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 breakfast for two.

Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes

They are drizzled with dark chocolate, dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh raspberries.

Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes Recipe


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

Apart from 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 a 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 berry jelly.

Something very similar to our American pancakes but there are a couple of differences as Poffertjes are lighter, 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 (Valentine’s 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!!!

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 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 ~

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



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Yield: 15 Pieces

Lemon Poffertjes – Mini Dutch Pancakes

Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes (Valentines Special)

Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes: These extra spongy, light mini Dutch pancakes are filled with lemony flavors that would make a perfect breakfast for two.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 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.

If using Poffertjes Pan:

  1. Drop 2-3 drops of oil in each depression of the poffertjes pan.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of batter in each depression of the pan.
  3. Wait till you see bubbles forming on top (takes 20 seconds).
  4. Using a skewer, raise the poffertjes till the remaining liquid batter falls down in the depression.
  5. Cook for 10 seconds and then flip the poffertjes to the other side.
  6. Cook till the other side is also cooked (golden brown color).
  7. Remove from pan and similarly make all the other poffertjes.

If using regular Pan:

  1. Heat the pan and add 1tbsp oil.
  2. Spread the oil evenly on the pan.
  3. Using a spoon, drop 2 tbsp batter in the pan and spread it into a mini circle.
  4. Similarly place more batter till the pan is full.
  5. Let cook till you see bubbles on the top.
  6. Flip the batter and cook on the other side (till golden brown on each side).
  7. Remove from pan and cook all the poffertjes are cooked.

Decorate the Poffertjes:

  1. Place 5-6 poffertjes in a plate and place raspberries around it.
  2. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and dust with powdered sugar.
  3. Serve Fresh.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g


54 Replies to "Lemon Poffertjes - Mini Dutch Pancakes"

  • Kate Hahnel January 22, 2024 (8:35 am)

    These poffertjes were awesome! Everyone asked for second helpings! I am definitely making them again!

  • Amy Liu Dong January 20, 2024 (5:31 am)

    I made this for breakfast and the kids love it!
    It is so easy to make and delicious!

  • Jamie January 20, 2024 (5:30 am)

    Oh my gosh, I love how cute this recipe is. It is so easy to make and delicious.
    My sister loves it!

  • DK Park January 20, 2024 (4:17 am)

    This recipe is awesome, lemon as the star of the dish? count me in! Thank you for sharing this, i now will make some of this for myself.

  • Savita January 18, 2024 (1:05 pm)

    These Lemon Poffertjes are pure bliss in every bite! The mini Dutch pancakes are not only adorable but bursting with zesty lemon flavor.

  • 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.

  • Jacqui Bellefontaine February 10, 2017 (12:12 pm)

    oh these sound really interesting I shall have to make them for my Dutch friend

    • Molly Kumar February 14, 2017 (5:03 am)

      That would be great, glad you liked them – Thanks Jacqui.

  • Jenni February 10, 2017 (1:15 am)

    These look so lovely! What a great treat!

  • 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.

    • Molly Kumar February 9, 2017 (6:15 am)

      Hey Sandhya, thanks so much and you can absolutely make this recipe in the appam pa 🙂

  • 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!!

    • Molly Kumar February 8, 2017 (8:11 pm)

      Hahhaha, Thanks so much and I look forward to you making them soon. Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • 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.

    • 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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