The Two Secret Ingredients In My Grandmother’s Super Fluffy Pancakes

I will tell you one, you have to guess the second.

Janice Tovey
2 min readApr 30, 2022


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My grandmother used to make the best possible pancakes. They were fluffy, light and sweet, and simply irresistible! They were mouthwatering.

Her name was Ruby. Grandma Ruby.

I was a kid. I wasn’t interested in the how, I just wanted to eat.

They would appear before me smothered in maple syrup, butter, and blueberries or strawberries.

And that first bite. I will never forget.

I tried various store bought mixtures and homemade recipes to no avail. The secret ingredients forever elusive.

It wasn’t until a few months ago I was “flipping” through an old recipe book that I discovered something.

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Conventional pancake recipes call for flour, milk, eggs, baking soda, a little salt, sugar and melted butter.

This was no exception.

Except for one ingredient.



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.