Friday, June 22, 2012

"Instant" pancake mix - Alton Brown

My sister peaked my interest when she was asking around for a great pancake recipe. In the past I have always used the stand by Krusteaz buttermilk mix, but have decided that when you can't pronounce half the ingredients, perhaps it is time to give something else a try.

So I believe my sister pinned this on her pinterest board. It is fantastic because you can make it ahead of time and then just scoop out 2 cups of mix and then add the wet ingredients. It makes very light and fluffy pancakes. My husband says he can definitely tell a difference between these and the bag mixed ones.

This recipe also got 5 out of 5 stars from 598 people. So you if don't trust me, then certainly trust 598 strangers you don't even know.

Instant Pancake Mix


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container. Shake to mix.
Use the mix within 3 months.


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups "Instant" Pancake Mix, recipe above
  • 1 stick butter, for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups fresh fruit such as blueberries, if desired
Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350 degrees F. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.
Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don't try to work all the lumps out.
Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface.
Lightly butter the griddle. Wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel. (No butter should be visible.)
Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
Serve immediately or remove to a towel-lined baking sheet and cover with a towel. Hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.
Yield: 12 pancakes


Unknown said...

These are really cute and easy recipes .Perfect for summer. For more recipes check this Best Recipe Cookbook

plasterers bristol said...

Yummy! I love pancakes