Williams-Sonoma pancakes with a great blend of flavors. To ensure your pancakes turn out light and fluffy, do not overmix the batter. Too much stirring will develop the gluten in the flour and produce tough pancakes. Use a griddle or a heavy nonstick fry pan and heat it thoroughly before adding the batter. Turn the pancakes only once, when bubbles appear on the surface and the bottoms are golden brown.