of enjoying these pancakes.

Comment submitted: 2/17/2012 (#13549)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy cnash962 (Team Breakfast Member)

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I looking for a different type of pancake recipe and this was a wonderful find. I had never heard of Swedish style pancakes before. When I made these I added a bit more sweetener to the batter and served them with apricot preserves. My husband LOVES them and so do I. This could easily become a family favorite.

Comment submitted: 9/23/2011 (#12931)

By Bacon Middle

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is fantastic. I put a bit of bacon in the middle, drizzled syrup and rolled it up and at it like a taco... so delicious.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2010 (#11453)

By Amy Mag.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Exactly what I was looking for and it turned out wonderfully. IKEA stores actually sell Swedish lingonberry preserves which go great with these pancakes. They also sell a pancake mix, bu nothing beats homemade. Thanks Viktoria

Comment submitted: 6/10/2010 (#10656)

By IB Shannon

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a great recipe if you want thin Swedish-style pancakes. The complainers are trying to find thicker American pancakes. Try the Homemade Pancakes recipe on the side of this page under Most Popular Recipe. That's a good one that I've made several times.

Comment submitted: 4/20/2010 (#10345)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy marianag_ (Team Breakfast Member)

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This was exactly the recipe I was looking for! Thank youuuuu!!

Comment submitted: 3/8/2010 (#10005)

By voodoo

I think Viktoria is kind of hot.

Comment submitted: 2/27/2010 (#9937)

By Briana676767

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These don't sound as good as they taste, but that really doesn't matter. It's delicious. Enjoyed it so much!

Comment submitted: 2/16/2010 (#9785)

By neenee gail

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I thoroughly enjoyed my first attempt. Taste good too!

Comment submitted: 11/9/2009 (#9007)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy nolda1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I've been making them with white wheat flour and like them better then Ikea's Swedish pancake mix and please use lingon berry preserve to complement the crepes!

Comment submitted: 10/24/2009 (#8893)

By Happy24

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I've been making these for two years and my family loves them. Of course they are thin, they are not American pancakes. "tooooo thin to even be pancakes" is a ignorant statement.

Comment submitted: 8/16/2009 (#8554)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy crmudgn (Team Breakfast Member)

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Breakfast123: if you want American flapjacks, don't use a Swedish pancake recipe; this one is perfect for what it is meant to produce.

Comment submitted: 7/5/2009 (#8362)

By liliswe

Dear breakfast 123...

Swedish pancakes are thin. They are crepes, just like french crepes. Since they don't have baking powder in them, and not very much flour, this should be obvious. This is a very good, basic recipe for Swedish pancakes/crepes. Try making with whole wheat flour and leave out the sugar, and make a savory filling... Very nice!!

Comment submitted: 5/16/2009 (#8121)

By breakfast123

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I don't think this recipe should be under the pancake section. The are tooooo thin to even be pancakes. In the title for those of us who don't know, there should be the word THIN as a key word. They were so awful to cook my morning sucked and we wasted our time. I would never do this recipe again.

Comment submitted: 4/5/2009 (#7903)

By Regg 187

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

AWESOME!!! Very nice recipe. Just like I remember as a child. I ate mine with grape jelly rolled inside and cinnamon and warm maple syrup. I'm sure a little whipped cream would be great also!!

Comment submitted: 1/26/2009 (#7463)

By t.v. tania

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

They were thin but really soft. I didn't really like them though the taste of salt was prominent. next time I might leave out that ingredient.

Comment submitted: 10/24/2008 (#6665)

By S.J.P.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love it!!

Comment submitted: 5/1/2008 (#5167)

By Manwagon

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Every year we would visit my dad's family in Seattle and during our our aunt would make Swedish pancakes for all of us. The pancakes from this recipe are identical to those we enjoyed for many years and now my grandkids ask for them on a regular basis. The only changes I have made to the recipe is the addition of real vanilla extract to the batter and I use a blender to mix the ingredients (a tip that I saw on a Food Network episode on Crepes). The pancakes turn out so well that I can actually flip them over and cook them briefly on the other side instead of just folding them before serving as my aunt did - Excellent!

Comment submitted: 3/31/2008 (#4933)

By Noturningback

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Perfect! My Swedish husbnad loves them.

Comment submitted: 2/24/2008 (#4694)

By Marti

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These were great! My first ones, the heat was turned up too high so they came out burnt. I redid them, and they came out perfect!!!

Comment submitted: 9/1/2007 (#3482)

By NekoPurrPurr

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a great recipe. It was very easy, tasted yummy, and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing. Would make it again for sure.

Comment submitted: 8/26/2007 (#3452)

By Beaner

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I make these all the time. I absolutely LOVE this recipe!

Comment submitted: 8/16/2007 (#3386)

By ezzy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These a excellent, fantastic, yummmy :D. Hansi these are more of a crepe than a pancake. Pancakes take time to rise, and ""mature"". (loss of words atm :P) which you can tell by the recipe (no baking powder, which is an active ingredient to make the pancake more "fluffy" and letting it sit for a while can improve this). With crepes you wip them up and enjoy =],(since I see no active ingredient) but letting it sit may make it taste better who knows. Cooking is Experimenting =].

Comment submitted: 8/6/2007 (#3331)

By Hansi

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Are you supposed to make the batter the night before? I remember that from somewhere. Thanks for the recipe!

Comment submitted: 7/14/2007 (#3203)

By Terrific

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We just finished these pancakes served with lingonberries that we brought back from Stockholm. Outstanding! Just like my Swedish grandmother used to make.

