Soft & Fluffy Souffle Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

What’s the first thing that enters your mind if you want to eat something quick yet fulfilling and won’t stress you with the preparation? For me, it’s PANCAKES! They’re very easy to prepare, don’t need a lot of prep work and the ingredients are typical, meaning you don’t need to rush to the supermarket to buy a hard to find ingredient.

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It’s basically eggs, milk, flour, and sugar! But, why don’t we pump up that recipe a little bit by transforming the regular pancake to a soft and light soufflé like?

It’s very easy, you just need to tweak a little step in your regular pancake and you’ll have soft and fluffy Souffle Pancakes in no time!

But what’s with this soufflé pancake and what makes it different from a normal pancake? Actually, souffle pancakes are famous in Japan, where they tend to take a simple food item and transform it into something new and different.

According to the guardian.com, to make the souffle pancake, you have to separate the whites from the egg, whip it up to a meringue before folding in the yolk and the rest of the ingredients. They have a technique where they chill the egg whites to keep the batter firm and to ensure that it will retain its height and shape.

The batter is then cooked slowly over a nonstick pan and sometimes it takes up to 20 minutes to cook them to ensure that the pancake is well cooked.

Now that we know the general idea of how to make soufflé pancakes, isn’t it exciting to create one so that you don’t have to go out and look for a café where they serve one? Since it’s a popular food nowadays, I’m sure there will be long lines before you can taste them, so why don’t we just cook it at home and enjoy them in the comfort of our living room?

3 Quick Tips Before Making A Soufflé Pancake

  • Separate the egg whites from the yolk properly to avoid streaks of yolk which may refrain the white from reaching the stiff peak. You can chill it to retain its sturdy meringue state.
  • Cook on extremely low heat since you want to make sure that the pancakes will cook through. Also, don’t forget to add a teaspoon of water to create steam that will help cook the pancake.
  • Stack the batter vertically for it to rise up higher.

Now that you have a bit of background with the soufflé pancake, it’s now time to start cooking so we can taste it right away! This recipe is good for 2 persons with 2 pieces each, so if you plan to cook this for a group better double the recipe and prepare another nonstick pan.

How to Make Souffle Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

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Servings: 4 portions, 2 per person

Ingredients:  2 eggs, 2 tablespoons full cream milk, 1/2 tsp rum, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 pc ripe banana, 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients, a non-stick frying pan and mixer.

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Step 2: Separate the egg whites from the yolks and place in two different bowls. Put the egg white in the chiller while preparing the egg yolk.

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Step 3: Prepare the yolk batter by adding the milk and rum. Mix until foamy. Add the flour and baking powder. Whisk until combined, but do not over mix. Set aside.

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Step 4: Take out the egg whites from the chiller and whisk with a mixer until frothy. Carefully add the brown sugar and continue mixing until you reach stiff peaks or when you lift the mixer the whites stand firm.

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Step 5: Add half of the egg white to the batter and mix until well incorporated. Add the other half but this time fold it lightly to avoid breaking too much air bubble as this will be the aerating agent of our pancake aside from the baking powder.

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Step 6: Preheat the pan and spread oil thinly. Drop the batter to make 4 pancakes. Add a teaspoon of water to the side for steam and cover. Keep the fire low and wait until the pancake is ready from flipping, it will take about 3 minutes.

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Step 7: While the pancakes are cooking, cook the banana by melting the butter in another pan. Add the sliced bananas and brown sugar. Thin the caramelized banana with 2 tablespoon of water. Set aside.

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Step 8: Flip the pancakes and add more water, cover and continue cooking.

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Step 9: Transfer the pancakes and the caramelized bananas to a serving dish.

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Step 10: Drizzle the syrup or ready-made caramel and top with powdered sugar. Enjoy hot!

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Souffle Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

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Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon full cream milk
  • 1/2 tsp rum
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pc ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients, a non-stick frying pan and mixer.

Step 2: Separate the egg whites from the yolks and place in two different bowls. Put the egg white in the chiller while preparing the egg yolk.

Step 3: Prepare the yolk batter by adding the milk and rum. Mix until foamy. Add the flour and baking powder. Whisk until combined, but do not over mix. Set aside.

Step 4: Take out the egg whites from the chiller and whisk with a mixer until frothy. Carefully add the brown sugar and continue mixing until you reach stiff peaks or when you lift the mixer the whites stand firm.

Step 5: Add half of the egg white to the batter and mix until well incorporated. Add the other half but this time fold it lightly to avoid breaking too much air bubble as this will be the aerating agent of our pancake aside from the baking powder.

Step 6: Preheat the pan and spread oil thinly. Drop the batter to make 4 pancakes. Add a teaspoon of water to the side for steam and cover. Keep the fire low and wait until the pancake is ready from flipping, it will take about 3 minutes.

Step 7: While the pancakes are cooking, cook the banana by melting the butter in another pan. Add the sliced bananas and brown sugar. Thin the caramelized banana with 2 tablespoon of water. Set aside.

Step 8: Flip the pancakes and add more water, cover and continue cooking.

Step 9: Transfer the pancakes and the caramelized bananas to a serving dish.

Step 10: Drizzle the syrup or ready-made caramel and top with powdered sugar. Enjoy hot!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 174 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 127mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 5g
Nutrition may vary depending on your exact ingredients.

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