How to Make Pancakes More Fluffy

To make pancakes more fluffy, use buttermilk instead of milk. It’s more creamy, and will give the pancake a smoother, more fluffy pancake than using milk.

Separate your eggs when preparing the batter. Mix your egg yolks with your buttermilk. Gently mix the batter only until just combined. The batter will still be a little chunky.

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula.

Separating the eggs and adding the foamy egg whites to your pancake batter will give you a more fluffy and velvety pancake texture.

Do not overmix your pancake batter. Only mix it until it’s fully combined, the pancake batter should still be a little lumpy.

Let your pancake batter rest for about 5-10 minutes before baking them.

After you’ve put the batter in the pan to cook on medium heat, wait until you see bubbles form before you flip the pancake. This indicates the pancake is ready to be flipped.

How to Make Pancakes More Fluffy

What makes pancakes fluffy, baking powder or baking soda

Baking powder is a leavening agent that makes pancakes fluffy. Baking powder works by releasing carbon dioxide gas bubbles into the pancake, which increases the size of the pancake as it bakes. This gives the pancake a fluffy and light texture to it as you bite in.

Why do you add salt to pancakes

Adding salt to pancake batter enhances the flavor of the pancake. Salt enhances sweet recipes and reduces bitter flavors. Salt acts as a preservative for your pancake batter. Your pancake batter will stay good for 2-3 days in the fridge.

Why are my pancakes always flat

Should pancake batter be thick or runny

Pancake batter should be thick as it is poured into the pan to cook. Pancake batter is not as thick as waffle batter, so it will be a little more runny than waffle batter.

What does milk do to pancakes

Milk combines the dry and the wet ingredients together in pancakes. You can always substitute another option for milk such as oat milk, macadamia milk, soy milk, etc.

What makes a good pancake

A good pancake should be risen, fluffy, light, and light-golden brown in color.

What makes a good pancake

Why do pancakes look different on each side

Pancakes look different on each side because of the way they cook. The smooth side is the first side cooking on the pancake.

As the pancake cooks, it releases gas bubbles.

The pancake then cooks the other side with the gas bubbles present. This makes the pancake look different on each side.

It’s best to serve the pancakes with the smooth side up for esthetic purposes.

What can I use instead of milk in pancakes

Instead of using milk in pancakes, you can use buttermilk, soy milk, oat milk, macadamia milk, almond milk, etc.

What side does butter go on pancakes

Butter goes on the top of pancakes and will melt into the pancake since it’s warm. This makes the pancake more moist.

How long should pancakes cook on each side

Pancakes should cook 4-7 minutes on the first side, and only 2 minutes on the other side.

Once the pancakes has bubbles forming on it, you can flip your pancake.

The other side of the pancake doesn’t require as much time because most of the cooking is completed when the bubbles are forming on the first side.

How long should pancakes cook on each side

How to Make Waffles at Home

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In order to make waffles at home, you will require a waffle maker. Waffle makers come in all different shapes and sizes, so make sure you select one that is appropriate for your families needs.

Our waffle recipe is a dense waffle recipe. The waffles will be dense and fluffy with all of the air beaten in by your hand mixer.

Can you make waffle batter ahead of time

You can make waffle batter 1-2 days ahead of time. Store the waffle batter in the fridge prior to use.

What is the best oil to use for waffles

The best oil to use for waffles is olive oil. You can use extra virgin olive oil if you want to, but regular olive oil is the best oil to use for waffles.

How to Make Waffles at Home

Step by step guide how to make waffles at home
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: waffles

Equipment

  • Waffle Maker

Materials

  • 65 ml egg 1 1/2 eggs approximately
  • 175 ml milk
  • 5 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 60 ml oil
  • 190 ml flour
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 2 ml baking soda
  • 1 ml salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle maker while you are making your batter.
  • In a medium bowl with high sides, beat eggs with a hand mixer. Add the rest of your ingredients to your bowl and mix on low speed until the batter becomes a smooth mixture.
  • Feel free to spray oil or Pam onto the waffle maker if you desire. This will make cleanup later on much easier. Pour batter onto the waffle maker. Only fill it in the center, and do not overfill. The batter will spread out to the edges as you gently close the waffle maker.
  • Cook until the waffle becomes golden brown with crispy edges.
  • Life out your waffle with a fork. Put in on a plate and serve immediately.

How do you make waffles crispy?

Make your waffles crispy by cooking your waffle on a bit higher of a temperature than you normally would. Cook it until it crisps on the edges, the waffle should look golden brown.

Blueberry Crepes Recipe

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Step by step guide how to make a blueberry crepe recipe at home. Even if you don’t have a crepe pan, you can still make crepes at home using a large frying pan. They are easy to make! They look lovely when served with Sunday brunch. You will impress your entire family when you serve crepes.

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Blueberry Crepes Recipe

How to make blueberry crepes at home
Prep Time25 mins
Active Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: crepes

Materials

  • 150 ml flour
  • 15 ml sugar granulated
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 ml milk
  • 15 ml oil
  • 1 ml lemon juice

Instructions

  • Place all of your ingredients into a large bowl with high sides. Use a hand mixer and beat until smooth ~2-3 min.
  • Let your batter rest for 15 min at room temperature.
  • Heat your crepe pan or a large frying pan on medium heat.
  • Place a bit of oil in the pan and spread it around using a pastry brush.
  • Pour 75-80 ml of batter into the pan. You might have to use your pastry brush to gently guide the dough around the pan. Or, if you're using a frying pan, tilt the pan until the dough is covering the whole pan. The crepe will be very thin.
  • Cook until the crepe is a very light golden brown color. Flip the crepe and cook the other side for 2 min. It will be difficult to flip because crepes are delicate and flimsy.
  • Place the crepe on a plate you plan to serve it on. It's best if you don't stack your done crepes. Put them on different plates so they are easy to fill and you wont risk tearing them. Or put parchment paper in between them if you don't want to use that many plates.
  • Fill your crepes. You can put the sauce in the center roll them up. Or, you can layer the crepe like a an accordion and top with sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

