Magical Pillow Fluffy Pancakes

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Create pillowy, fluffy pancakes that will melt in your mouth with Mrs. CBB’s magical homemade recipe and Canadian maple syrup.

Enjoy the deliciousness of Canadian pancakes today!

You’re only eight ingredients away from buttery, fluffy pancakes dripping with pure Canadian maple syrup.

You’ve found a magical homemade fluffy pancake recipe where I share the secret to making them poofy.

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How to make pillow fluffy pancakes

Tasting Pancakes For The First Time

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

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

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

Crepes are French and skinny pancakes you can stuff, fill, and roll with anything sweet or savory.

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

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

Boxed Pancake Mix vs. Homemade Fluffy Pancakes

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Enjoy thick, fluffy pillow pancakes

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

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

Once I could taste a homemade pancake, I found the boxed Aunt Jemima pancake mix 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

Instant pancake mix
Original Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix Canada

I’ve been through many batches of pancakes over the last ten years and tested recipes from Pinterest.

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

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

You all need one bowl, a grill, a spatula, a measuring cup, eight ingredients, butter, and maple syrup.

Traits Of A Good Pancake

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How to make magical fluffy 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 all of the following;

  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 were a must
  6. Canadian Maple Syrup

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

Big Fluffy Pancake Ingredients

Scroll down to find the printable version of this recipe.

As mentioned above, these fluffy pancakes only have eight ingredients; however, you must use these exact products.

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

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

You might ask yourself why Mr.CBB uses self-rising flour and adds additional 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 she’d never use the griddle, but it’s been more than I can count.

The griddle also comes in handy if your stove is on the blitz or if you are renovating your kitchen.

Fluffy Pancake Ingredients

thick pancakes

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 of flour from 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 acceptable)
  • 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

Yield: 10

Magical Canadian Fluffy Pancakes

Canadian Pancakes

Learn the secret to making these magical Canadian fluffy pancakes topped with butter and pure maple syrup.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 large brown free-range egg
  • 1 cup of 2% white milk
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • (butter for griddle and to top your pancakes)
  • Canadian Maple Syrup for pancake topping


    Preheat your pancake griddle to 200 degrees.

    Add your dry ingredients in a large bowl, leaving a well in the middle.

    Add your egg, avocado oil and milk into the center and whisk, then combine into the dry ingredients.

    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.

    Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the thick batter onto the griddle.

    Using the measuring cup, motion the batter so it forms a circle.

    Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the top, then flip to the other side. It takes about 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other.

    Once finished topping your fluffy pancakes with butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruits, or jams is ideal.

Did you make this recipe?

Did you make this recipe?

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 dictate how many you will get from this recipe.

Generally, we get around eight pancakes for two 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?

Please leave me your comments below.


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