Quick And Delicious Breakfast Pancakes

We have made ebelskiver pancakes before, and followed the traditional recipe which requires a lot of stiff egg whites, in order to allow the pancake balls to rise significantly. While everyone enjoyed the “traditional” version, we did feel like they were a bit “eggy”. So, we decided to whip up a standard pancake batter and give it a try in the ebelskiver pan. The response was extremely surprising and positive.

These definitely aren’t as fluffy as the standard recipe, but we are still proud of the results. They feel like little munchkin donuts. You can also experiment and include apple pie filling or guava jelly in the middle. The guava jelly adds a nice, tart balance to the spiciness of the cinnamon sugar coating. We hope that you really enjoy these. So if you have an ebelskiver pan, you should definitely give them a try!


  • 2 c flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c guava jelly
  • 1/4 c cinnamon sugar (for dusting)


  • place ebelskiver pan on stove over medium low heat
  • combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly
  • put 2 tsp batter into each pancake well
  • top with 1 tsp of guava jelly
  • top with an additional tbsp of batter (or until well is 2/3 full)
  • cook until batter is bubbly and bottom of pancake feels solid when pushed on with a butter knife or chip stick
  • using two butter knives or chop sticks, rotate pancake until uncooked batter is on the bottom
  • cook another minute or so
  • remove from heat and roll in cinnamon sugar
  • eat!

*don’t brown the pancakes too much. you still want them to be a little “moist” so the cinnamon sugar will stick to the donuts.

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we couldn’t agree more. These pancakes are a terrific way to jump start your day with something that is not too heavy but will leave you satisfied and ready to get rolling. While we serve them early, they also make a great late night snack. We love to experiment in the kitchen, and this is recipe is the result of our love for trying new food. Feel free to add your own touches, especially with the toppings. Check back soon for more of what we have come up with as there is plenty more.

If you want to see an ebelskiver pancake pan in action check out the video below. It is a different recipe, but this is a great addition to your pan collection.