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Japanese Fluffy Pancakes

I am happy to share Japanese Pancakes.  I was visiting Jenna's blog, The Painted Apron and her son had made her breakfast with Japanese Pancakes.  I was hooked.

Who doesn't love a fluffy light and airy pancake? You can use a large cookie cutter, mini cheesecake mold, ring molds, tin cans, etc. I am using my mini heart springform pans for the heart pancakes. The round pancakes are made by using the 3X3 Dessert Mold below.

Stainless Steel 3 x 3 inch Dessert Mousse Mold with Pusher & Lifter Cooking Rings  (4)

Set of 4 Mini Non-Stick Heart Springform Pan,Non-stick Springform Pan DIY 4 Inch Heart Shaped Cake Pan

The secret is whipping the egg whites.  I am going to try my Banana Nut Bread Recipe this way.  My recipe calls for whipped egg whites, so I know it will be tasty.

Japanese Pancakes

Japanese Pancakes
Yield: 4
Author: Linda - adapted from Tasty
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min
Light , fluffy, airy Japanese pancakes made with ring molds.


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk- You can make your own butter milk.
  • 3/4 cup pancake mix
  • 4 egg whites
  • Butter
  • Syrup - powdered sugar
  • berries of your choice


  1. Mix together the egg yolks, sugar, milk, and pancake mix in a very large bowl until it is smooth with no large lumps.
  2. In another large bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form when lifted.
  3. Carefully fold the egg whites into the pancake batter, until mixed.  Don't overmix the batter,
  4. Grease two 3.5-inch metal ring molds and set them in the middle of a pan over the lowest heat possible.
  5. Fill the molds about ¾ of the way full with the batter, then cover the pan and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until the center of the pancakes are slightly jiggly.
  6. Release the pancakes from the bottom of the pan with a spatula, then carefully flip them over, making sure not to spill any batter.
  7. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes, then serve with butter, syrup, and berries!
  8. Enjoy!

*Another recipe is using Japanese Mayonnaise (Kewpie), which I purchased on Amazon. I know adding mayo sounds awful, however Mayonnaise is made from egg & oil.  The vinegar is the ingredient that makes the funky smell.  Baking vinegar, the smell and  taste are cooked off.  So if you are feeling adventurous, you can try adding Mayo. Here is the recipe for her Japanese Pancakes.

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  1. Wow those are pretty and look delicious. Have a great week. Now I am hungry for pancakes lol! xoxo

    1. Thanks Kris, give them a try. They are wonderful xoxo

  2. Yours turned out perfectly!! How fun to have heart molds! Beautiful! Thanks for the shout out Linda 😘💕

    1. You are welcome. Thanks for the inspiration. I made Banana pancakes this morning.

  3. I saw these pancakes on Jenna's blog that her son made. Your pancakes came out looking so nice and I bet they are delicious tasting. Thanks Linda for the recipe to make them.

    1. Yes, they are wonderful Julie. I looked through my cupboard and found my mini Cheesecake spring forms. Perfect fit.

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Liz. You should make them for Dan and yourself. The other day, I added blueberries. Today I made them with banana.

  5. These look great and very light. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  6. They look fantastic! And I'm sure they taste that way too!

  7. Linda, te han quedado preciosos y se ven tan esponjosos... que apetece comerlos. Están muy bien explicados, gracias. Un beso

  8. Are they ever pretty!!Pretty is top for me ;)

  9. These look amazing! I need to get some of those little pans asap! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have pinned it for later.

    1. They are wonderful Lisa. I ordered mine on Amazon and they shipped so quick. Enjoy!

  10. They look so yummy! I will have to go over and see Jenna's post because somehow I missed that one. I need the little molds, and I like the heart shaped ones! Pinned it!

    1. Have fun with them Ricki. They take pancakes to a new level.

  11. Your fluffy pancakes look so yummy, Linda! I’ll have to check and see what I could use. I love the heart shaped ones which would be fun for Valentine’s Day. ❤️

    1. Definitely check them out Kitty. They would be wonderful with a cup of tea. Perfect for Valentines if you make them shaped in a heart.


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