Pancake In A Rice Cooker : [Rice Cooker Pancake Recipe and How To]

 rice cooker pancake

Rice cooker pancakes started years back in Japan, and that’s why most people term pancakes in a rice cooker as a Japanese pancake.

Breakfast is one of the greatest meals one shouldn’t miss having, but sometimes it becomes hard to know what to have on that particular meal. Today I will be showing you how you can easily make a pancake in a rice cooker. As we know that rice cookers are fast at preparing rice dish, it is the same way when it comes to cooking pancakes, whether regular or giant pancakes.

The preparation process (including mixing of ingredients) would take you 30 minutes or less, while the actual cooking of your pancake in the rice cooker will take like 45 minutes for the normal (regular/standard) one and close to 1 hr for the giant pancake. During your preparation, you can add in blueberries, strawberries or banana depending on your choice. In my pancakes, I will use chocolate chips. For better mixing of your pancake batter, I would recommend you use a stand mixer or a hand mixer. However, it is OK if you don’t have either. Just use your whisk to mix your batter. Let’s go

Recipe and Preparation steps for Giant Rice cooker Pancake


11/2 cups of flour

3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of sugar

1 1/2 cups of milk

2 eggs

3 tablespoons of melted butter

Chocolate chips

Prep Steps.

  • The first step is to start with preparing the pancake batter.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cups of flour into the mixing bowl; add 3 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking flour. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, then add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Furthermore, add 1 and 1/2 cups of milk, break your two eggs into the mixing bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Mix your ingredients using the whisk or if in the mixer start your mixer. Mix for about 5 minutes until when the ingredients are evenly mixed. When evenly mixed, add chocolate chips and then mix again.
  • Have your rice cooker; pour in some little oil. This will help your pancake not to stick on the rice cooker bowl. Pour your butter in the rice cooker, start the cooker and set it into the warm setting. Some people, whose rice cooker the “white rice” setting, they prefer to use that instead of the “warm” setting. But if your rice cooker hasn’t got that setting, let it be in the warm setting.
  • Close the lid tightly and let it cook for 30 mins and open to check it out. To check whether ready, use a toothpick and see. If the toothpick comes out sticky, it means the pancake is not yet ready. Let it cook for another extra 20to 30 minutes.
  • When ready, use a knife to separate the pancake away from the walls of the rice cooker so that you can easily pour it (the pancake) onto the plate ready to serve. If you love honey, you can pour some honey on top of the pancake to make it sweeter.
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You can also watch this video for a better understanding of the steps on how to make a pancake in a rice cooker.

YouTube video

Featured image curtsey of this video by Racheal of  kawaii sweet world

Recipe and preparation ingredients for regular rice cooker pancake

Ingredients for regular rice cooker pancake

1 cup of flour

one tablespoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of salt

An egg

1/2 cup of milk

1 tablespoon of melted butter

Chocolate Hazlet


Preparation steps

  • Place a cup of flour in the mixing bowl, pour 1 teaspoon of baking powder, add one tablespoon of sugar into the bowl. Again, add 1/ 4 teaspoon of salt followed with one egg, plus 1/2 cup of milk (can be evaporated milk or whole milk). On top of those ingredients, add 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter.
  • Mix the batter thoroughly for about 5 minutes and then add your chocolate Hazlet or any other you want, then mix again.
  • Spray cooking oil in the rice cooker bowl and then add your butter.
  • You can pour half of your butter into the bowl to have two pancakes from the same ingredients.
  • Cook for 10 minutes and open to check whether ready.
  • Change also the other side of the pancake so as it gets fully ready for another 5 minutes. When ready, have your pancake served.

Here is another video on how to make regular rice cooker pancake

YouTube video


After using your rice cooker, don’t forget to clean it because it is important and time-saving to find it clean the next time you want to use it. Also, here is a great article on how to use a rice cooker and some great washers for washing rice.

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