I find making boxed pancakes quite easier when my daughter is craving for it. And the best thing about them is that they are quite easy to make using just a few ingredients. Although boxed pancakes are convenient to make and time-saving, they rarely reach the flavor and texture of made-from-scratch pancakes. For that purpose, I will share with you guys the best tips for making tasty boxed pancakes that everyone will love!
1. Opt for Kefir Instead of Milk or Water
Have you been adding water or milk to your batter and finding it not so perfect? Well, you gotta try kefir now! You can use either flavored kefir or plain one – the choice is yours. Substituting kefir for water or milk will not just fluff up the texture but also add a unique tangy flavor to your boxed pancakes.
2. Add an Egg
Even if your boxed pancake recipe doesn’t call for an egg, go ahead and add it for creamy richness. Adding this important ingredient will make the pancakes taste much better and keep the bubbles intact. Make sure to beat the egg before adding it to the batter. On the other hand, if you are avoiding dairy, you can also go for a plant-based egg (flax egg).
3. Use Flavored Water
Although you can overpower the flavor of boxed pancake mix by adding an extract, swapping your regular tap water with flavored water offers a great enhancement to the taste. You can use apple-flavored sparkling water and see the magic for yourself!
4. Add Some Butter
Want to eat smooth, silky, and buttery pancakes? You cannot get them without adding some butter. Adding just the right amount of fat to the batter will make it fluffy and moist. However, you don’t need to go crazy on the butter – just a little can go a long way.
5. Sprinkle Some Extra Baking Powder
Your boxed pancake mix already contains enough baking powder, but adding a fresh portion of it can help make the batter smooth and fluffy on another level.
6. Always consider Adding Add-ins
Many people just purchase a box of pancake mix, follow the instructions written on its back, and that’s it. Most of them don’t realize that they can enhance the flavor of their boxed pancakes by adding add-ins, such as fresh fruits and crunchy nuts. You can add these ingredients directly into the batter for a much better taste. In the end, don’t forget to top them with chopped pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.
7. Let the Batter Rest
Whether you are making boxed pancakes or from-the-scratch, make sure to let the batter rest for 15 minutes before cooking. Doing this step will ensure that you get fluffy and moist results.
8. Opt for a Cup Instead of a Griddle
You don’t always have to make your boxed pancakes on a griddle. Besides, if you are not feeling like cleaning dishes, this tip will be useful for you. All you need to do is combine one-third cup of boxed pancake mix with three tablespoons of water, milk, or kefir, and one tablespoon of melted butter into a large microwave-safe mug. Once you added all these ingredients to the mug, put it in the microwave for 60 seconds on high.
Top with maple syrup, and enjoy!
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Boxed Pancakes can Taste Great too
There is no harm in saying that boxed pancakes can also taste amazing! All you need to do is follow the tips mentioned above and see the results for yourself. Also, you can pair these pancakes with your favorite coffee (mine is cappuccino) and double the fun.
If you have any suggestions for making boxed pancakes better, I would love to hear that!