These easy-to-make soufflé pancakes use the same basic technique as their extremely trendy Japanese cousins, but are much easier, don't require a mold, and actually taste like pancakes. The fully inflated version just isn't dense enough to satisfy me as a pancake, and mostly makes me want to bake actual soufflés. Top with maple syrup and powdered sugar if desired.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
30 mins
6 small pancakes


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine blackberries and raspberries in a bowl. Fold in maple syrup to give the berries a nice shine. Set aside.

  • Separate egg yolks and whites into 2 mixing bowls.

  • Add 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar to the yolks; whisk until dissolved. Mix in vanilla extract, milk, and melted butter. Add 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon self-rising flour. Whisk just until flour disappears into the batter.

  • Add cream of tartar to the egg whites. Whip using a large, clean whisk until stiff peaks form.

  • Stir 1/3 of the whites gently into the batter using a silicone spatula, until mostly smooth but streaks of white remain. Gently fold in the rest of the whites, scraping the batter over the top and occasionally rotating the bowl as you go, until batter is light yellow and fluffy.

  • Lightly butter a nonstick pan over medium-low to medium heat. Scoop in desired amount of batter. Cover and cook until bubbles form on the surface and edges start to dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and continue cooking until bottom is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.

  • Serve pancakes on warm plates and top with the berry mixture.

Chef's Notes:

To make 2 cups self-rising flour, sift 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon fine salt together.

Feel free to flavor the batter to your preference.

Hot pancakes don't deserve cold plates. At home, I usually just turn my oven to the lowest setting, and warm the plates in there, ideally next to some bacon. Running them under hot water also works, as does zapping them in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 14.7g 5% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 71mg 24% DV; sodium 131.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Read More Reviews
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I added a quarter tsp of almond extract to the batter and put whipped cream on the pancakes and it was amazing!!! I suggest doubling it though as it only made like 6 pancakes. Read More