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We made pancakes with substituted ingredients so you don’t have to

This is the photo that pops up when you google “food porn.” (Not really, but it should.)
This is the photo that pops up when you google “food porn.” (Not really, but it should.) (Luke Pennystan via Unsplash/)

Pancakes are amazing. They’re the perfect breakfast food, a great alternative for dinner, and an amazing late-night snack to get at a diner at 3 a.m. Other than their sultry golden tan and their soft, syrup-soaked fluffiness, one of the most beautiful things about pancakes is that they’re always just a craving away—they’re easy to get, but they’re also really easy to make.

Even if your cupboard is missing one of the four key ingredients in the classic pancake recipe (milk, butter, egg, and flour) and you can't be bothered to put on pants to go get it, you can still satisfy those hunger pangs by substituting something else in your kitchen.

For the sake of science and our relentless drive to help you live your best life, we tried substituting each of those four ingredients and can definitively tell you how well they worked. Now, the next time you have

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