Swedish Pancakes

This Homemade Swedish Pancakes recipe makes the softest, most delicious pancakes that the whole family will love. Fill and top them with cream, fruit or buttermilk syrup for a delicious breakfast!

Swedish Pancakes aren’t your typical pancakes. They can be made into a sweet breakfast or dessert, or even a savory dinner idea! If you’re looking for classic pancakes, try these Buttermilk Pancakes.

Swedish Pancakes topped with berries

Grandma Johnson’s Swedish PancakeS

Have you guys ever tried Swedish pancakes before? Let me preface by saying we are NOT talking about crepes. These are Swedish Pancakes. I learned there is a BIG difference when I married into a Swede family (in fact this is my hubby’s Great-Grandma Johnson’s recipe). 🙂

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! I admit they take a little practice at first to get them that perfect golden color, but after a few tries and seeing how easy they cook, you’ll have these Swedish Pancakes down in no time.

Any way you have them (sweet or savory), they are sure to be a hit!

What is the difference between a crepe and a Swedish pancake? Visually it can be difficult to tell the difference, but once you take a bite it’s very apparent. Crepes are more dense and chewy due to more flour, less eggs and no butter. Swedish pancakes are lighter and fluffier by using less flour, more eggs and butter.

How to Make Swedish Pancakes in a skilletPour mix in pan. It’s ready to flip when the edges are bubbled AND browned.

How to Make Swedish Pancakes

The whole family loves this recipe so much that we usually double (or even triple the mix). Yes, it’s true – each kid usually has at least 3-4 pancakes. They’re thin and delicious, so we can’t blame them. Like I mentioned, they may take a little practice, but once you have them done, you’ll be making them ALL the time!

Here are the easy steps for making the pancakes…

BATTER. Beat eggs and add about ¼ cup milk. Add some flour with the salt and sugar; mix (You can do this in a bowl with beaters or in the blender). Add melted butter and more milk. Add rest of the flour and milk; mix well.

COOK. Wipe griddle with some butter or oil when it is hot. Pour thin layer of batter in pan and move pan until batter is spread all over. When edges are bubbled and browned, it’s ready to flip.

SERVE. Serve warm and add any desired toppings.

Swedish Pancake recipe cooking in a skillet

Swedish pancake recipe toppings + Fillings

Syrup. I ain’t gonna lie… Swedish Pancakes can’t be made without some Homemade Buttermilk Syrup. It’s our absolute favorite, and if you’ve had it before you know why. It’s DELICIOUS!! We even like to add some cinnamon at times, especially when we’re making Pumpkin Pancakes. This syrup is easy to make and only takes a few minutes.

Fruit. Fruit can also be a great topping. We love to add strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Another filling we love is our Berry Cheesecake filling.

Ice Cream. We’ve also added ice cream and whipped topping to the middle of the Swedish Pancakes, making them amazing!!

filling combinations

So many options, and it just depends on whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory!!

SAVORY: 

  • Sauteed steak, spinach and mushrooms
  • Eggs, ham and cheese
  • Chickpea and portobello mushrooms
  • Pulled pork or chicken with BBQ sauce
  • Avocado, tomato, Mozzarella and balsamic glaze (Caprese version)

SWEET:

  • Apples, strawberries peaches and kiwi
  • Apples and cinnamon
  • Blueberries and lemon
  • Strawberry and nutella
  • Any jam with your favorite fruit

Swedish Pancakes recipe

How to Serve + store swedish pancakes

How do I keep swedish pancakes warm until ready to serve? To keep them warm use an oven heated to about 200 degrees F. You can either roll each pancake and place them side by side in a pan or stack them on the pan separating each pancake with parchment paper.

How to store swedish pancakes? Cover the stack with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 days. To freeze separate pancakes with parchments paper wrap in plastic and then again with aluminum foil and label. Freeze for up to 4 months. Thaw before reheating. Heat in the oven, microwave or skillet.

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I’m not joking when I say we have these more for dinner than breakfast, because they are that good.

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Swedish Pancakes Recipe

4.79 from 37 votes
This Homemade Swedish Pancakes recipe makes the softest, most delicious pancakes. Fill and top them with cream, fruit or buttermilk syrup for a delicious breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Swedish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 277 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs well beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

Buttermilk Syrup:

Instructions
 

  • Beat eggs and add about ¼ cup milk. Add some flour with the salt and sugar; mix.
  • 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. Pour thin layer of batter in pan and move pan until batter is spread all over. When edges are bubbled and browned, it's ready to flip.
  • For syrup, melt all ingredients in a pot until well mixed. Serve on top of pancake and top with cream, fruit or any other toppings.

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Notes

NOTES: Swedish pancakes can be frozen and reheated. Batter can also be saved for a day in the fridge - just stir before using.
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  1. 5 stars
    Love Swedish Pancakes, have tried several recipes over the years, this one best by far, simpler and delicious. I have actually made a few of your recipes and found them to be great, easy to follow, delicious and no “hick ups”. Thank you so much!

  2. 5 stars
    Best fail-proof Swedish Pancake recipe! Previous recipes required batter adjustments after the first test pancake. These are perfect every time! The only addition to make them taste like my Swedish Great Grandmother’s recipe was a dash of nutmeg. The Buttermilk Syrup is definitely a game changer, too. DIVINE! Tack så mycket

    1. Yay! Love hearing that! Thank you so much for letting me know that! I will have to add a dash of nutmeg.

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent! We made ours with cake flour so no need to sift the flour. They are delicious in the traditional Swedish fashion with lingonberry jam. I would highly recommend this recipe and will myself keep it in my permanent “box”. Thank you.

  4. 5 stars
    These are awesome! When my ancestors settled here from Sweden, the closest thing they could find to lingonberries were high bush cranberries. They smell like sweat socks when cooking but make a delicious sauce! We still eat all our pancakes with cranberry sauce and sour cream

    1. Cranberry sauce and sour cream sounds like a delicious topping for these Swedish pancakes! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    I have been trying to share other cultures with my kids, so I have been trying new ethnic dishes, and this one was a hit! It made the perfect brinner.

  6. Add cardamom, more sugar… melt butter in the pan for each one (gets you more crispy brown spots) – make sure batter is thin. Spread a thin layer of strawberry jam, then roll up and sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Mmm!!

  7. 5 stars
    We make these all of the time! I love them with chicken, goat cheese and red pepper. My kiddos love them with blueberry syrup and my husband loves them with cinnamon and butter. Great recipe!

  8. 2 stars
    Recipe is great, but the website is so incredibly annoying all these ads are covering your screen so you constantly have to adjust your screen to see anything. Even as I write this comment I can’t see what I’m typing because of these pop ups.

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