Using pancake mix is perfect for a quick and easy way to make breakfast. However, what many people fail to realize is that pancake mix can do more than just your regular Sunday morning pancakes. After all, pancake mix still makes a batter. You can use this batter for making various creative dishes that are not necessarily limited to the traditional pancake. You can make different pancake varieties and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even use it to make a whole new dish. So before you completely forget about that pancake mix sitting in your cabinet, consider using it as the base for a couple of other recipes. To help you get started, here are ten different ways you can use pancake mix.
- Rainbow Pancakes
One of the easiest and most fun ways to make use of pancake batter is by using it to make rainbow pancakes. Basically, you just have to divide the batter among several bowls and add food colouring to each according to the colours in a rainbow.
- Apple Pancake Rings
For a healthy breakfast or dessert, make some delicious apple pancake rings. All you have to do is to dip your apples in a pancake batter with buttermilk, pumpkin pie spice, and lemon zest apart from the original pancake mix, then throw them in a pan.
- Lace Pancakes
Make your breakfast more fun by making lace pancakes instead of the traditional one. Just pour your regular pancake batter in an old, clean squeeze bottle, like a ketchup container, and then draw the lacy designs directly onto the pan.
By simply adding a tablespoon of icing sugar and another tablespoon of sour cream into the pancake batter, you can make a sweet crepe mixture. Cook the crepe with a generous amount of butter instead of oil and serve it with choice of whipped cream, cream cheese, chocolate syrup, jam, or maple syrup.
- Red Velvet Pancakes
Red velvet anything is truly a delicious dessert. Mix a tablespoon of cocoa powder and red paste food colouring in your basic pancake batter and cook as usual. Top with cream cheese frosting for extra flavour.
With the right toppings, you can turn a basic pancake batter into a delicious pizza. Don’t forget the tomato sauce, cheese, and meat, and any other topping of your choice. Bake for 20 minutes instead of cooking in the pan.
- Chicken Caesar
Pancake goes surprisingly well with a chicken Caesar salad. To make, simply cook the pancake as usual. Then, serve it with cooked bacon, diced tomato, diced hard-boiled egg, parmesan cheese, shredded chicken, all drizzled with your usual Caesar salad dressing.
- Oreo Pancakes
Mix some dark chocolate cocoa powder with the pancake batter to make the “biscuit” of the Oreo then cook as usual. To make it look more realistic, cook the pancake in small sizes rather than the regular pancake size. For the filling, you’ll need unsweetened coconut flakes, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and powdered sugar. To serve, alternate the pancake and the filling to make the Oreo.
- Caramelized Bananas Pancake
Caramelized banana pancakes make a great dessert if you’re craving for something sweet but you don’t want to completely ruin your diet. Start by cooking the pancake batter as usual. Sauté some sliced bananas in canola oil then add a few spoonsful of brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Serve this over the pancakes you made.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
To make some chocolate chip cookies out of pancake batter, start by mixing together half a cup each of brown sugar and granulated sugar, one-fourth of a cup of coconut oil, and one cup of peanut butter in a bowl. Add half a cup of boiling water and mix to combine the ingredients together. Add the pancake mix and a cup of chocolate chips in the mixture then stir well. Cook by tablespoons in a hot pan to make the cookies.