Mistake: You pour oil directly in the pan
Even with the most diligent of swirling, it’s nearly impossible to get the pan evenly covered in oil. To prevent pooling, which can make for unevenly cooked pancakes, Stephanie Le of iamafoodblog.com suggests brushing a thin layer of oil or melted butter on the pan with a pastry brush. This prevents uneven spreading, which will give you golden-brown pancakes with no gooey pockets. If you don’t have a brush, a folded paper towel will also do the trick (make sure the pan is not hot). Check out these 11 cooking mistakes that can make your food toxic to eat!
Mistake: You over-stir the batter
Lumps aren’t the enemy! As long as the dry and wet ingredients are completely mixed together (that means no flour streaks) there’s no need to get out every single lump. Over-stirring the batter can make pancakes chewy and gummy instead of light and fluffy, according to Bon Appetit. Don’t miss these 18 ways you’re cooking food in your microwave all wrong.