A holiday delicacy that everyone can enjoy. This Vegan Norwegian Krumkake recipe has all the flavor of traditional krumkake without the real butter or egg but your taste buds won’t know the difference!
A Christmas Tradition
This is one delectable Christmas cookie that you may even want to make year round. Growing up, I couldn’t wait for the sight of my Grandmother’s large yellow tupperware container on top of her refrigerator because I knew what was inside- Norwegian krumkake!
The best part about this cookie is that it is made with just a handful of basic ingredients. In fact, you probably have them in your home right now. However, once you mix those simple ingredients and bake it on a traditional krumkake maker, it turns into a crispy cookie that is absolutely irresistible.
A Fun and Unique Cookie
But the best part just might be the shape. What kid can resist a cookie in the shape of a cone?!
Although traditionally krumkake is served empty, we do know of some families that fill the cone with whipped cream or even berries. But in our opinion, keep it simple like my Grandma Dorothy because this cookie is bound to be the star of your holiday treat platter.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Sugar – Of course a cookie needs a sweetener! We like to use turbinado sugar.
- Vegan Butter – The vegetable butter will add a richness to your cookies.
- Flax Eggs – The combination of flaxseed meal and water perfectly mimic eggs to act as the binder for your krumkake. However, any egg substitute will also work.
- Non-Dairy Milk and Cream – Equal amounts of nut milk and cream provide the right amount of richness to your cookie. We recommend Better Half by the brand Califia Farms because it is a mixture of coconut cream and almond milk- no need to buy both!
- Flour – All purpose flour will suffice but a similar flour can also be used.
- Vanilla Extract – Pure vanilla extract provides a subtle but delicious flavor.
FAQ & Vegan Krumkake Tips:
Do you need a krumkake iron?
- Yes. Unfortunately there isn’t another alternative for this Norwegian specialty. Although now you can find electric krumkake irons that are quite reasonably priced. However, if you can find a traditional Scandinavian stovetop iron, we would recommend that.
How do you store krumkake?
- The krumkake should be stored in a tupperware container at room temperature. They will last remarkably long because of their simplicity but chances are, they will be gone before you know it.
Add vegan butter to the iron for the first krumkake.
- We suggest adding a little butter to the iron prior to making your first cookie. This will help to ensure that it won’t stick, but you only need to add it once. However, don’t be surprised if it takes a krumkake or two before you get the hang of how long to cook them. It should be slightly brown particularly around the edge.
Roll the krumkake on the cone immediately.
- Right when you take the cookie off of the iron, it should be rolled around the cone. Once it cools, it will be impossible to manipulate without breaking. We recommend delicately using a fork to wrap it around the cone so you don’t burn your fingers.
This truly is the most wonderful time of year. We hope you have a lovely holiday season and that you splurge on a delicious cookie or if it’s krumkake, take two!
Finally, if you have made this krumkake recipe, we would love to hear what you think! Please comment down below and be sure to rate the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks so much!
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Vegan Norwegian Krumkake
- Prep Time: 10 min.
- Cook Time: 30 seconds (per cookie)
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 min.
- Yield: 60 Cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Krumkake Iron
- Cuisine: Norwegian
- Diet: Vegan
A Scandinavian delicacy that is egg and dairy free. But don’t worry, this Vegan Norwegian Krumkake recipe tastes just like the original!
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter (Melted)
- 2 Flax Eggs
- ½ Cup Coconut Cream
- ½ Cup Almond Milk (We like to use 1 Cup of BetterHalf by Califia because it is a combination of both!)
- 1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Using a wooden spoon or whisk, mix the sugar and melted butter in a large bowl.
- Next, add the flax eggs and stir to combine.
- Then, add the milk and stir until combined.
- Add the flour gradually, until all of the flour is incorporated.
- Lastly, add the vanilla extract.
- Prepare your iron by coating it with a small amount of oil or butter. Place the iron over medium heat and allow it to warm for 1-2 minutes. (We have a stovetop iron, but you may need to adjust slightly if you are using an electric iron.)
- Open the iron and dollop 1 tsp of batter onto the center of the krumkake iron. Close the iron immediately. Allow each side to cook for 10-15 seconds. Open the iron to see if it is to your preferred browning. (There is always a first pancake. But then you will get the hang of the timing).
- Using a fork and the krumkake cone roll the cookie off the iron and onto the cone. Once the cookie is on the cone set it on a cutting board to cool, while you start your next cookie cooking.
- Remove the krumkake from the cone as you brown the next cookie.
- Repeat steps 6-8 until the batter is done. This recipe will make approximately 50-60 krumkake.
- Once cooled store in a large storage container until ready to enjoy.
Keywords: Vegan Norwegian Krumkake Recipe, Vegan Cookie Recipe, Krumkake
4 thoughts on “Vegan Norwegian Krumkake”
These krumkake turned out delicious! I made them for our 17th of May celebration and everyone loved them. Thank you so much for this recipe.
So glad you enjoyed them Tina!!!
Do you suggest using unsweetened better half or sweetened?
We use “original” which is slightly sweetened. But either would most likely work since there is sugar in the recipe. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!