Fluffy pancakes are a breakfast classic that never fails to bring joy to the table. With their pillowy texture and golden exterior, these pancakes are a comforting treat that can turn an ordinary morning into a delightful start to the day. In this blog post, we will share the secrets to achieving the best fluffy pancakes that will have everyone asking for seconds.
The key to achieving fluffy pancakes lies in the consistency of the batter. It should be thick enough to hold its shape but still pourable. Too thin, and the pancakes will spread too much, resulting in thin and lackluster pancakes. Too thick, and they will be dense and heavy. Finding the right balance is essential.
To enhance the fluffiness of the pancakes, we opt to use sour cream in our batter. Sour cream adds a tangy flavor and activates the leavening agents, resulting in a tender and light texture. If you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can also use plain greek yogurt.
When mixing the batter, be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can develop gluten, resulting in tough and dense pancakes. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together just until they are combined. Some lumps in the batter are perfectly fine and will disappear as the pancakes cook.
Preheat your griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. You want the surface to be hot but not too hot that the pancakes burn before they cook through. Use a ladle or a measuring cup to pour the batter onto the hot surface. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the surface, then carefully flip them and cook for another minute or two until golden brown.
The best part of making fluffy pancakes is getting to enjoy them! Serve your fluffy pancakes warm with your favorite toppings. Classic choices include maple syrup, butter, fresh berries, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. For an extra touch of indulgence, consider adding whipped cream, chocolate chips, or even a dollop of creamy peanut butter.
Fluffy pancakes are a breakfast favorite for good reason. With their fluffy texture, golden exterior, and endless topping possibilities, they make mornings brighter and more delightful. By following the secrets shared in this blog post, you can master the art of making the best fluffy pancakes right in your own kitchen. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your griddle, and get ready to indulge in a stack of heavenly pancakes that will have everyone coming back for more. Try pairing this with our breakfast sausage recipe for a grand slam breakfast!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 whole egg
- 2 Tbsp. sour cream
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- In liquid measuring cup, add milk, egg, and sour cream and stir until combined.
- Add the milk mixture into your flour mixture and whisk together until batter is smooth.
- Pour melted butter around the outside of the batter and gently whisk until combined.
- Heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Once small bubbles cover the entire pancake, flip it to cook on the opposite side. To check for doneness, press the top of the pancake slightly. If an indention remains, continue to cook. If it springs back, then it is ready to remove. Serve hot.