How to Make Fluffy Pancakes Without Butter

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. November 3, 2021
How to Make Fluffy Pancakes Without Butter

For many people, pancakes without butter sounds like a terrible idea. Big fluffy pancakes with a melting pat of butter on the top evoke a certain ideal of griddle cakes. However, there are many different ways to make pancakes delicious. We can still have the delicious pancake flavor with a fluffy texture, but you don't have to use dairy products. Whether you want to change your diet or simply don't want the added calories of butter, oneHOWTO has the alternative you need with our guide on how to make fluffy pancakes without butter.

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Steps to follow:


To start with the recipe for fluffy American pancakes without butter, you must first mix the wet ingredients. In a bowl, add the egg and beat well with a whisk or hand mixer.

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Add the brown sugar until it is dissolved. Although we are using sugar, it is not too much, so you can still have these as savory fluffy pancakes if you wish. At this stage, the sugar is just used to balance the flavor and help with the fluffiness of the pancakes.

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To continue, add the milk and continue beating until you have a homogenous yellow liquid. This step is important as it will help to avoid lumps when beating the batter.

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Into a separate bowl, sieve the flour and baking powder. This will make the mixture finer and easier to mix, again helping to avoid lumps. once ready, slowly integrate it into the wet ingredients, mixing slowly as you do so.

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Once you have the fluffy no-butter pancake batter ready, you will need to heat a non-stick pan or griddle. We need the pan to be hot, but we don't want it to be too hot otherwise it can burn the pancakes. Since we are not using butter, we will use the oil to prevent the pancakes from sticking to the pan. This way, you can flip them easily while still getting an even cook on both sides. If you don't use a non-stick pan, it will be much more difficult to flip them.

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How big your fluffy American pancakes are will depend on how big you want them to be. Use as much batter as you want for the size you like. You can make smaller ones if you want a stack, but make sure you pour out the batter evenly. At medium heat, you should be able to cook these for about 2 minutes each side. To know just when to flip, check to see when the bubble start appearing on the exposed side.

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Now your fluffy American pancakes without butter are ready, all you have to do is eat them. You can eat them how you like, either sweet or savory. You can be healthy and enjoy them with some natural yogurt and berries. You can go the opposite route and enjoy them with bacon and lashings of maple syrup. Whatever you do, enjoy them!

There are many ways to make pancakes, whether fluffy or not. How you like them depends on preference, so we have some helpful pancake recipes to better suit your tastes:

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  • Use sunflower oil or vegetable oil instead of olive oil, as olive oil usually tends to have a very strong flavor for sweetcorn.
  • Non-stick pans are best for making pancakes.
  • You can make the recipe even healthier by using nut flour, such as almond, walnut or chestnut.
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