Combine and sift the rice flour, kinako, baking powder, and sugar. I like to place the ingredients in a bag and shake.
Add the soy milk and mix. Be careful not to over-knead. The dough will be a bit stiff, but don't add water!
Spread some oil (not listed) on your heated electric griddle and pour the batter onto the griddle using a spoon. Don't worry about its shape here.
Once one side has cooked, turn your pancake over, then press down on it using a spatula. Flatten to a thickness of about 1.5 cm. Turn over repeatedly and once both sides have cooked to a nice browned color, it's done!
Story Behind this Recipe
This is an easier version of the recipe I was taught. These pancakes use simple ingredients and are highly nutritional!
Really though, the recipe calls for brown rice flour instead of rice flour, and gram flour (chickpea flour) instead of kinako. The taste and flavor are completely different. But these pancakes are plenty delicious and my son eats them up as a snack.