Pancake Recipe – Fluffy

On a fun, comforting, and wonderful morning, all you need is a Pancake recipe for the best breakfast ever!

It’s a fantastic family-friendly meal that’s good for adults and especially kids. The mild, creamy, and pleasant flavor it gives becomes so much better with its soft and light texture.

Instead of buying ready-to-cook pancake mix, you can always make your own pancake recipe for a fluffy, decadent, and tasty meal in the morning. Everyone will surely want a taste of these pancakes!

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Cooking pancakes at home does not get any easier than this. It all comes down to how you make the mix for the best results every time you cook pancakes. Once you try it, it will certainly be your go-to pancake recipe!

How to Make Pancakes

I’ve tried many pancake recipes before, but this recipe is truly the best one. In fact, it’s one of the most requested breakfast meals in our home. My kids and husband absolutely love it and I’m sure your family will love it too!

Are you ready to start flipping some pancakes? Let’s go!

Ingredients

You won’t need to buy pancake mix because you can make your pancake mix from scratch! 

Plain flour

If you really want to make your pancakes light and fluffy, then don’t forget to add plain flour to the batter. It gives the dish its shape and texture for the perfect pancakes from the inside out.

With plain flour, you will find it easier to cook and form the pancakes. Aside from plain flour, you can also use self-rising flour for puffier results. There are also other kinds of flour you can use that are better suited for your diet.

Don’t let leftover plain flour go to waste and cook other recipes such as Chin Chin, Sausage Rolls, and Almond Chocolate Chip Cupcakes!

Eggs

When it comes to a pancake recipe, you need to add eggs. Without eggs, it would be nearly impossible to get the right texture and shape. The egg yolk also enriches the flavor and texture of the dish.

Moreover, the eggs give more moisture to the pancakes for a decadent quality on the inside. There are also egg substitutes you can use to make this recipe, just find out which one best works for you.

Pair the pancakes with other egg recipes like Boiled Eggs, Fried Eggs, and Hotdog and Eggs.

Baking powder

What’s the secret to extra light, fluffy, and puffy pancakes? Baking powder, of course! It’s an effective rising agent that can give pancakes and other baked goods a fantastic texture and quality.

While baking powder is commonly used for baking, it remains to be a popular leavening agent in pancakes. I also use baking powder to make Coconut Cake, Banana Bread, and Almond Loaf Cake!

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Seasoning

Never forget to season the pancakes to give them great flavor at every bite. The best seasonings include sugar, sea salt, milk powder, and vanilla extract – simple yet effective in giving pancakes an awesome flavor.

These will surely help give the pancakes a flavorful quality. You can also use other spices to get the taste that you want. 

Olive oil

A smooth batter translates into a glossy and flawless pancake. To elevate the consistency of your batter, don’t skip the olive oil. It’s also one of the healthiest oils to use for pancakes.

These are simple ingredients you can find in your kitchen, but the real key to the perfect pancakes lies in how you measure your ingredients. Now, let’s go to the fun part – making the pancakes! 

Directions

Get your ingredients ready, and let’s begin making the best pancake recipe!

  1. In a bowl, mix eggs, olive oil, vanilla extract, sugar, sea salt, and water with a fork or whisk.
  2. Use a sieve to filter the flour, milk powder, and baking powder.
  3. Whisk until you achieve the proper pancake batter consistency.
  4. Then, grease the pan with oil.
  5. Use a scooper to pour out the batter.
  6. Fry one side until bubbles start to form.
  7. Flip it with a turner and fry it for another minute.
  8. Once you’re happy with the doneness, serve the pancakes with your favorite toppings!
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Easy peasy pancake recipe, right? The most exciting part is flipping the pancake onto the other side. It’s absolutely satisfying! Let me know how your pancake turned out! 

Tips

How to Store Pancake Ingredients

  • Most ingredients can be stored in their original packaging.
  • Place them in your kitchen’s warm, dark, and dry areas for longer shelf life. 
  • You may also transfer them into containers to store at room temperature or in the fridge. 

How to Preserve Pancake Batter

  • You can also freeze the batter in ice cube trays and transfer them into freezer bags for up to three months.
  • Thaw the pancake batter at room temperature or let it float over a bowl of warm water. 

MAKE AHEAD!

If you want to prepare the pancake batter beforehand, then you can store it in a container and refrigerate it for up to three days. It can also be poured into a resealable bag to store in portions. 

