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norwegian pancakes

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sylvia Carroll
Blue Ridge, GA

These crepe-like pancakes are a weekend tradition at our house. They were one of my favorite meals growing up. I can make these, but my husband has learned to make them and now does so every weekend. As a child, these were either sprinkled with sugar or syrup and rolled up. Then sliced and eaten. My children have discovered they like them with cream cheese in them, then rolled up and dipped in syrup.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These Norwegian pancakes are fantastic! They are crepe-like but the batter has more eggs than traditional crepes. That makes them more pliable to work with and easy to roll when cooked. Lightly sweet, these pancakes are heavenly served with powdered sugar and syrup. Great for brunch and weekend breakfasts.

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(3 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For norwegian pancakes

  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 8
  • 1 1.2 c
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cardamom

How To Make norwegian pancakes

  • Melting butter in a pot.
    Melt butter in skillet. Set aside while you mix remaining ingredients.
  • Mixing eggs, milk, flour, and sugar.
    In an electric mixer (or blender), combine eggs, milk, flour, sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Adding cardamom to the batter.
    Add cardamom.
  • Slowly pouring in melted butter.
    Last, add melted butter. The batter should be thin.
  • Spooning batter into a skillet.
    Using a ladle, put a spoonful of batter into a warm skillet sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Rolling the skillet to distribute batter.
    Lift skillet and 'roll' around to spread the batter so that it covers the bottom of pan.
  • Flipping the pancake.
    When top loses its sheen flip the pancake. It takes some practice to do this without having it wrinkle or turn under on itself.
  • Cooking the other side of the pancake until golden brown.
    The second side cooks quicker than the first one. Pancakes should be a golden color as in photo.
  • A stack of cooked Norwegian pancakes.
    Stack pancakes on stoneware plate as they cook and they will stay warm until all are done.
  • 10
    Serve with your desired filling. We either sprinkle lightly with sugar, or add a thin layer of syrup, or softened cream cheese. Roll up.