How To Make Fluffy Pancakes
Learn how to make fluffy pancakes and you'll never want to use a mix again! It's so easy to make them homemade in just a few steps. Serve with butter and pure maple syrup, or your other favorite pancake toppings.
To make fluffy pancakes, you need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, preferably unbleached
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- Whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Set the dry mixture aside.
- Lightly beat the eggs. Add the beaten eggs to the dry ingredients, but don't stir yet.
- Add the vegetable oil or melted butter to the bowl. Measure the buttermilk and add it to the rest of the ingredients.
Stir all of the ingredients together. Keep stirring until the dry ingredients are combined with the wet ingredients, but try not to overmix. Small lumps should disappear as the batter rests.
- Set the pancake batter aside and let it rest while heating a skillet--cast iron works best to get good, evenly browned pancakes. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat until a water droplet dances on it's surface.
- Spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray or lightly coat it with a swipe of melted butter. Use 1/4 cup pancake batter for large pancakes, or 1/8 cup for smaller. Measuring scoops are handy for measuring.
- Once the pancake edges begin to dry and small bubbles appear within the center of the pancake, it's time to flip. Use a thin spatula and carefully flip the pancake and brown the other side until lightly golden.
- Cook one test pancake to start with to check that the pan is not overly hot. If the pan is too hot, the outside of the pancake will burn before the inside has had a chance to fully cook, especially if making large pancakes.
- Keep cooked pancakes in a warm oven while preparing the remaining pancakes. Lay a clean dish towel over the cooked pancakes while they stay warm in the oven.