How to Cook Pancakes on an Electric Griddle

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Almost everyone loves pancakes in any shape or form.

You can eat pancakes with meat like sausages or bacon or eat them as a dessert by adding various toppings and syrups.

If you’re unsure how to cook pancakes on an electric griddle so they don’t stick, don’t worry!

This article will help you conquer our favorite morning meal and win over even the pickiest of eaters. 

So let’s get cooking!

What’s In This Guide

In this guide, we introduce a tried-and-tested 3-step method to cook pancakes on an electric griddle.

We also provide a list of ingredients that you’ll need to make delicious pancakes.

Finally, we answer some commonly asked questions about cooking pancakes on an electric griddle.

If you still have questions, please leave us a comment below!

The Process

Cooking pancakes on an electric griddle is not a complicated process and will only take you 20 to 25 minutes. If you’re making pancakes on an electric griddle, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make the Batter
  2. Heat the griddle
  3. Pour Batter and Flip!

Get Prepared: What You’ll Need

It’s better to gather all the ingredients before you start making pancakes. You’ll need:

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

Remember that cooking pancakes is a creative process, so you can add whatever ingredients you like. If you have a sweet tooth, you can experiment with some ground cinnamon in the batter. Similarly, you can add some trail mix ingredients if you want some extra protein.

Step 1: Make the Batter

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Add all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Whisk the baking powder, salt, sugar, and flour together. Next, mix the milk, egg, and butter into the mixture. Keep mixing until you get a smooth and uniform batter.

Step 2: Heat the Griddle

Heat your electric griddle to approximately 375 degrees. You can check if you have the right temperature by letting a few drops of water hit the surface of the pan. If the water sizzles, you can easily cook pancakes without worrying about them sticking to the surface of the griddle.

Then, use vegetable oil to lightly brush the surface of your electric griddle.

Step 3: Pour Batter and Flip!

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Pour the batter in ¼ cup scoops onto the griddle’s surface, separating each pancake by at least an inch. Make sure you pay close attention to your pancakes and flip them as soon as they become dry around the edges.

Cook the pancakes for an additional two minutes or until they’re golden. Remember to brush more oil (if needed) before cooking the second batch of pancakes.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Why are my pancakes sticking to my griddle?

Pancakes stick to the griddle for several reasons. They will stick if the temperature of the pan is too hot or if you flip them before the first side is fully cooked.

When should I flip my pancake?

You should not flip your pancakes when you see bubbles in the batter. Instead, you should wait for those bubbles to pop and form holes and then flip them over. If a bubble forms, pops but fills with more pancake batter, it’s better to wait for a few more seconds. You’ll get the best results when your pancakes are filled with holes!

How do I make light, fluffy pancakes?

You can make light, fluffy pancakes by separating the egg whites from the egg yolks. Mix the egg yolks with all other wet ingredients and beat the egg whites in a separate bowl for about three minutes.

Fold the egg whites into the batter right before cooking it. Make sure you don’t fully combine the egg whites into the batter and leave a few bits of egg whites showing, as this will result in the fluffiest pancakes!  

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