Ube pancake with the most delicious ube flavor you can imagine. Easy to make and perfect for satisfying your ube cravings. These pancakes are made even better when you drizzle them with coconut sauce or even a simple condensed milk. Breakfast just got a whole lot more delicious!
Say hello to my homemade ube pancake recipe—no pancake mix shortcuts, I promise! Going from scratch lets you control the texture, sweetness, and, of course, the flavor to make it just right. Get ready for the yummiest morning ever with these breakfast pancakes!
What you need
Here are the ingredients you need to make Ube pancakes:
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder and baking soda
- whole Milk
- ube extract
- ube halaya (purple yam jam)
For the best flavor, I recommend using homemade ube halaya or buying directly from Filipino restaurants that make their housemade ube halaya. Trust me, it’s a game-changer!
Ingredient Tip: Ensure that the milk, eggs, and ube halaya are all at room temperature before beginning to make the pancake. It will make all the ingredients blend more easily and evenly
How to Make Ube Pancakes
And here’s how to make the ube pancake batter:
- Combine the wet ingredients including sugar, eggs, ube halaya, and ube extract in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. At this point, you can adjust the ube color by adding more ube extract based on your preference.
- Use a colander or flour sifter to sift the dry ingredients directly into the wet mixture. This ensures a smooth integration of the dry and wet components.
- Whisk everything together until just combined and no streaks of flour. Do not overmix. It’s fine if there are lumps.
- For a fluffy texture allow the pancake batter to sit before cooking. This helps dissolve any flour lumps and allows the baking powder and baking soda to fully activate.
Here are my best tips for cooking pancakes:
- Add a small amount of butter to a preheated pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using too much can make the pancakes greasy likewise using high heat can result in an unevenly cooked pancake.
- Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour consistent amounts of batter onto the pan for uniform pancake sizes.
- Allow the pancakes to cook undisturbed until small bubbles form on the surface, indicating it’s time to flip.
What to Serve with
Serve ube pancakes as a delicious breakfast dessert by generously drizzling maple syrup, honey, condensed milk (my favorite), or sweet coconut sauce (so good!).
Top with coconut flakes, a dollop of ube jam, macapuno, and even with ube or vanilla ice cream!
Ube Pancakes Recipe
- Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk until well blended.3 tbsp white sugar, 2 large eggs, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 3/4 cups milk, 3/4 cup ube halaya, 2 tsp ube extract
- Sift the dry ingredients directly into the wet mixture using a colander. Whisk until just combined; try not to over-mix the batter. Let the batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the liquid.2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
- Lightly spray a hot skillet or griddle with cooking spray or lightly brush with melted butter. Next, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto the skillet or griddle.
- Flip the pancake when you see the edges turn dry and small bubbles form on the top surface, usually around 2 minutes. Once flipped, continue cooking for an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until the pancake is lightly browned and cooked in the middle.
- Take the pancakes off the pan. You can keep them warm in a low oven.
- Cook the remaining batter, adding more butter to the pan every 2 to 3 pancakes. Adjust as needed.
- Serve with your choice of topping or syrup–coconut sauce, condensed milk, maple syrup, or honey. Enjoy!
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