Comment submitted: 3/24/2007 (#1938)

By HeresTheDeal

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These are European pancakes, not to be confused with the dry fluffy North American version which I will eat if I am hungry enough. This recipe is practically identical to the recipe my family has used for 20 years. Ours came from a Finnish restaurant in Thunder Bay Ont. People have lined up 20 deep on the weekend for these pancakes since before I was born( at the restaurant). It is the biggest seller and they are served all day long. We have these pancakes usually once every weekend. It reminds me of home. My recipe is double this one but instead of 2 eggs mine has 3. In the restaurant they are fried in butter before each pancake, and the butter is browned and hot before the batter is poured. This is necessary in order to have them golden and lacey looking. If you omit the butter they will not taste the same, but will be ok. They should not be pale like a crepe at all. Much more flavour than a crepe. One restaurant serves them with maple syrup and another serves them with thawed frozen strawberries and whipped cream. You should try them that way once in your life, they are awesome. Be prepared for the pancakes to be thin and doughy like a crepe. Likewise, the batter will be thin. We do ours on a large electric griddle making two at a time. I have made them in a cast iron pan at my mother inlaws. Just have to be careful with the heat. On her stove I was just above medium. Just enough to brown the butter before each pancake. If a fluffy North American pancake is what you want, try to find the Copy Cat recipe for IHOP pancakes. It is very good. This recipe, as you can plainly see, has no baking powder. You'd have be pretty silly to expect these to rise, now wouldn't you.

Comment submitted: 3/18/2007 (#1866)

By nylund146

super_kitty, they're supposed to be thin and flat. plettar are like crepes, meant for rolling or folding, not the "fluffy" buttermilk pancakes you're thinking of.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2007 (#1493)

By rgzrot

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I've been making these pancakes from this recipe for about a year now, and they really are some of the greatest things ever. At first I tried to flip them with a spatula, and really it's quite hard and annoying. The best way is to flip them in the air with the pan and then catch them when they come down. Its really my favorite part of cooking them.

Comment submitted: 1/20/2007 (#1260)

By adaughter

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I recently "found" my Finnish mother's Plett pan in the back of the pan cabinet. I hauled it out (cast iron), cleaned it up and found this recipe. I remember Mom greasing each section with a stick of butter and turning the pnakes with a fork. Neither technique yielded attractive pncakes, however the flavor was totally there. Yum and thank you! (Any tips on heating, turning Pletts would be great.)

Comment submitted: 1/1/2007 (#1087)

By Thanks

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These were great! Exactly like my family makes!!! The recipe was the perfect amount for my husband and I.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2006 (#933)


Super_kitty, you are not familiar with the swedish pancakes, they are more than just edible, they are very good, I love them, but some recipes are better than others.

Try a regular pancake, you'll like it better, if you don't like these.

Swedish pancakes are THIN, and are supposed to be hard to flip, they are the best pancakes, in my opinion.

Comment submitted: 11/25/2006 (#806)

By Swedish Kristin

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My mother passed away, and the Swedish pancake recipe we all grew up on was apparently kept in her head as we were never able to find a copy of it. I've tried other recipes over the years, but they just weren't right. I made this recipe this morning in my plett pan, and the little pancakes were exactly as I remember my mother making them. Thank you.

Comment submitted: 10/14/2006 (#494)

By Laila

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I just wanted to say that this recipe was outstanding. Both my daughters and I loved it. The pancakes cooked very nicely and evenly, and were absolutely delicious with lingonberry sauce.

Comment submitted: 8/10/2006 (#128)

By Kcenq

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

These pancakes were awesome!!! I grew up in a town full of Scandinavians, and these remind me of what we used to get at home. Swedish pancakes are not supposed to be fluffy. They are supposed to be thin. Try them with lingonberry sauce if you can find it.

Comment submitted: 7/9/2006 (#127)

By Ted S.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Perfection in a Swedish pancake is defined for me by the ones that were made by my dear friend Gunilla, may her soul rest in peace. Viktoria's recipe has let me finally get as close to that as I could hope and I thank her warmly. I can see how super_kitty was disappointed if she'd been expecting good ol' thick and fluffy American flapjacks.

Comment submitted: 5/26/2006 (#126)

By Sandra A.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My husband and I thought the Swedish Pancakes were great. The recipe is going into my favorites cookbook and will be distributed to all seven of our kids.

Comment submitted: 4/1/2006 (#125)

By Bechtel

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I am making these on a griddle so I added 1/4cup flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder to give them enough consistency to flip. They were BY FAR the best swedish pancakes we've ever enjoyed! Thank you for the great recipe - this one's a keeper!!

Comment submitted: 3/13/2006 (#124)

By Sue J.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The previous writer (super_kitty) must not be familiar with Swedish pancakes. They are almost, but not quite, crepe-like. Thin is good. This recipe was tasty, easy to make and flipping the pancake was not as difficult as I thought, considering how thin they are. I used a wide spatula for flipping, which I recommend for this recipe. Enjoy!

Comment submitted: 12/2/2005 (#123)

By Paulette J.

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I think this reciepe is fantastic. It is just like my childrens great grandmother used to make! Her maiden name was Knudsen.

Comment submitted: 5/5/2005 (#122)

By super_kitty

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I tried this and the pancakes did NOT turn out - they didnt even cook and they were super thin. I added another 1/2 cup of flour to try and even things out (so 1 cup all together of flour) and it seemed to have worked. The pancakes turned out really flat, not your nice fluffy kind at all, but are edible, but I wouldnt try this recipie again.

Comment submitted: 4/17/2005 (#121)