...I got a better pancake mix.
Actually, I've been slowly banishing Bisquick from my kitchen over the past several years. My mom worked in a mill where they sell pancake mix made from flour they grind themselves. They were so good, I never wanted another Bisquick pancake again and pretty much never ate one again, even when my DH would occasionally whip up a batch. I also turn my nose up at most restaurant pancakes - ho-hum, yawn, boring! Except Whole Foods Market - we once had AWESOME whole grain pancakes in their cafe above their store in Chicago's Lincoln Park area - complete with raspberry syrup - now that's a pancake!
King Arthur Flour's Whole Grain Baking is actually a recipe for a homemade pancake mix. You make up a big batch with all of the dry ingredients and a little oil - all you need to do is add buttermilk, egg and orange juice and fresh, whole grain pancakes are just minutes away. Since the mix uses whole grains and oil, it needs to be stored in the freezer.
Pancakes are one baked good that I actually prefer whole grain. The white versions can be very good - like this recipe that I found recently - but for me, nothing beats a the hearty whole grain variety. These particular whole grain beauties bake up lighter and fluffier than a lot of whole grain pancakes I've tried in the past, making them a good one to try on reluctant eaters. So throw out that store-bought pancake mix and give these a try - I don't think you'll be disappointed.
I can't wait to try the other pancakes in this cookbook - the Banana-Oat, the Triple Ginger, and the Buckwheat all look sooooo good. Maybe we'll even get adventurous and try the Blueberry-Corn.........