33 responses

  1. S.
    April 6, 2014

    I tried making these pancakes today. They were delicious! My only observation is that it was difficult to flatten and spread out the batter in the pan. Any tips? (I’m a pancake noob.)

    • erika
      April 6, 2014

      Hi there! So I like really thick pancakes, so minimal spreading in the pan isn’t usually a problem for me :) However, if you notice that the first few are hard to spread, I would add a few tablespoons of milk until the batter is a little more runny–that will allow the pancakes to naturally flatten and spread more in the pan once you pour them in. Hope that helps and so glad you enjoyed them! :)

  2. Lianna
    November 1, 2013

    I love your blog soo much, maple yogurt?! such a brilliant idea, I always put way too much maple syrup on my pancakes and feel guilty about the sugar overload afterwards haha

  3. Anupa
    August 30, 2013

    Hey! Your pancakes look great! But I was wondering if you have recipe that’s egg less?

  4. Erica
    August 7, 2013

    Ohhhhh yum maple greek yogurt….

  5. Brandi
    June 11, 2013

    Beautiful pics! Lol! Girl, don’t you remember my Gingersnap pancakes?! That’s where I talk about how I discovered adding cornstarch to my pancakes made all the difference in fluffy pancakes….you commented on it too, lol! I was thrilled with the results. You are so funny talking abut restaurant quality pancakes…I’m sure yours ARE! :) I know what you mean though…these gingersnap ones I make are the best I’ve ever had…anything I’ve had in a restaurant has royally sucked in comparison. I even stayed at a resort in Austin a couple months go and was VERY disappointed. I tried regular and gluten-free, I couldn’t eat them they were so gross and were flat and just tasted really weird. You really should try these sometime, miss pancake princess! :)

    • erika
      June 11, 2013

      Haha oh noo how could I have forgotten?? I think I bookmarked those and then totally forgot. I really do need to try those! And thanks girl :) Nancy’s comment made me realize that I should qualify that statement–I just haven’t made any that reach the BEST restaurant pancake I’ve ever had. I just had some of the most disappointing pancakes ever at Hobbit Cafe (boo!) and I definitely prefer my own over theirs. But Baby Barnaby’s…I NEED their recipe!!

  6. Kylie @ immaeatthat
    June 10, 2013

    Holy smokes. That Gourdoughs restaurant looks amazing. Like beyond amazing. That PB&J donut or The Carney or The Puddin’…geez I could look at their menu ALL.DAY.LONG!!!!

    And these pancakes look delicious:) That yogurt topping just looks so creamy. Just like a frosting…but it’s just yogurt! Must try that yogurt + maple syrup combo:))

    • erika
      June 11, 2013

      Omg Kylie. I could EAT their doughnuts all day long. Well, at least for a solid half hour.

      And oh man, this topping is totally like a deliciously tangy frosting! PS. I am making your Greek yogurt fro yo/ice cream again tonight. So excited.

  7. Melissa
    June 10, 2013

    I’m so happy I was able to meet you & Erik! You’re so sweet & funny! My last trip to Houston was so incredibly packed, I didn’t have time to meet-up with any friends. I’m hoping the NEXT Houston trip will allow me some time to meet you for lunch or dinner…or both! Cheers to a new friendship!!!

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Awww :) We were super happy to meet you! Def hit us up the next time you’re in town!! Have you been to Radical Eats? (Vegan tex mex) We went right after our trip to Austin and loved it and I thought of you! (Maybe because in my mind I associate vegan with Austin and you with Austin?!). Anyway, so many opportunities to eat Houston, you must come back soon!

  8. Natasha @ The Cake Merchant
    June 9, 2013

    Great pancake tips and great photos! I’ll try adding cornstarch to my next batch.

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Yay! I hope you like them!

