These Fluffy Pancakes Will Make You Flip

By America's Test Kitchen
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June 23, 2021 Updated: June 23, 2021

Pancakes are a blank canvas, so bring out your inner artist.

You can work your magic at the table with maple syrup, honey, confectioners’ sugar, fresh fruit, or softened butter. Or you can cook your artistry right into the pancakes by adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sliced bananas, or raspberries instead of the blueberries. Use 1 tablespoon of add-ins per pancake.

Have fun and try your own combinations!

Anytime Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Serves 2 to 4 (Makes 8 pancakes)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk milk, egg, oil, and vanilla until well combined.

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir gently with a rubber spatula until just combined (batter should remain lumpy). Let the batter sit for 10 minutes before cooking.

Spray a 12-inch nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray and heat over medium heat until hot, about 1 minute.

Using a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup, portion batter into the pan in three places. Sprinkle each pancake with 1 tablespoon of blueberries. Cook until the bubbles on the surface begin to pop, 2 to 3 minutes.

Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the pancakes to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter in two more batches. Turn off the heat. Serve.

For 25 years, confident cooks in the know have relied on America’s Test Kitchen for rigorously tested recipes developed by professional test cooks and vetted by 60,000 at-home recipe testers. See more online at AmericasTestKitchen.com/TCA. Copyright 2021 America’s Test Kitchen. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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America's Test Kitchen
For 25 years, home cooks have relied on America's Test Kitchen for rigorously tested recipes developed by professional test cooks and vetted by 60,000 at-home recipe testers. The family of brands—which includes Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, and America's Test Kitchen Kids—offers reliable recipes for cooks of all ages and skill levels. See more online at AmericasTestKitchen.com/TCA. Copyright 2021 America's Test Kitchen. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.