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#1 of 8 Old 10-27-2008, 12:53 AM - Thread Starter
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When I make pancakes the inside is still raw even if the outside is burned We live at a high altitude and I use a nonstick pan with some olive oil on medium heat. I wait to flip them until there are bubbles. When I've used Bisquick in the past I didn't have this problem!

Here's the recipe if it helps:

2 C WW Flour
2 tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 C rice milk
2 tbs olive oil
2 C of fruit (raspberries, strawberries etc.)


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You need to cook it on a lower temperature if the outside is burning before the inside cooks fully.

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I agree: lower temp, but also, perhaps not a non-stick pan and use WW Pastry flour instead of WW Flour.
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Another thing to consider is the consistency of your batter. If it's too thick your pancakes won't cook through well. Make sure the batter pours easily off the spoon onto the pan. If not, add more liquid to thin out your batter.
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Several things come to mind, several of which pp have mentioned... lower your temperature, get away from the non-stick. But I would also say let your batter sit for 15-20 minutes before cooking. That will allow time for your flour to hydrate, which will allow the pancakes to cook more evenly. Of course it also means that you may need to add a little more rice milk before you start cooking, since some of it will have been absorbed.

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I agree with what others have said. I also wanted to mention that if the fruit you add is cold this can slow down the cooking time for the middle. Make sure your fruit is room temperature or even a little warmer before you add it to your batter.

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i have always had a hard time making whole wheat pancakes. i usually do half buckwheat half wholewheat, or sometimes, buckwheat alone.
all hte other posters had great suggestions too
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Lower heat

And are you waiting until the bubble pop? Do the lower temp and then wait until the bubbles are all popped and so it basically just needs to brown on the flip side.

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