These vegan ube pancakes are a great way to kick off the weekend! Soft, fluffy, and packed with delicious ube flavor, and topped with homemade ube syrup along with vibrant tropical fruit! They are super easy to make, and only need a couple of special ingredients. So why have regular pancakes, when you can have ube pancakes?
Well, if you live in the states, you’ll know that Trader Joe’s is probably the biggest reason why ube is such a big thing. From their ube mochi pancakes to their ube ice cream, which I have not tried because they’re not vegan-friendly. But, considering I am Filipino and grew up in a Filipino household, I don’t exactly need to know what these taste like to know that they are delicious. As for this recipe, it isn’t like mochi pancakes, but it is made with grated ube, ube extract, and regular all-purpose flour! Still just as delicious, trust me.
Pronounced as: “OO-BEH”, ube is a purple yam and is a staple ingredient for Filipino desserts. Boiled, mashed, and often used as jams or to color sweet treats. It has a mild and sweet flavor, which some have said is a cross between vanilla and pistachio. Another thing, most people confuse it with taro, and the short answer is, no, they are not the same. While taro is for savory cooking, and ube is used for sweets.
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