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Banana-rum pancakes

Posted in Food & Recipes by nicolejanaye on November 18, 2010

A traditional Denmark treat, ebelskivers are a great addition to any meal. These light, puffy pancakes can be filled with fruit, chocolate, jam and cheese. Ebelskivers are wonderful served for breakfast, hors d’oeuvre, or as a light dessert.

This recipe can be used as a traditional pancake recipe, however to create the ebelskiver ‘look’, you need to have a specific pan. These can be bought at your local cookware store or William Sonoma.

Banana Filling

  • 2 ripe bananas, chopped
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons earth balance

Vanilla Batter

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 chia eggs*
  • 1 cup soy/almond milk
  • 2 tbsp earth balance
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

*Chia eggs are a combination of chia seeds and water. Mix 2 tsp chia seed with 6 tbsp water. Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes until the chia absorbs most of the water. The combination will create a slimy finish. This is your egg replacer. Chia seeds are incredibly healthy and beneficial to any diet.


  1. To make the filling, combine the bananas with the brown sugar, nutmeg and salt. In a saute pan, melt the earth balance. Stir in the  banana mixture and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture becomes liquidy.
  2. To make the vanilla batter, whisk together all of the wet ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the chia eggs, milk, smart balance and vanilla extract. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  3. Next, brush the wells of the ebelskiver pan with a small coating of earth balance. Turn the heat to medium high and add 1 tablespoon of the vanilla batter.
  4. Fill 1 teaspoon of the banana filling on top of the vanilla batter. Then top with another tablespoon of batter to create a sandwich of flavors.
  5. 3-5 minutes later or once you see bubbles appear on top of the ebelskivers, flip them over with 2 short wooden skewers.
  6. 3 minutes later, both sides should be fully cooked and ready to serve.
  7. Dust the ebelskivers with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar and serve up!


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