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Fluffy Purple Ube Mochi Pancakes Recipe

The Ube Mochi Pancakes are sweet, soft, and fluffy with a bright purple color bursting with ube flavor. A delicious colorful fun and yummy way to start the day.

ube mochi pancakes

Yields: 4 portion
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total: 20 mins


What are the Ube Mochi Pancakes?

This was a new idea introduced by Trader Joe’s in 2020 as the Ube Mochi Pancake Mix. Trader Joe made a hit with this product. They remarkably guessed what the market needed at the moment. On Instagram, bloggers were replicating these chewy bright pancakes with all kinds of violet and purple hues. And who wouldn’t want to try such colorful sweet treats?

The best part is that when you make them from scratch they will cost you much less and you know exactly what you’re putting in the mix controlling ingredients according to your dietary needs.

ube mochi pancakes

What is Ube?

Ube is a purple-fleshed yam native of the Philippines and other Southern Asia countries. It has been a staple ingredient for the inhabitants of these places. Its mildly sweet and earthy flavor together with its wonderful fresh purple color makes it an appealing and tasty addition to sweet treats like ice cream, halo-halo, waffles, and doughnuts.

What is Mochi?

Mochi refers to a sweet rice flour called Mochiko containing no gluten. Yes, it’s one of the ingredients that make the magic to obtain such sweet and chewy pancakes with natural sugars. This ingredient is used for various steamed and baked treats in Filipino cuisine and now thanks to the Web and Social Media also around the world.

Ingredients you need for Ube Mochi pancakes?

  • All-purpose flour.
  • Mochiko. This is the sweet glutinous rice flour also called mochi flour.
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Butter (melted).
  • Sugar.
  • Egg (Yolk & White).
  • Ube extract.
  • Coconut milk.
  • Water.

How to make mochi waffles?

STEP 1

COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, use a wire whisk to mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

STEP 2

SEPARATE EGG YOLK AND EGG WHITE.

STEP 3

BLEND WET INGREDIENTS. Using a whisk mix the coconut milk, egg yok, ube extract, and the melted butter until combined. Set aside.

STEP 4

BEAT THE EGG WHITES

STEP 5

COMBINE DRY AND WET INGREDIENTS. At this point, you can pour your ube wet mixture into your flour mixture and gently stir. Do not overdo it as it doesn’t have to be a perfectly smooth mixture. It’s fine to have blobs of flour remaining in the mixture. Fold the egg whites in the batter.

STEP 6

GET PAN READY. Put a medium-sized pan (12 inches) on your stove over medium heat. To test if it’s ready drop a few water sprinkles and verify if they evaporate immediately.

STEP 7

COOK THE PANCAKE. Spray some oil into the frying pan coating it and spoon a quarter of the mixture in it. Pour 1 tbsp of water into the pan and cover the pan. In 2 minutes some bubbles will appear on the surface and the edges should be fully set

STEP 7

FLIP THE PANCAKE and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the heat

STEP 8

REPEAT THE PROCESS for the other 3 pancakes.

ube mochi pancakes

Ube Mochi Pancakes Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mochiko or mochi flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp ube extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, use a wire whisk to mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • SEPARATE EGG YOLK AND EGG WHITE.
  • BLEND WET INGREDIENTS. Using a whisk mix the coconut milk, egg yok, ube extract, and the melted butter until combined. Set aside.
  • BEAT THE EGG WHITES
  • COMBINE DRY AND WET INGREDIENTS. At this point, you can pour your ube wet mixture into your flour mixture and gently stir. Do not overdo it as it doesn’t have to be a perfectly smooth mixture. It's fine to have blobs of flour remaining in the mixture. Fold the egg whites in the batter.
  • GET PAN READY. Put a medium-sized pan (12 inches) on your stove over medium heat. To test if it’s ready drop a few water sprinkles and verify if they evaporate immediately.
  • COOK THE PANCAKE. Spray some oil into the frying pan coating it and spoon a quarter of the mixture in it. Pour 1 tbsp of water into the pan and cover the pan. In 2 minutes some bubbles will appear on the surface and the edges should be fully set
  • FLIP THE PANCAKE and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the heat
  • REPEAT THE PROCESS for the other 3 pancakes.
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