Steamed buns are a Japanese sweet bread. Found in a variety of flavors steamed buns are one of my favorite foods. These Japanese treats make the perfect accompaniment to lunches, boxed meals, or as a snack on the go.
Full time 30 minutes
Makes 10 buns
2 cup pancake mix
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp matcha powder*
*You can use green tea latte powder to do this also.
Place a wok or shallow pan on the stove top and fill with roughly 1" of water (it will depend on your steamer basket). Get water boiling.
In a mixing bowl combine egg with sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in milk.
Add in vegetable oil.
Add in pancake mix and matcha powder, mix to create a even in color batter.
Fill 10 cupcake liner (yes you can use paper, just make sure to use thicker ones) filling 2/3 of the way full.
Place filled liners into steamer basket and carefully to avoid steam burns, place steamer over/into pan, make sure there is still water in pan, but basket should not be submerged into it too deep of buns will get wet.
Steam 10 minutes. Make sure you do not run out of water during this time.
Carefully remove steamer from heat and let bun cool in basket for 5-8 minutes.
Carefully remove buns from steamer and serve, cheers!