Danish Aebleskiver (Pancake Balls)

Danish Aebleskiver (Pancake Balls)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 217.9
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.4 mg
  • Sodium: 475.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g

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These delectable balls are a treat to eat and very filling. These delectable balls are a treat to eat and very filling.
Number of Servings: 6


    2 cups low-fat buttermilk
    1 1/2 cups white flour
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    2 eggs (I use an egg substitute)
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    2 tbsp sugar (or Splenda)
    Light cooking spary


If using regular eggs -
Seperate eggs. Beat whites until stiff.
Mix all other ingredients together. Then add eggs to mixture.
Spray your Abelskiver pan (can be found on Slovang website) with cooking spray. Turn burner on medium. (You'll have to keep a *very* close eye on the heat for the first two batches.)
Put 1 tbsp of batter in each hole. When the edges of each Abelskiver starts to bubble, carefully turn 1/4 of the way over with a fork. Let cook approximately 1 minute. Finish turning over and cook till middle is done. (Approximately 1 minute).
Optional: Before turning over, add a small piece of apple to each Abelskiver. (Hence the name - Aeble - Apple). Other variations could be chocolate chips (not so healthy though), etc.
Traditional way of serving: Butter and powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
My family's way: Split it in half, and dip one half into sugar, and the other half into jelly.
Yields: Approximately 36 balls.
Serving size: 6 balls
** Best eaten warm to hot and fresh. They taste okay if you have leftovers and warm in the microwave, but its better to just make enough batter for what you'll actually eat.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LANEERG.

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Aeblesviker translates to apple slices. I am Danish and have enjoyed these all my life. My family loves them and I made them for Father's Day this year. I am so glad that someone added this recipe to this site. - 6/23/09

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I've made Aebleskivers for years and will pull the pan out, dust it off and make them again!! I've always added apples to mine, along with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg in the batter. Tastes like an appleturnover!! - 3/18/08

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    my austrian dad would make something very similar..he used 1 cp white flour, 1/2 cup corn meal, and 1/2 cup whole wheat or buckwheat flour..he also added chopped apples to the mixture, and made them on a regular griddle. - 2/2/10

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    Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Im wondering where the apples are in this recipe as "aeble" in Danish means "apple".
    One could add a bit of shredded apples and 1-2 tablespoons of lemonjuice to change the flavour a bit (My mother in laws does this).
    In Denmark we eat them with jam and a bit of icing sugar (not very healty). Yum
    - 3/23/08

    Reply from NEWDAYNEWWAY75 (6/11/08)
    In my family we always made it without the apples. Until this past Sunday at my mom's! It was SO yummy! I wish I'd had it that way before.

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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I never thought of using cooking spray instead of a dot of butter. I never use white flour and usually add 1/4 tsp cardamon (if I'm out I'll use allspice and/or nutmeg) to the batter and use honey for the sweetener. I like a coarse applesauce. I get to use Grandma's cast iron pan from about 1905. - 3/15/09