Almost every weekend, I take a break from eating oatmeal and switch over to pancakes. I used to make whole grain pancakes from scratch, but waking up on Saturday mornings to start a small production in the kitchen was too much work. I wanted my quick fix of pancakes and started to try out the pancake mixes by Bisquick and Hungry Jack. Unfortunately, after trying out the ‘just-add-water’ and the ‘just add milk and eggs’ variants from both brands, the results were disappointing. First off, I didn’t like how the majority of the mixes were made of processed white flour, and for some reason, they just left me unsatisfied.
I was at the supermarket a couple weeks ago looking for honey and I noticed a box of ‘Bisquick Complete Simply Buttermilk w/ Whole Grain’ while I was traversing down the aisle. The terms ‘Whole Grain’ definitely caught my attention (Damn you marketing people!), and I impulsively threw a box into the shopping basket. I was skeptical of the product but my curiosity had gotten the best of me. Were the pancakes going to look as delicious as the ones shown on the box, or was I about to fall victim to floppy deflated pancakes that taste like cardboard? Nobody likes a floppy pancake.
Pancake sluts rejoice! The preparation and cooking decorations were very easy to follow. The pancakes came out light and fluffy every time. The flavor is what I come to expect from pancakes, and the whole grains in the mix seem to give them a bit of extra texture and mouth feel. I think the ones I made from the mix look better than the ones pictured on the box. I have to say that I am impressed.
What I didn’t expect was how good they still were the next day. After cooking up a couple batches, I placed one batch in a plastic zip bag and stored it in the refrigerator. The next morning I reheated the pancakes in the microwave for about a minute. They came out steaming hot, and the the fluffiness and moisture was all there. If you’re looking for a somewhat healthier alternative to pancakes, give these a try.