super fluffy pancakesIt was Shrove Tuesday this week and, for the first time ever, I remembered. My boys were jumping for joy at the thought of having my super fluffy pancakes for dinner as a special treat!  

I’ve made a lot of pancakes in my time – these are the best. No contest. These got demolished this week with our favourite accompaniments:  Bacon, banana and maple syrup.  Although I’ve been known to have these with cheese, bacon, jalapenos and hot sauce, as, apparently, I’m a bit odd.   No matter what the topping, these super fluffy pancakes are seriously light and fluffy as a result of egg whites folded into the batter.    We reckon these are the ultimate weekend breakfast and, according to my Hubby, my pancakes are better than those he pays $16 for from our local cafe. He’s not a man prone to compliments, so I’ll take that, thank you.    The kid reckons these are as good as McDonald’s Hot Cakes.  Sigh.

Oh – These are also the perfect treat for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Or just on Saturday or Sunday.  Yeah, just try ’em.

Super Fluffy Pancakes

super fluffy pancakes


  • 2 cups self raising flour (or use high grade flour plus 2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup flavourless oil (like rice bran oil)
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (e.g. Greek)
  • 2 egg whites, beaten until soft peaks form


  • In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix together (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt). I don't bother with sifting.
  • In small bowl combine the milk, vanilla extract, egg yolks and oil and mix until combined. Add to the Dry ingredients. Whisk everything together (I find a whisk is best, as opposed to a wooden spoon).
  • Add the yogurt and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the beaten egg whites.
  • Heat and spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray (I also add half a teaspoon of butter).
  • Ladle about half a cup of the mixture into the frying pan. When bubbles form on the top, turn the pancake over with a spatula and repeat on the other side. Note: The second side never takes as long as the first!
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • When done, top with your favourite pancake ingredients and get scoffing!
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super fluffy pancakes
Seriously: Check out how fluffy these bad boys are.