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Jun 2, 2012 08:53 AM

Upping the ante on boxed pancake mix

How do you "kick up" commercial pancake mix? I add some sour cream and a tad of sugar. For variety:
Brown sugar instead
Chocolate chips
Fresh corn kernels (omit sugar)

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  1. Boxed pancake mix only saves me the dry ingredients.
    Greek yogurt, where you enjoy sour cream
    I always add vanilla sugar or vanilla bean paste
    Sometimes I add almond extract instead of vanilla
    I always add a dash of cinnamon
    I grind 1/4 cup of nuts (usually almond) toast slightly and add those
    fresh sliced fruit (blueberries, strawbs, bananas)
    sometimes I add citrus zest or a few tablespoons of orange juice

    but a box of pancake mix is just asking to be doctored up!

    1. Some things to add (not all together).
      Vanilla extract. Yeast (mainly for flavor). Butter. Buttermilk. Fresh (or from frozen) berries. Cocoa powder. Flavored Yogurt. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. (make donut flavored pancakes).

      You could also resort to making them in Mickey Mouse shapes. ;-)

      2 Replies
      1. re: Antilope

        How do you make donut flavored pancakes?

      2. Other addins: matcha, cardamom, coconut milk, espresso powder.

        1. Trader Joe's Buttermilk Pancake & Baking Mix. The best mix that doesn't taste like a mix. Recipe is to add eggs and water but I like it better without the eggs so I just add milk and stir. Blueberries from my garden and real maple syrup. I bet nobody would know it's a mix, honest.

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          1. re: Jpan99

            How does a bit of buttermilk powder sound? We are getting our first TJ's in the DFW area soon. I am sooo excited!

          2. Ground pecans
            Ground flax seeds
            Wheat germ
            melted butter not oil