Makes: 15 Servings
Coconut Oil or
To make fluffy pancakes don't over-mix
Over-mixing pancake batter is a common mistake. It makes them heavy and flat, not fluffy. To prevent this, mix dry and wet ingredients separately at first then combine just before cooking. By the way, these tips apply to waffles and muffins, too. We use this same strategy when making our favorite blueberry muffins.
Once you're ready to cook, combine the two mixes. We use a fork. Stir until you no longer see dry clumps of flour. There can be some small lumps, though.
Now, Adapt It Based on What You Love!
This is our basic recipe. We use it often as is, but have used it as a base for other recipes. Add what you love. Here are a few suggestions:
Sprinkle a handful of berries, nuts or chocolate chips into the batter. (We love adding fresh blueberries for blueberry pancakes or mashed and sliced banana for banana pancakes)
Layer a few thin slices of strawberry or banana onto the wet batter once added to the skillet. Then, flip. (We added banana to these spiced, buttermilk and banana pancakes)
Add lemon zest or spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice (see our cinnamon-spiced fluffy pancakes recipe with a cinnamon roll glaze)
Try replacing some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour (see our easy, fluffy whole wheat pancakes recipe here).
Add a few spoonfuls of flax seeds, oats, or reduce the sugar.