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Light & Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

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Adding sour cream to the batter makes for soft and fluffy pancakes!
Light & Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

These easy-to-make pancakes are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Sour cream adds flavor as well as making them soft and fluffy. These pancakes are best served freshly made to enjoy their rich and airy texture.

Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

Ingredients For Sour Cream Pancakes

To make these fluffy delights you need the following ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Sour cream
  • Milk
  • Salt

Light & Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

How To Make Light & Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and milk. Stir in the dry ingredients until just barely combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Whisk in the beaten eggs and vanilla extract until just combined. Do not overmix.

Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray or add butter. Pour in about ¼ cup batter and cook until bubbles form on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until fully cooked, about 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Can I Make The Batter Ahead Of Time?

It is not recommended to make the batter ahead of time. The bubbles produced by mixing the sour cream with the baking soda disappear after a while, so they are best served freshly made.

Light & Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

Light & Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes

Adding sour cream to the batter makes for soft and fluffy pancakes!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 PANCAKES
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula or wooden spoon
  • Skillet or griddle
  • Stovetop

Ingredients

  • 7 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • Butter or cooking spray for frying

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and milk. Stir in the dry ingredients until just barely combined. Do not overmix.
  • Whisk in the beaten eggs and vanilla extract until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat and spray with cooking spray or add butter. Pour in about ¼ cup batter and cook until bubbles form on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until fully cooked, about 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Sour Cream Do In Pancakes?

The acidity in sour cream reacts chemically with the alkali in baking soda to produce air bubbles. This is what makes the pancakes light and fluffy.

Can I Substitute The Sour Cream?

Yes, you can use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. This reduces the amount of fat and calories.

Is The Small Amount Of Flour Correct?

Yes! Don’t worry, 7 tbsp of flour is correct. This makes the pancakes light and fluffy.

How Do I Know When To Flip The Pancakes?

When bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look slightly dry and brown, it’s time to flip the pancakes.

What If The Batter Seems Too Thick Or Thin?

If the batter seems too thick, add a little bit of milk, and if it seems too thin, add more flour.

How Hot Should The Griddle Be?

It is best to cook the pancakes on medium-low heat. The skillet keeps getting hotter as time goes by, so you may need to lower the heat at some time.

Can I Add Fruits or Chocolate Chips To The Batter?

Yes, you can. Gently fold in blueberries, chopped bananas, or chocolate chips to the batter.

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