Hawai‘i Comfort Food: Ube Pancakes

Whip up a purple yam breakfast in just minutes!

Photo: Karen DB Photography

Pancake Ingredients

  • 1 cup (or more) of instant Krusteaz pancake mix
  • 3/4 cup water for every 1 cup of pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup ube jam, found in many Asian stores
  • Butter or oil for cooking


Pancake Instructions

  1. Mix water and pancake mix according to directions on the box
  2. Blend with whisk until smooth
  3. Add ube jam into the pancake mixture and blend well
  4. Add oil or butter to pan to prevent sticking
  5. Heat pan to medium heat
  6. Pour 1/4 cup of batter to make one pancake
  7. Flip when pancake batter begins to bubble
  8. Grill until pancake is golden brown on each side


SEE ALSO: Hawai‘i Comfort Food: Mochiko Pancake Recipe


Ube Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons ube jam
  • Sugar to taste

Ube Sauce Instructions

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small sauce pot on low heat
  2. Add heavy cream and turn heat up to medium
  3. When cream starts to boil, mix in Ube jam and simmer on medium low for about 10 minutes or until desired thickness
  4. Add sugar to your desired sweetness