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ingredients for making pancakesPancakes are a beloved breakfast staple at diners across the country! But what separates the average stack from an exceptional plate of golden deliciousness? The art of fluffy pancakes comes down to ingredients and cooking technique.

Importance of Quality Ingredients

The foundation of any great pancake starts with high-quality ingredients. At Colony Diner, we use premium flour and baking powder, along with fresh eggs, milk and butter.

These ingredients not only contribute to the flavor, but also ensure our pancakes rise beautifully with that coveted light and fluffy texture.

Perfect Batter Consistency

To achieve the ideal pancake batter consistency, start by mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately, then gently combine them. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are perfectly fine and will result in tender pancakes.

The batter should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but still pourable.

The Right Leavening Agents

Baking powder is the secret ingredient that gives pancakes their lift. Adding a splash of vinegar or lemon juice to the milk can help activate the baking powder, resulting in even fluffier pancakes.

Proper Cooking Techniques

Once your batter is ready, preheat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil. Pour the pancake batter onto the hot surface, using a ladle or measuring cup for uniformity.

Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown.

Creative Variations on Pancakes

At Colony Diner, we serve plain buttermilk pancakes, but also offer an extensive menu of toppings. In addition to the classic options like maple syrup, fresh berries, chocolate chips and nuts, we also have specialty pancakes such as Nutella, cinnamon roll and Oreo cookie.
If you’re craving fluffy pancakes, Colony Diner is the place to be! View our menu and stop by for breakfast, available all day.