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Ask Martha: The Secret to Fluffier Pancakes

My pancakes always turn out too thin. Is there a secret to making them fluffier?
—Carly Rosenberg, Chicago

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner
Flip your flapjacks lightly to preserve air pockets.

Actually, there are several tricks you can try:

1. Bring your wet ingredients to room temperature before using them; cold liquids and eggs produce soggy pancakes.

2. Make sure not to overwork the batter when whisking wet and dry together—that develops the gluten in the flour, giving the pancakes a flat, gummy consistency.

3. Create more loft by folding a few whipped egg whites into the batter. Watch our Kitchen Conundrum video to learn more:

Get the Recipe for the Fluffiest Pancakes
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