My Secret Fluffy Tofu Pancakes

My Secret Fluffy Tofu Pancakes

Only a few ingredients, and only a few calories, too!
But the flavor and texture are great!

Ingredients: Three 8-9 cm pancakes

Silken tofu
150 g
Bread (strong) flour
70 g
Egg (medium)
30 g
Baking powder
1 scant teaspoon
a pinch
For a sweeter version, use 15 - 20 g of sugar


1. Whisk the tofu in a large bowl until creamy.
2. Add the egg and sugar and mix well with the whisk.
3. Add the flour and baking powder and lightly mix in an up and down motion.
4. Add the milk and use a whisk to mix it well. (I used a rubber spatula in the picture, but that was just to make it look prettier.)
5. Let the batter rest for about 30 minutes. (Add honey, maple syrup, cream cheese, or cream to taste.)
6. Heat up a frying pan, turn off the heat, and then cool the surface with a wet cloth. Before turning the heat back on, plop about 1/3 of the batter into the pan.
7. Turn on the heat and fry the pancake until the surface starts to bubble. Carefully flip it over, cover with a lid, and continue cooking for 2~3 minutes. (Do not press down)
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 two more times for the remaining batter. If you are using a non-stick pan, you don't need oil.
9. Transfer to a plate and enjoy! Serve with butter and honey, butter and maple syrup, maple and cream cheese, cream and custard.
10. They're full of tofu, so brown sugar syrup and kinako soy flour would also be a great match! Try out various combinations to find your favorite!

Story Behind this Recipe

When I was little, I really loved these pancakes my mother made! This is based off her recipe.