What better way to start a snowy, weekend morning than with a warm breakfast? I decided these past two weekends, I would make pancakes. I’ve never made pancakes before *gasp* My family usually buys the frozen kind, and if we were to make them homemade, my dad would make them. Just like I never learned how to make scrambled eggs (I don’t like egg yolk, so I would never make them for myself anyway). I used the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box (which I bought on sale with a coupon for $1) and made eight pancakes each time (to last me all weekend). For those of who not familiar with Bisquick, it’s pancake and baking mix in a box. It’s typically made up of dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, etc.
The first weekend, I made chocolate chip pancakes. So good you don’t need to add butter or syrup. Two things I learned – always make sure your burner is level (3 out of 4 are crooked on our stove) and never, EVER put water in the hot skillet right after the last pancake is finished. I always do that everytime I make dinner so it is easier clean up later. Let’s just say there was so much steam/smoke I was this close to setting off the smoke alarm *cough* I posted below Bisquick’s recipe. When I run out of Bisquick, I’ll be looking at pancakes totally from scratch.
The second weekend (yesterday) I made gingerbread pancakes. I’ve been craving gingerbread ever since the holiday season started. I didn’t think these had enough gingerbread flavor, but then again I didn’t have cloves to add. If I can find a reasonably-priced bottle of cloves, I’ll have to try this recipe again. If you make this with cloves, let me know how it tastes.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
1 cup Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips (feel free to use nuts, raisins, blueberries, etc.)
In a bowl, mix together Bisquick, milk, and egg. Fold in chocolate chips. In a heated skillet, pour 1/4 cup batter in a circular motion. Pancake is ready to flip when bubbles form on the surface. Repeat until batter is gone. Makes 8 pancakes.
Source: Back of Bisquick box
2/3 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup Bisquick
1/8 cup molasses
1/2 cup milk
Powdered sugar, for dusting
In a bowl, mix together Bisquick and spices. Add milk, molasses, and egg. Let chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes. In a heated skillet, pour 1/4 cup batter in a circular motion. Pancake is ready to flip when bubbles form on the surface. Repeat until batter is gone. Dust with powdered sugar. Makes 8 pancakes.
Source: Recipe Zaar
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Yay for the gingerbread pancakes! Oh my goodness those just sound too good.
I have been wanting to make more breakfast foods lately. I will definitely have to give these a try!
..my mom's blueberry pancakes, from scratch.
I'll have to try your gingerbread ones… sounds like how I make my oatmeal :)
Mmm gingerbread pancakes sound like they would be really delicious! Maybe adding more spice next time would help? And if you really like ginger, maybe chop up some crystallized ginger?