The Ultimate Pancake Guide
This guide will serve as the directory for pancake making. I would advise you to skip the parts that you already know and click on the parts you want to learn about. As more and more information is posted it will become increasingly hard to read it all.
Pick and choose your topics.
First things first (I’m the realest) you need a few things.
pancake guide: necessities
- Non-stick pan
- Pancake Mix
- Mixing Bowl
This will get you what you need with minimal supplies.
pancake guide: Process
- Add the pancake mix and water until you get your desired consistency. The thickness of the batter will determine the pancakes thickness and fluffiness among other variables.
- The stove will have to be at a unique temperature that you will have to find. I’ll eventually show how the “perfect temperature” is found. Every pancake batter cooks differently, but that’s for another time.
- Once the pan is on the burner and at the right temperature pour the batter in the center of the pan. Now I’ve seen a lot of people mess this up so I’ll have to go into depth in how pouring the batter affects the pancake size and shape.
- When the pancake forms bubbles all around its a general rule of thumb to flip it at this point but every pancake is different. An in depth explanation of how long to cook a pancake is here.
- Because were using only the pan you’ll have to flip it without a spatula. (This takes a little technique and more practice) Otherwise you’ll have to add a spatula to the list and use that. *If you have problems with the pancake sticking to the pan look here.
- The opposite side will cook much quicker than the first so be mindful. If you’re using a spatula you can peek under the pancake and check if it’s the same color as the top.
When the desired amount of pancakes are cooked and on the plate you will rinse off the fork used to mix the batter and use it to eat the pancakes plain. OR you can add some syrup, butter, peanut butter, blueberries, strawberries, powdered sugar, whipped cream or a combination of the above. Since I do this everyday I usually stick to sugar-free syrup.
After that you have to post of picture of the pancakes with the hashtag #LG.
That’s a brief description of the process of making a pancake. I pointed out a few but there are many nuances to making pancakes which need to be mastered before you put your skills to the test.
Pancake guide: advanced
Aside from the basics there are some more advanced and fun things you can do with pancakes to spice it up. These include but are not limited to:
- Making pancake art without the pancake printer.
- ***Note: The Pancake Bot is a very cool 3-D pancake printer I hope to get my hands on in the near future.
- Making your own homemade mix
- Making very large and thick pancakes (6 inches in diameter)
- Pancakes made with wheat, oat, coconut flour etc. (Its harder than it seems)
- Adding berries or chocolate chips
- Vegetable pancakes. Yes this is a thing. It’s more popular in eastern countries.
- Topping your pancake and making it look good
The brands I have tried and will eventually review are:
- Krusteaz -I use this the most since it’s the cheapest.
- Bisquick -Mom uses this one
- Kodiak Cakes-My favorite whole grain pancake
- Abs Protein Pancakes-The healthiest pancake I’ve had
- Hungry Jack -Use only on occasion
**Note** Every one of these cooks different there is no one size fits all guide. (Ever Pancake is different)
I want to try as many brands I can to find the best so be sure to recommend any I haven’t tried and I’ll weigh in on them.
Brands to try:
- –Flapjacked Protein Pancakes
- -Kodiak Cake variants
I try to focus on making pancakes healthy since I eat them every day. Some of the posts on here will be relating to that. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that pancakes are unhealthy but the same people are eating hamburger helper every day with Mountain Dew. I feel very healthy and maybe I’ll get some blood tests down the road to confirm it.
This is the end of the pancake guide. I will regularly update this page with edits and links. If you want to keep in touch be sure to follow me on social media. Snapchat if you want to see pancakes every day.