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For the ultimate fluffy pancakes, include both baking soda (for leavening) and baking powder (for bubbles and height) in the batter and sift the dry ingredients before mixing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

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25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. (This ensures equal distribution of the leaveners: baking powder and soda.) In another bowl combine egg, buttermilk, and oil.

  • Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened; the batter should be slightly lumpy. Warning: Overmixing results in tough pancakes.

  • Pour 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes each side or until golden brown. Flip when top is bubbly and edges look slightly dry.

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Place 11/2 Tbsp. lemon juice in a glass measuring cup and add enough milk to total 11/2 cups. Let stand 5 minutes before using.

Make Ahead:

Layer cooked pancakes between waxed paper in a freezer bag. freeze up to 3 months. to reheat, place a pancake between paper towels; microwave 45 to 60 seconds, flipping once.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 21mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 30g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 12g; protein 4g; vitamin a 28.5IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 1.3mg; folate 42.4mcg; sodium 265mg; potassium 58mg; calcium 119mg; iron 1.2mg.