8 Recipes And Guide To The Fluffiest Homemade Pancakes Without Baking Powder

by craftmin | January 20, 2018

It’s Monday again and the kids have classes. But just like any other school days, it’s a real struggle for you to get them up their beds. How about making your famous fluffy pancakes for breakfast? You know for sure they can’t resist your specialty pancakes. Good thing your pantry is well stocked with all the ingredients you’ll need. You prepared all the things you’ll need, excited to surprise the kids with their favorite. But when you started gathering all the ingredients, there’s one thing missing. You don’t have any baking powder left! Keep calm, there’s no need to panic. You can still enjoy the goodness of fluffy homemade pancakes without baking powder. How? I’ll share with you a little secret. And you can do this to your own recipe whenever you ran out of baking powder.

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes Without Baking Powder

So what really is the secret to making fluffy homemade pancakes without baking powder? Well, you just have to separate the egg whites from the egg yolk and whip it. Using whipped egg whites in your pancakes is a good substitute to baking powder. You won’t even be able to tell the difference between pancakes with and without baking powder! The resulting pancakes are still so light and tender, airy, amazingly fluffy, and oh so yummy!

fluffy homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (4.25 oz, 119 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup (6 fl oz, 177 ml) milk (skim, 1%, 2% or whole)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup (1.75 oz, 49 gr) sugar

Directions:

1. Start by carefully separating the egg yolks from the egg whites. If you’re having a hard time doing this without breaking the egg yolks, check out this cool bottle trick. Set the egg whites aside.

2. Combine the following ingredients in a large bowl – 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 3/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 large egg yolks. Stir them just until smooth. This will be you pancake batter.

3. In another bowl, whip on medium speed 3 large egg whites using a hand or stand mixer. When the egg whites are starting to thicken, gradually add the sugar into the egg whites while the mixer is still running. Continue beating the egg whites until it holds some peaks, not necessarily stiff peaks.

egg whites - homemade pancakes without baking powder

4. Add a quarter of the whipped egg whites to your pancake batter. Stir them completely. This will cause the batter to lighten and will make it easier for you to fold in the rest of the whipped egg whites. If it’s your first time to fold whipped egg whites to a batter, watch this video tutorial.

5. Add half of the remaining whipped egg whites to your pancake batter and gently fold them, careful not to deflate the air out of the egg whites. Add the rest of the whipped egg whites, still folding gently and carefully until there are no more white streaks visible.

6. Preheat your griddle or skillet and lightly brush with vegetable oil or coat with a little cooking spray.

7. Using a ladle or a ¼ measuring cup, drop the pancake batter onto the preheated surface.

fluffy homemade pancakes without baking powder

8. Cook the pancakes on medium heat until tops are full of bubbles. Turn pancakes over and brown the other side. Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.

Tips:

– To make sure that you’ll have fluffy pancakes, cook them all immediately. Since baking powder was not used in this recipe, the pancakes’ lift and fluffiness will rely solely on the whipped egg whites which will deflate when you let the pancake batter standby.
– Watch the egg whites while you’re whipping them. Check from time to time for peaks. You do not want to reach super stiff peaks since it will be hard for you to incorporate them in your pancake batter.

Are you ready to make more homemade pancakes without baking powder? Well then, feast your eyes on these other amazing pancake creations.

Other Recipes Of Homemade Pancakes Without Baking Powder

Yes, everything you’ll find here are without baking powder. And since no baking powder was used, the pancakes are not as fluffy but still with some decent lift. These are all amazing recipes. Try each one and let the kids (or adults) be the judge.

1. Chocolate Chip Homemade Pancakes

The secret here is the addition of active yeast and baking soda, which serve as the baking soda substitute. But with or without baking powder, fluffy or not, I would love to have some of these, please. How can you say no to this chocolate indulgence? Top and add more chocolate chips if you want.

chocolate chip homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • egg
  • flour, 2 half cups
  • warm milk, ¾ cup
  • chocolate chips, ¼ cup
  • warm water, 2 tablespoons
  • melted butter, 2 tablespoons
  • sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon
  • active dry yeast, 1¼ teaspoons
  • baking soda, ½ teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Whisk together the first half cup of flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and yeast in a bowl. Pour warm milk and warm water into your flour mixture. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated. Cover bowl with a cling film. Set aside and allow to rise for an hour.

2. Whisk the egg until lightly beaten, then add your melted butter and continue mixing.

3. With a little flour, dust the chocolate chips so that they will not sink in the bottom of your pancake batter. Set aside.

4. In another bowl, combine the remaining half cup of flour, a tablespoon of sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.

5. Preheat the griddle at this point.

6. Combine the yeast and egg mixture and mix well.

7. Gradually add your dry ingredients, making sure they are get well incorporated. Do not over mix trying to remove the lumps. The more you mix your batter, the flatter you pancakes will be and nobody wants that. Add the best part of this recipe, the chocolate chips into the batter. Add some more if you want.

8. Pour a ladle of the pancake batter onto the hot, lightly greased griddle. Add some more chocolate chips on top, then flip when bubbles form on the surface.

