Fluffy, warm pancakes are hard to beat, but what if I told you there are some unique ways to use the bag of pancake mix you have at home? Homemade pancakes may be a weekend tradition for some, but here are a few ideas if you’re looking for some pancake mix inspiration! Read on to learn 5 fun uses for pancake mix.
This is a great option when you need breakfast quickly, or maybe you are only preparing pancakes for one person. Instead of getting out the large mixing bowl, whisk, griddle and more, you can simply make your pancakes in a mug! All you need is 1/2 cup of pancake mix and 2 tablespoons of your milk of choice. Combine both ingredients in a microwave safe mug, mix well, and cook for 1 minute. You can then add your favorite toppings. I love berries and a little drizzle of peanut butter!
I love this idea because each mini pizza is customizable! Simply combine 2 cups pancake mix with 2/3 cup of your milk of choice. Mix ingredients and firmly press a thin layer on the bottom and sides of each greased muffin mold. Bake your crust at 425 for about 5 minutes, then add your toppings. Try a spoonful of pizza sauce, a sprinkle of shredded cheese and chopped pepperoni, and some chopped peppers and mushrooms. Place the muffin tin back in the oven for another 5 minutes and you’ve got individual pizzas!
This can easily work for any meal or snack. Who said breakfast can’t be savory?! All you need is your pancake mix, a waffle iron, and some tasty toppings. Here’s how you do it. Combine 1 cup pancake mix with 1 cup water and toppings. For inspiration, you could try a sprinkle of shredded cheese, minced chives, and diced ham. Pour your batter into a pre-heated waffle iron and wait for the magic to happen. To keep in the savory profile, top your waffle with sliced avocado or a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. And, if you are looking to add protein to this meal, you can swap the water for milk.
Pancakes are delicious, but on their own they don’t typically make a well-rounded meal. However, when you use your favorite pancakes as the bread in a breakfast sandwich, you’ve got a portable AND balanced meal. Simply make your pancakes per the package instructions. I suggest making them about 3-4 inches in diameter to work as a handheld item. Once your flapjacks are cooked, sandwich them around a fried egg, shredded cheese, and sliced avocado. You can get creative with the ingredients and add a breakfast meat, sliced tomato, or arugula, for example!
Homemade muffins are favorite around here, but they can require tons of ingredients to make. Luckily, you can simplify the process by using pancake mix. All you have to do is follow the pancake mix instructions to make a batch of batter, add in an egg, and some defrosted or fresh blueberries. Pour your muffin batter into a greased muffin tray and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes. Blueberries aren’t the only mix-in option here! Add finely chopped nuts, cranberries, or mini chocolate chips for customized muffins.
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