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You want delicious homemade pancakes without the hassle of buying all the ingredients and spending the time required to make pancakes from scratch. For a simple shortcut that helps you make your favorite breakfast quickly, then follow a pancake recipe, but use a pancake mix.

In just a few minutes, you can have flapjacks that will delight your family and friends and make you feel as if you’re eating real homemade pancakes or going to a restaurant like IHOP. Many different options of pancake mix are available to purchase – from Aunt Jemima to Hungry Jack and Krusteaz – but one of the best is Bisquick. Follow a few steps to make Bisquick pancakes from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Bisquick Pancake Recipe

Total Time: 15 minutes | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick pancake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  1. Spray or grease your skillet or griddle. Turn your burner to medium-high, or heat your electric griddle to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Stir your ingredients until they are blended together. Make sure there are no clumps in the mix.
  3. Pour the mix, using slightly less than ¼ cup, onto your hot skillet or griddle.
  4. Cook until the edges are dry. 
  5. Flip the pancakes, and then cook until they turn golden on each side.

Tips for Cooking and Eating Your Pancakes

Even if you’re following the pancake recipe, there are certain things to know about cooking pancakes that can help you create a delicious breakfast.

  1. Scrape your pancake batter into a measuring cup so that it pours onto the griddle or skillet more easily.
  2. Don’t flip the pancakes more than once because it toughens them.
  3. Additionally, as the pancakes cook, don’t try to flip them until you see bubbles on top and light browning on the edges.

If you want to freeze your pancakes to serve later, put a sheet of wax paper between each one and then wrap them in a plastic freezer bag or aluminum foil. When you’re ready to eat them, put one pancake on a microwavable plate and then heat on high for 30 to 60 seconds.

Once you’re ready to eat your tasty pancakes, you can pair them with jam, jelly, peanut butter, strawberries, bananas, golden or maple syrup or applesauce. To ensure you get your protein for the day, cook your pancakes with a side of protein such as bacon, sausages or eggs. Throw some cooked veggies like tomatoes or onions on your plate as well to ensure you have a nutritious meal to keep you satisfied throughout the day.

Making Homemade Pancakes

If you decide at some point to step it up and try making pancakes from scratch, it’ll take a little more time and effort, but it’s well worth it. There are a variety of different pancakes you can make, some of which are healthier than others.

Homemade buttermilk pancakes may not be the healthiest on their own, so add some blueberries, pancakes or strawberries to get those essential nutrients. During the fall, make some pumpkin spice pancakes and pair them with a pumpkin spice latte to get into the spirit of the season. If your body doesn’t do well with dairy, make vegan pancakes with any type of flour – white, whole wheat or oat – and substitute real milk with almond or soy milk.

If you’re feeling decadent, make cream cheese pancakes or Nutella-stuffed pancakes. During the holiday season, serve eggnog or Santa hat pancakes, and when apples are in season, make apple-cinnamon pancakes.

Pancakes are such a versatile food, and they taste great whether you make them sweet or savory. Starting with a pancake mix is easy, but soon enough, you’ll be ready to make more complicated pancakes and conquer breakfast.

About the Author

Kylie Ora Lobell

Kylie Ora Lobell is a lifestyle, food and beverage writer for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles.