How to Make Pancakes

How to Make Pancakes

Some days you just want to have pancakes. But unless you’re a great planner, you may not have pancake mix in your pantry.

When you want to treat yourself, your kids, or your grandkids to some warm, soft, and delicious pancakes with or without mix, keep on reading.

Plan to Keep Pancakes in Your Meal Rotation
Busy people have become pros at going into and getting out of the grocery store in record time these days. So unless you’ve got pancake mix on your mind, you won’t likely remember to grab one. Luckily, the best pancake mix can be purchased online.

When you visit The Great American Pancake Company’s website, getting the best, most delicious mixes delivered to your door is super easy. They have delectable flavors like:

Angels Cakes Pancake and Waffle Mix
Brown Sugar and Oatmeal Pancake and Waffle Mix
Classic Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix
Chocolate Chip Pancake and Waffle Mix
Celebration Cakes Pancake and Waffle Mix
Cinnamon Pancake and Waffle Mix
Gingerbread Pancake and Waffle Mix
Peanut Butter Pancake and Waffle Mix
5 Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix

When you order any of these mixes, you’ll always be ready to treat your family and loved ones to light, fluffy pancakes that are a breeze to make!

If you have a gluten-sensitive loved one, you can purchase the Slightly Cinnamon Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix. It’s not only gluten-free but also easy to make and delicious!

Don’t forget to sign up for their special offers with your email address! You’ll be the first to know about seasonal favorites, new products, and special coupons.

Making Protein Pancakes to Make Boxed Pancakes Better
You can still use pancake mix when making protein pancakes at home! Only a few ingredients are needed to get your protein fix in no time.

Here’s a simple recipe to follow for protein pancakes:

1 cup of pancake mix
2 ½ to 3 tablespoons of protein powder (more or less depending on your taste)
¾ cup of milk or more if desired (may substitute with any milk alternative)

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. You may add additional milk if your batter is too thick. (The brand of protein powder you use may require more or less milk. Add the milk gradually until you reach the desired consistency!)

Mix until you’ve removed any large chunks of powder. It’s okay to have small chunks! Resist the urge to over-mix the batter unless you want flat pancakes.
Prepare your pan/griddle by setting it on medium to high heat. Spray a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray onto your cooking surface.

Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the pan. (If you pour in the center where you’ve dropped the batter, you’re more likely to make circle-shaped pancakes!)
Cook until the edges appear dry and the pancake has bubbles on the surface. Flip them and cook for another minute or so. (You can always gently lift the edge of your pancake to check if it’s golden brown!)
Remove from heat and add any toppings you’d like.

Then enjoy!

Combining a flavored protein powder with a pancake mix gives the tender cakes additional flavor. You can take that taste to another level with flavored syrups and other fun additions to your pancakes!

Making Box Pancakes Better with Toppings
Syrup is usually the first choice for pancake toppings, but there are many more delicious ways to kick your pancake game up a notch! Some sweet topping options can include:

Adding coconut cream
Any fruit, fresh or frozen
Chocolate sauce
Jams or jellies
Peanut butter (or other nut butter)
Caramel sauce
Whipped cream
Bananas and chocolate chips
Ice cream
Orange juice and sugar
Yogurt (Greek or regular)
Peaches and cream
Cinnamon (alone or with any fruit or syrup combination)
Mascarpone and fruit
Lemon curd

The suggestions here are a fraction of the sweet topping options you can use on your pancakes! So get creative and make yourself and your loved ones their new favorite pancakes with the best sweet toppings.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth or want to enjoy pancakes for any meal of the day, you must try savory pancake toppings! The pancakes provide any savory selection with a tender, gently sweet pillow to make any of your favorite foods soar. Some tasty toppings include:

Ham and cheese
Pesto and feta
Roasted vegetables
Ham, peas, and Fontina
Caramelized onion
Chicken (plain, seasoned, or sauced)
Ham, egg, and cheddar
Chili and cheese
Cheese and leeks
Smoked salmon
Seafood with eggs and hollandaise sauce
Black beans and salsa
Sweet corn, spring onion, and feta
Pepperoni and cheese

Recipe for Making Pancakes from Scratch
Don’t give up on serving pancakes for your kids or grandkids if you don’t have a mix on hand! Instead, you can make your own from scratch by following this recipe:

2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour (if gluten-free, substitute your preferred GF flour according to directions)
¼ cup of sugar (this can be substituted with your preferred sweetener, adjusting as needed)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, or spice of choice (optional)
2 cups of milk (regular milk, buttermilk, or milk alternative is fine)
2 large eggs or three smaller ones, beaten
4 tbsp of melted butter or margarine, divided
1 tsp of vanilla extract (natural or imitation)

Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl, including any seasonings. You may use a whisk to make sure they are thoroughly blended.
In a medium bowl, combine all of your wet ingredients.
Pour your wet mixture into the dry one and stir until just combined. It’s okay if you have a few small lumps in your batter.
Set your griddle or skillet to medium-high heat and coat the surface with your melted butter or non-stick cooking spray.
Measure out ¼ cup (it’s okay to eyeball if you’re comfortable) and pour the batter onto the pan. Cook until the edges appear dry and the pancake has bubbles on the surface. Flip to cook the other side.
Remove pancakes when done cooking, top with whatever you love on your pancakes, and enjoy!

Make Pancakes to Make Any Day Special
While it’s always convenient to have delicious pancake and waffle mixes from The Great American Pancake Co. in your pantry, you can still enjoy these clouds of comfort with homemade batter if you have the time.

So before you find yourself in a bind and need to be able to make these treats fast, it’s a good idea to stock up on your mixes now!