So while I’ve been waiting for my business to metamorphosize into a multi-national conglomerate I’ve been making my three year old son lots of pancakes. Along the way we’ve had Buttermilk Krusteaz, Bisquick, Hobson Mill whole wheat and homemade. Among the store bought brands Krusteaz is my favorite. If you’re in a hurry an added benefit is the mix doesn’t call for egg or milk. Just one step mix the powder with water. The Krusteaz batter ends up being thinner and lighter than both Bisquick and Hobson Mills. Hungry Jack is another store-bought brand with very high reviews, but I have yet to to try it. Here is a simple recipe for traditional homemade pancakes.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until combined, but still lumpy. Fry on a hot skillet or in a pan. This recipe yields about 6 pancakes.

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