If you have been wondering when to flip pancakes and how to flip pancakes when it’s ready, you are in luck. This tutorial or guide covers those topics and more amazing stuff like how to make fluffy pancakes plus delicious pancake recipes. Let’s get started.
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What are Pancakes?
Great question which I am more than happy to answer. Pancakes are my kids favorite breakfast since bread and butter. Though it looks like this Air fryer chicken nuggets is gradually stealing the show (at the moment)
Ok ok I know that doesn’t answer your question so let me do just that, Pancakes also called hot cakes, griddle cakes or flapjacks is a flat cake usually made from flour, butter, eggs and sugar and topped with fruits, more butter and syrup.
It used to be mostly made from scratch but can also be made from store-bought or homemade pancake mix.
How to stop pancakes from sticking
Before we jump to when to flip pancakes, let’s talk about how to stop pancakes from sticking. Follow the tips below to achieve that.
- Using the Right type of pan: It’s best to use a non stick griddle or a good quality stainless steel pan.
- Grease the griddle: Spray the griddle with oil spray and Let the griddle heat up. The heat helps the pancake batter not stick. If using butter to grease the griddle, you need to work quickly so the butter doesn’t burn. Add the butter when the griddle is hot, then scoop in the batter and cook.
- Timing: Flipping at the right time (which we will get to in a bit) also prevents pancakes from sticking.
When to flip Pancakes
Pancakes are not flipped as soon as they hit the pan for reasons explained above. They will stick! When pancakes hit the pan they begin to cook and as they cook the top begins to bubble.
Those bubbles are your cue that it’s time to flip your pancakes. Easy right? That’s it. If you flip them before the bubbles show up, they may stick and the pancakes may break.
How to flip Pancakes
When the bubbles appear and you are ready to flip, how do you do it? First of all you need a wide flat spatula to flip your pancakes effectively. I usually use a pancake spatula that has made my pancake flipping hustle a breeze. My daughter flips pancakes like a pro because of it.
It you don’t have a pancake spatula any spatula would work the only difference is that the pancake spatula are a lot wider and make it easier to balance the pancakes while flipping.
When the pancakes are ready to be flipped, gently slide the tip of the spatula under the pancakes, and wiggle it in until half or more than half of the pancake is sitting on the spatula. Then gently flip it over to the other side. Be sure to watch the video for clarity.
I usually turn off the heat at this point and let the residual heat from the griddle finish off the cooking. And that’s it! Perfectly flipped pancakes.
Pancake Recipes other readers are making.
Now that you know when and how to flip pancakes, You are officially a Pancake Flipping Pro. Below are some pancake recipes to show off your expertise ❤️
- Fluffy Butter milk Pancakes: Yummy soft and fluffy butter milk pancakes. Everyone’s favorite and easy to whip up from scratch or with my homemade pancake mix.
- Lemon Blueberry Pancakes: Take your fluffy pancakes to the next level by adding some lemon tang and yummy blueberries. Lemon and blueberries are definitely a great match.
- Bacon Pancakes: Reminds me of McDonald’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese McGriddle. A beautiful mix of sweet and savory!
- Pumpkin Pancakes: Who says this is only made in fall? If you have some canned pumpkin purée in your pantry or homemade pumpkin purée in your freezer, and your very own pumpkin spice, You can definitely make this deliciousness all year round. Why not? 😉
Love How to Guides or Tutorials? Check out some more below.
- How to grease a bundt pan: Bundt pans are notorious for sticking if not greased properly. I share exactly how to achieve this without messing up your beautiful Bundt cake.
- How to make self rising flour: Easier than you think. Self rising flour is less common than all purpose flour. I shared the tutorial in case you find yourself in a location where you can’t find some to buy. You need self rising flour to make self rising flour pancakes, no yeast pizza dough, no yeast cinnamon rolls and lots more.
- How to use an Air fryer: This has become one of my go to kitchen gadgets. You literally make a lot of recipes in this thing without turning on your oven. Be sure to read the guide if you are new to the world of air frying.
- What’s an instant pot? Do you need one? This Instant pot guide helps you make an informed decision as to if you want to start making Instant pot recipes.
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