The 20 Biggest Breakfast Mistakes You’re Making

Overmixing Leads To Hard Pancakes

Are your pancakes coming out too hard and bread-like? This mistake is caused by overmixing the batter. While you may feel like you need to get rid of all the lumps in your batter, it’s actually okay if there’s a few here and there.

Man pouring pancake batter into a pan.
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Photo Credit: Cottonbro / Pexels

Overmixing creates more gluten in the batter, which is why the resulting pancake cooks more like bread! Make sure you mix the batter just enough so that it comes together smoothly and pours out without sticking to your bowl.