super fluffy pancakes

This pancake recipe requires a little extra work, but the payoff is beautiful fluffy pancakes that look beautiful and taste delicious.

Serves: 6 to 10
Prep time: 10 minutes


Dry ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • pinch of cream of tarter, less the ⅛tsp (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • extra butter for pan


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl or mixer (for whipping egg whites)
  • Medium bowl for wet ingredients
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Ladle


  1. Mix dry ingredients in the large bowl.
  2. Separate eggs. Place egg whites into mixing bowl. Add yolks to bowl for wet ingredients.
  3. With a whisk or a mixer whip egg whites. When large bubbles appear add a pinch of cream of tartar and continue to whip to soft peaks. Set aside.
  4. Combine wet ingredients (except for egg whites) in a bowl.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk well to remove any lumps.
  6. With a spatula fold whipped eggs whites into pancake mixture. Be careful not to over stir.
  7. Over a medium low heat melt about 1 tablespoon of butter.
  8. Ladle pancake batter in skillet pouring from center for round pancakes.
  9. When bubbles form and stay the pancakes are ready to flipped.
  10. Serve with butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup or all of the above.

What you should know

By whipping the egg whites into frothy peaks the pancakes will remain nice and fluffy when cooked.

Cream of tarter helps make the egg whites nice and firm. It is a nice touch but not necessary.

Extra batter can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Re: super fluffy pancakes

In the picture I attached above it shows half cooked pancakes holding the bubbles and ready to be flipped.

Re: super fluffy pancakes

Really great pancakes

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This is a great recipe. It was a joy to watch the pancakes actually rise when I flipped them. My kids got a great deal of joy out of that. They also got a great deal of joy out of eating these pancakes.

I made one substitution that turned out really nice. I substituted vanilla sugar for regular sugar and mixed it in with the egg whites once they were fully whipped.

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Great pancake recipe. I like the vanilla sugar substitution.

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My kids loved these pancakes, but the recipe makes more batter than I need. Can I save the batter for tomorrow?

Re: super fluffy pancakes

Yes. You can save the pancake batter in the refrigerator for a three or four days. They may lose some fluff.

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Great pancakes.

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Awesome pancakes.

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Wow. Amazing pancakes. Thanks

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great pancakes. NIce and fluffy. thx.

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