Can Pancake Batter Be Made Ahead of Time?
You can make pancake batter the night before.
Store it in the refrigerator in a container with a lid.
Baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, so you may want to sprinkle in a little more before cooking.
Remove the batter from the refrigerator and let it warm up a little.
Add a little baking powder and gently stir.
What Makes Pancakes Flat?
Flat pancakes are caused by overcooking and improper preparation of the batter.
Make sure your baking powder and baking soda are not too old, or that you do not use too much as that will make your pancakes rise and then fall while cooking.
Be sure that you use the correct amount of liquid.
Too thin of batter will make flat pancakes.
Do not over mix!
The flour should just be incorporated into the batter, leaving a few little lumps.
How Long Will Berry Syrup Keep?
Homemade berry syrup will last for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Syrup can be frozen for up to 6 months.
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Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup Recipe
For The Pancakes
- 1 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
- 1 Cup White Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
- 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
- 3/4 Teaspoons Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt Plain
- 3/4 Cup Milk Fat Free
- 2 Eggs Large
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
For the Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Butter Unsalted, 1 cube
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 3/4 Cup Strawberries chopped
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- In a bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and cocoa. Sometimes, there are tiny little clumps of the cocoa. Don’t worry, it will all work out.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, eggs and vanilla.
- Create a well in the center of the flour and add the wet ingredients, whisking until smooth.
- Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat and rub with a little unsalted butter.
- Use 1/4-1/3 cup to scoop out the batter and pour onto the hot pan.
- Cook until little bubbles have formed and begun to pop.
- Flip over and cook through, about another minute. Serve with homemade syrup and lots of love.
For the Syrup
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, strawberries, sugar, and butter.
- Heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to boil.
- Remove from the heat and quickly add the baking soda, stirring to incorporate it.
- Serve hot.