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Magical Pillow Fluffy Pancakes

Light Fluffy Pancakes

You’re Only 8 Ingredients Away From Buttery Fluffy Pancakes

This is a magical homemade fluffy pancake recipe that you might want to try only because I’ve found the secret to making them poofy.

Canadian pancakes have been a treat for me ever since I met Mrs. CBB.

I have a little story for you.

Tasting Pancakes For The First Time

The first time we met in the UK she came to my house with a box of pancake mix and bottle of Canadian maple syrup.

I had never had Canadian pancakes before because what I called pancakes in the UK is what you call crepes in Canada.

Crepes are French and very thin pancakes that you can stuff, fill and roll with just about anything sweet or savory.

Somewhere on my harddrive, we have a photo of me making these boxed pancakes in my UK kitchen but I won’t bore you with that.

Anyhow, I fell in love with the pancakes and couldn’t get enough of the maple syrup.

Boxed Pancake Mix vs. Homemade Fluffy Pancakes

Canadian Pancakes

However, once I moved to Canada I tasted a delicious pancake recipe that Mrs. CBB made that was homemade.

No more boxes of pancake mix for this guy and I was on a mission to create the fluffiest pancakes ever.

Once I was able to taste a homemade pancake I found the boxed Aunt Jemima pancake mix to be bland and produced flat pancakes.

If you’re in a super rush and all you have is a box of pancake mix then use it but I have never bought it in Canada.

Finding The Right Combination Of Pancake Ingredients

I’ve been through SO MANY batches of pancakes over the last 10 years and tested recipes from Pinterest.

Finally, I can say that I’ve managed to create these magical fluffy pancakes that include only 8 ingredients.

Our son loves these pancakes and I don’t have to fuss about doing anything fancy.

One bowl, a griddle, spatula, measuring cup, 8 ingredients plus butter and maple syrup are all you need.

Instant pancake mix

Traits Of A Good Pancake

Canadian Pancakes

I’ve come up with some must-have traits of a Canadian pancake that I was striving to create.

The pancakes had to be…

  1. An Easy Pancake Recipe
  2. Thick, Fluffy Pancakes
  3. Light Pancakes
  4. Pancake crust and darkened swirled golden colours
  5. Butter on top and the griddle was a must
  6. Canadian Maple Syrup

Overall, these fluffy pancakes deliver and if you ask me they are sort of magical because there’s nothing spectacular about them apart from the ingredients you must use and the flat griddle. 

Big Fluffy Pancake Ingredients

Light pancakes

Scroll down to find the printable version of this recipe.

As mentioned above these fluffy pancakes only have 8 ingredients however you must use these same products.

The brand doesn’t matter as much as using the specific ingredients because that’s what makes any recipe unique.

Once you start substituting ingredients you potentially take away from the original intent of the recipe causing flaws.

You might ask yourself why Mr.CBB is using self-rising flour and then adding more baking powder.

The answer is, I don’t know but it worked and I’m sticking with it.

Pancake Griddle Is Essential For Fluffy Pancakes

pancake griddle

We use a Black and Decker griddle that Mrs. CBB bought 15 years ago but the updated version is lighter and less expensive.

Initially, she thought that she’d never use the griddle but it’s been out more times than I can count.

The griddle also comes in handy if your stove is on the blitz or if you are renovating your kitchen and need something to fry on.

Thick pancakes

Fluffy Pancake Ingredients

Exact measurements are found in the printable recipe below.

  • 1 Free Range Brown Egg
  • Salted Butter (this is to put on the griddle)
  • Self-Rising Flour (we bought a small bag at Food Basics for $5.99)
  • Organic Baking Powder
  • Purest Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Avocado Oil (We buy ours at Costco for $15.99 1 litre)
  • Granulated Sugar (I used Truvia but either or is fine)
  • White 2% Milk
  • Canadian Maple Syrup
  • Black and Decker Griddle or any griddle will do however I don’t get the same fluffiness by using a frying pan as the griddle cooks it evenly on a flat surface.

How To Make Fluffy Pancakes

thick pancakes

Let’s make some magical fluffy pancakes, shall we?

  1. Preheat your pancake griddle to 200 degrees
  2. In a large bowl add your dry ingredients leaving a well in the middle of the bowl.
  3. Add your egg, avocado oil and milk into the center and whisk then combine into the dry ingredients
  4. On your non-stick griddle add 1 tablespoon butter all over and you’ll do this every time you add a new set of pancakes.
  5. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out the thick batter onto the griddle.
  6. Using the measuring cup motion the batter so it forms a circle.
  7. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the top, then flip to the other side. About 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other.
  8. Once finished topping your fluffy pancakes with butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruits or jams is ideal

Below is the printable version of this recipe.

Magical Pillow Fluffy Pancakes
 
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Canadian
These magical fluffy pancakes are the most amazing Canadian pancakes you will ever make.
Ingredients
  • 1 large brown free-range egg
  • 1 cup of 2% white milk
  • 1½ cups self-rising flour
  • 2½ tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • (butter for griddle and to top your pancakes)
  • Canadian Maple Syrup for pancake topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat your pancake griddle to 200 degrees
  2. In a large bowl add your dry ingredients leaving a well in the middle of the bowl.
  3. Add your egg, avocado oil and milk into the center and whisk then combine into the dry ingredients
  4. On your non-stick griddle add 1 tablespoon butter all over and you'll do this every time you add a new set of pancakes.
  5. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop out the thick batter onto the griddle.
  6. Using the measuring cup motion the batter so it forms a circle.
  7. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the top, then flip to the other side. About 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other.
  8. Once finished topping your fluffy pancakes with butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruits or jams is ideal.

Once finished you can top your fluffy pancakes with butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit or jam.

Depending on how little or big you make the pancakes will dicatate how many you will get from this recipe.

Generally we get around 8 pancakes for 2 people.

So, what’s the magical part about these fluffy pancakes?

All you need to do is follow the recipe using the same ingredients and tools.

Discussion: What do you like to top your fluffy pancakes with?

Leave me your comments below.

Mr.CBB

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