I love making pancakes.
As someone who enjoys making self-deprecating jokes, you won't hear me say this type of thing too much: I am super good at making pancakes.
Below you will find two recipes:
1) My recipe to make an all-purpose flour pancake mix: sweet, light, fluffy, and just a treat
2) My recipe for using Sunrise Harvest heritage 7-grain pancake mix: Amazing flavor, trickier to get the texture just right, for sure healthier.
Honestly, we really enjoy having both kinds. The 7-grain mix is just so much heartier and richer flavor. The flax in there is healthy, but it makes getting the texture of the batter a bit trickier. The recipe below works better than the one on their package.
You can see even in the images that the 7-grain one shows here is darker in color and due to my modifications below, a bit lighter in texture.
Pancakes should be fun, fast and easy - to do that, you need to make a pre-mix and have it onhand OR purchase a mix made up for you.
My all-purpose mix is easy to make, especially with a scale. I usually make up a double or even triple batch to have on hand.
Prepare a pre-made pancake mix so you save time:
In a large tubberware or other sealable container, add:
After they are in the container, seal and shake up to mix everything well.
If you're logged in, you can add the 7-grain mix to your cart using the box tile below:
When you're ready to make the pancakes, pull out the mix as well as the following ingredients:
If you are using the 7-grain mix, you'll need more liquid. Plan on 1/2 - 1 extra full cup of milk to get thin enough pancakes. As stated below, they work fine as thicker cakes, but... you'll be missing out on the magic.
When everything is just right with the heat and thickness of the batter, I find that I can butter the griddle and pour four pancakes in the time it takes to cook the other set of four. There might be 20-30 seconds of down time between each set. If your batter is thicker, you'll have to turn down the heat a bit or the insides won't be cooked before the outside starts to burn. Thicker pancakes takes a lot less effort and can cook at lower temps, but they aren't nearly as good.
Making the best pancakes isn’t about the exact recipe you use. It is about the tools you have and the techniques you employ. Here are some things you need to know.