Make our Food Network’s Alton Brown’s “Instant” Pancakes Recipe at home tomorrow for your family. Our easy-to-do Special Recipe for Alton’s Pancakes tastes great. Your kids will love these.

Alton Brown is the host of Good Eats, the best show on The Food Network (in my opinion.)

He doesn’t own a Restaurant (as far as I know) but you won’t mind as soon as you taste these wonderful, light and fluffy pancakes.

Alton Brown’s “Instant” Pancakes Recipe

Dry Mix


  • 6 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda (check expiration date first)
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container.
  2. Shake to mix.

Use the mix within 3 months.

Alton Brown’s”Instant” Pancakes Recipe


  • 2 Eggs, separated
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoons melted Butter
  • 2 cups “Instant” Pancake Mix, recipe above
  • Butter for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups Fresh Fruit such as blueberries, if desired


  1. Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350 degrees F. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.
  4. Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix.
  6. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don’t try to work all the lumps out.
  7. Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface.
  8. Lightly butter the griddle. Wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel. (No butter should be visible.)
  9. Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.

Serve immediately or remove to a towel-lined baking sheet and cover with a towel.

Hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.

Yield: 12 pancakes.

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The result is “I’m Just Here for the Food.”

This special edition features 10 brand-new recipes, 20 pages of material not included in the original book, a jacket that folds out into a poster and a removable refrigerator magnet – all wrapped around the material that made the original a classic instruction manual for the kitchen. The book now combines more than 90 recipes with a wealth of information that allow anyone – at any level of expertise – to understand the whys and wherefores of cooking.

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