Troubleshooting Guide - Pancake Mix

Not seeing desired results for pancake mix? Get help below!
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  • Why isn’t my pancake a circle?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter dropped onto the griddle from too great of a distance

    Place pancake depositor closer to the griddle.

    Batter too thick

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. If possible, use a scale to weigh the water.

  • Why didn’t my pancake rise?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter is too thin

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. If possible, use a scale to weigh the water.

    Batter is too warm

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. Water temperature should be approximately 72°F. Do not store pancake batter near the griddle.

    Batter is too old

    Batter should not be kept for more than 48 hours.

    Griddle temperature is too cool

    Have the griddle temperature checked for accuracy. Temperature should be approximately 375°F.

    Batter has separated

    Stir batter lightly before depositing.

  • Why are the pancakes tough?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter is too old

    Batter should not be kept for more than 48 hours.

    Incorrect batter temperature

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. Water temperature should be approximately 72°F.

    Pancake was turned more than once

    Bake for 1 ½ minutes per side. Turn only once.

    Pancakes are over baked

    Bake for 1 ½ minutes per side. Make sure griddle temperature is 375°F.

    Batter was over mixed

    When machine mixing, mix only until batter is smooth.

  • What are the pancakes sticking to the griddle?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Griddle temperature is too cool

    Griddle temperature should be approximately 375°F. Have griddle temperature checked for accuracy.

    Griddle is dirty

    Clean and grease griddle before each use.

  • What causes pancake an uneven crust color?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Excessive grease on griddle

    Clean and lightly grease griddle before each use.

    Hot and cold spots on griddle

    Check griddle for hot and cold spots with a surface thermometer.

  • What causes excessive volume in baked pancakes?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Batter is too thick

    Follow package directions for preparing pancake batter. If possible, use a scale to weigh the water.

    Batter is too cold

    When using a refrigerated batter, warm slightly before using. Stir the batter lightly with a wire whip before depositing the pancakes.

    Batter has separated

    Stir batter lightly before depositing.