Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes

Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes  : These extra spongy, light mini Dutch pancakes are filled with lemony flavors that would make a perfect Valentines breakfast for two. They are drizzled with dark chocolate, dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh raspberries.



“PoffertjesPoffertjes Poffertjes – buy a dozen” these words were like magic to my food hungry soul during our visit to Copenhagen.

Apart from a seeing the beautiful local places, the highlight of our trip was a ‘Once in a Life’  kind of food experience in Geranium (It has the World’s Best Chef & 3 Michelin Star).

After a 14 course wine and food (they describe it as lucid, light and dynamic) menu – I could totally say my ‘Soul was at Peace & I was in Gastronomical Heaven’!

So as soon as we were back, I tried creating my favorite (the easiest of the lot) Poffertjes/Aebleskivers that I had as snack or breakfast during our trip and today I’m sharing with you’ll my Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special) which makes a perfect breakfast for two.


Now, if you’re wondering what is ‘Poffertjes’ – they are mini Danish pancakes that resemble a ball and are extremely spongy-airy. They are usually served with a dollop of butter and dusted sugar on top or with a berry jelly.

Something very similar to our American pancakes but there are a couple of difference as Poffertjes are more light, airier and are made using buckwheat flour.

But today, I’m sharing my favorite of the many various recipes of poffertjes that I’ve tried and that is the Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special).

I’m using lemon and buttermilk to make it even more extra spongy and I’m using my special ‘Poffertjes Pan’ for it. It’s a non-stick pan with little dents in between for us to add the batter and turn it evenly to form a ball.


The batter is really simple and these are made using all-purpose flour. You can eat the poffertjes as is too but since it’s Valentines, I’m going all out and giving it some extra love n sprinkles of dusted sugar, dark chocolate sauce, and some fresh raspberries.

And every bite that you’ll taste will give you that lemony-berry flavor and that chocolate sauce with sugar is simple perfection. If you don’t have the poffertjes pan, you can try making them in a regular pan too (they won’t be raised or ball-shaped) but there will be no difference in taste.


So, if you’re still looking for that one special recipe to impress that someone, this Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special) can definitely be your front contender.

All that lemon+chocolate+sugary+fruity combination will surely please anyone.

~ You can try these Recipes too for Valentines ~
3 Ingredients Strawberry Mousse (Vegan + Glutenfree Recipe)
5 Ingredients Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Raspberries
Healthy Beetroot Cutlet


Stay tuned for another Valentines Special Breakfast Recipe Coming Next Week !
Until Next Time ~ XoXo

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Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes
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1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

1/3 Cup Buttermilk

4 Tbsp Milk

1 egg

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice - you may use fresh or bottled

Pinch of salt

2 Tbsp Sugar

1/2 Sachet Dry Yeast - about 3gms

3 Tbsp of water

4 Tbsp Oil


5 Raspberries

1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Sauce - placed in a ziplock

1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar


  1. Heat the Poffertjes pan or a regular pan. (My pan makes 10 at a time)
  2. Heat the milk in a cup (microwave) for 30 seconds.
  3. Dissolve the yeast, sugar in luke warm milk, water, and stir and keep aside for minute (the yeast will bubble up).
  4. Whisk the egg In a large bowl.
  5. Add flour, salt, yeast and whisk to form a lump free batter.
  6. Now, add the lemon juice and whisk everything thoroughly.
  7. If using Poffertjes Pan:
  8. Drop 2-3 drops of oil in each depression of the poffertjes pan.
  9. Add 3 tbsp of batter in each depression of the pan.
  10. Wait till you see bubbles forming on top (takes 20 seconds).
  11. Using a skewer, raise the poffertjes till the remaining liquid batter falls down in the depression.
  12. Cook for 10 seconds and then flip the poffertjes to the other side.
  13. Cook till the other side is also cooked (golden brown color).
  14. Remove from pan and similarly make all the other poffertjes.
  15. If using regular Pan:
  16. Heat the pan and add 1tbsp oil.
  17. Spread the oil evenly on the pan.
  18. Using a spoon, drop 2 tbsp batter in the pan and spread it into a mini circle.
  19. Similarly place more batter till the pan is full.
  20. Let cook till you see bubbles on the top.
  21. Flip the batter and cook on the other side (till golden brown on each side).
  22. Remove from pan and cook all the poffertjes are cooked.
  23. Decorate the Poffertjes:
  24. Place 5-6 poffertjes in a plate and place raspberries around it.
  25. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and dust with powdered sugar.
  26. Serve Fresh.
1410 cal
65 g
206 g
24 g

