Grandma Linnea's Swedish Pancakes

This is my husband's sweet grandmother's Swedish Pancakes recipe, rest in sweet peace Grandma Linnea. It is a no-fail breakfast staple amongst family members!

Hello friends! I have missed you! I have not had much time to spend on my beloved blog lately. It has been a busy couple of weeks, to say the least! My wonderful husband offered to write a post to take that off my plate (ha!) this week. Isn't he sweet?! He did everything, minus editing the photos. He is awesome and creative and I love him dearly. Thanks, Hubby!

I have to start this recipe off with two disclaimers. First, I am Dan (husband of Pip/Megan) and I am not detailed or concerned with grammatical things. I apologize in advance for errors and/or brevity. Second, I realize there may be an "official" Swedish Pancake recipe that is different than this one. I call these Swedish pancakes because my awesome Grandma (who turns 89 this month) is Swedish and made thousands of these for me and that's what she called them and so that's what they'll always be to me.

Speaking of my Grandma, she rocks. I have numerous childhood memories of vacations at her house in Norway, MI (the UP) and to this day my favorite foods come from her recipes. She's giving, caring and anyone who meets her comes away with a smile because of her genuine sweetness.

Anyway, these pancakes were always eagerly anticipated whenever we were at Grandma's or she was at our house. She would hover over the stove throwing out hot cakes to anyone and everyone until all bellies were crammed full. Good times.

Combine the following in a bowl or blender:

2 cups milk

2 eggs

3 tablespoons white sugar

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup of flour

Pour roughly 1/4 cup of batter into a well greased, medium-high heated skillet and cook for roughly 30 seconds to a minute on both sides. I say roughly because you can make the pancakes as big or as small as you like or as your flipping skills will allow. Also, you can cook them a little longer or shorter depending on your desire for crispiness or chewiness. The batter is very thin so it might take a few times before you figure out the right amount/time that works best for you.

(I'm not huge fan of strict guidelines when it comes to cooking, just feel it!)

Serve hot and enjoy!

(As a kid I used to love rolling these up like tortillas and then cutting them into tiny pieces before devouring them, they're versatile like that.)

For more delicious pancake recipe, please check these delicious options out: Funfetti Strawberry Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes and Strawblunkleberry Pancakes! Also, here’s a great Flourless Pancakes , a gluten free option for those that love pancakes for breakfast as much as I do shared by Mama Gourmand. .

Grandma Linnea's Swedish Pancakes

This is my grandmother's pancake recipe that is a CHERISHED family recipe.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Oct 3, 2012

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Serves: 4

Total time: 15 min



  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Add eggs, milk, flour, sugar and oil to a blender or large mixing bowl. Blend/mix until combined. Place butter on a medium skillet and set heat to medium-high.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto hot skillet. Allow the pancake to cook for approximately thirty seconds to one minute, or until the bottom side of the pancake begins to firm up. Using a spatula, flip the pancake. Cook for an additional minute, or to desired crispiness. Serve warm with butter and syrup.