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Playing How To Make The Best Pancakes EVER By Grant Melton

Former show producer and baking guru Grant Melton shares his secrets (and recipe) for extra-fluffy, flavorful pancakes. 

Grant's Top 3 Tips For The Best Pancakes EVER:

  1. Folding in whipped egg whites makes a light, fluffy pancake. 
  2. Using part-butter and part-oil in the batter gives the pancakes good flavor and ensures moistness. 
  3. Wipe the skillet clean between batches to ensure the pancakes color evenly. 

For more baking basics from Grant, check out his recipe for The Best Ever Biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • Cooking spray, for griddle

Yield

Serves: 4

Preparation

Preheat oven to 200˚F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet. 

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Make a well, then add the milk, melted butter, canola oil and egg yolks. Whisk until the mixture just comes together with some lumps remaining. 

Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff. Using a rubber spatula, fold into the batter until no streaks of egg whites remain. 

Preheat a griddle over medium-low heat. Once hot, coat lightly with cooking spray and immediately add the pancake batter in ½ cup portions. Once bubbles appear on top, flip and cook for a few minutes more. Remove pancakes to the prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Wipe the griddle between batches with a paper towel and repeat with the remaining pancake batter and, if needed, cooking spray.