Friday, February 22, 2013

Review and Recipe - Bobs Red Mill 10 Grain Pancake and Waffle Mix

I am not usually a fan of pancake mixes, but I do like experimenting with grains. I make pretty decent oatmeal pancakes, and have tried variations of whole wheat, but usually with mixed success. I stumbled across the Bobs Red Mill 10 Grain pancake mix at the grocery store while looking for something else (barley, I think), and figured we'd try it out. Happily, this mix doesn't taste like cardboard.

My first attempt at preparing them, however, was not great. I followed the basic directions on the back of the packages--1 cup mix, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon oil. They don't specify a liquid amount, so I eyeballed it. And ended up with thick, gritty pancakes. Not good.

Today, I tried again using my own variation of their "fluffy" directions, adding buttermilk for flavor. Much better. Not quite as rich as my normal pancakes (that I make with melted butter instead of oil), but quite acceptable. I added chocolate chips to the kids' portions, and they disappeared.

  1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks, buttermilk, and oil. Stir in pancake mix until well blended.
  3. Fold in egg whites, being careful not to collaps them completely.
  4. Heat griddle. Grease if necessary (Note, I find that if using a stainless steel or non-stick frying pan, no grease is necessary as long as the pan is hot enough before batter goes in--medium heat on stovetop.).
  5. Pour batter onto hot griddle. Add chocolate chips at this point, if using.
  6. Flip after the bottom is done and sides and top have begun to cook.
  7. Serve warm with syrup.
*** Disclaimer: Although my Amazon links are affiliate links (aka, I might make a few cents if you click through and buy), I am not otherwise paid for this review. I bought my pancake mix at my local grocery store with my own money, and "Bob" has no idea who I am :)

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