Buttermilk Aebleskivers

Aebleskivers are light little pillows of pan fried dough, commonly enjoyed in Denmark. This recipe includes the use of buttermilk which makes the aebleskivers extra light and fluffy!

Course Breakfast
Keyword breakfast, brunch, Danish aebleskivers, holiday cooking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author abountifulkitchen


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • butter for pan


  1. Separate the eggs* and beat whites until soft peaks form, and set aside.(see recipe notes)

  2. In another bowl, combine egg yolks and buttermilk and mix together.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar all at once.
  4. Add melted butter and mix until blended on low speed (I do this by hand with a whisk).

  5. Fold in the egg whites using a spatula.
  6. Heat an Aebleskiver pan over medium heat, brush each cup with melted butter.
  7. Using a 1/4 cup measure, Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into each cup, and, when bubbly around the edges, turn with a long wooden skewer or toothpick, this takes less than 2 minutes.

  8. Continue cooking on the other side until golden. You can test for doneness by removing one of the balls of cooked dough and breaking in half.
  9. If you would like to fill the Aebleskiver, you can place about 1 tablespoon of batter in pan, then drop a teaspoon of jam and top with more batter.
  10. Serve immediately, sprinkled with powdered sugar, jam and butter.

Recipe Notes