What is an Ebelskiver? I asked my kids this question, and they came back with some funny answers. Ebelskivers are a filled Danish pancake in a ball-shape. (Note: you’ll need an Ebelskiver pan to make these, and trust me, it’s worth the investment – what else are you going to do with all those holiday gift cards?)

We make Ebelskivers weekly in our house, and they can be made sweet or savory. Honestly, the possibilities are endless with the fillings you can put inside. We eat them for breakfast and at snack time.

Once you have your pan, coat the holes with melted butter, and fill the hole half way with your favorite pancake recipe. Add a filling, and then fill the rest of the hole with pancake batter. Let the Ebelskiver cook for about 3 minutes and flip over with wooden chop sticks (so as to not scratch the non-stick surface). Let cook for another 3 minutes and you’re ready to serve.

Here are some yummy Ebelskiver fillings we use in our house:


  • Cocoa butter: Trader Joe’s has a cocoa butter that does not have hydrogenated oils
  • Raspberry jam
  • Chocolate chips


  • Mozzerella Cheese and shredded zucchini
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Ham and cheese
  • Scrambled eggs (cooked) and cheese