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49 Replies to "Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes"

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    Shannon @ Pass Me Some Tasty February 12, 2017 (2:55 am)
    These might just be the cutest (and tastiest) lil' pancakes I've ever seen.
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    Jacqui Bellefontaine February 10, 2017 (12:12 pm)
    oh these sound really interesting I shall have to make them for my Dutch friend
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      Molly Kumar February 14, 2017 (5:03 am)
      That would be great, glad you liked them - Thanks Jacqui.
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    Jenni February 10, 2017 (1:15 am)
    These look so lovely! What a great treat!
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    Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 8, 2017 (11:46 pm)
    The mini pancakes are adorable and I am so excited that I have the right pan to make these as well. We use the pan to make a Indian recipe called Kuzhi appam and I am so excited to see a recipe from a different cuisine to make in the pan.
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:15 am)
      Hey Sandhya, thanks so much and you can absolutely make this recipe in the appam pa :)
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    ManilaSpoon February 8, 2017 (7:25 pm)
    These mini Dutch pancakes are too adorable to eat but don't worry that won't stop me as they sure look yummy!!
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      Molly Kumar February 8, 2017 (8:11 pm)
      Hahhaha, Thanks so much and I look forward to you making them soon. Thanks for visiting :)
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    Alicia Taylor February 8, 2017 (5:56 pm)
    We got one of these pans for a friend for Christmas. It was the first time I'd ever seen one. He'll love this recipe! He loves doing brilliant things for his wife for Valentine's day.
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:30 am)
      Hahahha, that would be fabulous and I'm sure you're getting breakfast in bed soon :) Thanks for visiting Alicia.
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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 8, 2017 (4:01 pm)
    These are so cute! I would love to wake up to these on Valentine's Day.
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar February 8, 2017 (5:30 pm)
      Hehehhe, That would be wonderful Erin and I hope it becomes true :)
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    Byron Thomas February 8, 2017 (12:38 pm)
    Molly, your baking is always super impressive! These little treats are so perfect to be shared with my favourite people this Valentine's. :) Looks wonderfully delicious!
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:23 am)
      Aweee, thanks so much Byron!!! I'm so glad you liked the recipe and hope you try them soon.
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    Hanady | Recipe Nomad February 8, 2017 (11:36 am)
    I actually have the pan to make this! I make it once a year for the kids but I just might have to make it tomorrow and then next day and the next day! Your recipe sounds perfect and so easy!
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:45 am)
      Hehehhe - Thanks Hanady. I'm sure your kids are going to love it :)
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    Srivalli February 8, 2017 (7:49 am)
    Oh gosh that plate looks superb and what a sinful dish to indulge! You have plated it really nice. Enjoyed reading about a new dish.
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:24 am)
      Thanks Srivalli, I'm so happy your liked it.
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    Wendy February 8, 2017 (12:22 am)
    Lemon and chocolate are such a luscious combination! Chocolate drizzled poffertjes would make a special Valentine's dessert as you suggest. They would also make a fancy breakfast treat!
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:48 am)
      Absolutely agree with you - lemon+chocolate are a perfect combination. The tart, sweet n that cocoa flavor just hits all the right note :) I'm so glad you liked the recipe.
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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes February 7, 2017 (9:26 pm)
    Ooo.. I tried making dutch pancakes awhile back and mine flopped! I think I measured something wrong. I'll have to try your version!!!
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    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ February 7, 2017 (7:58 pm)
    This would make the perfect special breakfast for any occasion! I love the lemon flavor you put in these. But I must say the addition of chocolate and raspberries definitely make this Valentines day worthy!
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      Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (7:10 am)
      Thanks Stephanie. Doesn't berries + chocolate make everything look special n delicious :)
