Ah yes, pancakes. Those fluffy pieces of literal clouds that you make for you and your family every Sunday morning that is somehow made even better by generously drenching a drizzle of maple syrup (or honey) on top, the slightly salty and cold butter slowly melting from the residual heat from the pancakes.
And making pancakes today has never been easier than ever. Seriously, mankind made great strides in the evolution of humanity when they invented the pre-made pancake mix.
Speaking of that, there is a myriad of ways that you can use pre-made pancake mix to spice up your brunch. Here are three of the ways to surprise your family or partner the next time you decide to up your breakfast game.
Secret Ingredient Breakfast Pancakes
One frequent complaint that many have had about readymade mixes is that the resulting pancakes often come out flat, or not fluffy enough. And this problem does actually extend to normal homemade pancake mixes too. The batter contains all the ingredients needed for the perfect pancake stack but somehow, someway, there’s always something missing in terms of texture or flavour. Fret not, for we will reveal the secret ingredient to transcend your breakfast pancakes in an unimaginable way.
That ingredient is… ginger ale!
Pre-made pancake mixGinger ale
1. Add 1 cup of pre-made pancake mix to 2/3rd of a cup of ginger ale. Let rest for at least 2 minutes in order for it to bubble.
2. Lightly grease a pan with butter and wait for the butter to melt on medium flame. Pour your batter in.
3. Cook until both sides of the pancake are brown and your pancakes come out soft, fluffy, and uber delicious.
Savoury & Sweet Pancake Casserole
Whoever commanded that pancakes should remain sweet, doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
This savoury bacon, cheddar, and green onion pancake casserole recipe is a monstrosity (in the best possible way) of a dish that makes use of the aforementioned pre-made pancake mix to sub out the bread base in traditional casserole.
And with a few simple ingredients in addition to your pancake mix, this recipe still remains one of the most straightforward and simple to do. Simply gather a few readily available ingredients from your kitchen, mix them, and pop them into an oven. It’s that simple!
Note: Bacon may be substituted with other proteins like chicken, mutton, or any other meat of your choice.
10 slices of bacon (or any other meat of your choice)
4 chopped green onions
1 cup pre-made pancake mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup milk
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1. Add one cup of the pancake mixture, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup of melted butter in a bowl. Whisk well to combine and pour the mixture into a buttered pan. In a separate bowl, combine the other 1/2 cup of milk, 3 eggs, and the chopped green onions to mix.
2. Layer the pan with 1 cup of your cheddar cheese, then add the bacon strips on top and layer the green onion mix in the pan. Add more if necessary. Place the pan into an oven to cook for 35-40 minutes at 190 degrees celsius.
3. Once cooked, take out, let rest for a few minutes. Then serve with a garnish of green onions.
Restaurant Grade, Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Butter
Do you often wonder how restaurants always manage to produce such divine and lovely pancake dishes? What are the exact ingredients do these master chefs use to get the pancakes to be so idyllic and blissful tasting?
We’re here to tell you, there’s really not too much fancy about pancakes from a high-class restaurant. They use pre-made pancake mix as well!
Here’s one recipe that will surely afford you praise and adoration from your friends and family.
1 cup pre-made pancake mix
1 cup buttermilk
1 cap vanilla extract
Maple butter: 1/2 cup maple syrup mixed with 50 grams of butter and mixed well
1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Be careful not to overmix and let it rest for 2 minutes. In a pan, add 1/2 tsp of butter and let it melt so that coats the entire bottom of the pan.
2. Pour the batter into the pan to cook, up to four pancakes to avoid overcrowding and stickage.
3. Flip each pancake only once, when the bottom has sufficiently browned. Top with 1 cup of frozen blueberries and serve while hot. Optionally, drizzle a healthy portion of maple butter on top.