The Fluffiest Pancakes

    20 minutes

    These will be the fluffiest pancakes you have made, but it takes some work as you separate the eggs and whisk the whites before mixing them into the batter.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 cup milk
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 3 egg whites

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Stir in milk and egg yolk until smooth.
    2. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain.
    3. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 4 tablespoons for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

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    The best pancakes I have ever tasted. Seriously. I have eaten a lot of pancakes at home and at the best diners but never so light and delicious. Plus you don't get the after-brunch-stomach-blues because they're not heavy at all. I agree with other reviewers about adding a tablespoon of sugar, but with a sweet topping adding more is unecessary. About the "too much egg" issue, I assume that some other reviewers didn't beat the egg whites enough. You will know when they are stiff enough when you can turn the bowl upside down and they don't fall down. One really needs an electric beater to make the egg whites stiff or else you'll lose your arm. It is, of course, easy to remove one egg yolk if it floats your boat better. They even taste good after a few hours, while most pancakes turn inedible.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. I thought this recipe was delightful. I made into more of a dessert than breakfast. I added 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/8 cup sugar to the batter. I also added 1/8 cup sugar to the egg whites while beating. They really cooked up light and fluffy. I then topped off the pancakes with blueberry syrup and RediWhip whipped cream. Yummy!!! Thanks very much for this recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I enjoyed making this recipe. The pancakes were extremly fluffy and had great colour. The only problem is that, using 3 egg yolks made the recipe quite "eggy." I could taste the egg yolks in the pancakes. I would suggest reducing the number of egg yolks to 1 or 2 and using 3 egg whites to maintain the fluffiness of the pancakes.  -  29 Sep 2008