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Aebleskivers filled with nutella

photo of a plate of Aebleskivers
A few of my readers have suggested that I try aebleskivers, which are Danish pancakes. I’ve been wanting to try making them but they require a special pan to obtain the spherical shape.
photo of aebleskivers with one sliced in half with Nutella inside
I was hesitant to buy a pan just to make danish pancakes especially since I didn’t even know how they tasted. However, I finally pulled the trigger when I saw ones sold on Amazon for a reasonable price and I realized I could also use this pan to make takoyaki (octopus balls which are a popular Japanese appetizer).

I purchased this Norpro Pan* and I used it this weekend. The pan worked well and the aebleskivers came out beautifully. They were light, fluffy and you can make them plain or fill them with jam or other fillings. I filled mine with Nutella. These made a perfect Saturday morning breakfast. I loved the shape and the ability to just pop one into my mouth.

I used a recipe I found on Christine’s Recipes for Dutch pancakes, which is similar to Danish pancakes. You can view the recipe here. The recipe was easy to whip together and I had all the ingredients on hand.  I followed the recipe as is, and then added some Nutella to the middle after filling the pan with batter. I put some powdered sugar on top as well before serving.
close-up photo of Aebleskivers

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Nutella Aebleskivers

Servings: 14 pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Danish
The aebleskivers, also known as Danish pancakes, are light and fluffy and each one has a Nutella center for an extra special treat.


  • 1 cup plain flour sifted
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup fat free milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • A few drops of vanilla extract optional
  • oil for brushing the pan
  • Nutella for filling
  • powdered sugar for serving


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Stir in the sugar and salt. Add the milk and water and whisk until just combined. Add the eggs and whisk again until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter otherwise the pancakes will be tough. Rest the batter for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the electric pancake pan following the manufacturer’s instructions. Lightly coat the pan with oil.
  • Pour about one tablespoon of the batter into each hole. Drop a small amount of Nutella in the center of the batter. When bubbles appear in the pancakes and the bottom of the pancake is lightly browned carefully flip the pancake over using a skewer. Cook the pancake on the other side until it’s golden brown.
  • Transfer the pancakes to serving plates. Dust the tops with powdered sugar before serving.


  • Recipe adapted from Christine’s Recipes
  • Nutrition estimate does not include the oil for the pan or the Nutella filling.


Serving: 1pancake, Calories: 48kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 13mg, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 8g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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10 comments on “Aebleskivers filled with nutella”

  1. can this pan be used on a electric plate ? I do not have a gass stove here

    • I’m not quite sure. I’ve never attempted it on an electric plate so I don’t know if it generates enough heat.

  2. looks really great! i’m a pan junkie too…

  3. If you like Aebleskiver you should check this place out there the best you can read about Aebleskiver or buy kits with a pan or go to them and try them there. I grew up 20 min away from this place and when i go home to see my perents i got to stop by and get me some Arne’s Famous Aebleskiver yummmy!!!

  4. I’m Danish and must admit that I have never seen æbleskiver been filled with nutella. It might be good, even though it seems a little odd for someone who is used to them in the traditional way. It is funny though to see traditions being challenged a bit:)
    Even though æbleskiver means “slices of apple” they are not filled with apple anymore. In few of the Danish regions they are stil stuffed with apple but rhubarb is also seen. Usually you just dip them in powdered sugar and rasberry or strawberry jam to spice the plain pancake up a little. I guess people though it was easier to dip than to fill:)

    AND they are only served around christmas! Unfortunately:(

    • Thanks for the information. I’ve only seen them filled with fruit, the nutella thing was my own little addition. I like to try to add nutella to almost everything! That’s sad that they are only served around Christmas. I would love to try some traditional ones!

  5. My face totally lit up when i saw this post! Oh how I’ve been wanting to buy a Aebleskiver pan (is it also spelled Ebleskiver – that’s how they spelled it for the William Sonoma version).

    Do you think it would work w/ Bisquick?

    But oh man, the nutella looks divine !

    I hope you find more things to stuff these puppies with – maybe make something savory?

    Nice job!!

    • You can definitely use bisquick. I saw a lot of people using pancake mix. It’s probably not as “authentic” but it will taste yummy. I saw the pan at william sonoma but the one I got at amazon was cheaper and works great. I was thinking of making something savory, something similar to takoyaki but with other ingredients. I’ll let you know what I come up with!

  6. Nutella makes everything taste good 🙂