How to Make Pancakes Without Baking Powder

Updated on January 15, 2020
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stack of pancakes without baking powder
stack of pancakes without baking powder | Source

Pancakes are a very popular breakfast food around the world. They're usually an on-the-go meal for busy people like me. As I checked my pantry today, I found out that I didn't have any pancake mix. Rather than going and getting some to satisfy my cravings, I decided to make my own version! So I started checking all my ingredients... and then I noticed I didn't have any baking powder. So I improvised and came up with this simple and affordable pancake recipe that doesn't use baking powder. I topped my pancakes with chocolate chips but you can also use chocolate syrup or other toppings. This is the simplest recipe on how to make pancakes without baking powder from scratch. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 1
Five ingredients for homemade pancakes
Five ingredients for homemade pancakes | Source

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk, liquid
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • butter, optional
  • chocolate chips, optional
  • oil, for cooking
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Utensils for Preparing the IngredientsUtensils for Cooking the Pancake
Utensils for Preparing the Ingredients
Utensils for Preparing the Ingredients | Source
Utensils for Cooking the Pancake
Utensils for Cooking the Pancake | Source

Utensils

For Preparing:

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Prep Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Wire Whisk
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon

For Cooking:

  • Ladle
  • Turner
  • Pan

Step-by-Step Procedure: Pancakes Without Baking Powder

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Stir using a whisk to incorporate everything.
  2. Start adding the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir everything until there are no small lumps.
  4. Heat up the pan. Grease it using a small amount of oil.
  5. Spoon the batter into the pan using the ladle.
  6. Cook the pancake at least 2 minutes per side or until bubbles start to come out.

Tips and Techniques

  1. Separate egg yolk from egg white. Beat the egg white before adding it to the rest of the ingredients to make a fluffier pancake.
  2. Top pancake with butter and chocolate to balance the saltiness and sweetness of this breakfast dish.

Questions & Answers

  • Is it compulsory to separate the egg yolk from egg white when making pancakes without baking powder?

    If you want to make your pancake fluffier, you need to beat the egg white until stiff peak before adding it to the yolk.

  • Can I not add in milk when making pancakes without baking powder?

    Yes. Just replace it with water.

  • Can you not use baking powder for making pancakes?

    Yes, you can by following this recipe. If you want a fluffier pancake even without baking powder, you may try adding whipped eggs into the pancake mixture.

  • How much butter are you supposed to use for these pancakes?

    You can use butter in two ways. 1st as an alternative to oil when cooking the pancakes. At least 1 tbsp butter for this process. 2nd when you serve it. Pancakes are usually served with butter and syrup on top in restaurants. In this case, you can use as much amount of butter that you want.

  • Can you put butter and chocolate chips in the mixture for the pancakes?

    You can put butter as it will give extra flavor into it. On the other hand, It is possible for you to add chocolate chips into the mixture. However, I won't recommend it because it will melt right away as soon as it touches the bottom of the pan.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      12 days ago from Manila

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you! I hope you check out more of our recipes! Have a wonderful day!

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      Emily Adams 

      12 days ago

      This Recipe is PERFERT thanks to you I had a great start off the day

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      5 weeks ago from Manila

      Hello Alyssa,

      You may or you may not. For those weight watchers, they prefer to put egg whites only. I personally add both egg white and egg yolk whenever I'm making my pancake. In this case, just make sure to whisk the egg white until stiff peak and carefully add/fold beaten egg yolk into the said mixture.

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      ALYSSA ROBERTSON 

      5 weeks ago

      When separating egg whites do i still put the yoke into the wet ingredients and mix it in ?

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      5 weeks ago from Manila

      Hello Kissa,

      I'm glad you like our recipe. Yes, you may add more sugar o choose a sweet toppings to compliment the taste of it. I actually served this with chocolate chips toppings.

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      Kissa Paula Bautista 

      5 weeks ago

      I actually made this a couple of times and it is great. I suggest to add another tbsp of sugar if you have a sweet tooth like me :)

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      3 months ago from Manila

      Yes. 3 teaspoon is equal to 1 tablespoon.

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      sanya 

      3 months ago

      is a teaspoon smaller than a table spoon?

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      4 months ago from Manila

      Thank you! If you want it to make fluffier without baking powder, you can add whisked egg.

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      love 

      4 months ago

      Like the way you can not use baking powder .thanks so much .

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      5 months ago from Manila

      Hi Hayley,

      Thank you! I hope you check out my other recipes here.

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      Hayley 

      5 months ago

      This is really helpful

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Centfie,

      You will enjoy this one for sure! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Centfie 

      2 years ago from Kenya

      Easy and useful recipe of pancake without baking powder which I intend to put to use.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 years ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi dredcuan, I will welcomed it. Send it tome at my email.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Miebakagh,

      You're welcome! If you love eating corn kernels, I do have a new recipe for that as well. Cheers!

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 years ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi Draedcuan, many thanks for the feedback.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Miebakagh,

      If you will serve this for kids, they will surely enjoy it! You may also use choxolate syrup instead of the chocolate chips. Though I prefer the latter because some choco bits remained even I sprinkled it on top of my hot pancake.

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      2 years ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello Dred Cuan, this is a very simple recipe. What is new for me to use is the chocolate. I don't like baking powder in pancakes. But I will just add the chocolates. Because bp can cause stone formation in the body. Many thanks, and I hope the new nice taste will make my family" ask for more."

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Mary,

      You can also try other variation like wheat flour to make it healthier version. Then rather than chocolate chips, choose any kind of fruits. It will surely be delicious as well.

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      Mary Norton 

      2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Good to know so next time I don't have baking powder, I can just follow this recipe. There was a time when I really liked pancakes for breakfast but now as I get older, I try to avoid eating too much.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Yes, it tasted really good! Let me know how you liked the result. Cheers!

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from North Central Florida

      sounds good....the next breakfast at church I will make these for sure. Thanks for sharing....now I am hungry

      Angels are on the way ps

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      2 years ago from Manila

      Leah,

      It is so delicious! I like the combination of salt and chocolate chips on top of it.

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      Leah 

      2 years ago from New York

      This looks like a nice, easy way to make some fluffy pancakes without using a premade batter. Thanks!

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