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    Megan Marlowe February 7, 2017 (7:04 pm)
    Now if these aren't the cutest little things I want to pop in my mouth, over and over again, I don't know what is. These are absolutely perfect for Valentine's day. In fact, since V-day is on a Tuesday, I may just make breakfast in bed for the family this weekend and serve these babies! They're sure to love them!
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      Molly Kumar February 11, 2017 (7:31 am)
      Awee, Thanks Megan and I'm so happy that you'll try this recipe soon. Enjoy them on Valentine's :)
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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way February 7, 2017 (5:13 pm)
    What a beautiful dish! I could just see that as a special Valentine's Day breakfast. They look as light as a feather and I bet they melt in your mouth. Which means, calories don't count! YAY!! Can't wait to make them.
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    LC @ A Life of Authenticity February 6, 2017 (7:53 pm)
    These look sooo good, I don't think they'd make it to the table for my bf. I'd have to use some serious restraint to ensure he actually got to taste one. LOL
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    Nisha February 5, 2017 (9:47 am)
    I loved the the poffertjes plate, so colorful! I have this pan. Hopefully one day I will try poffertjes . www.learn2livefully.com
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      Molly Kumar February 8, 2017 (8:47 am)
      I'm so glad you liked it and I look forward to you trying them soon :) Thanks for visiting.
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    Courtney CJ February 4, 2017 (5:38 pm)
    The guy I am seeing would be all over this. He is such a foodie and a lemonhead, while I am more of a lime girl. I would still give it a try but I will definitely be shooting this to him.
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:39 am)
      Hi Courtney, I hope you both like it as much as we love it and I'm sure he'll make them for you :)
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    auschick February 4, 2017 (2:49 pm)
    I'm so glad I stumbled upon this today! I have had a poffertjes pan for nearly a decade (got it as a wedding gift from my one and only dutch friend) and have never tried to work out how to use it. Tuesday will be the day!
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:40 am)
      YaaaaY to the Poffertjes Pan. I just love mine and have been using to make all sorts of round recipes. Do give recipe a try soon & Thanks for visiting.
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    Anna February 4, 2017 (1:39 am)
    Oh my you are making me so hungry right now. This look delicious., i will try to make this on the weekend.
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:41 am)
      Heehheh, Thanks so much Anna, I'll look forward to you trying them soon.
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    Apollne Adiju February 4, 2017 (12:44 am)
    Wow, this looks super delicious. I will make it for my daughter this weekend.
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:42 am)
      That would be awesome - Hope you both enjoy them as much as we do.
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    Briana February 4, 2017 (12:31 am)
    Now THESE look delicious. Omg. Perfect for Valentine's Day.
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:42 am)
      Thanks Briana, glad you liked them.
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    Natasha February 3, 2017 (9:23 pm)
    These are so sweet, literally! I want to make them, but I NEED that pan! Gonna search for one!
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:44 am)
      Thanks Natasha. I recommend you get the pan soon and try these lil beauty's - they are so yumm!
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    Nellwyn February 3, 2017 (8:20 pm)
    These look so delicious and perfect for Valentines Day! I've never tried Poffertjes so I'm really curious to try this recipe
    • comment-avatar
      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:45 am)
      They are very much like American Pancakes just slightly more fluffier and ball shaped. Can't wait for you to try them :)
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    Nicole Glover February 3, 2017 (4:55 pm)
    Those look pretty tasty! That would be nice to give the hubby for Valentine's Day! Yummy. Thanks for sharing!
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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy February 3, 2017 (3:37 pm)
    OMG These are sooooo prettyyyyyy! I wonder if I'd be inclined to share these, even with my husband - on Valentine's day!!! :D
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      Molly Kumar February 5, 2017 (8:46 am)
      Hahahha, thanks Tina, I'm sure you'll make a big batch and be an awesome wife n share with hubby ;) - XoXo

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