The best dry pancake mix that you can store in your pantry for use later. Make fluffy, tasty, mouthwatering pancakes anytime you want! You only need a few kitchen staples with this recipe.
Pancakes are an awesome weekend breakfast. It’s such a great way to start the day! They’re really filling, and the smell of cooking pancakes will fill your home. You can have them with just about any topping, too. Savory toppings like bacon and eggs are great, but if you’ve a sweet tooth then some fresh fruit, chocolate, or whipped cream might be a great option. Classic condiments for pancakes include golden syrup, maple syrup, or the simple combination of lemon and sugar. When you make a dry pancake mix like this one, you can keep it in the pantry in between uses, making your next batch of pancakes easier, too.
Why You’ll Love This Easy Mix
- With only five ingredients, it’s super simple.
- Simply whisk the ingredients together and keep in an airtight container, preferably in a cool, dark place. Easy to make, easy to store.
- You can make pancake mix as a great gift for your friends or family!
- This mix produces - if we do say so ourselves - some of the best pancakes ever. They’re so fluffy and tender. You’ll absolutely love them.
Do you have all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder? Congratulations! You have all the ingredients you need to make this pancake mix.
How To Make Dry Pancake Mix
Simply combine these ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer the mix to an airtight container. A large glass jar with a tight-fitting lid is perfect for this. The mix, in the proportions we recommend, will make about 24 pancakes.
How To Make a Batch of Pancakes
Once you have your mix together, you can make up a batch of awesome pancakes. You’ll need a couple extra ingredients to turn your dry pancake mix into actual pancakes. These are:
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons oil or butter, melted, with some extra for greasing the pan
Add these to about a cup of your dry mix and you’re ready to go. Simply combine all the ingredients you have into a large mixing bowl, whisking to combine them together. Avoid over-mixing the ingredients as that can make them tough.
Pour a ¼ cup of the liquid mixture into your hot pan, cooking until bubbles start to form and pop on top. This will take you about three to four minutes. Then flip your pancakes over, cooking on the other side, for two minutes, or until the pancake is golden brown.
Tips For Fluffiest Pancakes
To make your pancakes extra fluffy, you’ll want to follow a few of our favorite tips.
- Firstly, avoid overmixing the batter. This is an easy mistake to make. Mixing the batter too much will strengthen the gluten bonds in the flour. Too much bonding within the batter means a tougher pancake. The tougher pancake will have less room for the air bubbles that make pancakes so airy and fluffy. Once the batter has small bumps, you can stop mixing.
- When it comes to cooking the pancakes, the trick is not to flip them too early. You should actually wait until there are bubbles forming in the center of the pancake before you flip them. You want a holey pancake before flipping time!
- Finally, when it comes to the flip itself, only flip the pancakes once! That’s right, all the fancy flipping tricks you’ve seen on TV and in the movies actually deflate your pancakes and take away all that fluffy, airy goodness. A single flip is enough to evenly cook your pancakes. Throwing it around and getting acrobatic will flatten your pancake and reduce the fluff factor by crushing the air out of it.
So you want to make pancakes with a twist? Sure! Here are a few of our favorite ways to spruce up these classic breakfast staples.
- Blueberry Pancakes: To make blueberry pancakes, all you need to do is drop fresh blueberries into the batter.
- Chocolate Chip Pancakes: For chocolate chip pancakes, add chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate is fine, depending on your own preference) into the batter.
- Banana Pancakes: If you have kids who love bananas, you can throw some mashed bananas into the batter before cooking the pancakes.
- Syrup Ideas: Want to branch out from maple syrup? How about blueberry syrup, or some sweet, sticky strawberry sauce?
- Cinnamon Butter: When it’s time to serve, sweeten things up by serving the pancakes topped with cinnamon butter and maple syrup.
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