Hello little Bananas Foster Ebelskivers….little puffed pancakes of my Saturday morning dreams.
This past weekend I found myself in dire need of a slow, lazy morning breakfast with lots of hot coffee and some otherworldly confection that would ease me into a new week with a lingering feeling of coziness. Sounds nice, right? This was made possible in part by Ryan, who has been
begging urging me to make Ebelskivers for, oh, several months now. Ebel wha???? I know. It’s a strange-looking word; and sounds stranger than it looks. Let’s have a little vocab lesson:
Ebelskiver (pronounced “able-skeever”) – pancake puff. Originated from Denmark and traditionally served a snacks or desserts during the holidays or celebrations. The perfect breakfast addition to a morning of practicing hygge.
Hygge (prounounced “hue-gah”) – a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture: “why not follow the Danish example and bring more hygge into your daily life?”
Thankfully, in the midst of a busy weekend filled with hosting 13 of Ryan’s sports nutrition interns for dinner, attending a baby shower, going to a Mizzou basketball game and church, we were able to fit our cozy hygge breakfast in with a little time to spare. So we took pictures of the process! It’s great to have a kitchen partner – you get so much more done!
Bananas foster ebelskivers are the perfect breakfast dish to make with a buddy or two. One person can make the filling while the other works on the batter. One person fills the pancake wells with batter while the other person follows with the filling. You get the picture! That was us – all accomplished while sipping our favorite Texas Pecan coffee and listening to the lovely La La Land soundtrack. *Sigh* I’m so thankful for weekend mornings like this! It’s not only good self-care, but good soul care. You know what I mean?
The bananas foster filling was chosen primarily because Fat Tuesday is coming up, so I wanted to get in on some good New Orleans flavor all up in my filled pancakes. It was a decision I do not regret. In the least. I’m already thinking about when I’ll have time to make them again….
If you’d like to make your own pillowy clouds of puffed pancake goodness to enjoy during a cozy morning, you’re going to need the following special tools (affiliate links below):
- An ebelskiver or filled pancake pan
- Ebelskiver recipes (Use mine below, check out this cookbook, or see these lovely versions from Williams Sonoma)
Did you make this recipe for Bananas Foster Ebelskivers? If so, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below, or upload a picture of your creation to Instagram or Twitter with the tag @Sweetcayenne5!2