A beloved treat in their native Denmark, ebelskivers are quickly becoming a favorite in American kitchens as well. Kids love the fluffy filled pancakes, but with all of the possible flavor variations, these are versatile enough for elegant brunches as well.
Ebelskivers can be filled with fruit, chocolate, jam or cheese and served for breakfast or as an hors d’oeuvre, dessert or light supper. They’re simple to make — and a lot of fun! Get started with one of the recipes below, which have all earned top ratings from our readers.
|Lemon-Mascarpone Filled Pancakes
These pancakes contain a luxurious filling of sweet-tart Meyer lemon curd blended with mascarpone, a soft fresh Italian cheese made from cream. The delicate flavors prove pancakes aren’t just for kids.
These light, fluffy pancakes call for fresh blueberries, but you can easily substitute frozen during the winter months. The plump berries add a burst of flavor and color — perfect for a lively brunch display.
|Cinnamon-Bun Filled Pancakes
With their fragrant cinnamon-sugar filling and drizzle of cream cheese frosting on top, these pancakes evoke all the sweet flavor and nostalgia of that bakery favorite: warm cinnamon buns. Whip them up as a special treat on chilly mornings.
|Spiced Apple-Filled Pancakes
With a spoonful of spiced apple filling tucked inside and accompanied by maple whipped cream, these pancakes have just the right balance of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Our customers like the filling so much they’ve used it on regular pancakes and crepes!
|Bacon & Cheddar Filled Pancakes
These savory filled pancakes are a snap to prepare using our ebelskiver pancake mix. Serve with scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast that’s a fun twist on traditional eggs and bacon.