Blueberry Sauce for Crepes

How to make blueberry sauce for crepes
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: sauce

Materials

  • 60 ml sugar
  • 15 ml cornstarch
  • 45 ml water
  • 250 ml blueberries

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan on low-medium heat mix together water and cornstarch.
  • Stir in water. The mixture should bubble and thicken within a few minutes.
  • Add in blueberries. Cook until the sauce thickens and is heated throughout. It can take longer to cook the sauce if the berries are frozen.
  • Serve immediately on crepes. Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

You can make your blueberry sauce for your crepes with frozen or fresh blueberries. If you use frozen blueberries, the sauce can take a bit longer to cook. Be patient, your sauce will thicken up in about 10-15 minutes.

blueberry sauce for crepes

What is the difference between a pancake and a crepe?

A pancake using leavening agents to make it puff up. Pancakes are quite a dense food to eat, therefore they are fairly filling. Crepes do not use any leavening agents. The batter is very thin, unlike pancake batter which is a thick batter. Crepes are thin after they are cooked, making them not very filling. They are not a very sweet food, so you can top them with just about anything. There are savory or sweet crepes, whereas for pancakes there are only sweet toppings for them.

What do crepes taste like?

Crepes taste like a neutral food, there isn’t that much flavor to them, other than a hint of egg flavor. The flavor for a crepe comes from the sauce it’s served with. You can serve crepes with countless sauces like hazelnut spread, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, etc.

What do crepes taste like?

21 Ideas for What to Do with Bagels

There are many foods you can make with bagels. Bagels are dense, chewy and very filling.

If you’re struggling with what to do with your bagels, here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Breakfast sandwich (eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.)
  • Toasted with peanut butter
  • Toasted with butter
  • Toasted with cream cheese
  • Cream cheese and cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese, toasted
  • Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Tuna melt
  • Cream cheese, mixed with chopped up bacon, cheese, and green onions
  • Peanut butter and banana slices
  • Cream cheese with fruit – blueberries/strawberries
  • Peanut butter and honey
  • Brie, basil, fig jam and balsamic vinegar
  • Cream cheese, smoked salmon, arugula, red onion slices
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Cream cheese and cinnamon
  • Olive oil or pesto, tomato slices, fresh mozzarella and basil leaves
  • BLT
  • Turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and mayonnaise
  • Hazelnut spread
what to do with bagels

How to make your own homemade bagel toppings

Make your own homemade bagel toppings by infusing cream cheese with foods you have at home.

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

You can make your own homemade herbed cream cheese by adding butter, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried parsley, thyme, basil, and pepper. If you don’t have all the spices available at home, just pick the ones you do have and try making it. 

Strawberry Cream Cheese

Create homemade strawberry cream cheese by using a hand mixer to mix together cream cheese, icing sugar, and fresh strawberries. You can use strawberry jam and cream cheese together too if you don’t have fresh strawberries available.

Peanut Butter

Using a food processor, grind together dry roasted peanuts and a bit of honey or sugar until it remembers a paste, and then a liquid. Using your freshly made peanut butter, you can use your homemade bagel topping for a few days at room temperature. If you would like your homemade peanut butter to last a bit longer, keep it in the fridge. 

How to make your own homemade bagel toppings

What are the best bagel toppings to add with cream cheese

The best bagel toppings with cream cheese are smoked salmon, cucumber, cinnamon, or strawberries.

What are some sweet bagel toppings

A few sweet bagel toppings to try on your bagels in the morning are hazelnut spread, honey, or strawberry cream cheese.

Do you toast bagels

Yes you can if you want to. Typically you cut a bagel in half, and then toast both sides. You’ll need to toast a bagel for longer than you do with bread. Bagels take longer to toast than bread because they are thicker and more dense than bread.

Do you toast bagels

17 Bagel cream cheese flavors

There are a ton of bagel cream cheese flavors to try! If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, try making your own cream cheese spread at home for your bagels.

  • Smoked salmon cream cheese
  • Chive and onion cream cheese
  • Herb and garlic cream cheese
  • Dill pickle cream cheese
  • Garden vegetable cream cheese
  • Mixed berry cream cheese
  • Strawberry cream cheese
  • Jalapeno cream cheese
  • Birthday cake cream cheese
  • Chipotle avocado cream cheese
  • Cookies and cream, cream cheese
  • Pumpkin spice cream cheese
  • Blueberry cream cheese
  • Cranberry cream cheese
  • Pesto cream cheese
  • Garlic cream cheese
  • Cherry cream cheese

What do you put on a cinnamon raisin bagel

You can put peanut butter, hazelnut spread, or butter on top of a cinnamon raisin bagel.

What makes a good bagel

There are a few key items that makes a good bagel including:

  • Barely crispy on the outside, just crispy on the edges
  • The outside should be shiny and have bubbles – the bubbles are from boiling the bagels
  • Dense center – it should bounce back after you touch it with your finger
  • Chewy when you bite into it
  • Shouldn’t need to be toasted
  • Fresh – eaten within a couple of hours
What makes a good bagel

What do bagels taste like

Bagels taste similar to bread, but the texture is much different. Bagels are dense and chewy with a crispy outer layer. There are many different flavors of bagels, so it depends which flavor you are eating for a bagels specific taste.

What are the most popular bagel toppings

The most popular bagel toppings are the simple easy go to toppings.

  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Peanut butter