Ube Pancakes

Ube Pancakes, cut

This post is sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range.

Try these purple ube pancakes if your kids love colorful foods like mine. These vibrant pancakes are packed with ube flavor and sweet enough to eat without syrup. But you can drizzle some condensed milk on top for a sweet treat.

For delicious pancakes, remember to use high-quality egg and butter, such as Nellie’s Free Range. All of Nellie’s farms are Certified Humane, meaning they follow the highest standards of humane farm animal care. And happy hens lay rich and delicious eggs.

Ube pancakes with Nellie's Free Range Eggs

Here’s the links to the ube powder and ube extract I used.

Ube Pancakes

These vibrant pancakes are packed with ube flavor and sweet enough to eat without syrup.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 small pancakes
Author whiteblankspace


  • 1 Nellie’s Free Range Egg
  • 1 cup ube paste (see ube paste recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • oil for coating the pan


  1. In a bowl, beat the egg. Mix in ube paste and milk.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Mix with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  4. Coat a non-stick pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Pour batter onto the pan and spread it into a circle. Cook until the edges are dry. Flip and cook the other side.

Ube Paste

This ube paste is the base for ube pancakes

Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author whiteblankspace


  • 4 oz/ 115 g powdered ube
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 stick Nellie’s Free Range Unsalted Butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp ube extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a pot, combine powdered ube, water, and condensed milk. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes while stirring frequently.
  2. Add butter, ube extract, and vanilla extract. Simmer for additional 10~15 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  3. Note: Since it takes a bit of time to make the ube paste, I recommend making a large batch and freezing the leftover paste. Ube paste can be frozen for up to 3 months.

2 Responses

  1. Hi! Is there a difference between using all purpose flour vs whole wheat flour? What would you say is the healthiest type of flour to use? Thank you!

    1. Using whole wheat flour would be healthier than all purpose flour but the taste and texture would come out differently. Whole wheat flour isn’t as fluffy as all purpose flour. Also, the result can be a bit dry. It really depends on what your end goal is. I tend to shoot for the middle ground where I know my family would enjoy the food while also getting some good nutrients.

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