How To Make Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes can be flat and dense or light and fluffy. Well, really, they can be whatever they want to be or whatever you want them to be. This article is to help make them light and fluffy, as that is the most popular desirable version of a pancake.

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How To Make Fluffy Pancakes

Ways to Make Fluffy Pancakes

Below are suggestions for getting pancakes to rise up to each and every occasion.

  • Bring all wet ingredients to room temperature before starting.
    Cold liquids and cold eggs can produce wet, soggy results.

  • Make sure the baking powder hasn’t expired.
    Check our baking powder page to make the sure that this ingredient is still active enough to help the batter rise properly.

  • Sift the flour.
    This will add more air into the flour, eliminate lumps and allow it to mix evenly with other ingredients. Sifting is not a necessary step when working with refined flours, but it does does make the flour lighter.

  • Don’t over whisk.
    Over whisking the batter will overwork the gluten and produce a gummy consistency. Don’t worry about lumps in the batter, they will disappear as the pancakes cook.

  • Let the batter rest after mixing.
    This allows the starches within the flour to expand, thus making the batter airier.

  • Allow for humidity.
    If the kitchen is extremely humid then the batter will become thinner. If humidity is high, then place the batter into the fridge for 5-10 minutes before cooking.

  • Properly pre-heat the cooking surface.
    Pre-heating is important for both the oven and the stove. Proper heat helps the pancakes puff quickly and beautifully, just look at all those air bubbles.

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  • Fold in some whipped egg whites for extra fluff.
    We did everything in the above shown batter, except for this one. If extra fluffy pancakes are desired, then take this extra step. Whip a few egg whites until peaks form and then fold them into the pancake batter.

    How To Make Fluffy Pancakes

    Additional Info

    Cast iron pans make great pancakes and fantastic dutch babies. If you need a new cast iron pan, although to be honest we have never seen a cast iron pan that a good re-seasoning won’t fix, here is a quality pan to purchase. Look for “made in the USA” to get a cast iron skillet that you won’t ever want to give up.

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