Æbleskive Breakfasts

The Danish American Center’s Æbleskive Breakfasts run monthly (except, ironically*, December) from September through May, typically on the third Sunday of the month. Breakfast includes æbleskiver (i.e Danish pancake balls), scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Special brunches in February (Valentine’s Day) and May (Mother’s Day) feature a special expanded menu (and different pricing).

Bring your appetite! All breakfast run from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Cost for breakfasts is $9 per adult / $5 for children ages 5-12 (younger children eat free). No reservations necessary. Breakfasts are open to the public.

2016 – 17 Season:

September 18, 2016
October 16, 2016
November 20, 2016
January 15, 2017
February 12, 2017 (Valentine’s Brunch)
March 19, 2017
April 23, 2017
May 14, 2017 (Mother’s Day Brunch)

*Dating back to the early 1600s, the first æbleskiver were in fact apple (æble) slices (skiver) dipped in egg and flour and then fried in butter on an ordinary pan. While the method has changed over the years, and the apple slice has more or less been been relegated to historical linguistics, the name stuck. Æbleskiver today are a much anticipated staple of the Danish Christmas season. When æbleskiver jumped the pond to America, however, enthusiasm for them couldn’t be contained to one mere season, perhaps because they so remind us of our beloved American pancakes. Whatever the reason, æbleskiver belong to breakfast here. Don’t worry, we still prefer to eat them with powdered sugar and strawberry jam (we aren’t complete heathens!).


Danish American Center
3030 West River Parkway South
Minneapolis, MN 55406