Recipe By Leanne
Published Jun 19th
Traditional Swedish Pancakes
Prep 10m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 314

This is my Scandinavian grandmother’s recipe of the traditional Swedish pancake. These are very thin pancakes, rolled up and served with lingonberries and/or sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar. These are also good with lemon juice and maple syrup even!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat eggs in a large bowl; add milk, flour, sugar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and mix until batter is very thin.
  2. 2 Heat a griddle or a Swedish plett pan over medium heat; add about 1 teaspoon oil. Pour a small amount of batter onto the griddle and tip griddle to spread the batter into a thin layer; cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancake and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes more. Roll pancake and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 314
  • Carbohydrate 36.3 g
  • Cholesterol 195.8 mg
  • Fat 12.3 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.8 g
  • Sodium 120.7 mg
  • Sugar 12.6 g


  1. My mother, a Carlson, second generation from Sweden, used the family recipe. It was just like this one, except that butter was used instead of oil and no vanilla or sugar in the batter. We four children and Daddy could keep her busy for two hours on a Saturday morning when we could persuade her - Read more ...
  2. Perfect just the way it is!
  3. Wouldn't change a thing! These were delicious and perfect consistency. One of my boyfriends favorite breakfasts and he said they taste just like how his aunt made them. Enjoy!
  4. It was way to thin and uncookable
  5. As good as my husband's Swedish grandmother used to make! Made about 18 pancakes.
  6. I am 14 years old and I did make these by myself. These pancakes are delicious and taste like crepes. Although I am not Swedish, these are not that hard to make. The first time I made these I had used a pan but then I had to switch to a griddle after 1 pancake. - Read more ...
  7. Fantastic pancakes. When I was very young my Swedish grandmother made pancakes for us. While nothing will ever live up to those memories this is the best recipe I have found so far. I used jumbo eggs and butter instead of vegetable oil. The recipe made 18 pancakes 6" in diameter. Rather than trying to - Read more ...
  8. I followed the recipe almost exactly and it worked out great. The taste was spot on and was great with a little fruit yogurt.
  9. These came out fantastically! I substituted in vanilla almond milk and added a bit of cinnamon.
  10. Well not going to lie it took some getting used to giving to flip them and patience MUST be patience and let them cook on the first side! I managed to scarf 2 down and the recipe could feed a lot more!