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Ube Pancakes

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian


  • 1 cup prepared ube halaya*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces evaporated milk (or any kind of milk you like)
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour (3.25 ounces)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ube extract (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon neutral oil (for the pan)
  • Butter and condensed milk or maple syrup for serving


  1. Put the ube halaya, eggs, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. 
  2. Add the ube extract and whisk again to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the flour, baking powder, and salt on top of the ube. Stir gently until just combined. It is fine to have some small lumps but do not overmix.
  4. Set a large 12” non-stick skillet over medium heat for several minutes. Add a tablespoon of oil and use a paper towel to wipe the oil around the pan (you don’t want any pools of oil left. The pan should be dry.) Keep the paper towel to oil the pan between batches.
  5. Lower the heat to medium low and drop ⅓ cup portions of batter onto the skillet, making sure to leave enough room to allow the batter to spread. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes until bubbles start to form on the top and the edges of the pancake look dry. 
  6. Flip the pancakes over and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes. Transfer the pancakes to a plate. (You can also keep the pancakes warm in the oven if you are making a lot of them. Preheat the oven to 250 and keep the pancakes on a baking tray covered with foil.)
  7. Use the oiled paper towel to wipe the surface of the pan and continue making batches of pancakes until the batter is finished. You should yield about 8 pancakes.
  8. Serve the ube pancakes with a pat of butter and condensed milk or maple syrup on the side.


*You can refrigerate or freeze any uneaten pancakes. Microwave for a minute or two covered with a damp paper towel to heat before serving.

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