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    The 10-Second Trick For Making Pancakes Extra Fluffy (Not Flat)

    Works every time.

    Pancakes are a pretty perfect food. We can all agree on this, right? 🥞

    But there's one thing that can sometimes be tricky about pancakes, and that is nailing their consistency.

    According to Cook's Illustrated, there's an easy fix — because the difference between a flat pancake and a fluffy one can come down to one simple thing.

    And that's the way you stir the batter.

    You want to stir super gently — *just* enough to barely combine the wet and dry ingredients, making sure to keep some of the lumps intact.

    Cook's Illustrated says those lumps — along with "a few streaks of flour" — should carry right over to the pan.

    The result, once cooked? Super-fluffy pancakes — with height and pockets of air.

    Many commenters were quick to jump in and swear by the low-mix lumpy route.

    Some were surprised.

    And some swore by other tricks for max fluffiness.

    Either way, with a sky-high stack of airy pancakes as the end result, you can't go wrong.

    What's your go-to trick or recipe for perfect pancakes? Share in the comments! 👇