  9. carla @ eat sweet. by carla sue
    June 8, 2013

    Oh Erika, I love everyone of your posts! These pancakes look delish :)

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Aww thank you so much Carla!!! <3

  10. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    June 7, 2013

    I love how you love pancakes :D

    Boys are so funny when commenting on how things taste, aren’t they? I could’ve totally heard Michael saying the same things, haha.

    Regardless: yum yum yum. Thanks for biting the bullet and experimenting to make this tastiness ;)

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Haha! So true. I love the boyfriend critiques :) And anytime ;)

  11. yummychunklet
    June 7, 2013

    The maple yogurt sounds fantastic!

  12. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    June 7, 2013

    Erika, you are the queen of pancakes in my eyes. I’m shocked that you still haven’t made a pancake that you deem to be “restaurant quality”!!! All your photos already look a hundred times better than the ones I get when when I go out. That’s pretty weak of the Magnolia pancakes. At least it inspired you to go home and make some of your own, right? I’m intrigued by this addition of corn starch. I’m going to have to try it and judge for myself (for purely scientific purposes, of course).

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Hmmm after reading your comment and experiencing yesterday’s brunch (what tasted like pancakes from a mix at this cute little restaurant that I’ve never been disappointed by before!), you know what? I think I HAVE made restaurant-quality pancakes! Definitely better than ihop, but not as good as the best restaurant pancake I’ve ever had, which is what I’m aiming for. Thanks girl! You helped me achieve a major epiphany today :)

      Anyway, I hope you get a chance to experiment with this! Obviously we all must run extensive tests to benefit the community with our scientific findings, am I right? ;)

  13. CCU
    June 7, 2013

    Maple yoghurt is such a brilliant idea, now I need to make pancakes for breakfast :D

    Cheers
    CCU

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Please do! :)

  14. The Wimpy Vegetarian
    June 7, 2013

    That makes sense that the corn starch would make a denser pancake since it’s a thickener. I hadn’t make the connection until I read to that part of your ‘review’, but I’ve been thinking of using it to dust my sweet potato fries with. I bake them, but I want a slight crust to them. I’ve been reading up on corn starch too, and think that will do it. That said, I love how your pancakes sound, and I think you’d win in any smackdown competition. I like a cakier pancake, so I think I’ll try these with the cornstarch. Your photos are great too. And now I’m off to check out that arepas recipe. Love arepas too.

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Ah, yes, that does make sense!! Yum, sweet potato fries are so good. I’d love to be able to duplicate that deep-fried crust without deep-frying–can’t wait to see how they turn out for you! Have you seen My New Roots’ sweet potato fries? She dusts them in cornmeal to get that crispy texture. Maybe cornstarch + cornmeal = sweet potato fry nirvana?!

      Anyway, thanks–glad you might try out the cornstarch tip! And arepas! Food of the gods!

  15. Tahnycooks
    June 7, 2013

    These look sooo good!

  16. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
    June 7, 2013

    ha, love the boyfriend comments.

    This is probably going to make you cry (I’m sorry!) but I grew up eating pancakes from a mix and they are soooo nostalgic for me. Like, I really enjoy them. The weird chemicals make them so fluffy!

    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Alex! I forgot to tell you–on that last post where I mentioned Erik finished his qual, I think you were the only one who called him out specifically to congratulate him and he was so thrilled that my virtual friends were congratulating him loll. It was cute. So thanks!

      Also, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. Confession: I actually love Bisquick. They are so FREAKING FLUFFY! If I could make pancakes with that same texture, I would be super happy. But I hate Krusteaz. And there are probably a few others that I’m not a fan of…but I’ve been super curious to try Aunt Jemimah! I haven’t been able to make myself buy it because I make pancakes from scratch so often, but someday…what’s your mix of choice?!

  17. Jennifer
    June 7, 2013

    Maple yogurt… you are a genius! And I thought making pancakes was your job??

    ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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    • erika
      June 10, 2013

      Haha…don’t I wish :) Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you had a great weekend! :)

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