Confetti Japanese-Style Pancakes


Confetti Japanese-Style Pancakes

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    Japanese-style pancakes, also commonly known as “hottokeki” (hotcakes). Japanese hotcakes are distinguished by their soufflé-like texture which creates a thick yet light and fluffy pancake. TikTok has brought this fun and delicious breakfast mainstream! Try out our recipe that incorporates sprinkles and whipped cream!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee complete pancake & waffle mix
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder
    ½ c. Hy-Vee whole milk
    2 Hy-Vee large eggs, separated
    2 Hy-Vee large egg whites
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    ½ c. rainbow jimmies, plus additional for garnish
    ½ c. water, divided
    Hy-Vee frozen whipped topping, thawed, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Whisk
    • 2 Large mixing bowl
    • Electric mixer
    • Large nonstick skillet
    • 2 (3×2-1/8-inch) metal rings
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray


    1. Whisk together pancake mix, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add milk and 2 egg yolks; whisk just until combined. Set pancake batter aside.

    2. Beat 4 egg whites and vanilla in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold egg whites into pancake batter just until combined; do not overmix. Fold in 1/2 cup jimmies.

    3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Place 2 (3×2-1/8-inch) metal rings in skillet, with bottoms of rings resting flat in skillet. Spray rings with nonstick spray. Fill each ring with 3/4 cup batter. Pour 1/4 cup water in skillet outside of rings.

    4. Cover skillet and cook 15 to 18 minutes or until tops spring back. Turn over pancakes in metal rings. Cook, covered, 3 minutes more. Remove pancakes from skillet. Using a narrow metal spatula or table knife, loosen sides of pancakes from rings. Remove pancakes from rings; transfer to a serving plate. Repeat with remaining pancake batter and 1/4 cup water for steaming.

    5. To serve, garnish pancakes with whipped topping, berries, and additional jimmies, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    600 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 20g
    • Cholesterol: 205mg
    • Sodium: 680mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 92g
    • Protein: 16g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 15%
    Vitamin D 10%
    Potassium 6%