The smell of pancakes and syrup is almost as familiar as the smell of coffee in the morning. It’s a good reason to get out of bed. Almost everyone likes pancakes, whether they are made with a simple mix or with extra ingredients or toppings.
The fact that they are easy to make helps. You can cook them on the stove, on a griddle, or even in the oven. No matter what you do, you’ll love what you get in the end. And if you use the simple pancake mix from Lehi Mills, you’ll always get that familiar warm, fluffy mixture.
A Modern Take On Pancakes
Most people think of the round pancakes they grew up with when they think of pancakes. Just put a little syrup on top, and you’re done, right? Absolutely! But you could also improve on your simple pancake mix.
If your family is like mine, you’ve been making pancakes for a long time. Everyone has a favorite. Mine has strawberries and whipped cream on top, or I choose pancakes with cinnamon and sugar. Okay, so some of us like more than one thing.
Making pancakes can also be a learning experience for younger kids. You can not only teach them how to cook, but you can also help them learn their numbers, shapes, and letters. Just get a few cookie cutters, and you’re ready to go. Don’t forget to spray the cookie cutters with cooking spray before making shape and letter pancakes so that the simple pancake mix doesn’t stick. Mix the batter and put the cookie cutter on the hot surface.
Don’t put your batter on top of the cutter. Don’t fill it more than halfway. When it’s done, turn it over like a normal pancake. Kids will love practicing spelling words and counting. It’s like pancake alphabet soup!
You can also make pancakes without using a griddle or skillet at all. Yes, making pancakes has changed over time.
Simple Pancake Mix Off the Griddle
No longer are pancakes only for the griddle. You can also bake, or air fry them. Savvy Sheet Pan Pancakes is a great way to use our simple pancake mix. This recipe is great for when you have overnight guests or a big breakfast party.
Recipe for Sheet Pan Pancakes
4 cups of Pancake Box Buttermilk
4 cups of liquid
Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the pancake mix and water together.
Mix in fresh fruit or chocolate chips and pour onto a cookie sheet that has been greased.
Wait 20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Sprinkle powdered sugar, syrup, fruit, or more chocolate chips on top of your pancakes made in a sheet pan, and enjoy!
Simple Pancake Mix Right Out of the Box
Now that you’re feeling creative, here are a few more recipes. Even though pancake mix is used to make these, they are not pancakes at all. You’re right! We’re going to turn the fluffy pancake on its head.
In our first recipe, we put a pancake twist on a New Orleans favorite. Beignets are fun to make and even better to eat because they are light and fluffy.
Recipe for Pancake Mix Beignets
1 1/4 cups of pancake mix from Lehi Mills
1/3 of a cup of milk
2 cups of oil made from plants (for frying)
Powdered sugar (for dusting)
Mix the pancake mix and milk in a small bowl. Stir the mixture until the edges start to pull away and a soft dough forms.
Put the dough on a surface with a lot of flour. Roll out to just under a quarter of an inch.
You can cut it into squares or rectangles or use a cookie cutter. You can make it any size you want, but make sure it will fit in your pan. Most beignets are about 44 inches long.
Put vegetable oil in a saucepan and heat it on the stove until it reaches 325F.
Once the oil is hot, carefully place a square of dough in it. It should rise a little in the middle. Let it cook, and use metal tongs to turn it.
Take them off and put them on paper towels. Repeat with the rest of the rectangles and squares.
Powdered sugar should be used in large amounts to cover finished beignets. Please remember that eating beignets isn’t complete until you’re covered in powdered sugar afterward.
Also, you can eat breakfast for dessert. This recipe is easy to make, and once you know the basics, you can add ingredients as you like. If you don’t like blueberries, for example, you could use the simple pancake mix and add strawberries.
Or you might want to try something new by adding sausage or bacon. The sky’s the limit, which is another reason why you should always have some of our baking mixes on hand.
Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Bundt (Pan)Cake
2 cups Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Mix from Lehi Mills
1.5 oz. of water
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of blueberries
Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Spray bundt pan. Put blueberries in an even layer on the bottom of the bundt pan.
Mix water with pancake mix. Mix the pancake mix with eggs, baking powder, and vanilla.
Pour over the blueberries in a bundt pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Enjoy your blueberry buttermilk breakfast bundt cake!
If you’re keeping pancakes on the breakfast menu, that’s fine! It’s important to know how a good breakfast can get you ready for the day, no matter how you eat your pancakes. When you wake up in the morning, you might not have eaten for as long as ten hours. The best way for your body to get back its energy and nutrients when you wake up is to eat a balanced breakfast.
Visit our website at lehimills.com to check out all the fabulous baking mixes we offer, plus a few more recipes. Don’t forget to take a picture of what you make and share it with others. We love to see what our wonderful customers make with them.
Have fun baking, experimenting, and making memories with your family! We’ll be here making more mixes for you to try! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We love hearing from our customers.