"Instead of using milk when you're making pancakes from scratch or a mix, substitute club soda," suggests Betty Kassteen, Morris Plains, New Jersey. "You'll be amazed at how light and fluffy they turn out."
Wake 'em up Christmas morning with the delightful aroma of these fluffy pancakes. They've got a great gingerbread flavor and pretty fruit topping! Substitute boysenberry, blueberry or strawberry syrup for the maple syrup if you'd like a tasty change. —Michelle Smith, Sykesville, Maryland
Puffy and pretty, with a refreshing hint of lemon, this berry-topped pancake is a cherished favorite of Lily Julow in Gainesville, Florida. What a melt-in-your-mouth morning wake-up or addition to a special brunch!
The bold colors of cranberries and grapes make them stand out in the juice category, but club soda adds the sparkle that delivers true refreshment. Add ice cubes and a slice of lemon for the full effect. —Karen Schwabenlender, Waxhaw, North Carolina