Yield: 10 pancakes

Icelandic Pancake Recipe

Icelandic Pancakes Recipe

This Icelandic pancake recipe is super versatile. It's classically combined with a bowl of Icelandic Skyr (yogurt). But you can mix the recipe up with all kinds of variations. My kids love using Nutella or maple syrup, while sometimes I just like a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Optional:
  • Strawberry jam
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, add eggs and milk. Beat together. Add flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Continue beating all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Leave to settle for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Melt butter and add it to the mixture.
  4. Heat a small, flat frying pan or griddle and grease the surface lightly.
  5. Pour enough batter to coat the pan thinly. When one side is done, turn the pancake over with a palette knife and fry the other side.


  • Grease frying pan often.
  • Pancakes are usually stacked as they are fried and white sugar sprinkled liberally on each one.
  • They can be rolled up individually, with a little added white sugar on each one. Then, if you like, strawberry jam can be spread on the Pancakes, with a dollop of whipped cream in the middle. Fold over twice, and enjoy.