Peanut Butter-Filled Banana {Ebelskivers}

Welcome to {Ebelskiver} Week!

I’m looking forward to sharing some AWESOME variations of ebelskivers with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

For those of you who were thinking what I was thinking, at first: ‘What in the heck is an ebelskiver?!?!?’

Well, here ya go!

Ebelskiver: Also spelled ebleskiver, aebleskiver, or รฆbleskiver.

Ebelskivers are a Danish baked good.

They are basically pancakes shaped like a ball and are light and fluffy like a pancake-popover hybrid. They are absolutely delicious and a fun way to eat a pancake!

The best part about ebelskivers is that you fill them with tasty fillings. Yum!!!

 

Ebelskiver Week: Day 1

Banana ebelskivers filled with Better’n Peanut Butter, banana flavor!

 

 

 

I’m side tracking you for just a minute!

I came across Better’n Peanut Butter a couple of months ago. It’s my all time new favorite thing. I have a scoop every day on my yogurt and granola. Yum!!! The absolute best part about Better’n Peanut Butter is that it doesn’t have nearly the amount of calories as normal peanut butter. Here’s the low down:

  • 85% less fat than regular peanut butter
  • 40% less calories than regular peanut butter
  • no cholesterol
  • no preservatives
  • no refined sugar
  • comes in 4 flavors: banana, chocolate, original, low sodium

After tasting the banana flavor, original flavor and low sodium flavor, my all time favorite is the low sodium variety.

My thoughts/facts on Better’n Peanut Butter:

  • store in the refrigerator after opening
  • you don’t have to stir it up
  • it’s a little more ‘loose’ than regular peanut butter…which doesn’t bother me…it’s the same texture as traditional peanut butter
  • the low sodium variety is nice and sweet (because of the lack of sodium), perfect on toast or in yogurt!
  • and the best part about it: you can have twice as much to add up to the same amount of calories as the traditional peanut butter! Mawhahaha!

You can buy Better’n in Peanut Butter in select stores (I find it in Earthfare or at Bi-Lo here in Columbia, SC) and you can also buy it online!

Now, enough jibber-jabber…time for some PB & Banana Ebelskivers!!! Woo hoo!

 

Oh, and if you don’t have one already…you should buy an Ebleskiver Pan!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Peanut Butter-Filled Banana {Ebelskivers}

adapted from Williams-Sonoma

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Better ‘n Peanut Butter (or another other nut butter) (1 teaspoon per ebelskiver)

How-To

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the bananas and whisk in the egg yolks, milk and canola oil.
  3. Whisk the yolk mixture into the flour mixture until well combined.
  4. In another bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff but not dry peaks form (about 1-2 minutes).
  5. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the batter in 2 additions.
  6. Spray each well of a filled-pancake pan with cooking spray (Don’t skimp on the spray).
  7. Over medium-low heat, pour 1 tablespoon of batter into each well (fill to almost half way up the well).
  8. Cook until the undersides begin to set and have a few bubbles (about 1 minute).
  9. Drop a teaspoon of peanut butter on top of the uncooked batter.
  10. Pour another tablespoon of batter on top of the filling and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until they have started to bubble.
  11. Using two wooden skewers (on opposite sides of the ebelskiver), flip them over, allowing the remaining uncooked batter to flow out and enclose the filling in the center.
  12. Continue cooking the pancakes.
  13. Scoop out the ebelskivers with a spoon (helps to not dent them any).
  14. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Servings: 25-28 ebelskivers

This review of Better’n Peanut Butter has been sponsored by the Better’n Peanut Butter. We received a complementary jar of Original and Banana flavored Better’n Peanut Butter to review. My opinions about this product are my own and I received no monetary compensation to review this product.

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17 comments

  1. I’m looking forward to see what you get out of this – they look really good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Normally we mostly eat them at Christmas, often served with Glรถgg for Christmas get togethers….

    Sincerely,
    Birthe from Denmark

    1. Also, instead of flipping them over, turn them 1/4 of a turn until they’re all cooked. (That will keep them nice and round.)

      They look awesome!

  2. I just bought an ebelskiver pan from Williams Sonoma last month! I’ve already made about a jillion different varieties, but can’t wait to try your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I purchased a “popover” pan from William-Sonoma about a month ago and I was just curious if that would work until I can buy one.. what do you think.”?

    1. Hmm, I don’t think so. But, you could always try it. It would certainly cook them (be sure and coat the pan well with cooking spray), but they won’t be the circles like the Ebelskivers….but equally delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Baking!

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