Make pancakes fluffier and healthier with this Japanese recipe

Japanese Twitter user ぼく Boku (@boku_5656) is a “culinary researcher” who posts recipes with cute illustrations on their account.

You will have already heard about incredibly soft and fluffy Japanese pancakes, however the recipe that Boku recently introduced has an added advantage: it is also healthy since the secret to creating these pancakes fluffy is none apart from… tofu.


Photo: Reproduced with permission from ぼく Boku (@boku_5656

Here’s the way to make it.

  1. Put 100 g of silken tofu (without draining) in a bag and squash by hand until smooth, then add 1 egg and squash some more.

  2. Put the mixture right into a bowl and blend in 30 cc (1 fl oz) of milk, then add 150 g (2/3 cup) of pancake mix and stir around only about 10 to twenty times.

  3. Place the batter on an ungreased pan and cook over low heat, covered, for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Then flip, cover and cook for an additional 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Should you’re making three pancakes, separate the batter into thirds and cook them one after the other.

Often, when people make pancakes, they mix the batter until smooth, but this finally ends up removing most of the air bubbles, that are essential for making pancakes tall and fluffy.

Boku’s post received a number of feedback, comparable to:

“Whoa! Looks delicious! I hadn’t considered adding tofu.”

“I made it instantly and got 25 mm thick fluffy pancakes! The sides are crispy and it is so good!”

“I made them and so they were so fluffy! Really easy. I’m sure I will be making this again.”

In line with Boku, “When you make these soft pancakes, you may never return to regular pancakes again!” In fact, it also helps that they are healthier than normal pancakes too, since they use tofu.

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