WATCH: How to Make Pandan Puto

This is classic fluffy puto and cheese with pandan flavors!

Soft, fluffy puto (Filipino steamed rice cake) is one kakanin you won't get tired of. This version is flavored with pandan leaves, with a soft floral aroma and a subtle sweet molasses-like flavor. 

Pandan Puto Recipe 

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cooking time15 minutes
  • Makes20 small puto
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup pandan water
  • 2 to 3 drops food coloring, green
  • 7 to 10 pandan leaves


1 Make the pandan water: Boil 1 cup water and 7-10 pandan leaves for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

2

In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add the pandan water and beat until smooth. Add butter and food coloring. mix until well incorporated.

3

Pour mixture into puto molds lightly greased with cooking oil. Steam for about 7to 8 minutes, then add sliced cheese. Steam for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from molds and serve.

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