Making your own pancake mix is easy and cheaper than buying the brand name stuff! Keep this in your pantry anytime you need it.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
Mix the above ingredients together and store in a jar. For each 1 cup pancake mix, add 1 egg white (whisked), 1 cup fat-free milk. Do not overmix.
Growing up, my step-father came into our lives when I was 11. He was born in Tennessee and opened my eyes to what a true country breakfast should taste like complete with pancakes, eggs, bacon, grits, gravy… and we can’t forget the homemade biscuits. Needless to say, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!
Now, because of my gym head husband, I’ve had to tame my meals drastically but still learn how to keep them tasty. One easy thing I do is re-vamp my pancake recipe. So super easy!
Step 1: I start by using regular pancake mix like Bisquick. You can even opt for buying the heart healthy or whole wheat version or make your own mix (I’ll include a quick mix recipe you can make yourself and just keep it in your pantry when you need it). The mix always ask for milk and eggs. I use fat free milk and instead of the whole egg I use the egg white only.
Step 2: To make them super fluffy, whisk the egg white in a separate bowl till soft peaks form. Make sure to wash your bowl and whisk beforehand or your egg whites will break and never fluff up.
Step 3: I then fold half the egg whites into the mix and slowly combine. It’s okay if the mix looks streaky. Over mixing will pop all the lovely airy bubbles you made. Then I fold in the remaining egg whites until combined.
Step 4: Next, follow the rest of the directions on the box and ‘Voila’… Super Fluffy Pancakes!