By Chef Kate on June 17, 2006
Photo by Preciousjemm
Photo by Preciousjemm
"I know there are a zillion pancake recipes already but I went thru and this one IS different and SO good. I think that mixing well, sifting the dry ingredients, and carefully folding in the egg whites makes these so very fluffy. And, wonder of wonders, you can freeze the batter, defrost in the fridge, and the pancakes are perfect. One more thing--you must use real maple syrup and you must warm it before serving it with the pancakes."
Serving Size: 1 (819 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Just made these, they're great. I got kisses and thank you's!
I'm trying to incorporate coconut oil into my husband's diet so I used 3 T melted organic extra virgin coconut oil instead of butter. The coconut oil adds nice, subtle flavor to the taste. Served with butter and maple syrup, nobody noticed the difference. Taking cues from other reviews, I increased the sugar to 3 T & added 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp lemon extract. The griddle does NOT need to be higher than medium, in fact, a bit lower. Since the batter is so thick and fluffy, the cakes take longer than standard pancakes to cook through before they're ready to turn, and the first batch I made were too dark. Turned off the heat, wiped the pan, started over at setting 4.5 (5 being Medium), and the rest were beautful."
"Amazing! Best pancakes for sure. They are fluffy, cloud-like, and delicious. It's the first recipe I've tried where the pancakes are fluffy and cooked all the way through. I have been searching for a buttermilk pancake recipe I'd care to make more than once, and this is it. I like the mild flavor as is, but it's also good with chocolate chips or blueberries or any other add-ins you'd normally toss in a pancake."
"ok, so I tried the 66241 pancake recipe by Nimz, and thought those were delicious. In a quest for good recipes I decided to try this one too. Both recipes are outstanding...but alas there are problems....Nimz pancakes taste better than these. BUT these pancakes are much much fluffier. These pancakes are like heaven, but are actually rather bland. I learned a lesson though to not always listen to your peers. Do not use 1 tsp. of salt!!! Use 1/2!! Even my mom tasted too much salt, and she didn't know I added more. I don't really taste salt, nor really like it...so it didn't make a difference to me. I think this needs a little bit more sugar, and some vanilla extract (2 tsp. would be good). While cooking they browned perfectly though, and usually it's a little hard for me to flip pancakes but these were really easy to flip. I've never had that before! Nevertheless....these pancakes need *something* although I'm not sure what. Oh yeah, and this recipe made 12 medium pancakes for me (since I bet people are wondering)"
"I've been making been making these pancakes for the last few weeks and I just love how fluffy and thick they are. So good! This morning I decided to make them for breakfast and I completely forgot to add the butter! Just spaced it completely. I was a little worried about how they would turn out but decided to go ahead and make them, hoping for the best. They were wonderful. I couldn't even tell a difference. So, if you are looking to cut a little fat, feel free to leave the butter out!"
"Awesome recipe! I think whipping up the meringue and folding it is really the secret!! I subbed whole wheat flour, coconut oil and added about 2 tsp Madagascar vanilla. Super fluffy and gorgeous - even though they're whole wheat! Served with maple syrup, Greek yogurt, berries and bacon. Snow day breakfast of champions!!!"
"My daughter works for a restaurant. She said these are way better than what they make. Forget the boxed stuff this is way better and simple. The 20 minute wait was just enough to clean up and heat the pan :)"
"These literally are THE best pancakes ever!!! I have tried so many recipes but this one is the best. The only change that I make is I add 2 tbsp of sugar and a splash of vanilla. If you try these you will not be disappointed!!!"
"I don't get it. Not at all. Tons of work compared to other pancake recipes, for pancakes that don't taste one bit better than any of the other recipes I have tried. In fact, I'm not sure these really taste any better than a bisquick pancake. Maybe I did something wrong, but I can't imagine what - followed the directions exactly. Just wasn't worth all the extra effort."
"These are the only pancakes that have turned out well for me! Slightly more work but the taste and texture is great! I froze half the batter so will see how that works."
"I must hand it to you....these are flat out the best buttermilk pancakes I have ever made- nice and light, they do not make you feel "heavy" once you eat them. I want to try making waffles from this recipe soon!"
"What great pancakes! My picky son didn't even know they contained buttermilk and he gobbled them up. Thanks, no point in ever using a different recipe for pancakes now."
"Absolutely the best pancakes in the world! They are truly the lightest, fluffiest, melt in your mouth best."
"My family loves these pancakes. My picky toddler asks for seconds and thirds! I use 2 egg yolks and 3 egg whites, and I also add a little vanill extract too. thanks Kate for sharing this great recipe. Next time I need to freeze some like some other reviewers have done, great idea."
"Very good pancakes! Texture is great. I doubled the recipe and I plan to freeze the batter for later. Thanks for posting!"
"Great Pancakes - one of the best I have ever made - or tasted! I think the baking powder/baking soda combination along with folding in those whites make for fluffy and browning to that golden - brown ... and yes wonderful with real maple syrup. Made as posted. Along with the syrup - peach & passion fruit, strawberry and raspberry jam for those who prefer that to the syrup. Added to my 'Weekend Cookbook' to have on hand when we have our special pancake breakfasts ... enjoyed by the teenager and his brother ... and me!"
"I made a double batch of these this morning and the kids loved them. Didn't end up with as many to freeze as I had wanted. I substituted 1/3 of the flour for whole wheat. I applaud this recipe because I never had to thin it out because the batter was too thick (I get this all the time) and they came out light and wonderful. I will definitely use this recipe again. Served it with Recipe #174380. Made for ZWT4."
"My family and I would have to agree! By far, best pancakes we have ever cooked at home, texture, taste and looks"
"We really enjoyed these,we just added ham"
"I love how lightg and fluffy these pancakes are. Like crepes, just slightly thicker. Excellent recipe!"
"These are the best buttermilk pancakes! I have always used a boxed pancake mix and these pancakes taste so much better. The pancakes are very light and the buttermilk flavor is perfect! Easy to make and great tasting, thank you Kate!"