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Ube Pancakes

Purple Yam Buttermilk Pancakes

Ube Pancake

We Filipinos are crazy about Ube [oo-beh] or purple yam! We have it on almost every dessert, other cuisines will serve yam as a side dish with a savoury dish but Filipinos love Ube sweet. We have it on cakes, ice creams, candies and even bread. The possibilities are endless…haha!

Here’s a quick pancake recipe that I hope you will like. It’s basically a simple buttermilk pancake with ube essence. Cooking panckes should be easy and not complicated.

I bought my Ube essence bottle from a Filipino supermarket in Earls Court in London. I haven’t seen them being sold anywhere else but check Chinatown too just in case they have it. All the other ingredients are pretty easy to find.

Ube Pancakes


260g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1-2 tablespoons sugar
400ml buttermilk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ube essence
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, sugar and salt. Mix them all together.
Add egg, ube essence, unsalted butter and buttermilk into a bowl. Mix them well.
Add wet mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix well but don’t over mix them. You will notice that it will be a little lumpy it’s fine, not over mixing it will keep the air bubbles in the mixture and this makes it fluffy and light.
Heat some oil in a medium frying pan. Place ube pancake batter into the frying pan, cook until the top is bubbling, turn the pancake to the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes more. Do this until all of the batter mix is finished.
I served my pancakes with some fried chicken and maple syrup but you can serve it with some butter and maple syrup is you like.

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    • coco
    • 05/04/2021

    so good! i added one more tbsp of sugar and a splash more of ube essence and it was amazing!! i also added add ins like chocolate chips, bananas, and shredded coconut- the best! the coconut compliments the ube so well. i recommend adding it! thank you1

      • foodwithmae
      • 06/04/2021

      Wow! That’s a great combinations. I will defintely try adding some coconut next time. Thank you Coco!

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