Pancakes for the People

I love pancakes.
But I've noticed a lot of folks thing they have to buy Bisquick, Krusteaz, and other mixes to make them.  

Good news! You can make your own pancake mix- it's quick, easy, and saves you money (and saves the planet, with less waste from manufacturing and packaging). 

All you need is:
1 cup white flour (I prefer unbleached)
1 Tblsp sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1 pinch salt (1/4 tsp)
1 egg, beaten (or 1/4 cup applesauce if you don't eat eggs)
1 cup milk
2 Tblsp oil

1. Mix together the four, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk, and oil.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to mix (batter will be lumpy).

4. Heat pan or griddle on medium (you know it's hot enough when any drops of water landing on the pan dance around). You don't need to oil the pan!

5. Spoon a dollop onto the pan.

6. When the edges are visibly drier than the middle, and there are 'open' bubbles on the pancake, it's time to flip it.

7. Wait about 10 seconds or so, then remove to a plate.

The great thing about this, aside from their versatility (add more eggs for a thinner crepe-like pancake, add savory ingredients if you want, add fruit or nuts, etc) is that you can make the mix up for camping! You can use powdered milk, and even powdered eggs (just add the water it calls for, into the batter, to get the right consistency). 

I like mine with peanut butter or homemade jam. Fedora is all about the maple syrup. How do you eat yours?

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