After you taste these Fluffy Cake Flour Pancakes, you’ll never go back to anything else! Homemade pancakes made with cake flour from scratch make all the difference. It’s a breakfast recipe you’ll make over and over.
I completely forgot I had this beautiful sack of cake flour by Bob’s Red Mill! I had gone out to our pantry in the garage to see if we had any pancake mix; while searching, I found this cake flour that I was given when I toured the Bobs Red Mill facility back in October. They have since discontinued this variety and offer a fine Pastry Flour that is perfect for this pancake recipe.
When I eyed it, I knew exactly what I was going to make! I hadn’t made homemade pancakes using cake flour in a very long time and today was the day! If you’re looking for the Best Pancake Recipe, If you have a hankering for pancakes, the best pancake recipe can still be made with regular flour.
Fluffy Cake Flour Pancakes
The bacon was already frying, so all I had to do was whip up this batter.
My son likes to think he is the expert waffle and pancake tester. He recently went to IHOP with a few of his soccer friends for free pancakes. He raved and raved, so I made mental note to up my pancake game to show him! Yes, he loves the Nutella Pancakes I made, but that was just the toppings.
Which flour is used to make pancakes?
There are actually several different types of flour that can be used to make pancakes. I use cake flour for this pancake recipe, but other popular flour options for pancakes include:
- all-purpose flour
- buckwheat flour
- almond flour
- whole wheat flour
- gluten-free flour (this is typically a blend of several gluten-free flours)
These fluffy cake flour pancakes are all about the batter! The cake flour is the secret……the secret to fluffy light pancakes. The butter and vanilla make them delicious! My buttermilk pancakes are equally delicious if you don’t have any cake flour.
My pancake expert bounced into the kitchen asking if I was making pancakes, then stopped and looked at the bag of flour. Knowing that I love Bob’s Red Mill for their wholesome goodness, he quickly assumed this was whole wheat flour and he wanted none of that.
I shooed him away, letting him know these were going to be better than IHOP. Game on!
I didn’t tell him that using our farm fresh eggs with the Bob’s Red Mill flour would still make those pancakes wholesome!
I whipped it all up and then remembered my new batter bottle I got for Christmas. I love this thing. It’s great for cupcakes too!
My griddle was hot, lightly greased and ready!
Speaking of a hot griddle, here’s a question I am asked frequently:
How do you not burn pancakes?
Here are some tips to make sure that fluffy cake flour pancakes (or any other type of pancakes) turn out perfectly.
- Use a heavy nonstick griddle or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet for even heat distribution.
- Preheat the griddle or pan over medium heat until a drop of water skitters across the surface. If you add the batter before then, the outsides will cook too long and the inside will still be raw.
- Lightly grease the pan with a high smoke point oil or clarified butter (ghee). Do not use regular butter! The milk solids in it will burn, causing the pancakes to taste burned.
Back to the pancakes story…
They smelled so delicious.
My son quickly grabbed about 6 of them (Oh the metabolism of a 16 yr old boy) and tried them.
As I’m flipping more pancakes, I hear a mouth full of pancakes mutter the words this mama had vowed to claim since he visited IHOP. “Mmmm, these are GOOD! They’re better than IHOP”…….. had his mouth not been full, I would have made him say it twice.
I WIN!!! A pancake recipe using cake flour is the secret! Fluffy Cake flour pancakes are the best! Thanks Bob!
I kept making them and he kept eating them.
How to Make Cake Flour
Not everyone has cake flour in their pantry, so it’s always nice to know how to make your own. You’ll need 2 ingredients:
- All-Purpose Flour
- Corn Starch
Add a Pinch describes how to make cake flour perfectly. She also explains how cake flour is different.
For every cup of cake flour called for in a recipe, measure one cup of all-purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons of the flour and then add the flour to a mixing bowl. Add in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and whisk well to combine.
How to Make Fluffy Cake Flour Pancakes
I like to set out everything I’m going to need.
- recipe ingredients
- measuring cups and spoons
- whisk or wooden spoons
- 2 cups cake flour, sifted (I used Bobs Red Mill)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- In a medium size bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together. Stir to blend.
- In a separate bowl, mix your wet ingredients and blend together.
- Create a reservoir in the center of your dry mix and slowly add the wet mix to the dry.
- Use a wire whisk to mix gently.
- I let mine rest about 10 minutes before pouring on the griddle.
- These don't bubble up as much as other pancakes, so watch for over browning.
- Flip when you see slight bubbling.
Bob's Red Mill has changed their product to a Pastry Flour.
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Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 102mgSodium 347mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 6g
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