Pannukkau (Finnish Pancakes) #BreadBakers

finnish milk pancakes

Pannukkau Finnish Pancakes bake into a light, sweet dish great alone or topped with fruit, powdered sugar or whipped cream. I added a few chopped pecans just for crunch factor.

finnish pancakes

Welcome to another addition of Bread Bakers!


Many cultures start their Lenten celebration with a form of a pancake. These sweet treats aren’t necessarily flat, spongy discs we know as pancakes. I’m PA Dutch and we make Fasnachts which are donuts made with potatoes or potato water. We also celebrate Shrove Tuesday or “Fat Tuesday” in our area with any kind of doughnut.

Today our #BreadBakers group takes you around the world to discover over 20 types of pancakes.

The Challenge:

Use any leavening agent or without; use a flour of your choice; Sweet or savory make pancakes from different parts of the world from crepes, blinis to gozleme. The choice is yours but go global.

Hosting for Bread Bakers this month is Mayuri Patel of Mayuri’s Jikoni. Thanks Mayuri for a great theme!

Pannukkau is oven baked to golden perfection! You can

I also made these pancakes as a savory dish by splitting the layers and adding a filling consisting of roasted potatoes, onions and peppers. I went one step further and sprinkled on cheddar. Wow! Definitely a keeper for my next brunch! Sweet, savory and so tasty!

Milk Pancakes

Finnish Pancake

Pannukkau (Finnish Pancakes)

Yield: 12 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place butter in 9x13-inch baking dish until melted and starts to bubble but not brown.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, Add dry mix to egg mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared dish. Bake Pannukkau until firm and brown on top, bottom and sides. Batter will rise as it cooks. Bake time, approximately 40 minutes.
  • Serve alone or topped with fruit, jam or whipped cream.
  • Make savory by layering with potatoes, onions, peppers and cheese.
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Pannukkau Finnish Pancake

Enjoy this pancake trip around the world courtesy of The Bread Bakers!

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30 Responses to Pannukkau (Finnish Pancakes) #BreadBakers

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  2. Karen says:

    Dinner and dessert all in one pancake! How cool is that!! Sounds amazing, and I love reading about the origin of the pancake.

  3. What unique pancakes! Sounds like this month’s challenge was a lot of fun and helped to get everyone exploring new options.
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  4. Pavani says:

    Very interesting Finnish pancake Cindy. Love the savory filling idea — I would love to try this recipe some time.

  5. Wendy Klik says:

    I love the breakfast sandwich you made with this pancake Cindy. I need to learn to stop reading these posts before breakfast…..drool can be messy.
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  6. Holly says:

    I like the savory option and see that you could make any number of varieties of it. Wonderful!

  7. The Finnish Pancakes look totally indulgent. Great recipe!!

  8. cheri says:

    Hi Cindy, I really like this pancake, love that it is baked and made in one dish, I bet this is delicious!
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  9. Ansh says:

    What an exquisite dish. I love that it can be served any size, and baked at one go! I might be a bit more partial towards the savory one 😀

  10. Love this pancake Cindy. Especially your savory option. Perfect for breakfast or brunch or a simple dinner, too!
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  11. These Finnish pancakes are such a delish! I am a big fan of pancakes and this ecipe is amazing, Cindy!

  12. sneha datar says:

    Lovely and easy baked pancake, loved the cheese in it.

  13. These are delicious Cindy, a great recipe to make with the kids, and a little history lesson. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Party this weekend.
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  15. Shilpi says:

    This looks so delicious… Definitely in my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

  16. The pancake looks so inviting cindy………
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