It’s So Fluffyyyy!!!!!!!! Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Cream AND Strawberries & Banana Cream Pancakes

After much trial and error, may I present to you with the fluffiest pieces of heaven! What makes this recipe special is the mixture of both buttermilk and club soda. You heard right, SODA! The carbonated bubbles makes this batter so light and fluffy it is the best kept secret.

The picture above with the blueberries was actually a failed attempt. In that recipe I used regular milk and slightly flat club soda resulting in very flat and disappointing pancakes.  After a few more attempts I finally found the right ingredients resulting in the strawberry pancakes pictured below. They may not look like the fluffiest, but trust me, they absolutely were.

If you have to pick between blueberry/maple or strawberry/banana, I would go with the strawberry. Not so much because of the fruit itself, but because the banana cream was amazing, specially when paired with the strawberry. So go ahead, give it a try!

Fluffy Pancake Ingredients:

  • 2 c. flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Lime zest (or lemon or orange)
  • 1 1/3 c.  warm *buttermilk*
  • 2/3 c. club soda (+ 1/4 c. if you want thinner pancakes)
  • 2 eggs at room temperature (place in hot tap water)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

*Note: If you don’t have buttermilk you should go buy some because it really makes all the difference. But, as an alternative, you can use plain yogurt. You can also use milk with a tbsp of lime.

Directions:

  1. Sift all dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, powdered sugar, lemon zest)
  2. Mix together warm buttermilk, room temperature egg, melted butter and vanilla. (Reserve Club Soda).
  3. GENTLY add wet to dry ingredients. Do not whisk. Rather, slowly incorporate ingredients together with a spoon just until ingredients are wet (still super lumpy at this point). You want to have lumps in the batter–this makes it fluffy.
  4. Let batter sit for at least 15 minutes
  5. Add club soda and briefly stir (only about 3 stirs). Again, batter should still be lumpy.
  6. In hot skillet, grease with butter. Add about 1/2-1/3 c. batter.
  7. Flip when bubbles form.

Note: This batter will be quite thick. Even so, first make pancake to see how it turns out, then give it a taste. If you want it thinner then add a bit more club soda.

Maple Cream Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of either pumpkin spice or cinnamon + nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream, whipped
  • Powdered sugar, optional to increase sweetness

Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin spice, and powdered sugar.
  2. Whip heavy cream until fluffy
  3. Fold in whipped cream

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Banana Cream Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 smashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Lime zest
  • 1/2 c. whipped heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except heavy cream.
  2. Whip heavy cream, and then fold in to banana mixture.
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6 Responses to “It’s So Fluffyyyy!!!!!!!! Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Cream AND Strawberries & Banana Cream Pancakes”

  1. This looks fantastic! Never heard of buttermilk before, I must search for it here.

  2. i heart banana cream! and i heart buttermilk pancakes! i’ve never made them using club soda before though. must give it a go sometime soon! thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. That maple cream sounds so wonderful…And the pancakes look perfect:)

  4. Really interesting! I have yet to try adding club soda 🙂 I really love your recipes here.

  5. Now this is the right way to do pancakes! The antithesis to huge heavy as lead cakes served with artificial syrup sold at certain pancake houses. I’m penciling this one in for next Sat to try!

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