Pancakes are my kids' favorite weekend breakfast, and Bisquick pancakes have always been fast and easy. But have you ever thought about making them even fluffier?
Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking mix sold by General Mills under its Betty Crocker brand, consisting of flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder (a leavening agent). Add milk, egg, and butter to the dry mix and voila! You have pancake batter that is ready to transform into a warm, comforting breakfast.
This recipe uses a secret ingredient: seltzer water. The bubbles make your pancakes extra airy and light. Perfect for soaking up that maple syrup.
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup seltzer water
- 2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)
- 1 tsp. butter (optional)
- Heat an electric skillet (compare prices) to 325F. Or place a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and seltzer water.
- Stir in the baking mix just until mixed and the large lumps have disappeared, but small lumps remain. Be careful not to overmix.
- Let the batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Melt the butter on griddle or skillet, if using. (You can also use nonstick cooking spray.)
- Ladle pancake batter onto the griddle by the quarter-cupful.
- Cook until tiny bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes and the bottom starts to brown. If the bottom starts to brown before the pancakes are cooked, turn the heat down.
- Flip with a spatula and cook until the other side turns golden brown.
- Serve with all your favorite toppings, such as sliced strawberries and maple syrup.