These are Party Pancakes!
- 1 cup pancake mix (the kind you have to add milk, oil and an egg to)
- ¾ cup flavored milk (or however much milk your pancake mix calls for)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Mini chocolate chips (optional)
- Combine according to instructions on box, substituting the flavored milk for regular milk in the recipe and adding mini chips if desired. Cook as directed.
Or maybe I should have named this “Mid-Century Food Hacks”, because adding flavored milk to pancake mix is a great idea.
This recipe comes from pancakes “unlimited”, which is a questionable book from Aunt Jemima that also has Mexican Enchiladas and Soup Cakes in it. There are a couple of other real winners in this book, but when Alex asked for pancakes for dinner, I immediately remembered Party Pancakes.
(I really, really need to make Soup Cakes, very soon. )
But for now we are going to mix up a delicious pancake party.
Unfortunately, eggnog is out of season here. Which is a shame, because they probably would be the best flavor. But Tom never gives up, so when I told him to just buy whatever third flavored milk he could find, he did. He came home and very excitedly presented me with Sir Bananas, which as far as I could tell was milk with banana baby food in it. But whatever, its another flavor.
And we were off!
The pancakes in the pan. You can’t see Alex dancing excitedly at my feet while I am cooking them.
And for those of you who love Tom test-tastes, this is your week. We have three!
The banana pancakes:
“These taste like baby food.”
“Huh. I wonder why.”
The strawberry pancakes:
“Wow. Heat enhances the fake strawberry taste.”
The chocolate pancakes:
“These are really good.”
“That’s not a surprise.”
After Tom scarfed down his pancakes, I let Alex attack the plate.
“Pancakes! Yum! Pancakes!”
“Which one are you going to eat?”
“Chocolate! Chocolate is first!”
“That’s my girl.”
“Alex, do you like it?”
“It’s good. It’s a good pancake party!”
The Verdict: Good
From The Tasting Notes –
Unsurprisingly, these were just from-a-mix pancakes that tasted faintly like the flavored milks we mixed them with. Not to say that they were bad, but I don’t want to give anyone “expectations”. The biggest fan of these was Alex. She absolutely adored having flavored pancakes. The hands down winner in terms of flavor was the chocolate. Everyone thought it was the best, though I am planning on picking up some eggnog when it is available again, because I have a feeling those will be good as well.
And, in the name of science, we also added some mini chocolate chips to the last to the chocolate pancake batter. Those ended up being phenomenal, especially with ice cream. And you can raise your expectations for those all the way to the roof.