5 Tips for making the fluffiest pancakes

By food contributor Brittany

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One thing Liz and I have in common is our love for pancakes. They have a way of making any weekend seem special! Sometimes it can be difficult to get those perfect, melt in your mouth, fluffy pancakes and instead you end up with flat, chewy pancakes. Here are some helpful tips to make your favorite pancake recipe even better!
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keep reading for the tips…

I used this pancake recipe and added vanilla for extra flavor.
1. Don’t over mix the batter: Over-mixing can make your pancakes tough, stop mixing when you’re batter has small lumps.
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2. Let the batter rest: Set the batter aside for 15-30 minutes (or even over-night). This allows the wet ingredients to soak into the flour for better texture.
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3. Separate & beat egg whites: This will make your pancakes fluffy & soufflé-like! Separate your egg whites and beat until they form stiff peaks and set aside. Add the egg yolks to the wet ingredients and once it’s combined with the dry ingredients let it rest without the egg whites. Right before cooking, fold in the egg white peaks into the batter, it’s like folding in clouds! Don’t fully combine and leave little bits of egg whites showing, it might seem too thick pouring them onto the pan but that’s what makes the fluffiest pancakes! (You can use this technique for waffles too.)
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4. Wait to flip the pancake until you see bubbles: Wait until bubbles form in the center of the pancake to flip.
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5. Flip once and only once! 
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I’d love to hear any pancake tips you have!


I add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to my recipes that call for only baking powder. My pancakes are very light.

I substitute some of the milk for creme fraiche / yogurt BUT you can’t rest your batter for as long because the acid in the creme fraiche kicks the raising agents butt! Hence the reason why you get fluffier pancakes 😉

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