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

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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

4.95 from 18 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. Hi – when usung an authentic swedish pancake pan how does one flip the individual pancakes?
    Is there a special spatula?
    Please help – thanks

  2. 5 stars
    We love these for breakfast & dessert!! They are so light & fluffy!! There are so many different fillings & toppings you can add!

  3. 5 stars
    THESE ARE SO GOOD! WE USUALLY HEAD TO IKEA WHEN WE WANT TO INDULGE IN PANCAKES LIKE THESE BUT I LOVE THAT I CAN MAKE THEM AT HOME! JUST PERECT!

  4. 5 stars
    WE loved these! They were great for breakfast, and we used the leftovers as dessert that night! They were so good with ice cream.

  5. 5 stars
    Made these for the first time this morning. They turned out perfect…soooo delicious!!! Buttermilk syrUp was ahhhmazing!!

  6. 5 stars
    My fathers parents are from sweden and we have made many swedish dishes except swedish pancaKes. I visited sweden last summer and never had them. I had bought them from ikea. MY parents are 87 and appetite is baD. I decided fo try this recipe and they both loved thEm! He kept wanting more❤️ It was easy to mix and didnt take lonG to maKe. My hardest part was BROWNING them And flipping without breaking them. After a few made it became easy and i was a pro. They tasted great and made a good amount. Enough for them the next day! If you try these you will Love them

    1. Thank you so much for sharing that! How fun to visit them in Sweden! I am so glad they liked them & glad you are a pro now 🙂

    1. I use a long griddle, but you can use a pan & it just depends on how big you want your pancakes. There is no right or wrong amount 🙂

  7. My HUSBAND LOVEs swedish pancakes, i’m Wondering, what kind of pan do you use to Cook them and could you give me an exact link? He keeps describing a copper bottom pan with flared sides, but cant seem to find the right pan for him. Thanks.

    1. I just use a non-stick griddle pan. You’ll have to have your hubby search for it online..good luck!

  8. 5 stars
    These were amazing and DEFINITELY loved by all ages! And yes, please do maKe the buttermilk syrup if you make these. My husband loved it so much i wasn’t sure if he was going to share with the rest of us. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I followed it to a (T) but had to add a bit more flour since it was extremely thin. The pancakes came out delicious. very nice texture, colour and flavour.
    Thanks! This will be my go-to recipe from now on.

  10. I thought I remembered my mother adding vanilla extract to the batter?? She would also occasionally add the rind shavings of an orange into the batter. Mom would make them ahead of time, and pack them for me, so I would have them on my drive to work. Oh, how I miss her!

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