If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal to start your day, these Japanese Pancakes are not what you looking for. However, if you’re a breakfast enthusiast, enjoy foods from the Far East, or really want to impress someone the morning after, these pancakes are exactly what you’re looking for — and they’re wickedly delicious.

Japanese Pancakes

  • Prep Time:45 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Hard


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 butter milk to make up 1 cup with the egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese mayonnaise
  • Butter maple syrup ice cream optional for toppings
  • Cardboard staples and wax paper for molds
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  • Step 1

    Take your flour, sugar, and baking powder and introduce them to each other in a bowl.

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  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, acquaint the buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and Japanese mayo. Mix vigorously. (Don't worry about the Mayo smell, it will cook out.)

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  • Step 3

    Combine all the ingredients into one bowl and mix it real good.

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  • Step 4

    What you're going to need now are some cardboard molds to shape the pancakes. Take an empty milk carton and cut parallel with the bottom to create a 2-3 inch wide band. Staple the band into a circle and line with wax paper.

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  • Step 5

    After you have heated up a pan (make sure it's hot!), place the molds and fill them with the batter. Cover and cook each side for 10 minutes.

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  • Step 6

    If you were able to flip these absurdly heavy pancakes, congrats! You deserve everything you are about to eat. Enjoy!

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