Use Baking Soda and Lemon Juice for Perfect Pancakes
The good news is that it's easy to make pancakes without baking powder. The even better news is that your family won't notice the difference. Because baking powder contains baking soda plus an acid, such as cream of tartar, you can substitute baking soda for the baking powder as long as you also add an acid to the mix.
This recipe calls for lemon juice as the acid, but you could experiment with other acidic ingredients too, such as buttermilk, yogurt or vinegar.
Total Time: 15 minutes | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4
- 1 1/2 cups flour, white or wheat
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
- Turn on a griddle or frying pan to medium-high.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl or small pitcher, using a fork or spoon, stir together the milk, eggs and lemon juice. Don't be alarmed if the milk curdles when you add the lemon juice; that's normal.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and whisk them together until they are thoroughly blended. Add an additional tablespoon or two of milk if the batter seems too thick.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of oil or butter on the griddle or frying pan, and ladle on about 1/2 cup of pancake batter for each pancake.
- Cook one side of the pancakes until bubbles rise and pop from the middle of the pancake, and the edges of the pancake appear cooked, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook them until they are golden brown on the bottom, about another 1 or 2 minutes.
- Add the rest of the oil or butter to the pan to finish cooking the rest of the batter.
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Susan Lundman began writing about her love of cooking, ingredient choices, menu planning and healthy eating after working for 20 years on children's issues at a nonprofit organization. She has written about food online professionally for ten years on numerous websites, and has provided family and friends with homemade recipes and stories about culinary adventures. Lundman received her M.A. from Stanford University.