Let’s Make Pancakes

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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When Mal woke up this morning, the first thing he said was “Let’s make pancakes!” I bet he dreamed about them last night!

Pancakes sounded great to me, so Mal designated breakfast-making duties: he cooked pancakes; I made iced lattes. However, our pancake plan was soon foiled when we realized that we were out of pancake mix. 😕 What a bummer.

Murphy’s face says it all:


Look at that lip!

Mal and I both still wanted pancakes for breakfast, so he offered to run across the street to the convenience store to buy a box of Bisquick.


Disaster diverted!


Or so we thought…

While Mal mixed the pancake batter, we enjoyed our iced iced lattes while hanging out in the kitchen.

Like most mornings, we planned our day. I’m heading downtown to Healthworks for a workout and then to do some writing. Mal is showing our apartment to some more prospective renters (and then probably playing video games).


While we chatted, Mal started to make our pancakes on The Griddler. They looked so delicious– I couldn’t wait to eat them. I was starving!


But, then we realized that we didn’t have any maple syrup! Gah!


So, this time, I ran across the street to buy maple syrup.


Not surprisingly, there weren’t many choices. I went with the Aunt Jemima’s.


(When we move, I’m definitely going to miss the convenience of living in a city!)

Mal’s pancakes turned out EXCELLENT! This batch was one of his best ever. The pancakes were so soft and fluffy– they reminded me of cupcakes! 😀




I practically licked my plate clean. 😉


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  1. Why didn’t you make them from scratch? They’re sooo easy!! Probably take exactly the same amount of time to do them from the beginning as it did to get the mix from the store lol 😛
    ahhh you’e so lucky living right opposite a store, I could use that! I so wish I lived in a city!!

  2. We made waffles this morning! 3-day weekend is definitely a great excuse for a breakfast treat!

    (P.S. Have you (or Mal) ever made pancakes from scratch? It’s really easy, and then you can sub whole-wheat pastry flour with basically the same results!)

  3. What a pancake nightmare! I’m glad everything worked out.

    I second #58 Catherine’s comment. Pancakes from scratch are great. I add a little vanilla and milk to make mine a bit more fluffy.

  4. Must be something in the air! I was craving pancakes over the weekend! When I went to make them (I was certain I had mix) none was to be found, however I found the GFS brand of bisquick, so I quick got online and saw how much bisquick to what ingredients to make pancakes… and voila, had enough to make pancakes for my sweetie (3 small) but not me! LOL I faked like I didn’t want any (I’m not a huge breakfast fan normally anyways so he wasn’t suspicious). Then went to get syrup and couldn’t find it!!!! Finally found my sugar free syrup (not as good as the lite I prefer) but hey, he was eating them anyways! LOL

    Want to guess what’s on my list for groceries this week?

  5. Next time you’re out of pancake mix try making your own. These are delicious:
    1 egg
    3/4 skim milk
    2 Tablespoons canola oil
    1 Tablespoon white sugar
    Mix together.
    Into the same bowl add the following, just don’t mix until it’s all in:
    3/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/4 whole wheat flour
    1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    (Optional: 1 Tablespoon finely ground flaxseed)

    Mix the batter and let it sit 5-10 minutes, then throw on the griddle and enjoy.
    They’re super-fluffy, have lots of good fiber and it’s better than running out in the freezing cold! 🙂

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