5 Easy Halal Pancake Recipes From Around The World To Kick Start Your Day


Ili •  Mar 19, 2021

[Update 14 June 2021]

Pancakes, who doesn't love them? We definitely do and if you're looking to step your pancake game, this list is perfect for you! From pajeon and okonomiyaki to crepes, it's time to travel the globe one pancake at a time

1. Pajeon

Step into any Korean restaurant and you'll probably see a section of the menu dedicated to savoury pancakes. The most famous among these is pajeon (scallion pancakes), though you'll often find kimchijeon (kimchi pancakes) and haemul pajeon (seafood scallion pancakes). It's super simple to make halal Korean pancakes at home from scratch, and we'll show you how with this guide right here!

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2. Japanese fluffy pancakes

Japanese fluffy pancakes (also known as souffle pancakes) are soft pillowy treats that take this popular breakfast food up to dessert heaven. Similar to Japanese cheesecake, these pancakes involve separating the egg yolks from the egg whites and beating the egg whites into a meringue that's folded into the batter, thus giving it that irresistible airy texture. It's the perfect treat to whip up for dessert or an extra special breakfast - if you have a hand mixer they aren't much more complicated than your regular pancakes!

3. Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a savoury Japanese pancake made with veggies and meat that's fried and topped with condiments like okonomiyaki sauce, mayo and bonito flakes. This popular street food is particularly famous in Osaka as well as Hiroshima, which has two respectively distinct styles of making them. Today we'll be focusing on the Kansai or Osaka-style okonomiyaki, and our easy and halal okonomiyaki recipe uses chicken or seafood in it! So if you've ever wondered how to make homemade okonomiyaki, our recipe will show you how.

4. Dorayaki

If you grew up in the 80s or early 90s, you'll probably know dorayaki as the number one treat favoured by Doraemon ? This Japanese dessert features two small pancakes with a sweet filling sandwiched in between. While traditionally anko (or red bean paste) is used as the filling, nowadays you'll find all kinds of variations, including Nutella, peanut butter, kaya and more! Similar to other Japanese wagashi (sweets) we've featured, like mochi ice creamstrawberry mochi and fruit cream sandwich, dorayaki is really easy to make and delicious to eat. So why not make your own at home with our easy halal dorayaki recipe.

5. French crepe

Transport yourself to France by making crepes! With buttery and crispy edges, one bite is all it takes to fall in love. All you need to make French crepes are your regular flour, milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence - and voila, you're got yourself this sweet treat (or savoury, depending on your toppings). If you're ready to whip these up yourself, hop right over to Sally's Baking Addiction to get the easy recipe.

#HHWTTips: Make sure to swap out the vanilla extract with vanilla essence to make it halal!

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