Sunday, September 6, 2020

BEST PANCAKES EVER !!!

These are absolutely the best home made pancakes we have ever eaten!! They are super tall, light and fluffy and yet they don't get all mushy when syrup is added.

Since I first posted these pancakes, almost 9 years ago, over ONE MILLION people have visited my web page to get this recipe .... it is just THAT tasty... I promise!!


3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar (see note)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar (I used 3)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl for 10 minutes to "sour". This is an important step and it is called "soured milk" which is much different that sour milk. I guarantee you will NOT taste the vinegar in the final product. Set this aside.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the soured milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter together. Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk until most of the lumps are gone, but DO NOT OVER BEAT!!

The batter will be thick, don't add any more liquid. LET THE BATTER SIT UNDISTURBED FOR TEN MINUTES!! 

After 10 minutes, you will see bubbles in the batter, very important: DO NOT STIR AGAIN.

GENTLY dip out (don't pour out) 1/2 cup of batter and place it on a buttered grill or frying pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and then flip with a spatula and brown the other side.

NOTE: This recipe only feeds about 3 or 4 people, but doubles or even triples nicely.

NOTE:  Don't skip the soured milk part of this recipe, you will not taste the vinegar in the pancakes. The vinegar super-activates the baking soda.

NOTE: A few people have written to me and said that their pancakes weren't quite as fluffy or tall as mine. I suspect they are stirring the batter just before cooking the pancakes.

Stirring or pouring the batter essentially deflates the air bubbles in the batter. Personally, I use a half cup measuring cup and GENTLY dip out batter and put it on the griddle and I always get super fluffy pancakes.


ENJOY !!!

114 comments:

  1. I sour the milk for banana bread and lots of other recipes. This sounds great Coleen and I will have to try them on the weekend!

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  2. Those are huge!!!Loved this recipe and will sure try it...

    Kisses,
    Rita

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  3. Wow, those look amazing. They're so huge and fluffy, I think my kids would only need one pancake each!

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  4. These are the best looking pancakes I've ever seen. I made pancakes with soured milk before and they were amazing. You are right, you won't taste the vinegar at all. Wow, they are so tall and fluffy looking.

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  5. Awesome !!! That's Good Look and yummy food. easy make tips share in the post. interesting details posting

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  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I normally always stock buttermilk in my fridge....but once in awhile I forget to grab some while at the grocery store, and my pancakes don't turn out the same when I use milk. I don't know why it never occured to me to substitute it with homemade sour milk! I will definately try these out this weekend!

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  7. look at the size of these thin! wowsers.....Mmmm Mmmm

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  8. things, not thin..lol, they certainly are not thin! :)

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  9. I'm always looking for new and improved pancake recipes. I'm intrigued by the vinegar addition. We are pancake lovers, so thanks for another recipe I can try.

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  10. My boys are pancake fiends so, I'm always on the look out for new recipes to try. Thanks for sharing!
    ~ingrid

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  11. I made these last week & the taste was so yummy. I think either my baking soda or baking powder was old becauset they didn't fluff up as much as I had hoped. :-( I will buy new containers of each & make a new batch.

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  12. Wish me luck.....I'm making these this morning :)

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  14. LOVE soft fluffy pancakes! I make a similar pancake but with lemon juice in place of the vinegar to 'curdle' the milk. (FLUFFY LEMON PANCAKES) will definitely give your recipe a go next time round - my two little girls adore our almost weekly ritual of a big pancake cook-up and we're always keen to try new recipes!

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  15. You are absolutely right in your claim: These are indeed the BEST pancakes ever. A big thanks from my entire family for sharing your treasure Coleen, I have made these several times during the last two weeks and they came out just superb:)
    Have just blogged about them as well (after a very successful post on the Chocolate Banana Bread few days back), I hope youre okay with that, have also provided the referrences etc.

    Once again, thanks a bunch!!!!

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  16. Uh Ummmm holy moly...these really are great pancakes...my wife wants them everyday now!I think they taste like pancakes...real pancake taste...very rich..oh I dropped the amount of vanilla by a hair...wow..still love the flavor and texture..

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  17. We tried these today...DELICIOUS!!! :)

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  18. Made these this morning. I had to double the recipe. Huge success. The only problem? I couldn't cook them fast enough for my 3 boys. As soon as I filled their plates they were lined up for more. ;-) I do have a question though. Do you think I could use this same recipe & put it in my waffle iron?

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  19. To Jennifer: While I've never used this recipe in the waffle maker, I don't see why it wouldn't work. I think I would just add a little more melted butter to the recipe.

