Recipe 2 from the nonexistent “Best Sister in the World” e-cookbook. In case I haven’t yelled about it constantly: if I had to pick one favorite food, it’d be pancakes. So naturally, the idea of living in a dorm room, pancakeless, is the most terrifying thought in the world. I spent a long time Googling this, because obviously someone would’ve done this before, but all I could find were recipes with Bisquick or recipes with egg.
While there’s a time and a place for egg, I’m obviously not a huge fan of weird flour mixes. Especially because they’re never made with whole wheat flours. I did a LOT of recipe tweaking with this (and ate some really bad pancakes in the process. I didn’t even know there was such a thing!) and in the end, I had perfectly fluffy pancakes with no egg required. Because who has eggs when they live in a dorm, right?
Like the microwave vegan cheese sauce, this can be made up as a mix at home (or at your parent’s house!) and portioned out later. I also included instructions on how to make just one batch of pancakes, because I know people like me can’t be trusted with a large supply. These pancakes are VERY soft and fluffy, like perfect little pancake pillows.
4 tbsp. turbinado sugar or other dry sugar (1 tbsp.)
4 tsp baking powder (1 tsp)
To Prepare One Batch
½ c milk, such as unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Splash vanilla extract or maple syrup, optional
To prepare the mix, whisk together dry ingredients. Store in an airtight container. If you want to make just one serving, use the amounts in parentheses.
To prepare the pancakes, scoop out 1 slightly heaping half cup of mix (approximately ½ c + 1 heaping tbsp.) into a bowl.
Add the half cup of milk and optional vanilla/syrup to the measured mix. Stir with a fork.
Spritz a microwave safe plate with nonstick spray. Transfer 4 forkfuls of batter to the plate (this should be ⅓ of the batter) and pat down with a fork until about ½ cm thick. Do not be tempted to add extra batter to make a larger pancake, as it won’t thoroughly cook. The pancake will puff up but not expand do the sides while cooking.
Microwave for 1 minute until the middle appears set. Let the pancake rest for at least 30 seconds before carefully transferring off the plate (may need to loosen with a fork or spatula). Add more nonstick spray and cook 2 more pancakes, as above.
Top with butter, syrup, or whatever you like with your pancakes :)
I suggest using either vanilla flavored milk or a few drops of vanilla/syrup to the batter to help alleviate any “microwave” type taste. The whole batch of mix makes 4 servings of 3 pancakes each. I recipe tested with both a microwave safe plastic plate and a ceramic plate — both should work fine.
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