Published Jun 19th
Authentic Swedish Pancakes
Prep 10m Cook 2m Additional - Ready In 12m
Servings 52 mini pancakes Calories 66

This is an authentic Swedish pancake recipe that was taught to my father by his mother, who was born in Sweden. My father then passed it to me. Kids love them. Never any leftovers when I make them. To serve, you can spoon melted butter over pancakes and sprinkle with sugar, or serve with lingonberry sauce. You can also use the batter to make crepes.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer until thick and lemon-colored, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in milk.
  2. 2 Sift flour, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Add to egg mixture; mix until batter is smooth.
  3. 3 Grease a griddle with butter; heat over medium heat. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter on the griddle; spread to make thin pancakes. Cook until light brown on bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until second side is light brown, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 66
  • Carbohydrate 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol 47.1 mg
  • Fat 2.6 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 121.7 mg
  • Sugar 2.2 g

Chef's Notes

Make sure to use real butter, not margarine. They can be made into larger cakes. However, the yield will be smaller.


  1. Cut this recipe in half, since I am a widower and children are grown and gone. This is the best Swedish pancake recipe hands down. Very easy ten minute prep time. I added 1/8 teaspoon vanilla to the recipe as a personal taste preference.
  2. Not my preferred variation Swedish pancakes but they turned out ok and would probably pair well with lingon och powdered sugar. I felt the recipe could use butter within the mix and that these turned out a bit on the hard side rather than soft.
  3. When I was a girl, I sat in the kitchen with my Swedish grandpa and watched him make these. When I needed a recipe while sitting with him he just said, "oh put a few eggs, a sprinkle of flour, some baking powder, a little sugar, and there ya go .... Thanks Papa, but this - Read more ...
  4. It turned out really good. My nieces, ages 12, 9 and 7 are completely different, one filled with BlackBerry jelly, one with nutella and one with marshmallow cream. Rolled them up like crepes and took them to school for snacks. A great easy recipe for young cooks to make and share with friends.
  5. loved it and it was so simple! can go with any topping you want. One grand wanted chocolate chip and banana one strawberry and another cinnamon sugar all was great!!
  6. Deliciously sweet and easy to make!!! I paired the pancakes with a fresh lemon syrup. Just add fresh lemon juice and sugar together over the stove on low an lightly drizzle for an extra fresh kick!
  7. Made this for the first time and the wife love it she said it was better than what she eat at New York thanks for the recipe
  8. Grew up on these pancakes in Germany when you don't use sugar let them cool and cut into strips use as Noodles in Broth ...delish
  9. Served with cranberry butter rolled up inside and dusted with powdered sugar. Just take one stick softened butter and mix with one can whole berry cranberry sauce.
  10. This recipe is very similar to the one my Mormor taught my mom, and I've been making these now for a little over 50 years! This calls for one less egg, a little more flour, half the sugar---but it's basically the same. I tried to make it with just one tablespoon batter on my cast - Read more ...