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  20. Can you substitue buttermilk for soured milk?

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    1. Milk+vinegar=buttermilk

      They just aren't referring to it as buttermilk... The pancakes do look pretty awesome though!!! :)

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  21. To Anonymous: I don't see why not, although I haven't tried it myself.

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  22. Do you think this would work with whole wheat flour?

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  23. Mine didn't come out as tall at all, but they were fluffy and tasted good!

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  24. very fluffy, tasty, I used part wheat flour for better health!

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  25. Made these today to rave reviews from the kids. They turned out wonderfully fluffy, and my six year old says, from now on, use this recipe every time!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jenny~

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  26. Mine did not look quite like this, but boy were they good. The best tasting pancakes I've ever made! Goodbye Bisquick!

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  27. Oh My Gosh, I am so full! Just made these and ate about half of them. So Good! They did not turn out as tall as the picture. And next time I make them I will will only use half the sugar and vanilla. But they have a much better flavor than any pancake mix that I have ever used. Thank You for sharing this recipe.

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  28. Made this morning. They were great!

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  29. Made these yesterday morning. Took forever for them to cook but WELL worth the wait!! I'll be making them again this weekend!

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  30. Do you put the milk and vinegar mixture in the fridge or do you leave on the counter for 10 minutes? I have never soured milk before. This might just have to be next weekends breakfast!

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  31. To Anonymous: Just let it sit on the counter.

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    1. Try it! I made them with almond milk this am and they turned out great!

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  33. Thanks gonna give it try we have pancakes for supper During winter,can't wait to cook these.
    Thanks again

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  34. Is there anything you can substitute in for white wine vinegar, like red wine vinegar or regular distilled white vinegar?

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    1. The recipe calls for white vinegar, not white wine vinegar

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  35. To anonymous: Yes, you can just use buttermilk instead of milk+vinegar.

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  36. Delicious! Thanks for great recipe. ..I think the melted butter makes it extra good as well as the vinegar...mine were just as fluffy

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  37. I wasn't completely sold on the idea of souring the milk. I assumed it was going to give them a taste similar to buttermilk, but thought the vinegar would be overpowering. I tried it anyway and they came out brilliantly! Kids devoured them and the husband was requesting them the next morning. Thanks for sharing this great receipe.

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I have tried this morning and they are so awesome! I have to x4 of the portion to have enough for the whole family. Thanks again!

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  39. Great Recipe! This may have to be our new weekend breakfast meal!

    Ellen

    brianeatssandwiches.blogspot.com
    polentaandplum.wordpress.com

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  40. This recipe is fantastic. I've tried it a number of different times and LOVEd them. I posted about them on my blog today. http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/12/pin-project-best-fluffy-pancakes.html

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  41. I just tried this recipe for the first time. My 3 year old son ate 3 pancakes and my 6 year old son ate 4 pancakes! This is after they each already ate a bowl of cereal :) Very yummy!
    Thanks!

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  42. Made these this morning for my 3 kids & they were a huge hit. To make the recipe healthier I always add milled flaxseed and use apple sauce in lieu if butter/oil. Because they were so fluffy, my kids ate fewer pancakes. I doubled the recipe and although after everyone ate (their share was about 10 pancakes), I still have 7 left, which will be tomorrow morning's breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

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  43. Ok, I don't care for pancakes, but my family loves them so I made these this morning, they are fabulous!!!!! They were so fluffy and light and the flavor was delicious!!! Thank you fur sharing this recipe and for being so detailed.

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  44. When you say best ever you actually mean Best Ever and I have been making pancakes for decades. Thank you for sharing! Husband approved and easy to do

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  45. Can I use sprouted whole wheat flour?

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  46. Great recipe!!!! I'm a chef and these are the best I've tried! They stand up to a number of add ins as well! Awsome Sauce!
    Chef Vicky

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  47. I agree best pancakes EVER! This is my 2nd time making them and I've substituted 1 cup almond meal for 1 cup flour and they are just as fluffy andyummy as the original.

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  48. Hi. I love pancakes and I'm thinking of trying your recipe. But is it okay to substitute butter to margarine? And is it okay too to use evaporated milk in the milk+vinegar? Thank you! :)

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  49. Is the best pancake I ever made, your recipe is true to the last bite. Love it!

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  50. Best pancakes I have ever ate!!! Thank you!!!

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  51. Hmm, do you think this could be made with almond milk?

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  52. Did exactly as you directed and they were, indeed, the best, fluffiest pancakes ever! Thanks for the recipe!

