How to Make Delicious Ebelskivers (Æbleskiver)

by Debby Plenert

Make delicious Danish pancake puffs using an electric Æbleskiver pan from Williams-Sonoma.


  • Ebelskiver mix
  • 2 Ounces Chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered sugar
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 2 Tablespoons Wooden skewers
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat griddle at medium heat. Mix batter according to instructions on package. If you can't find an ebelskiver mix, use a basic pancake mix. Substitute 1.5 tbsp of liquid with melted butter.

    Step 2

    The griddle is ready when a drop of water dances on the surface. Brush wells with melted butter.

    Step 3

    Fill each well halfway with ebelskiver batter. It's about 1/2 a tablespoon.

    Step 4

    Drop in chocolate chips. I only had large ones on hand. But usually I use about 4-6 small ones. The smaller ones melt faster.

    Step 5

    Cover chocolate chips with more batter, filling in the wells all the way up to the rim. Cook until bubble start forming on top.

    Step 6

    Should look like so. Try not to have any of the chocolate chips exposed. If they touch the griddle, they will burn and turn hard and bitter. Another minute and these will be ready to flip.

    Step 7

    Using the two skewers (I used chopsticks), push one edge of the batter down to raise the opposite edge. Flip over until all of the uncooked batter is now in the bottom of the well.

    Step 8

    Should look like this. Nice golden brown. You don't need to brush with butter again because of the nice nonstick surface. Remove from the griddle with the skewers after 2 minutes on this side.

    Step 9

    To keep warm while making several batches, place in warm oven until they're ready to be served. When ready, top generously with powdered sugar and enjoy!

    Step 10

    There are so many possibilities when making ebelskivers. You can also try jam or pie filling in the middle. Instead of powdered sugar, use syrup.

    Step 11

    One of my favorite variations is a Nutella filling. Drop a dollop in the middle for a decadent treat! Since Nutella is sticky, using two demitasse spoons works for me. Same goes for peanut butter.

    Step 12

    Thanks for watching! I'm always looking for new recipes. Please share your ideas below in the comments.