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Decadent Pancake Recipes Using Bisquick

Why not treat yourself or surprise your family by fixing quick and easy gourmet pancakes? You don't need to make them from scratch. I will show you how to make them using bisquick and adding a few simple ingredients. Its no wonder that many people turn to restaurants to get their pancake fix. But what if you could enjoy this breakfast favorite at home in the comfort of your pajamas? Gourmet can be just a little extra time or ingredient that sets your food apart from the everyday flapjack into something special.

THE BASIC RECIPE

Bisquick pancakes are probably one of the easiest hot breakfasts to whip up in a hurry for family, friends, or even a big crowd of overnight guests. Like when your kids have a sleepover. All you really need is eggs, milk and Bisquick mix plus butter and syrup.


Basic Bisquick Pancakes

The basic pancake recipe uses:

  • 2 cups of Bisquick Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
Simply beat all the ingredients together and then pour about a 1/4 cup of the batter onto a sizzling hot greased or nonstick griddle. Cook until the edges begin to dry and they are golden brown on the bottom, then flip and continue cooking until that side is golden brown.

ADD TO THE BATTER

There are all kids of variations you can incorporate to delight your taste buds.

Consider adding one of these items to your uncooked batter:

Chocolate Chips

Of course, kids always love chocolate chip pancakes. And you can use white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips as well. Use 1/2 cup in the batter.

Blueberries, strawberries

Blueberries are a great antioxidant rich fruit and they taste delicious in Bisquick pancakes. Just stir in 1 cup of fruit into the batter before cooking.

Tiny pieces of apple, banana, peach or other fresh fruits

Bananas are rich in potassium. Slice them up and drop slices onto the griddle and then pour the pancake batter over the banana slices and cook.

Nuts like walnuts, peanuts or pecans


Here is a great idea that I found on the Coffee-mate website.

Simple substitute 1 cup of your favorite flavor of liquid coffee-mate for milk in the batter.

These are the flavors available which can produce some amazingly creative pancakes.

Seasonal Flavors

Caramel Apple

Eggnog

Gingerbread

Peppermint Mocha

Pumpkin Spice


Everyday Flavors

Amaretto

Belgian Chocolate Toffee

Chocolate Raspberry

Cinnamon Bun

Cinnamon Vanilla Crème

Coconut Crème

Crème Brulée

French Vanilla

Hazelnut Biscotti

Hazelnut

Irish Crème

Italian Sweet Crème

Parisian Almond Crème

Peppermint Mocha

Tiramisu

Toffee Nut

Vanilla Caramel

Vanilla Chai Spice

Vanilla Nut

TOPPINGS

Pie Filling Toppings

Spoon warmed canned apple, peach, cherry or blueberry pie filling over your pancakes

Top with whipped cream.


Fresh Fruit Toppings

Any type of sliced fruit that you choose.

Top with whipped cream or vanilla yogurt.


Any Fruit or Jelly

Carrot CaKe

Ingredients

Pancakes
2 cups Bisquick mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup finely shredded carrots

4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)

3 Tablespoons of maple syrup

powdered sugar to taste


Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in carrots.
2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn pancakes when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.
3. Mix the cream cheese and maple syrup and add some powdered sugar to get it as sweet as you like.

4. Spread the cream cheese onto the pancakes.

Peanut Butter Cup

To the basic batter add

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to taste


Toppings:

maple syrup

chocolate syrup

powdered sugar

slice bananas

chopped peanuts

Banana Split

Ingredients

2 cups Bisquick mix
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup chocolate-flavor syrup
1 egg
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 cups sliced strawberries

Toppings

whipped cream

chocolate syrup

chopped peanuts

maraschino cherries

1. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 1/4 cup chocolate-flavor syrup and the egg with wire whisk or fork until blended (batter may be thin).
2. Brush griddle or skillet with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray; heat griddle to 375°F or heat skillet over medium heat.
3. For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook other side until golden brown.
4. Serve with remaining ingredients.

Directions


Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Ingredients

2 cups Bisquick baking mix

1egg, beaten

1- 1/3 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup apple, grated

Apple Syrup

1 cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cup unsweetened apple juice

3 tablespoons butter

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Place biscuit mix in a large bowl. Combine the eggs, milk, and cinnamon stir into biscuit mix just until moistened. Stir in apple.

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until golden brown.

In a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Serve with pancakes.

Top with apple pie filling.

Pumpkin Pie

1 3/4 cups Bisquick baking mix

1 cup milk

1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie filling

2 eggs

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup vegetable oil


Top with syrup and pecans.


Pumpkin Cinnamon Vanilla

2 cups Bisquick baking mix

2 eggs

1 cup of Cinnamon Vanilla Creme flavored liquid coffee creamer

1/2 cup of pumpkin pie filling.

Toppings are powdered sugar and slivered almonds.



Gingerbread with Bananas & caramel

2 cups of Bisquick

1 egg

1 1/3 cups milk

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toppings are sliced bananas, caramel sauce from bottle, whipped cream