Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pancakes are on the menu!

Pancakes hot off the griddle

It's raining here in Phoenix, with a cool breeze and a chill in the air. Know what that says to me? Comfort food. I want a warm cup of tea and something comforting in my tummy. Normally, I would have said that I wanted pancakes, only to remember that I can't have them. But not anymore...

Oh wow. That's all I can say, wow! Now that Bisquick has a new Gluten Free mix, I know what I'll be eating for breakfast. Yes, I know I'm eating low carb, and yes I know I'm trying to lower the amount of grains I eat. But you don't understand! This stuff is gold, pure gold.

Yes, the box is smaller than the non-GF version and cost $4.99 at Fry's, but trust me...it's worth it.

Following the directions on the box, I made one batch of pancakes (using 1 cup of mix, 1 cup milk (almond milk), 2 Tbs olive oil and 1 egg. I also add 1 TBS lemon juice...trust me, it's what takes these from good to great!) I got about 10 pancakes out of that, about 3 inches in diameter. Just enough for now and a few left for tomorrow morning. They were golden brown, fluffy, light and tasted like the best pancakes I've ever had, even before going GF...seriously.

Cook them up and watch how everyone loves you. Daughter couldn't stop smelling them and saying, "If I could eat these every day for the rest of my life, I'd be happy!" I had to stop her from eating 8 of them for dinner! Now I know what to make after a sleepover. We used to make pancakes but had to stop when we went GF.

I like mine with just a spray of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter or nothing at all. Daughter likes her plain also...we're not syrup people. But if you are, go for it. Let me know what you think after you've tried this.

The company site has recipes for coffee cake and pizza crust using this mix. I'll be trying those out in a few days. Can't wait...

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Ms. Pitts said...

I've had this as waffles and I was impressed with how much they tasted like the waffles I remember growing up. How I have missed them so. I'm so glad that it is now available at Fry's, because I had to get mine from a friend who works at General Mills. YAY!

comma girl said...

Daughter kept asking for waffles. I don't have a waffle iron, but I'll have to get one now. Can't wait...

Laura said...

These look stunning! I used to love pancakes but havent managed to get them right with the gf flours we have available here.

comma girl said...

Laura, give these a try. You'll be surprised how great they are. And don't forget that squirt of lemon juice, it really makes a difference. Enjoy!

Carma said...

I like Pamela's baking mix for pancakes (not for muffins though), but we'll have to give these a try - they look wonderful! And even you non-syrup folks should try my special recipe: melt half butter and half honey together, then mix in some chopped pecans and drizzle over the pancakes - AMAZING!

comma girl said...

That syrup sounds like heaven. I'll have to remember that when we have guests over. They might really enjoy that. I'm a purist at heart, but I love butter and honey! I'm going to try and make the biscuits with this next. I'll be that butter/honey would work amazingly well on a biscuit!

Amber @ The Momma Stuff Blog said...

Amazing!! I haven't heard of this - perhaps it hasn't made its way to Canada yet, GF Betty Crocker hasn't...but I'll keep my eyes open when I cross the border!! Amber :)

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