Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe tastes almost the same as the finnish pancakes at the Hoito in Thunderbay ON.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine and whisk all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes (or sit in fridge overnight).
  3. Heat non-stick or lightly greased pan to medium.
  4. Pour in a thin layer of the batter just so it covers the bottom.
  5. Once it is golden brown on one side, flip and cook the other.
  6. Serve with maple syrup, butter, fruit, or jam.
Most Helpful

We lived in Thunder Bay for over 36 years, and I experimented with a recipe to try and copy the delicious Hoito pancakes. Finally came up with a formula that made it easy to change the number of servings. My recipe makes a thin batter, but it has worked for me for the last 50 years: same amount of flour and milk, and twice as many eggs. For example: 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Then add a little melted butter, sprinkle of salt, and a bit of vanilla. It's important to have a really hot pan, therefore a non-stick doesn't work very well. I always use a cast iron pan, with a small amount of oil (before each pancake). Pour in a ladle full of batter, tilt the pan to distribute the batter, cook for only a minute and flip. Delicious!

5 5

Love this recipe, the difference is in the pan used! I always use a cast iron pan!