Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Forget Bisquick

I have been baking all my life, but I didn't realize until last year that Bisquick isn't required for tasty, fluffy, and easy pancakes and waffles! We were looking to save money on our grocery bill and didn't feel like paying $4.50 for another box of Bisquick, so my husband went hunting for recipes and experimented with them as only a good scientist can. Within a few weeks of breakfast taste-testing, we had found ourselves a couple of great recipes!

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes (original, slightly different, from allrecipes.com)
1 1/2 cups of flour
3 1/2-4 tsp baking powder (more for fluffier pancakes)
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup warm milk, add up to 1/4 more if it's too thick
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp melted butter

Sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and pour the warm milk, egg, and melted butter inside (this helps ingredients to mix well). Mix with whisk until smooth.
Cook like you would Bisquick pancakes: a little cooking spray or oil if needed, heat the griddle to medium heat, and cook about 1/4 cup sized pancakes until brown, then flip.

Classic Waffles (original, slightly different, from allrecipes.com)
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder (add to this if your waffles aren't fluffy enough)
3-4 tbsp sugar (beware, with 4 you may experience some caramelizing and sticking)
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Pre-heat waffle iron. Sift together dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Make a well in the center and pour the eggs, warm milk, melted butter, and vanilla inside. Mix with whisk until smooth. Ladel batter into pre-heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown.



  1. Those waffles look yummy! I don't use bisquick anymore either, but if you really need it, there is a recipe on www.hillbillyhousewife.com

    that way you can have the convenience of bisquick but still save money!

  2. I couldn't find the recipe on her site... do you know what it's called?