Swedish Pancakes Recipe

First off,I wanted to thank all of those who helped me out with THE GREAT PUMPKIN SERIES!

{Stay tuned later today for a round-up of all the amazing crafts from the series!}

It was so nice to have so many fun ladies here showing off some amazing Pumpkin Ideas. It was especially helpful because I knew the blog was in good hands as I got ready for The Glitter Academy Friday night.Thank you. Thank you!!!

Now, it’s back to the grind…

I hope you like this next recipe as much as we do.

And let me preface by saying they are NOT crepes. They are Swedish Pancakes. I learned there is a BIG difference when I married into a Swede family. :) What’s great is we have these for dinner all the time (not just breakfast), and they are sooo good, especially with the buttermilk syrup recipe!

Swedish Pancakes Recipe straight from Sweden! { lilluna.com } #swedishpancakes

We have loved serving these in so many ways but my favorite would have to be with ICE CREAM! Yes, Ice cream… it’s like heaven on earth!
I promise you’ll love this Swedish Pancakes Recipe:
Swedish Pancakes Recipe
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 TB melted butter
  • 1½ cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
Buttermilk Syrup:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Beat eggs and add about ¼ cup milk. Add some flour with the salt and sugar; mix.
  2. Add melted butter and more milk. Add rest of the flour and milk; mix well. Wipe griddle with some butter or oil when it is hot. Cook. {Swedish pancakes can be frozen and reheated. Batter can be saved for a day in the fridge - just stir before using.}
  3. For syrup, melt all ingredients in a pot until well mixed. Serve on top of pancake.

{Close Ups Below}

Swedish Pancakes - 1

Swedish Pancakes - 2

Swedish Pancakes Recipe

Swedish Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup - YUM! { lilluna.com }

And I ain’t gonna lie… Swedish Pancakes can’t be made without some Homemade Buttermilk Syrup. It’s our absolute favorite!

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe - our favorite!!

Here’s how you can make this Buttermilk Syrup which is great on regular panckes and waffles too!!


– 1/2 cup butter

– 1 cup sugar

– 1/2 cup buttermilk (or for a substitute we do 1/2 cup milk with 1 tsp. lemon juice)

– 1/2 tsp baking soda

– 1 tsp. vanilla


1. Melt butter in a pan on low-medium heat. Add sugar, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well. Add baking soda and stir until all combined.


Homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe

For more yummy breakfast dishes, be sure to check out these great recipes:

Pound Cake French Toast! YUMMY! { lilluna.com }

Pound Cake French Toast


Cinnamon Roll Bites

Glazed Donut Muffins Recipe #muffins #donuts

Glazed Donut Muffins

For all breakfast recipes go HERE, and for all Lil’ Luna recipes go HERE.


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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    omgeez those pancakes look great!!the apple tip is a great trick! You can also use lemon juice too :o)

  2. 2

    Ah! I come from a Swedish family too, and we eat these every Christmas morning. They are my absolute most favorite breakfast. I blogged about them here last year. We eat our with an orange butter sauce. Can't wait for Christmas!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    My husband is from Norway (born and raised!) and his mom shared her recipe with me (which is very similar!). In Norway, these are not eaten for breakfast, but as an evening meal. They are especially good on chilly evenings! We eat them with blueberry jam and sugar. It may sound strange, but the favorite side dish is white pea soup! YUM! The sweet and salty combo is amazing! The key to yummy, yummy pannekaker is LOTS of butter! Put a little bit in the pan before every pancake :)

  4. 4

    Thanks for sharing those delicious pancakes with us!!!

  5. 5

    Ohh those look so yummy! I LOVE buttermilk syrup! mmm! Congrats on hitting 3,000 followers! wahoo!!

  6. 6
    Evelyn Jensen Cosby :

    Thanks for calling them Swedish pancakes not creeps been making them for over65 years every one loves them and yes we do buttermilk syrup especially good when rolled with fresh strawberries and whip cream

    • 7

      That’s my favorite way to eat them, Evelyn… rolled up with fresh strawberries and cool whip with some buttermilk syrup on top – so good!! And yes… you get in trouble at grandma’s if you call them crepes. 😉

      • 8
        Evelyn Jensen Cosby :

        My parents were both Swedish Dad born in Sweden , mom both parents born in Sweden they were Swedish pancakes long before I even knew what a crepe wad

        • 9

          I got in trouble for calling them crepes when I had them for the first time at my in-laws (I wasn’t officially in the family then). Now I know better – they’re called Swedish Pancakes, and they are oh-so-good! 😀

  7. 10

    Hi, i wanted to make these, but the recipe is gone. Can you post it again please? Thank you =)

  8. 15

    This recipe looks delicious, what do you use for filling?

  9. 17

    the swedish pancakes and buttermilk syrup sounds so good.
    I am going to try these soon.Have you ever had ligonberries
    on them.
    Love all your recipes~going to try the Monte Cristo also.

    • 18

      My hubby’s swedish family has definitely had the ligonberries… I haven’t tried them though, but it sounds like I should give them a try! 😀

  10. 19

    I realize this is an old post, but I’m hoping you can answer my question. I found your fench toast bake via pinterest and made it this morning with the buttermilk syrup, too. I’m wondering if you reheat the syrup if you make it in advance. Also, do you store the syrup in the refrigerator, and how long does it keep. It was so tasty last night when I made it, I can’t wait for the French toast to get out of the oven. Thanks!

    • 20

      Hi Kasia! Sorry for the delayed response. I would re-heat the syrup and keep it in the fridge to store, but I’m not sure how long it lasts. It’s always gone in one day at our house. 😉

  11. 21

    Hi , I would like to know if you can substitute something for the sugar in the Buttermilk Syrup and the French Toast Bake? They look so yummy, but I have type 2 diabetes. My family will love this but I won’t get to enjoy it.

    Thanks for your help

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