Japanese Souffle Pancakes
Light and airy, these soufflé pancakes are a huge hit with both kids and adults! Cook the pancakes inside large circular cookie cutters to achieve a perfect circular shape. We love free-formed organic shaped pancakes here. Top with fruit of any kind and serve with lots of maple syrup!
Servings Prep Time
8Pancakes 15Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8Pancakes 15Minutes
Cook Time
  • 4 large egg whitesroom temperature
  • 4tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3tbsp unsalted buttermelted, plus more for cooking
  • ½c whole milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tsp salt
  • ¾c all-purpose flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • Raspberries for serving
  • Maple syrup for serving
  • Butter for serving
  1. Add the egg whites and sugar to the bowl of the Instant Stand Mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on Level 2 for 2 minutes, until frothy and foamy.
  2. Sprinkle in the cream of tartar, and beat on Level 8 for 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks are formed.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks, melted butter, whole milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine salt, flour, and baking powder.
  5. Sprinkle the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  6. Using a spatula, gently fold in the whipped egg whites, careful not to deflate the batter too much
  7. Using a measuring cup or large spoon, ladle about ½ cup of batter onto a large nonstick frying pan lightly coated with butter. Continue with enough scoops to fill the pan, leaving about 2 inches of space in between. Chill any remaining batter until ready to use.
  8. Cover the pan with a lid or large baking sheet and sauté on low for 8-10 minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake has solidified. Add another spoonful of batter on top of each pancake.
  9. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes, then gently flip the pancakes over. Cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the pancake comes out clean.
  10. Repeat with remaining batter.
  11. Serve with sliced raspberries, maple syrup, and a dollop of butter. Enjoy!