Pönnukökur - Recipe

Every family has their recipes that only come out certain times of the year, whether it be THE Christmas cookie, or Auntie's eggnog recipe or Grandma's pecan pie. In my house, it was generally a lot of Icelandic recipes, including this one for my Amma's Pönnukökur. They were only made on special occasions, I'm guessing mainly because the pancakes, like waffles, are made one at a time. The recipe makes a lot of them so it's a somewhat long ordeal, but well worth it. For some reason, I decided to make these for breakfast on Saturday and thought I'd share the recipe.  You'll want to make these on a crepe pan or a griddle, something where it can cook flat to be flipped. Icelanders actually have a special pan well seasoned just for making these pancakes, and just about every household has one. I'll say it's not necessary to try them out, but if you love them and intend to make them often the pan is worth it.

Pönnukokur or Crepes Recipe



250 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
25-50 g margarine or butter (1 stick)
6-7 dl milk
2 eggs


Add dry ingredients to a large bowl, whisk to mix
Melt margarine or butter on pan if using crepe or Pönnukokur pan (else melt in microwave)
Pour melted butter into dry ingredients and whisk with some milk until a smooth paste forms.
Add remaining milk to make a thin batter
Beat in eggs
Pour into pan preheated over medium high heat using 1/4-1/3 cup
Rotate pan until fully covered
After edges are cooked through to the top, use a spatula to loosen the pancake and flip it
Let cook just a bit and flip it over onto a plate
Repeat with the remaining batter

To serve:
Sprinkle with sugar and roll up
Spread with a thin layer of jam and a dollop of whip cream in the middle, then fold in half and in half again to form a wedge shape


  1. Grams called these Swedish pancakes and served them with butter and Lingonberries. YUMMY!

    1. Swedish pancakes generally don't have the baking soda or powder and have a little more egg and vanilla added oftentimes as well. Very similar, but different recipes. I do love swedish pancakes with ligonberries and a lemon butter. I'm sure it would translate well using this recipe.

  2. Those look wonderful! I love crepey treats! Thanks for sharing! And I love the new look of your blog!

    1. Thanks Blaze! They are wonderful, we generally make them around holidays.

  3. I'm not closing that blog. But it was very nice to hear from you. I almost never get around to all the bloggers and blogs I used to read. But I remember everyone. Now and then I do visit and have a good read as far back as I can (or until my coffee is really, really cold).


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    1. There is only word verification on comments for posts older than 14 days, which unfortunately is the case right now. I enrolled my daughter in violin and gymnastics and haven't had any spare time to post the updates on her room or share the backlog of recipes I've been accumulating... Apple Cake anyone?


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