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Pancake Recipe Variation

You can make pancakes in different ways.

Instead of using plain flour, you can use self-rising flour, gluten-free flour, or oat flour. There are also plenty of other egg substitutes you can use to cook the pancakes.

For the spices, you can use cinnamon powder, powdered sugar, nutmeg, cardamom, pumpkin spice, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, cloves, and more.

Aside from water, you can also use evaporated milk, almond milk, or coconut milk to make the pancakes yummier and creamier. In place of olive oil, I also suggest using butter.

Plain pancakes are delicious, but you can further improve them by adding garnish and flavor. For instance, you can add desiccated coconuts, dark chocolate, mashed bananas, and other food.

How do you make your pancake recipe special?

  • Pan: Cook the pancakes in the pan. 
  • Whisk: Mix the ingredients using a whisk. 
  • Turner: Flip the pancakes using a turner to retain the texture of the pancake.
  • Sieve: Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture for a smoother batter.
  • Glass bowl: Combine and prepare the ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Scooper: Cook the batter in batches with a scooper. 

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How to Serve Pancakes

There are plenty of ways to serve pancakes!

For the classic way, stack them up, let the butter melt on top, and drizzle it with any syrup of your choice! Alternatively, you can make a pancake sandwich by smearing chocolate or strawberry jam in between pancakes.

These also go well with the following:

To relish the goodness of the pancakes, drink any of the drinks below:

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Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Cooked pancakes can last up to a day at room temperature as long as you store them in a container

MAKE-AHEAD

In the fridge: Wrap the pancakes in cling film and store them in a container or resealable bag to last up to a week. 

To freeze: Seal each piece into cling film and store in containers or freezer bags for up to several weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are fluffy pancakes made of?

You can easily make fluffy pancakes from flour, baking powder, seasoning, egg, sugar, and milk powder. These can give the pancakes a fantastic flavor and the best texture you could ask for.

What makes pancakes taste better?

Make your pancakes taste better with some seasoning, eggs, and milk. For the seasoning, you can go for sugar, vanilla extract, and milk powder. Once you cook pancakes, you can add in a filling inside for a much better experience.

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Is pancake mix all-purpose flour?

Pancake mix is not the same as all-purpose flour. The all-purpose flour is actually part of the pancake recipe. I also suggest using self-rising flour to get a higher rise on your pancakes.

How is pancake made?

You can make simple pancakes by mixing the ingredients and frying in a pan until fluffy and soft. Aside from making pancake batter from scratch, you can use ready-to-cook pancake mix.

First, you need to make your batter with the right ingredients for flavor and structure. Then, cook the pancakes in a frying pan until both sides are done. For serving, just add your favorite toppings for garnish!

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The Best Pancakes (VIDEO)

5 from 1 vote
The perfect pancakes have never been easier to make. With this recipe, you will experience the best pancakes ever! Once you try to make this, you'll look forward to it every day!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 (19g each)
Course Breakfast, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine Greece
Calories 56kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 egg
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch olive oil

Spread/Filling

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix eggs, olive oil, vanilla extract, sugar, sea salt, and water with a fork or whisk.
  • Use a sieve to filter the flour, milk powder, and baking powder.
  • Whisk until you achieve the proper pancake batter consistency.
  • Then, grease the pan with oil.
  • Use a scooper to pour out the batter.
  • Fry one side until bubbles start to form.
  • Flip it with a turner and fry it for another minute.
  • Once you're happy with the doneness, serve the pancakes with your favorite toppings!

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Notes

  • Focus on the consistency of your batter and make sure that it drips instead of runs.
  • Serve it with fruits, fruit salad, healthy drinks, or fried foods (fried egg) for a satisfying meal. 
  • If the pancake batter is too thick, then you can add a bit of water. If it is too fluid, then add a bit of flour.
  • If your batter is too fluid, the pancakes will likely become flat. To solve this problem, pay attention to the consistency of the batter and add a bit of flour to make it thicker.
  • Moreover, make sure that the baking powder is still available for use; otherwise, it will not leaven properly.
  • Do not forget to add salt, milk powder, and sugar for a balanced flavor.
  • You can also add a bit of melted butter for a creamy and velvety savor. If you want fruity pancakes, mashed bananas are best for bringing flavor to the pancakes.
  • Cook the pancakes in batches to avoid overcrowding and clumping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 (of 16)Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.5mg
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