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  53. Awesome pancakes...I have always used buttermilk but ran so I goggled & fortunately found this recipe. Probably will not use buttermilk again. I 2x the recipe for 4 and there were not left...everyone thought they were delicious. Thank you,

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  54. Simply EXCELLENT!!!

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  55. just tried these and they turned out great and huge !! i followed your instructions exactly..
    i did add sprinkle chia seed on before flipping them to add some more protein... milk, eggs, chia...has got to be better for me than the crackers i normally find myself grabbing in the morning..
    i ate these with butter and sprinkled maple sugar flakes but i will normally just toast one and run...

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  56. Looks wonderful! If I want to make these for a lactose-intolerant crowd, do you think I can substitute Lactaid milk? Thanks!

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    1. I made them with almond milk this am and they were divine!

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  57. These are the best pancakes....EVER!

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  58. Made this recipe for the 1st time today. They were fluffy and delicious. I doubled the recipe and made about 9 or 10. I'll definitely be making these pancakes in the weekends for my boys. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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  59. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  60. I just made these this morning and they were a huge hit. I followed the recipe exactly and did as instructed. I didn't stir before making them and I didn't pour either. I used a measure cup to divvy them up. These were absolutely delicious. I have never had a pancake raise like that for me and the flavor was just spot on. I tripled the batch with no problem at all. I would definitely share this recipe with others. More than likely it will be my go to recipe now for pancakes.

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  61. Can you prepare the batter the night before? I made the batter this evening and sealed with saran wrap. I will not stir in the morning and I will dip out the batter. Fingers crossed!

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  62. Tried these this morning. They were fabulous. My daughter took home the leftovers - there were only 2 left. This is my new pancake recipe. Thank you.

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  63. I have a similar recipe for waffles. it is out of this world. Soured milk has been used as a substitute for buttermilk in cooking in my family for years.

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  64. My family loved these big fluffy pancakes!! I will make them again for sure. No better way to enjoy a winter storm in the maritimes!

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  65. Hi Coleen
    I have been making pancakes for years. But the outcome of your recipe is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  66. HI Coleen, Thank you for this amazing recipe!

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  67. I have made these pancakes countless times and they are perfect every time! I love how fluffy they are and they don't get mushy when you add syrup. This is my most used Pinterest recipe! Thanks so much for posting!

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  68. Best pancake recipe I have ever used. I tell people about it all the time. My family now expects nothing else.

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  69. I had to use whole wheat flour because I have gestational diabetes and they turned out perfect. My husband loved them too. Thank you:)

    ~Angie Batey Russell

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  70. My son couldn't take his hands off the cooked cakes while waiting for me to finish! This is truly a perfect pancake recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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  71. The best pancake recipe ever! Many recipes I have tried over the years boast of being "extra fluffy", so....I didn't hold out much hope. I was very very pleased to be proven wring!
    I used sugar replacement and added some almond extract. YUMMMM! This will be my "go to" recipe.

    Tip; Allow them to cook at a lower than normal heat. It will be worth the wait! Thank you!

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  72. I made them today and they were delicious. I will use this recipe from now on when I make pancakes. I added chocolate chips while they were still cooking in pan. My son had to force himself to stop eating or he was going to burst! It is a few steps but nothing hard. Definitely worth it!

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  73. This is our favorite pancake recipe. I do halve the sugar since we drown them in real maple syrup, and double the vanilla since it's so good. Thank you!

    P.S. I found a sourdough waffle /pancake recipe on king Arthur flour which is pretty much this one and adding some sourdough starter, I plan on trying that this weekend!

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  74. For those asking about using an alternative milk -- I made these with almond milk this am, following the instructions just using a different type of milk, and they turned out amazing! Seriously best from scratch pancakes I've ever had! Smelled like a cake baking and tasted even better :)

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  75. These look great. I will totally try. I recommend almond extract in pancakes!

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  76. Just wanted to say that this is best recipe ever! But, went I used the milk/vinegar combo, the pancakes weren't as fluffy than when I used buttermilk itself.... I don't know what went wrong...

    But also tried another buttermilk substitute and used 3/4 yoghurt and 1/4 milk cups and added raspberries, this was also delicious! So light and fluffy.

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  77. I made these tonight and they were the best pancakes ever. They were so fluffy. I used the premade mix in the past but won't anymore. Thank you for posting

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  78. The best ever, I will never buy the mixes again.

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  79. Incredible. The best pancakes ever!

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  80. Thank you so much!
    I've tried your pancakes:there're fantastic. Realy. The best.

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  81. Can you make it ahead of time and not use it say for an hr or 2?

