The Best Pancake Recipe: Fluffy, From Scratch, Simply Delicious

These scratch-made pancakes are unbelievably delicious
The Best Pancake Recipe: Fluffy, From Scratch, Simply Delicious

Keep pancakes light and fluffy by not overmixing the batter.

There’s nothing better than light, fluffy pancakes on a relaxed weekend morning — these scratch-made pancakes make the perfect breakfast. Here are two tips for making them extra light and fluffy:

First, make sure you whisk your ingredients. This recipe calls for 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ a teaspoon of salt. Whisking these four ingredients together will help break up any lumps in the flour and evenly distribute the baking powder and baking soda (which help the pancakes rise and become perfectly fluffy flapjacks).

Then, make sure you don’t overmix your batter; it’s OK if the batter is slightly lumpy. The recipe tells you to mix 1 egg, ¾ of a cup of whole milk, and ½ a cup of Greek yogurt and then to add that mixture to your dry ingredients. If you mix the batter too much, you’ll overdevelop the gluten in the flour and your pancakes will be tough and dense.

Now that you know the secret to making fluffy pancakes, you’re ready to cook some. Click here for the best pancake recipe.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.