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Pancake Recipe Without Baking Powder

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This pancake recipe without baking powder will produce pancakes so fluffy you won’t believe they’re missing a key ingredient.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or neutral vegetable oil  ( Canola or sunflower oil) to grease the pan


The Pancake Batter without Baking Soda

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.
  • Carefully separate the egg yolks and egg whites and place them into separate DRY bowls. Also make sure there is no trace of egg yolk or your egg whites won't whip later.
  • Whisk together the egg yolks, then add milk and vanilla.  Mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the egg yolk mixture to the  dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.
  • Using an electrical mixer, whip the egg whites for 2-3 minutes or until soft peaks are formed.
  • Fold in the beaten egg whites into the batter immediately and gently mix until combined.

Cooking Pancakes

  • Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium low heat.
  • Place 1 teaspoon of butter or oil on the griddle. When butter foams or oil shimmers, add 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle or skillet, and cook until bubble appear on the surface. Flip and cook for 2-3 minutes. Adjust the heat if necessary. The first batch will require higher heat.
  • Serve with maple syrup, fresh berries or your favorite toppings.
  • Enjoy!


Be sure to remove your eggs from the refrigerator ahead of time. Allow them to reach room temperature before cooking. If you haven’t got the time to do this, place your eggs in a bowl or warm water for just a few minutes prior to use. This should help warm them up from your cold fridge temperature. We do this because room temperature egg whites whip much more easily than cold ones!

Be careful when cracking your eggs. You don’t want any yolk getting into your egg white. Your whites will refuse to whip if there’s even a trace of yolk in the whites! On the other hand, a little egg white mixed into the yolk is just fine.

You can enjoy pancakes while they’re hot off the pan, or if they’ve cooled down. Generally, pancakes with sweeter toppings (like fruit or ice cream) are served cooler, while more savory toppings or maple syrup will typically be served warm or hot.

A teaspoon of vanilla extract goes a long way to boost the flavor of your pancakes.

You can include cinnamon powder, too! A half teaspoon of cinnamon powder added to your dry ingredients will be very subtly tasty in your pancake mix.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Pancake recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 256kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 196mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 99mg

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