Doctor up your pancake mix

Doctor up your pancake mix

Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Pancake Mix is my breakfast shortcut of choice. Just add eggs and water – or eggs, water, and oil for waffles – and presto! Pretty good homemade-tasting pancakes in a few minutes. It’s hard to find a from-scratch recipe that has that same rustic taste, and at just under two dollars per box it’s not a bad deal.

I say pretty good, because I’ve figured out a way to doctor up the mix to make them great . . . more dense and toothy, moist and flavorful, even more healthy-feeling. Just follow the waffle recipe on the box: 3 1/2 cups mix, 2 eggs, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oil. Only swap out 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of the mix mix, substitute 1/2 cup applesauce for the 1/2 cup oil, and stir in 1 cup of oatmeal and 1 tsp cinnamon. Cook them slowly on medium-low heat. Mmmm.

What is your favorite doctored-up baking mix?


1 Comment

  1. Wow, I have been using apple sauce for stir frys and stuff instead of oil, but I never thought about using it in pancakes!

    I recently bought a Yonanas machine – the claim was it would make softserve icecream out of frozen bananas… I am not convinced – it taste like cold mashed bananas LOL 🙂

    But what I did find was the frozen banana mash was extremely good in pancakes. and now reading your hack to the ordinary pancake recipe I will definitely have to give that a go with the frozen banana filling.


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