Pancakes with whipped egg whites

Pancakes with egg whitesI love pancakes for breakfast. Love, love, love.

But not the traditional, thin pancakes we in Europe normally call pancakes. You know, the french ones called crêpes. No. I need the American pancakes. The thick, soft fluffy ones, covered in syrup and fresh berries, and I won’t say no to a piece of bacon or two. Are you with me?

Now, obviously this isn’t a very healthy breakfast, so I wouldn’t recommend this during the week. When we spent two weeks in California this summer, we ate breakfast at iHop almost every morning. Which might explain why I gained 2 kilos in two weeks  😯 But, when it’s weekend you so deserve this breakfast! 

Most recipes calls for an egg or two in the batter, but this time I tried something new. I wanted to see if I could make the pancakes as airy as possible, so I used only egg whites, and I whipped them. 

Let me know what you think about them in the comments below!

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Pancakes with whipped egg whites
Yields 15
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  1. 175 grams flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 2 tsp sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  6. 330 mls buttermilk
  7. 2 tbsp melted butter
  8. 2 egg whites, beaten
  1. Use a metal bowl, and make sure it's clean. If there's any fat residue, the egg whites won't beat properly. I'm using a kitchen machine, but you can beat them by hand, if you prefer.
  2. Add the egg whites to the bowl, and beat them airy. Pour them into a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Now add all the dry ingredients to the metal bowl, and add milk and butter, a little at a time. Blend it, and use a spatula to scrape over the bottom to make sure there's no flour stuck under there.
  4. Remove the bowl from the kitchen machine and add the egg whites back. Use a spatula and carefully blend the egg whites and the batter.
  5. Cook on a skillet or in a pan on medium heat. Flip when the top has become filled with bubbles, and cook for 30 seconds on the other side.
  6. Serve with syrup, bacon and fresh fruit!
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4 thoughts on “Pancakes with whipped egg whites

    1. Hi! I’m talking about the bowl in the kitchen machine, I’m using a Kenwood. I see the description might be a bit unclear, I will rewrite it a little! Thank you.

  1. Hi,
    The pancakes are good but I had to add an egg yolk after all. Pancakes are too unstable to flip, and they tend to stick (even in a non stick pan with enough oil). But adding one egg yolk will help a lot…still was a good way to avoid wasting leftover egg whites from baking.

    1. Oh no, Cyannea! I’m sorry to hear you had problems with the pancakes. I didn’t have any problems with this when I made them, so please let me know if there is something in the recipe that is unclear, somewhere I need to explain things better! And I’m glad you found a solution that worked, so you could still enjoy the pancakes 🙂

Let me know what you think!