the title says it all! don’t waste your time with bisquick, these are too easy not to make! perfect for a lazy sunday like today. just don’t give into any temptation to play jack johnson… this is what i was jammin’ to instead.
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or just white)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbs brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (or egg replacer for vegan)
1 1/2 cups almond milk (other milks work)
1 overripe banana mashed with lots of cinnamon
4 tbs (1/2 stick) margarine or butter melted
2 tsp vanilla
mix all of the dry ingredients into one large bowl. its ok if the brown sugar is kind of lumpy, you’ll have luscious, gooey pockets of brown sugar goodness in your pancakes.
mix all of the wet ingredients except the melted butter/margarine in a smaller bowl.
mix the combined egg mixture and the melted butter/margarine into the dry ingredients. stir well, until just mixed– you don’t want to over-mix the batter. the batter should be a little lumpy. here, you can mix in other goodies, like cranberries, chopped nuts, blueberries (2/3 cup) or a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed– random, maybe but an extra health kick that won’t alter the flavor at all.
heat a non-stick skillet on med-high– you’ll know its hot enough if you flick some water onto the pan and it sizzles and quickly evaporates. i find that margarine is more heat-resistant and easier for pancakes because it doesn’t burn as quickly as butter. make your pancakes on a well-greased pan, scooping out about 1/4 cup (or whatever you prefer, really) at a time. if the batter is too thick, generously add more milk and stir lightly.