Plain Steamed Bread with Pancake Mix

Plain Steamed Bread with Pancake Mix

Here's a recipe for steamed bread prepared with pancake mix. You can make it all the same in a frying pan. I've also listed variations with bananas, cocoa powder, and yuzu tea.

Ingredients: Makes 6-10 buns

Pancake mix
1 bag (200 g)
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
100 ml (refer to Step 9)
1 to 3 tablespoons
☆Steamed bread with banana, cocoa powder, raisins, cheese, brown sugar, yogurt, yomogi (Japanese mugwort), yuzu tea, and sweet potatoes
Refer to steps 10 - 21
☆Chewy steamed bread
Refer to steps 22 - 23


1. For the plain version, mix the egg, vegetable oil, milk, and sugar together well.
2. Add pancake mix into the mixture from Step 1. Mix with a rubber spatula and don't knead the dough.
3. Press in the dough from Step 2 into a mold to divide. Align in a large and flat frying pan.
4. Pour in approximately 1 cm of hot water and cover the pan. Steam for 12-14 minutes.
5. Once they become full and fluffy, they're ready.
6. You can use aluminum liners, silicon cups, and ramekins for the mold.
7. If your pancake mix is 150 g per bag, then use 75 ml of milk instead.
8. I've listed some variations below. Banana, cocoa powder, raisins, cheese, brown sugar, yogurt, yomogi, yuzu tea, and sweet potato steamed bread.
9. Banana Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1327293
10. Cocoa Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1360001
11. Raisin Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1368716
12. Cheese Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1369762
13. Brown Sugar Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1369759
14. Yogurt Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1374075
15. Yomogi (Japanese Mugwort) Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1378849
16. Yuzu Tea Steamed Bread Recipe ID: 1688513
17. For sweet potato steamed bread, dice the sweet potatoes into 1 cm cubes, and cook. The easiest way will be microwaving it.
18. Sweet potato will sink in if it's mixed into the dough, so place it on top in Step 3.
19. Chewy Steamed Bread (with mochiko) Recipe ID: 1421506
20. Chewy Steamed Bread (with bread flour) Recipe ID: 1607773

Story Behind this Recipe

Here's my take on making steamed bread, which is super popular nowadays. Try this recipe if you're too troubled to bring out the steamer, since you can also prepare some easily in a frying pan.