Fluffy Pancakes

Indulge in the comforting goodness of homemade pancakes with our classic pancake recipe. Whether it’s a lazy weekend breakfast or a quick weekday treat, these fluffy delights are sure to satisfy your cravings. With simple pantry staples and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be enjoying golden-brown pancakes in no time!

Pancakes, the beloved breakfast staple adored by many, whether enjoyed in the comfort of home or savored at bustling restaurants and fast-food joints. This delectable treat, a thin, pan-fried flat cake, is a canvas for culinary creativity, often embellished with a drizzle of maple syrup, a scattering of fresh fruits, or accompanied by savory sausages and crispy bacon.

Delving into the origins of pancakes reveals a fascinating journey through time. Archaeologists suggest that variations of this humble dish have existed since prehistoric times, crafted from a simple blend of dry seed flours combined with milk and eggs. These primitive pancakes were cooked over open flames, using hot stones or shallow earthenware pots—a testament to humanity’s ingenuity in the realm of cuisine.

Despite the passage of centuries, the essence of pancakes remains remarkably unchanged, built upon the same foundational principles with the addition of leavening agents to achieve that coveted fluffy texture.

In modern times, the allure of pancakes is further heightened by the convenience of commercially available pancake mixes. These pre-packaged delights offer a shortcut to pancake perfection, sparing the home cook the hassle of measuring individual ingredients. However, in a place like New Zealand, convenience comes at a cost. A single 400g packet of ready-made mix can command a hefty price tag, ranging from $4.00 to $8.00, depending on the brand. When compared to the economical alternative of purchasing a 5kg bag of flour for a mere $8.00, it’s easy to see why many opt to bypass the ready-made option in favor of crafting their own mix from scratch.

Fear not, for creating homemade pancake mix is a breeze, requiring only pantry staples such as flour, baking powder, milk, sugar, and eggs. Not only does this DIY approach offer significant savings, but it also allows for customization, ensuring that each batch of pancakes is tailored to your exact preferences.

So, whether you’re a purist who revels in the simplicity of a classic pancake or an adventurous soul eager to experiment with unique flavor combinations, the world of pancakes awaits. Embrace the joy of flipping, sizzling, and indulging in these timeless breakfast delights, knowing that with a few simple ingredients and a touch of creativity, pancake perfection is well within reach.

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Fluffy Pancakes

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 14 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Global

Description

Fluffy Pancakes are an absolute breakfast staple, beloved whether whipped up at home or savored in restaurants and diners. These delectable, pan-fried delights are often accompanied by a drizzle of rich maple syrup, a burst of fresh fruits, or the savory indulgence of sausages and crispy bacon.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • few drops of vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, white sugar, and salt. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, egg and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the well of the dry ingredients. Gently stir until the batter is smooth and free of lumps. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or non-stick pan over medium-high heat until hot and ready for cooking.
  5. Pour or scoop approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto the preheated griddle for each pancake. Allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles form on the surface and the edges appear dry, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Using a spatula, carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:

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15 Responses

  1. That’s crazy expensive for some pancake mix! I can see why you make your own, plus it’s way more healthy and you know exactly what you’re getting. I’m liking how thick and fluffy you make yours – I love my pancakes a bit doughy.






  2. We call these crumpets and they are always so enjoyable. I haven’t made any for quite a while, so thanks for the reminder.
    🙂 Mandy






  3. Tessa says:

    Good looking pancakes Raymund!






  4. Karen says:

    I would enjoy a stack of your pancakes…they look terrific. I like the small thin ones like yours rather than the thick ones the size of a dinner plate.

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    My husband doesn’t’ need dinner tonight – I’m making pancakes as per kids’ requests! Your ingredients list is simple and I have everything. I’ll give it a try tonight!

  6. Kiran says:

    I agree with Nami — I want this for dinner too!!

  7. Homemade are the best, I hadn’t really done a price comparison.. but it’s staggering. These look perfectly fluffy and yummy with their peach topping:)

  8. Excited to try this! Been looking for really good pancake recipes kasi tinatawanan na ako ni Mommy — nabili ako ng mix! hahaha!






  9. Oh Raymund, now I’m craving pancakes! They look fantastic!

  10. Kristy says:

    Since prehistoric times?! Wow! That is one cool fact. These look wonderfully fluffy and delicious.






  11. mjskit says:

    You picture definitely shows the perfect pancake!!! Now I’m craving them!

  12. lov724 says:

    I didn’t planned to eat pancake today, but I think I must eat pancake tonight!!!

  13. now i’m reminded of my bangkok street food… banana chocolate pancake na lang. 🙂

  14. I have a huge craving for pancakes with bacon and maple syrup now ! Love that sweet/salty, crunchy/soft combination.






  15. learnitalianforfun says:

    Wowo, they look very gnammy! 😀






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