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How to Make Dragon Fruit Pancakes Without Baking Powder

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Dragon fruit pancakes without baking powder

Dragon fruit pancakes without baking powder

Dragon Fruit Pancake Recipe

During a recent visit to my father's farm in the Philippines, I was lucky enough to be there during harvest time. There was a bountiful crop of dragon fruit, and I decided to preserve some of the ripened fruit by making a sauce. Having this sauce in my refrigerator has led me to come up with several creative ways to use it in my cooking, including these delicious and healthy pancakes without baking powder. Let me teach you how I made them.

Mixing the pancake batter

Mixing the pancake batter


For Preparing:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Preparation bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Wire whisk
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon

For Cooking:

  • Ladle
  • Turner
  • Pan

Step 1: Make the Dragon Fruit Sauce

Yield: 1/2 cup dragon fruit sauce


  • 1/4 plus 2 tablespoons dragon fruit, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine dragon fruit and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture over low heat.
  2. Stir the mixture until it comes to a boil.
  3. Add vanilla extract. Continue stirring to prevent burning.
  4. Let it cool before putting it in a blender.
  5. Blend the mixture until achieving the desired texture.
  6. Transfer the dragon fruit sauce to a sealed container. Store in the refrigerator for future use.

Step 2: Make the Pancakes


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dragon fruit sauce
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil or butter for cooking


  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Using a whisk, stir to incorporate everything.
  2. Start adding the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir everything until there are no small lumps.
  4. Heat up the pan. Grease it using a small amount of oil or butter.
  5. Transfer the batter to a squeeze bottle.
  6. Squeeze a small amount of batter into the pan.
  7. Cook the pancake for at least two minutes per side or until bubbles start to appear on the surface.
Dragon fruit pancakes ready to serve

Dragon fruit pancakes ready to serve

Tips and Techniques

  • If you do not have a squeeze bottle, you can use a ladle instead.
  • You can serve these pancakes with another type of sauce on top or on the side.
  • For plain pancakes (without dragon fruit sauce), you can omit the sauce and increase the amount of milk to 1/2 cup.
  • Serve the pancakes with any fresh fruits available.
  • For fluffier pancakes, separate the egg white from the egg yolk, then beat the egg white until it forms soft peaks.

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