Krusteaz manufactures a variety of baking mixes, from breads to cookies to pancakes and waffles. The brand was founded in 1932 by the members of a Seattle bridge club who developed an easy-to-make pie crust, which is where the ladies got the name--"crust" plus "ease." Krusteaz offers various pancake mixes, including buttermilk, blueberry, apple spice and chocolate chip. The company also offers many recipe ideas in the "Recipe Central" section of its website.

Measure enough mix into the bowl for the number of pancakes you wish to make. All Krusteaz pancake mixes use the same ratios, which are printed on the back of the box or bag in which it is purchased. In general, it is 1 cup of mix for every seven pancakes.

Add water based on the amount of mix used. Once again, all Krusteaz pancake mixes use the same ratios. In general, it is 3/4 cup water for every cup of mix. Krusteaz recommends using cold tap water for the best results.

Blend the mix and water gently with a wire whisk. Do not over-mix the batter, because this will make the pancakes tough and chewy. The ingredients should be just combined, and the batter should appear slightly lumpy.

Use a ladle to scoop the batter out and onto a heated griddle. The heat should be at medium-high; Krusteaz specifically recommends 375 degrees F. Each scoop should include approximately 1/4 cup of batter.

Cook until the pancake is golden-brown on one side, then flip. Cook the other side until golden brown and remove from the griddle. Krusteaz suggests cooking 1 1/4 minutes per side.