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Milk-Free, Fizzy Water Pancakes

Milk-Free, Fizzy Water Pancakes

It has a busy season (as usual) at the Three-Acre Wood and I’m quickly becoming thankful for the slower pace of this year’s Thanksgiving festivities. Since we didn’t travel, it gave us a few extra days to get Christmas in order and roll into the holiday season without being completely behind. Oh, I’m still behind; just not completely. On top of everything else, my husband found himself on a temporary restricted diet, so I got a little creative with meal prep and discovered a few new delicious recipes. Although hubby is back to eating normal, our family decided to keep one of our new dishes in the regular breakfast lineup — Fizzy Water Pancakes. 

I wanted to pass along this recipe because I think it might be helpful for people with several different types of dietary restrictions, especially folks with a milk allergy or intolerance. Instead of dairy products, these fluffy pancakes get a lift from carbonated water, but one would never know. Our son has gone as far as claiming them as the “best pancakes ever.” He’s ten. Take his culinary review with caution, but I do have to agree that they are quite tasty.

Fizzy Water Pancakes

from Small Talk Mama
Pancake recipe that uses carbonated water instead of milk
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4


  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt I use non-iodized
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tbsp oil I use canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c carbonated water (unflavored) I use Sanpellegrino


  • Warm a skillet to medium heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients in the order listed.
  • Mix together well, but don't over do it. The batter should be a wee bit lumpy.
  • Wipe warm skillet with oil or a nonstick spray.
  • Pour batter into warm skillet, brown, flip and brown the other side.
  • Serve warm with butter, syrup, peanut butter, fruit or toppings of choice.
Keyword breakfast, non-dairy, pancakes


Super Quick Chocolate-Almond Pancakes

Super Quick Chocolate-Almond Pancakes


If you read the Belgium Waffle with the Works post from yesterday and think it sounds really yummy but super unrealistic for a family on the go or weekday morning fare, then you’re going to love this quick (I mean super quick) delicious alternative. I’m not putting this one in recipe form, because I’m not really “making” anything today. I’m simply taking the similar nutrient-rich ingredients from yesterday’s waffle recipe and making super quick chocolate-almond pancakes.

The secret ingredient here is your favorite boxed, bagged or even bottled pancake mix. Prepare the batter per instructions and right after you pour the batter into the skillet for cooking, plop a few chocolate chips and slivered almonds into the cooking cake. Continue cooking as you normally would and flip to cook the other side. You can top your pancake with strawberries and whipped cream for a similar taste as yesterday’s Belgium waffle, or you might try peanut butter, bananas or the classic butter and syrup.