Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Since you eat after a long overnight break, you need good amount of energy to fuel your body for the day. But above everything, I love breakfasts for how there’s no end to options that you can have for the meal. From eggs to bread, parathas to poha, and so on. Yet, I honestly can have pancakes every other day for my morning meal. Light, fluffy, versatile and wholesome, pancakes are quite a delight. One can do so much when it comes to pancakes. From sweet to savoury, your pancake can be anything and everything you want. Dress it up with your favourite fruits and nuts or toss in some veggies to the batter, top it with whipped cream, ice cream, maple syrup or chocolate sauce, it is all up to you.  

And although, it is quite easy to make pancakes at home, we rarely get that exact restaurant-style texture or flavour, even if we follow our recipe step by step. But where do we actually go wrong? Or is there a secret ingredient that the restaurants use to yield those drool-worthy, light, airy and fluffy pancakes? Did we make the batter right? Well, it could be anything. It could be a one tiny ingredient used in a wrong way or maybe the batter wasn’t whipped enough. But to get your pancake right at home, we’ve got some genius tips and tricks. No more ruined morning meals, these three tips are here to rescue your pancake.  

1. Better The Batter

It is always better to mix dry ingredients separately and the wet ones in a different bowl, before pouring the wet ones into the dry mix, while making the batter. Post making the batter, let it rest for some time before pouring it in the pan. Let it stay for about half an hour. This lets the starch cells to swell up with the moisture which will burst when they come in contact with the heat, lending a fluffy lightness.

2. Perfect The Pan 

Another tip that may work like magic is to let the pan heat up sufficiently and then pour the batter. The pan shouldn’t be smoking hot for the batter, but just hot enough. Too hot can make your pancakes turn brown quickly but it would be under cooked. Sufficient heat will ensure the pancake is cooked to perfection from all sides and is fluffy too. Also always use a flat pan or griddle for even cooking.

3. When To Flip?

For a good pancake, do not keep flipping often. You just need to flip the pancake once when it's dry around the edges and bubbles have formed over the top. Besides you can keep peeking to see if the bottom is golden brown before you flip it.  

Now that you are equipped with the best tips, go and experiment with a range of pancakes at your perusal. We’ve got 5 of the best ones right here. 

1. Whole Wheat Pancakes

Classic, quick and easy!

2. Banana Pancakes

Goodness of bananas packed into fluffy, delicious pancakes. 

3. Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes

Oh the delicious chocolate whipped in with pumpkin and cooked into light, airy pancakes, is all we need for a wholesome breakfast. 

4. Almond Flour Pancakes

How we love the subtle flavour and goodness of almonds in this one.

5. Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

Healthy, wholesome and absolutely scrumptious.