What else can you use pancake mix for?
Pancake Mix: Our Favorite
We love pancakes at home so I always stock up on pancake mix. My kids really like it when I make some for them, especially if I cook them for afternoon snacks. One brand that we really love is Magnolia Pancake mix because it’s delicious and smells oh-so-good.
Plus, it comes with those handy packs of syrup in different flavors — regular maple syrup, strawberry, and chocolate. But while we like cooking it per se, I also like experimenting with it because I know I won’t fail. I like to make baked goodies but don’t want to go through the whole nine yards so the pancake mix is the easiest thing for me.
So here are some of the things I have made in the past. I have done these through the years so some of the photos are old and do not look too good. Just grab the ideas and tell me which one you like. I have also made crepes with mangoes and banana but they are so tedious to make and so easy to eat that I haven’t taken photos at all. haha
We love banana cake so, naturally, we made this. Heat the oven to 180° C. Prepare the pancake mix. One small pack is enough for a regular rectangle loaf pan. Mash one or two bananas and mix in. Grease the pan and pour in the mixture. Bake until it rises and the top is a bit brown.
We absolutely love hotdog waffles but since I don’t have a waffle maker, I just did the hotdog loag.
Heat the oven to 180° C. Grease your loaf pan. Prepare the pancake and pour in the pan. You may want to cut up your hotdogs or just lay them there like I did mine. It’s really up to you. Just remember to slice the sides. Bake this until the dough rises up.
This is what I prepare more often because kids love anything with cheese. Especially their pancakes. Even if I just make regular pancakes, I sometimes add cheese for more flavor.
Heat the oven to 180° C. Grease your loaf pan. Prepare the pancake mix and stir in some grated cheddar cheese. You may also want to mix in the free maple syrup to sweeten the loaf. Bake until it rises up and browns a bit on top.
I just baked the regular pancake mix and drizzled the syrup on top when the dough has already risen. Then I returned the cake into the oven and let it bake for another 5 minutes. I think you can do a much better design than mine.
Strawberry Marble Cake
I haven’t perfected this one yet. I added strawberry yoghurt into the pancake mix and baked it at 180° C. While it was still wet, I took the pan out and drizzled the strawberry syrup on top. You may lightly mix the top part to create the marbling effect. Then I baked it some more, maybe for another 10 to 15 minutes. I don’t know how to make it firmer though or maybe it should have been sliced and eaten after it was chilled to make the cake firmer.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
I think this was the best creation I have made. Thought it looks complicated, it’s actually pretty simple. Grease and line a 9″ x 9″ pan. Arrange the pineapple slices. Mix brown sugar in the syrup and pour it over the pineapples. Baked them in oven at 180° C until a bit brown. Prepare the pancake mix and pour it over the pineapples and bake until the cake has risen and has browned a bit on top. No worries about not baking it enough. It will just cook well.
You might wonder why I like baking my pancake mix. Well, for me, this is so much easier than making individual pancakes and facing the stove for many minutes. I just pop my creation in the oven and wait for it to rise up. So fast! Try them, too. 😀