Combine the pancake mix and soy milk, then add honey.
Dissolve the matcha in 1/2 tablespoon of soy milk (it's difficult to combine at first, but mix well).
Divide the Step 1 mixture into half and mix one half with the matcha from Step 2.
Place a paper muffin cup into a pudding cup and use a spoon to plop in the two mixtures alternatively, 2-3 times each. You don't need to create a marbled pattern, just alter the location that you put in the mixtures.
Steam for 10 - 15 minutes on high heat. When a skewer is poked into the buns and comes out clean, they're done. I steamed them for about 13 minutes. Be careful not to steam them for too long. Check on them once after 10 minutes.
Each bun looks different due to the marbleized pattern.
But each are unique.
Story Behind this Recipe
I simplified a recipe for steamed buns that my kids love by using pancake mix and baked them with a spring-tinted matcha green. I also wanted to make them nutritious, so I used soy milk.
When pouring the mixture into the muffin cups, if you slant the cups you'll get a beautiful mottled appearance. You could swap the matcha for cocoa powder. If you like your buns moister, add vegetable oil or 1-2 Tbsp of melted butter to the batter. Be careful not to over-steam.