Here at LusOasis, we are all about making unique & delicious pancakes. That's why we use plant-based ingredients and sweet and savory flavor combinations instead of your typical sugary, unhealthy ingredients. Did you know that there are all sorts of different pancake recipes from around the world? Some are very similar to what we are used to in the USA, some are VERY different, and we want to try them all! Join us as we take a journey to explore the many delicious and unique pancake recipes from around the world.
The Dosa from India 🇮🇳
A dosa is a thin pancake originating from India made from a a fermented batter of lentils and rice. That sounds pretty different from American pancakes, but they are DELICIOUS and much like LusOasis pancakes they come in sweet and savory flavors. Dosas are a common dish in South Indian cuisine, but now have become popular all over the Indian subcontinent Dosas are traditionally served hot along with chutney. Want to try a Dosa for yourself? Here's a great recipe from IndianHealthyRecipes.com.
The Crêpe from France 🇫🇷
You might know this one: A crêpe is a very thin type of pancake that originated in Brittany, a region in the west of France during the 13th century,and are now enjoyed all around the world. Crêpes are usually one of two varieties: sweet crêpes (crêpes sucrées) or savourygalettes (crêpes salées), just like our LusOasis baking mixes! They are often served with a wide variety of fillings such as jam or liquid chocolate.If you'd like to try a homemade crêpe for yourself, check out this delicious recipe from AllRecipes.com.
Cong You Bingfrom China 🇨🇳
This one you may have not tried yet: The Green Scallion Pancake or Cong you bing is a Chinese savory flatbread pancake folded with oil and minced scallions. Unlike traditional Western pancakes, it is made from dough instead of batter and is pan-fried to give it crisp edges but also a chewy texture. A unique characteristic of scallion pancakes is the many layers that make up the interior, which help contribute to its unique texture. Ready to try one for yourself? Here's a great recipe from RedHouseSpice.com.
Pajeon from Korea 🇰🇷
This one's a little more obscure: Pajeon is a Korean pancake made from eggs, wheat flour, rice flower, scallions and often other ingredients depending on the variety. Beef, pork, shellfish, kimchi, and other seafoods are also common additions. Pajeon is recognizable by its highly visible scallions. It is similar to the Chinese scallion pancake in appearance but is less dense in texture and not made from a dough. Are you craving this unusual pancake? Check out this recipe from TheWanderLustKitchen.com and taste one for yourself!
Okonomiyaki from Japan 🇯🇵
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake consisting of wheat flour batter and other ingredients (mixed, or as toppings) cooked on a teppan (flat griddle). Common additions include cabbage, meat, and seafood, and toppings include okonomiyaki sauce, aonori (dried seaweed flakes), katsuobushi (bonito flakes), Japanese mayonnaise, and pickled ginger. Want to try this japanese savory pancake for yourself? Here's a recipe from JustOneCookBook.com.
Injera from Ethiopia 🇪🇹
For our last stop, we are heading over to East Africa to enjoy something VERY different from traditional American pancakes: Injerais a sour fermented flatbread with a somewhat spongy texture, traditionally made from teff flour. Injera is a staple food in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and some parts of the Sudan, and is also eaten all over East Africa. Unlike most pancakes, Injera is central to the dining process, like bread, and typically used for dipping and enjoying all sorts of Ethiopian cuisines. Ready to make some Injera of your own? Check out this recipe from DaringGourmet.com.
Thanks for joining us on our journey to learn more about the diverse and delicious recipes for pancakes from around the world. While your here, be sure to check out LusOasis’s gluten-free,vegan baking mixes. They are made from simple, superfood ingredients and are packed with essential nutrients. And don’t forget to check out ourblogfor even more vegan tips andrecipes. Thank you for dropping by the LusOasis blog!