I am not really a pancake person and I don’t keep a pancake box mix too, but when cravings attack, this recipe comes really handy. 🙂
To be honest, this recipe is for waffles but since I don’t have a waffle iron yet, I tweaked this recipe and cooked this as a pancake instead. It’s fluffy and delicious too! Want to know what makes this fluffier than others?
Give this a shot and you’ll not buy that box again 😉
makes 7 (3″) pancakes
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 cup (180ml) laban (buttermilk or milk)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp melted butter, cooled (or oil if really in hurry)
- 1 egg white
- butter or oil for cooking (optional)
- your favorite toppings
- [DRY] In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
- [WET] In another bowl, combine egg yolk, sugar, buttermilk, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
- Combine the WET mixture with the DRY mixture. GENTLY MIX JUST UNTIL COMBINED, don’t worry if it is lumpy or thick. Set aside
- In a small bowl, whisk egg white until fluffy around 4-5 minutes. This is an extra step you need to do, but this will really help the pancake rise and become fluffy 😉 which makes this different from other pancakes you’ve done before.
- Add eggwhites to the pancake mixture and fold in until there’s no more foamy egg whites visible. DO NOT OVERMIX, it is a thick and lumpy batter. Set aside.
Preheat your pan over low heat. Brush the pan with butter. Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter and spread a little to form a circle around 3″ to 4″ in diameter. Wait for bubbles to appear on top before flipping.
DO NOT be tempted to press your pancake. This will prevent the pancake from deflating.
See how fluffy it is?
This is the batch I made the other night when my cravings attack. Me, hubby and baby, ate pancakes at around 8:30 in the evening.
The next day, I made another batch but this time it’s paired with S.M.B Milkshake.
- You can skip the egg white and add the whole egg to buttermilk instead but I cannot guarantee you a fluffy outcome.
- If you’ll be using a nonstick pan, you can omit greasing the pan with butter.
- I used the smallest burner on my stove. I noticed that when I put the batter the center of my nonstick pan (without greasing the pan), it gave me a really nice brown finish (its always the last piece). The only drawback is that, you’ll have to cook your pancake one at a time.
- If you’ll go heavy on the syrup (maple or honey) you can reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 or 1 tbsp instead.
So, are wondering now what SMB means? take a look and you’ll know
Basically, this is just a variation of the Mango Milkshake I made few days ago, I just replace it with some leftover Strawberries, Mangoes, Banana and added Strawberry Flavored Laban. I added cold water since I don’t have enough laban left to make 1L of this milkshake.
- frozen strawberries, mangoes and banana
- 250ml low fat laban, cold
- 180ml strawberry flavored laban, cold
- 100ml cold water
- 2-3 tbsp low fat condensed milk, cold
I’m glad my picky toddler liked this milkshake too 🙂
Have a nice day 🙂