Easy Pancake Recipe Without Baking Powder (O-M-G!)

Fluffy Cloud Pancakes - The Breakfast of Your Dreams
5/5
Prep. time:
25 min
Difficulty:
easy
Amount:
8 dishes
Cosher:
milky

Fluffy Cloud Pancakes – The Breakfast of Your Dreams!

Get ready to indulge in the most heavenly pancakes you’ve ever tasted! These light and airy pancakes are like biting into a soft, fluffy cloud. The best part? You don’t need any baking powder to achieve this incredible texture. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of love, you can whip up a stack of these dreamy pancakes in no time. Your family will be begging you to make them every weekend!

Preparation Time:

  • Mixing ingredients: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 3-4 minutes per pancake
  • Total time: 20-25 minutes

This recipe makes about 8-10 medium-sized pancakes, perfect for a family of 4. The difficulty level is easy, so even novice cooks can master these cloud-like delights.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (or non-dairy alternative)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make these pancakes gluten-free, simply substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. For a vegan version, replace the milk with almond or soy milk, the eggs with 2 mashed bananas, and the butter with coconut oil.

Step-by-Step Guide to Pancake Perfection

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Don’t overmix, lumps are okay!
  4. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or oil if needed.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto the hot pan, leaving space between each pancake.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles form on the surface and the edges start to look dry.
  7. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side, until golden brown.
  8. Remove from heat and keep warm while you cook the remaining batter.
  9. Serve hot with your favorite toppings like fresh berries, maple syrup, or whipped cream. Enjoy!

I love serving these pancakes as a special weekend brunch treat for my family. The kids go crazy for them, and I feel good knowing they’re getting a nutritious meal to start the day.

Health Benefits in Every Bite

  • Whole grain flour provides fiber and essential nutrients like B vitamins and minerals
  • Eggs offer high-quality protein, choline, and vitamin D for strong muscles and bones
  • Milk is an excellent source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin A for healthy teeth and eyes
  • Vanilla extract contains antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in the body
  • Low in sugar and fat compared to store-bought mixes or restaurant pancakes

Tasty Variations to Try

  • Mix in fresh blueberries, chopped strawberries, or sliced bananas for a fruity twist
  • Add a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm, cozy flavor
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts on top for a crunchy texture
  • Make savory pancakes by adding shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, or chopped herbs
  • Drizzle with peanut butter, Nutella, or lemon curd for an extra indulgent treat

Frequently Asked Pancake Questions

Can I make the batter ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the batter the night before and store it in the fridge. Just give it a quick whisk before cooking.

Why are my pancakes flat and dense? Overmixing the batter can cause the gluten to develop too much, leading to tough, flat pancakes. Mix just until combined.

How do I keep pancakes warm while making a large batch? Place cooked pancakes on a baking sheet in a preheated 200°F (90°C) oven until ready to serve.

Can I freeze leftover pancakes? Absolutely! Let them cool completely, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag for up to 2 months.

What’s the secret to perfectly round pancakes? Use a measuring cup to portion the batter, and pour it from a low height so it spreads evenly on the pan.

I hope you enjoy making and eating these delightful cloud pancakes as much as my family does. They’re so versatile and easy to customize, you’ll never get bored of them!

If you do try this recipe, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. Share a photo of your fluffy creations on Instagram and tag me so I can see. And if you really loved them, please consider sharing the recipe with your friends and family. After all, everyone deserves a little slice of breakfast heaven in their lives!

Happy flipping, pancake lovers!

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