Finnish Pancakes

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Jun. 17, 2010

If you've ever been to Thunder Bay, then you've probably eaten at the Hoito... We went to university in Thunder Bay, and this place was a weekend breakfast favourite. The pancakes are Finnish thin, crisp around the edges and not at all cake'y' like the puffy buttermilk pancakes my mom made.
The Hoito doesn't give up the recipe, so we've played around until landing on what we think is pretty close. In deference to their hybrid nature and the fact that we're in Canada, we enjoy these with Maple Syrup - but fruit and powdered sugar are great as well and probably more traditional to the Finnish recipe.


Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Egg 2 Medium
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Butter 2 Tablespoon , melted
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1) In a bowl, combine and whisk all the ingredients together.

2) Allow the batter to rest for atleat 30 minutes.

3) Place a non-stick pan on a medium-high heat.

4) Pour enough batter to thinly coat bottom of the pan, swirl to coat.

5) Fry until the batter is set and bottom is golden brown.

6) Flip over and cook the other side until golden.


7) Serve the pancakes with a topping of maple syrup or jam or powdered sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 599Calories from Fat 218

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 155 mg6.46%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g25%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 27 g

Protein 19 g38%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet