5 ways with... INSTANT PANCAKE MIX
We love pancakes. There’s nothing like fresh pancakes to start the day, whether as a quick breakfast fix or over a lazy weekend brunch. And while nothing beats those made from scratch, a little help won’t hurt either. To ease things along, be sure to stock instant pancake mix in the pantry. Beyond just pancakes, instant pancake mix can make pretty yummy treats elsewhere too. Here are five fun and delicious ways to dress it up.
ONION RINGS. Prepare pancake mix according to packet instructions, then stir in 1 tbsp paprika and 1 tbsp garlic powder. Cut onion into rings and dip evenly into pancake batter. Heat oil in pan and fry rings for 3 mins on each side. Drain excess oil on paper towels, top with chopped spring onions or parsley and serve.
PEACH RING PANCAKES. Slice 1 peach into rings, each about 1/4-inch thick. Prepare pancake mix according to packet instructions. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter into a hot pan. Once you see bubbles, gently push a slice of peach into pancake and flip to cook the other side. Add a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES. Prepare pancake mix according to packet instructions, then stir in 1 tbsp paprika and 1 tbsp cumin powder. Cut chicken breast into slices and pound lightly. Coat the meat generously in pancake batter. Heat up some oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken until cooked. Remove and set aside. Melt some butter in a clean pan and add hot sauce. Wait for sauce to reduce, then toss in fried chicken to coat well. Enjoy!
BROWNIE BURGERS. Prepare pancake mix according to packet instructions. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan. Place a double fudge chocolate brownie in between two pancakes. Add a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
APPLE PIE BOWLS. Grease and lightly flour a muffin tin. Prepare pancake mix according to packet instructions and pour into muffin tin. Bake at 180°C for 20 mins or until golden brown around the edges. Prepare apple filling. Peel and chop 4 Granny Smith apples. Melt 2 tbsp butter on pan over medium heat, stir in apples, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp lemon juice, and 50g brown sugar until apples are tender, about 10mins. Prepare crumb topping. Combine 65g brown sugar, 40g all-purpose flour, 20g oats, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, 40g unsalted butter and mix in blender until crumbly. Lift out a small circle from baked muffins and spoon in apple filling. Cover with crumb topping and return to the oven on a high rack for 3 to 5 mins till golden.