A seriously tasty Danish specialty, these puff pancakes are light as air and totally delightful! Traditionally, these bite-sized treats have cinnamon apples tucked into them (“aebleskiver” means “apple” in Danish) and, while we love them in their original form, we decided to omit the apples and stick with a more stream-lined version that you can cater to your preferences.
The thing about this breakfast is that one typically uses a specific pan to make these mini pancakes. You can find them online and in certain stores and you don’t have to break the bank to get them! However, if you want to use something you already have, you’re more than welcome to try these aebleskiver out in a (mini) muffin tin. While the form might be a little different, we promise they’ll still taste amazing and will knock your socks off! Regardless of what you cook them in, these fluffy bites are not to be missed and are the perfect way to start your day!
Aebleskiver Pancake Balls
Yield: 2-3 dozen
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- powdered sugar, garnish
- jam or fruit preserves, garnish
- non-stick spray
- aebleskiver pan, puff pancake pan or mini muffin tin
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy.
- Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk to eggs, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gradually add them to batter.
- Spray aebleskiver pan (or mini muffin tin) with non-stick spray and heat over medium-high heat until hot; non-stick spray should sizzle.
- Reduce heat to medium and add 1-1 1/2 tablespoons batter to each pancake mold.
- Use a spoon or knife to run around the edges of the mold and flip pancakes when edges are golden brown and begin to bubble and pull away from the sides.
- Cook other side for another 1-2 minutes.
- Dust finished aebleskiver with powdered sugar and serve plain or with fruit preserves.
Recipe adapted from Spark Recipes