The epitome of convenience snack – plättar are perfect to keep ready in the fridge or take with you. Savory as is, and great with both sweet and savory toppings.
If you need something to keep all of the kids (and grown-up kids) happy, you’ve found it here. Everyone looks forward to a new batch Saturday morning. And plättar are the perfect snack to bring with you on an outing or road trip!
As a young boy I loved visiting my mormor (grandmother in Swedish). Not only because she was a very sweet lady, but she always let me help her cook.
She kept a container with plättar (small thin pancakes or mini crêpes) in the fridge ready to eat. When I was a kid, this was my favorite breakfast or midday snack and my grandmother would always make them whenever she came to our house.
On regular school days we had cereal or toast for breakfast, but on weekends, she prepared the best plättar in the world I thought.
I liked them so much that I wanted them for breakfast every day, so I had my grandmother teach me how to make them. At age ten, I was making plättar for breakfast on days she couldn’t visit us.
To this day, I still make plättar every weekend, but now I make them for my own kids. And they love them as much as I do.
The best part is that my grandmother’s plättar recipe is super easy to make. Heck, I made them from scratch when I was just a kid. Plus, the mix only consists of three ingredients – milk, flour and egg.
Content in this Post
- Ingredients in Swedish Mini Crêpes (Plättar)
- Health Benefits of Plättar (mini crêpes)
- Do You Need A Special Pan To Make Plättar?
- How to Make Mini Crêpes (Plättar) Step by Step
- STEP 1 — Prepare the Batter
- STEP 2 — Prepare the Pan
- STEP 3 — Pour the Batter
- STEP 4 — Flip the Pancakes
- STEP 5 — Remove the Pancakes
- What Goes With Plättar?
- How Long Can You Keep Plättar In The Fridge?
- Can You Freeze Swedish Plättar?
- How Do You Reheat Plättar?
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Ingredients in Swedish Mini Crêpes (Plättar)
- Milk: we use 3.5% whole milk or 3.25% homogenized milk.
- Egg: use Omega 3 to benefit from the polyunsaturated fats.
- Flour: we use all purpose.
Health Benefits of Plättar (mini crêpes)
Swedish plättar consist of egg, milk, and flour, making them a nutritional part of a breakfast meal or midday snack.
Eggs are known for containing plenty of essential vitamins and minerals. If you chose eggs containing Omega fats, you also gain the additional health benefits from the Omega 6 and Omega 3 polyunsaturated fats.
Milk also contains vitamins and minerals vital to maintain your health. Just like eggs, milk contains many important vitamins and minerals.
Do You Need A Special Pan To Make Plättar?
I use a special cast iron “plättar pan” or mini pancake pan (see below left). For the best result, I recommend investing in a good quality cast iron plattar pan. Not only do they make the best flavored plättar, the pan is virtually indestructible and can last generations. Just don’t pour cold water over a hot cast iron pan as it can crack from the quick temperature change.
To change things up, the same batter can be used to make larger Swedish pancakes (pannkakor) in a regular size cast iron pancake pan (see above right). Click the link to go to our recipe for pannkakor if you’d like to make large Swedish pancakes.
How to Make Mini Crêpes (Plättar) Step by Step
Just like our easy pancake recipe, this mini crêpe recipe consists of egg, milk, flour, and butter, and is super easy to make.
STEP 1 — Prepare the Batter
Crack the eggs and whisk them in a large 8 cup bowl. Add milk to the bowl and whisk until eggs are well mixed. Add flour to the mix and whisk until all clumps of flour are gone.
STEP 2 — Prepare the Pan
Heat the frying pan on the stovetop using low to medium heat. Add a little bit (half teaspoon-ish) of butter or oil to the pan.
STEP 3 — Pour the Batter
Add a 1/4 cup of mix to each spot in the plättar frying pan.
STEP 4 — Flip the Pancakes
Once the top surface of the pancakes are dry, flip the pancakes over using a spatula.
STEP 5 — Remove the Pancakes
After a few minutes, remove the plättar from the pan by flipping the whole pan upside down over the plate. Then butter the pan and add a new batch of mix
What Goes With Plättar?
The Swedish plättar can be enjoyed either warm or cold, with strawberry jam, butter, syrup, Nutella or just plain as is. Top with fruit and whipped cream if you like. They are excellent with both sweet and savory jams and spreads.
For a savory option – cream cheese, smoked salmon (gravad lax) with dill and caviar adds sophistication as an hors d’oeuvres.
You can even experiment with all types of flavored butters and cream cheeses, and feel free to change it up each time.
It’s fun to stack them up with fillings in between. The sky is the limit! To really delight the kids, keep a shaker of icing sugar for a quick sprinkle (or not so quick if they do it!) on top.
How Long Can You Keep Plättar In The Fridge?
f you store the plättar in an airtight container in the fridge, they can last up to a week. However, I think they are best consumed within a few days. After that, they start to stick together and become more brittle.
Can You Freeze Swedish Plättar?
I would personally not recommend freezing the plättar. I think they are better consumed fresh. But hey, that could just be my opinion. If you are in a pinch and need to save them for later, they can last a few months if frozen in an airtight container. However, a better option I think, is to freeze the batter and make the plättar fresh when you need them.
How Do You Reheat Plättar?
The plättar can easily be reheated in a microwave. Just put them in for 20-30 seconds and they are good as new. If you don’t want them hot, just leave the plättar on the counter for half an hour until they have reached room temperature. Only downfall — it’s hard to stop snacking on them all day long so you may end up with none left for the next day!
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If you enjoyed making these easy breakfast crêpes, try our Belgian Style Simple Breakfast Waffles as well. They are easy to make and contain the same basic ingredients as the pancake recipe.
Swedish Mini Crêpes Plättar
- 3 Eggs
- 4 cups Milk, 3.5% whole milk or 3.25% homogenized milk
- 2.5 cups Flour
- Crack the eggs and whisk them in a large 8 cup bowl.
- Add milk to the bowl and whisk until eggs are well mixed.
- Add flour to the mix and whisk until all clumps of flour are gone.
- Heat the frying pan on the stovetop using low to medium heat.
- Add a little bit (half teaspoon-ish) of butter or oil to the pan.
- Add a 1/4 cup of mix to each spot in the plättar frying pan.
- Once the top surface of the pancakes are dry, flip the pancakes over using a spatula.
- After a few minutes, remove the plattar from the pan by flipping the whole pan upside down over the plate. Then butter the pan and add a new batch of mix.
The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.