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The Secret to Fluffy Restaurant Style Pancakes

The Secret to Fluffy Restaurant Style Pancakes
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Are you ready for the secret to fluffy restaurant style pancakes that are absolutely delicious? Keep reading…

The secret to delicious, fluffy restaurant style pancakes.

Pancakes are one of our littles’ favorite breakfast items and hubby’s go to recipe when making breakfast for the kids. So, when they asked me to make them pancakes I was like a deer in headlights. It felt like it had been years (and maybe it had been) since I had made pancakes. Luckily, hubby shared his recipe with me so I could make it for the littles.

And these fluffy restaurant style pancakes were a hit with them!! I think maybe even more than my sweet potato pancakes. Actually, with all of the different pancakes we make make in our house (lemon ricotta pancakes, cheesy potato waffles) these really are the kids favorite. Personally, I love variety so I try to switch it up a bit. But I guess it’s only momma who’s interested in that. Huh?

The Secret to Fluffy Pancakes

So, what’s the secret? The secret to fluffy restaurant style pancakes is baking powder. Yes, baking powder. Baking powder in the mixture will release C02 gas. Which leads us to the second part of fluffy pancakes … the bubbles. Those little pockets of air will help make your pancakes nice and fluffy. Lastly, make sure your pan or griddle is hot. The heat will cause your baking powder to activate quickly.

This recipe is such a hit with the family, they’ll eat pancakes all day. And that’s a big deal because they typically don’t like leftovers.

Tips for perfect pancakes

  • use fresh baking powder
  • don’t over mix
  • let the batter rest
  • use a griddle
  • preheat your griddle
  • don’t flip until you see bubbles

Alright … are you ready to whip up some yummy, fluffy pancakes?

Fluffy Restaurant Style Pancakes

The Secret to Fluffy Restaurant Style Pancakes

Fluffy Restaurant Style Pancakes

El Marsh
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbl sugar
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanillla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 tbl butter


  • In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon together with a whisk.
  • Make a well in the center and add milk, egg vanilla and melted butter. Whisk all ingredients until smooth.
  • Heat and lightly oil a griddle or frying pan.
  • Once your grill is hot pour 1/4 a cup of pancake batter onto the hot griddle/pan. Allow the pancake to cook until you see the bubbles form, then flip the pancake on the other side and cook until brown.
Keyword breakfast, brunch, restaurant-inspired

Top these Fluffy Restaurant Style Pancakes with fruit with and whipped cream to jazz ’em up even more. Then drizzle with syrup or honey.

What’s your favorite way to top your pancakes?

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Hope you and yours enjoy these fluffy pancakes.

As always, it’ s made with love.

El Signature

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