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Homemade Pancakes

Homemade Pancakes! The perfect soft, easy and ultimate rewarding breakfast recipe you’ll have. You might as well double the recipe because you’ll be asking for more!

Equipment

  • Non- stick pan
  • Hand whisk
  • Fish Spatuala

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp of sugar granulated or cane
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla bean yogurt or plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of grape oil or unsalted melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Sift your flour, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl. Then add your sugar and salt to the mixture without sifting it. Use a whisk to mix everything up.
  • In another bowl add all of your wet ingredients and mix with a whisk.
  • Add in your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients.
  • Use a spatula to fold in the ingredients together.
  • Make sure you don’t over mix the batter. Mix it just until there’s no flour shown. There will be some lumps left but do not mix it.
  • Let your pancake batter stand for 10 minutes so it can come together.
  • Place your nonstick pan on a low to medium heat.
  • Add 1/4 cup of your pancake batter onto the middle of the pan.
  • Once you start noticing bubbles on top of your pancake and a light golden color on the bottom of your pancake, it is time to flip it (you can flip it with a fish spatula). Once flipped, you will notice your pancake starting to rise. To know that your pancake is ready, you can look at the bottom to see if it golden or use a toothpick and pierce the pancake in the middle. If it comes out clean then its cook through perfectly.
  • To keep your pancakes warm, you can place them into the oven at 200 F on a sheet pan.
  • Serve with butter and a splash of maple syrup. Enjoy!

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Notes

Why it's important to sift all of your dry ingredients?
Sifting your dry ingredients prevents from lumps that may have formed when it was stored.
Why to mix all your dry ingredients?
Mixing all your dry ingredients with a whisk will insure that they are distributed evenly.
What kind of yogurt can I use instead of vanilla bean?
You can use a plain yogurt. 
Can I use a different oil than grape oil? 
Yes you can, I use grape oil and olive oil at home more than any other oils.
How well does the wet ingredients need to be combined?
Mix your batter just until combined. It may have lumps, but don't worry it will come together. 
Why to use a spatula to fold in the flour and not a whisk?
Folding in with a spatula will help to not over-mix the batter. 
Why to mix just until combined?
You don't want your pancakes to be over-mixed, you want them fluffy inside.
If the batter haves lumps, what should I do?
Your batter will have lumps, as long as you mix in all the flour, it will all come together once it stands those 10 minutes.
When over-mixing, what will happen to my pancake?
Your pancake will be more chewy rather than being soft and it will be flat.
Why do I let the batter stand for 10 minutes?
Letting the batter stand for 10 minutes helps the flour to absorb the liquid and makes your pancakes rise. Also it allows the gluten in the flour to relax, which makes your pancakes light and fluffy.
Why do I use a nonstick pan?
It's a good way to use less oil, since you have oil in your pancake batter.
Is there different pans or pancake makers that I can use?
Yes! If you don't own a non-stick pan don't worry. You can use a regular pan, you will just have to add oil or butter when cooking you're pancakes.
How much batter do I add to make a pancake?
I add 1/4 cup.
How do you know when to flip the pancake?
Once you start noticing bubbles on top of your pancake and a light golden color on the bottom of your pancake, it is time to flip it (you can flip it with a fish spatula). Once flipped, you will notice your pancake starting to rise. 
How to check if you're pancake is cooked, if you are not sure?
To know that your pancake is ready, you can look at the bottom to see if it golden or use a toothpick and pierce the pancake in the middle. If it comes out clean then its cooked through perfectly.
How to keep your pancakes warm when you are having brunch or company over and you're making a bunch of them? 
To keep your pancakes warm, you can place them into the oven at 200 F on a sheet pan.
What I like to serve my pancakes with: 
I like to serve my pancakes with maple syrup, butter and a bunch of fruits on the side.