Weekend mornings are prepared for fabulous lunches with homemade pancakes, crispy bacon and freshly squeezed fruit juices. But if you don’t know how to make pancakes, the process can be a little more stressful than delicious, especially if you’re cooking for a crowd of pancake-hungry fans. Here, our editor shows you how to make pancakes step by step. You can use this guide on how to cook pancakes with prefabricated blends like our Pancake Mix or any favorite pancake recipe. These pumpkin fritters with spicy maple syrup are always a hit, as are the classic buttermilk pancakes.
What You Need
Whisk, two bowls, frying pan or iron, vegetable oil, ladle or measuring cup, large spoon, spatula
Follow These Steps
1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar
In a medium bowl or large glass measure, mix your dry ingredients (or follow the instructions to mix the prefabricated pancakes).
2. Mix milk, eggs, and oil
In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, vegetable oil or melted butter) until the egg is broken (this will avoid excessive mixing in the next step).
3. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir together until you stop seeing the flour. Remember not to mix too much, which makes the dough hard.
4. Pre-heat the pan or skillet
Light the stove over medium-high heat and place a pan or iron on the stove.
5. Add oil to pan
Moisten a paper towel with vegetable oil and use it to lightly clean the bottom of the pan. This will prevent the pancakes from sticking together.
6. Pour the batter into the pan
For each pancake, gently pour 1/3 – 1/2 cup of the mixture into the pan, using a ladle or measuring cup. Use a spoon to distribute the dough in a circle.
7. Flip the pancakes when the bubbles burst
Once the bubbles start to explode in the center of the pancake, it is ready to be launched. Insert the entire spatula under the center of the pancake. Quickly lift the pancake about an inch from the surface of the pan and turn it over.