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  82. Wow, these were absolutely fantastic. New family recipe. They were nice and tender and the ingredients were all in the cupboard. I doubled the recipe also.

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  83. I made these pancakes today and they were "Wonderful" and easy to put together.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  84. I pinned this recipe about a year ago. I normally do not like fluffy, bready pancakes being a thin pancake/crepe girl. I really like this recipe as they are light and work really well with fresh fruit. Was at the beach last week and made for the girls with fresh blackberries. I added brown sugar instead of white and a bit of lemon zest. They were yumm! I highly recommend this recipe

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  85. My new go to recipe for pancakes. I don't need another. These are the best.

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  86. Hi from Down Under Coleen!
    Compliments on a wonderful recipe.
    I like to use lemon zest instead of vanilla. Amazing!
    Thank you

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  87. Thank you so much for the most awesome pancakes ever. They really are incredibly delicious and the my kids go bananas when I make them - even my husband, a thin pancake fan, is a convert. His eye lit up this morning when he saw me making them, "Pancakes? See one for me.":)

    Thanks for the post and thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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  88. Simply Amazing pancakes :)

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  89. Thanks Coleen!!
    Simply Amazing buttermilk pancake recipe!! Yummy!!

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  90. Thank you. I loved my pancakes. Loved how fluffy they were

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  91. Has anyone put chocolate chips in them? Would that throw off the recipe?

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    1. I put fresh blueberries that had been frozen (extra watery) and they were fine so chocolate should be more thank ok.

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  92. OMG! I just made these and I'm eating them right now. They came out PERFECT and so big and fluffy! I even threw my whisk in the sink while the batter was resting so I wouldn't accidentally stir it again. LOL DEFINITELY making these again!

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  93. I have been using this recipe for a few years now. It is simply the best! Fluffy and delish with real maple syrup. Thank you for this recipe.

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  94. SERIOUSLY, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST PANCAKES EVER, IT'S TRUE, THEY ARE.
    MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I DIDN'T HAVE IT YEARS AGO! THIS WILL BE MY ALWAYS PANCAKE RECIPE THANK YOU COLLEEN!

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  95. Looks Yummy Will definitely make for my kids..

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  96. These are my go to recipe. There are many of pancake recipes out there but I always ended up going back to the trusted box. Not any more it's been almost two years since I bought a box of pancake mix. This recipe is simply the best and will never disappoint anyone that follows it to the T. Thank you Colleen for sharing.

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  97. OAG (OH Amazing Grace) The pancakes are amazing; Will always use this recipe, thx so much!

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  98. Wow pancakes, that one of my favorite breakfast. Whenever I want to break my monotony, I have these lovely pancakes. Sharing the recipe of Banana Smoothie Pancakes which I learned from Living Foodz.

    In a mixing bowl, add plain flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, almond meal, chia seeds, oats, egg, banana, milk and almond milk.
    Keep mixing until it forms a batter.
    Pour a ladle of the batter on a pan.
    Cook it for 2-4 minutes on both sides.
    Banana smoothie pancakes are ready to be served.
    https://livingfoodz.com/recipes/banana-smoothie-pancakes-1464

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  99. If I use a whisk to stir in the wet to the dry will this affect the fluffiness in any way? Is it best to use a spoon?

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  100. My name is Anne Banks and I am starting a new blog called, "Who Pinned It Best." I'm researching different recipes on pinterest and testing pins against each other. I found your pancake recipe and would love to include it in a competition for best pancakes. I will not be including your original recipe in the post, nor will I will be including your pictures in the post. I will be providing several links back to your post so my readers can find your recipe and pictures in your original post. I have also pinned your pin to my boards and will be promoting your pin and links to your post in all my media for the pancake competition. All featured posts will be provided with a button and link that announces the feature (and hopefully a link to my competition post). The winner of each round of competition will receive a t-shirt with my logo, "Who Pinned It Best." Each round winner will go on to the finale round and the winner of the finale will be featured in other posts and a compilation cookbook.

    Please let me know if you will consent to this feature. I would love to answer any questions you may have about the competition or this process. I appreciate all your help!

    Thanks again,

    Anne Banks
    Who Pinned It Best
    whopinneditbest@gmail.com

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  101. This is the only pancake recipe I will need in the future! Thanks, Colleen. :) I added 1 tablespoon of ground flax for a wee bit of nutrition. The pancakes were soooo darn perfect!! Bravo and thanks for sharing!

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  102. Ohh wow, it looks great such an amazing recipe you give to us. I will try this at home. keep sharing the amazing recipes with us in the future.
    how to make pancakes

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