9. Brown the other side. Enjoy the chocolatey goodness of these homemade pancakes without baking powder!

2. Sour Cream Homemade Pancakes

Enjoy the tangy taste from the sour cream that gives a perfect balance to the sweetness of maple syrup. Yes, I tend to put a lot of maple syrup because, why not?

sour cream homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • eggs, 2
  • all-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • sour cream, 1 cup
  • milk, 1 cup
  • melted butter, ¼ cup
  • sugar, 2 tablespoons
  • baking soda, 2 teaspoons
  • salt, 1 teaspoon

Directions:

1. Combine all dry ingredients together – all-purpose flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.

2. Combine all wet ingredients together – melted butter, milk, sour cream, and eggs.

3. Create a well in the dry ingredients then pour in the wet ingredients. Mix just until smooth with some lumps.

4. Pour a ladle of the pancake batter onto the hot, lightly greased griddle. Flip when bubbles form on the surface.

5. Brown the other side. Your sour cream homemade pancakes without baking powder are now ready. Don’t forget to top with maple syrup and butter!

3. Banana Homemade Pancakes Without Baking Powder

The baking soda in this recipe will give some lift to your pancakes. And the banana? Well, it adds flavor and texture to your pancakes which makes the whole eating experience more fun.

banana homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • egg
  • all-purpose flour, 1 cup
  • buttermilk/milk, 1 cup
  • melted butter, ¾ tablespoon
  • sugar, ½ tablespoon
  • baking soda, ¾ teaspoon
  • salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • Banana slices (¼ inch)

Directions:

1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients.

3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix gently until a little smooth, but still with some lumps.

4. Pour a ladle of the pancake batter onto the hot, lightly greased griddle and top with banana slices. Flip when bubbles form on the surface.

5. Brown the other side. Top with more banana slices and drizzle with chocolate syrup! Or a dollop of Nutella? Yes!

4. Simple Homemade Pancakes

Simple, not so fluffy but still insanely yummy!

simple homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • egg
  • cake flour, 1 cup
  • milk, ¼ cup
  • sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • melted butter, 1 tablespoon
  • vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Combine sugar, egg, and salt in a bowl. Mix using an electricmixer to incorporate air to make the pancake fluffy even without baking soda or baking powder.

2. Add milk and vanilla extract, and continue mixing.

3. Sift the cake flour and gradually add it to your mixture, then add the melted butter. Fold the mixture gently.

4. Adjust the thickness of your batter to your liking by adding milk. Thicker batter makes fluffier pancakes.

5. Pour a ladle of the pancake batter onto the hot, lightly greased griddle. Flip when bubbles form on the surface.

6. Brown the other side. Enjoy your homemade pancakes without baking powder with a lot of butter, fresh strawberries, or blueberries, then maple syrup.

5. German Homemade Pancakes

These pancakes are best baked in cast iron pans, but regular pans will also do.

german homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • large eggs, 3
  • all-purpose flour (sifted), 1 cup
  • warm milk, 1 cup
  • sugar, 3 tablespoons
  • unsalted melted butter, 2 tablespoons
  • salt, ½ teaspoon

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven at 400° F.

2. Whisk eggs in a bowl using a whisk or an electric hand mixer. Continue until eggs become slightly frothy.

3. to the eggs, add unsalted melted butter, warm milk, salt, flour, vanilla extract, and sugar. Mix until there are no more visible flour.

4. Pour your pancake batter onto a greased pan, then place the pan in your preheated oven.

5. Change your oven temperature from 400° F to 350° F then bake your pancake for 15 minutes.

6. You will have nice, fluffy pancakes. Best served with some blueberry sauce, strawberry jam or just sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar.

6. Blueberry Homemade Pancakes

This recipe has no baking soda so where will it get the lift? Some vanilla yogurt will do the trick. And would you still mind it being less fluffy even with all those beautiful blueberries? Nah! And some whipped cream please!

blueberry homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • eggs, 2
  • milk, 2 cups
  • all-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • frozen blueberries, 1 cup
  • vanilla yogurt, 1 cup
  • sugar, ¼ cup
  • oil, ¼ cup
  • salt, 1 teaspoon

Directions:

1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients.

3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix gently until a little smooth, but still with some lumps.

4. Pour a ladle of the pancake batter onto the hot, lightly greased griddle. Flip when bubbles form on the surface.

5. Brown the other side. Your blueberry homemade pancakes without baking powder are now ready for you to enjoy!

7. Cornmeal Homemade Pancakes

Health conscious or with gluten intolerance? Here is a gluten-free and healthier pancake version that you can enjoy. Want some bacon with it?

cornmeal homemade pancakes without baking powder

Ingredients:

  • fine cornmeal, 1½ cup
  • boiling water, 1½ cup
  • milk, ¾ cup
  • vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • salt, 1 teaspoon

Directions:

1. In a bowl, sift cornmeal and salt. Add boiling water then using a spatula, mix to completely combine.

2. Wait 10 minutes before gradually pouring in the milk. Add the milk and you decide how thick or thin you like your pancake batter to be. Add vanilla extract, mix.

3. Pour a ladle of the pancake batter onto the hot, lightly greased griddle. Flip when bubbles form on the surface.

4. Brown the other side. Your cornmeal homemade pancakes without baking powder are now ready for you to enjoy!

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