Easy-Peasy Fancy Pancakes

5 04 2013

If you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I’m a big fan of pancakes.

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One of my biggest problems with making pancakes from scratch is that the recipes often make enough for a family of four. If you haven’t noticed, I’m cooking for one. I guess I could make the recipe and freeze the leftovers, but I prefer pancakes fresh off the griddle.

Pancakes take a bit of time to prepare, and if I’m grabbing the flour, the egg, the milk, the baking soda etc., that’s a lot of dirty measuring cups, spoons, and bowls. That’s a lot of work for pancakes just for one!

So I’ve discovered a little secret: Kodiak cakes!

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photo borrowed from Kiss My Broccoli Blog

This is one of the easiest mixes out there- and it’s tasty! All you have to do is add water! The instructions on the box call for one cup of water for one cup of mix. I’ve discovered that halving the recipe is just about the perfect amount for me when I’m hungry and want a meal to fuel my long bike ride later in the morning.

And, because the mix is so easy, it encourages me to play around with toppings/fillings. Here’s just a few of my favorites:

Fluffernutter:

Fluffernutter pancakes

Microwave one JUMBO marshmallow and one tablespoon of peanut butter with a splash of milk for about 15 seconds. Stir until smooth. Fold into the pancake mixture. Slice bananas and fold into the mix. Make pancakes as usual. Top pancakes with any remaining fluffer-nutter sauce and sliced bananas.

Apple Cinnamon Sticky Bun:

apple cinnamon sticky bun pancakes

Add a dash of cinnamon to the batter. Make pancakes as usual. For the topping: In a pan, melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Toss in thinly sliced apples and cook until softened. Add chopped dates and pecans. Stir in about 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar until sticky.

Protein-packed Granola pancakes:

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Make pancake batter. When the batter is on the griddle, throw in a few clusters of granola. Flip when ready. Top with greek yogurt, fresh berries, granola and maple syrup.

I found the Kodiak cakes mix at Target. Check their website to see where you can buy some too! Now go out there and get creative!

Question of the day: What’s your favorite way to make pancakes?

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11 responses

5 04 2013
GP

Reblogged this on misentopop.

5 04 2013
Michelle

Have you tried the Greek Yogurt pancake recipe yet? I usually have triple it to feed my family, so it’s perfect for one person! Those are by far the BEST pancakes I’ve ever eaten (although – yours do look really good!). And now I want pancakes… 🙂

5 04 2013
321delish

I’ve heard about it, but I haven’t et. Maybe this weekend!!

5 04 2013
beka @ rebecca roams

I tried making the 2-3 ingredient protein pancakes and they are tasty, but come out a little dense. Mike wasn’t a fan since he likes big fluffy pancakes. My favorite are blueberry or banana/walnut or just topping with fresh fruit!

5 04 2013
Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian

Yum, these look so good! I have the same problem with pancake recipes – they just make way too many for one (or even two) people.

5 04 2013
genna

Those pictures of those make me hungry!!

6 04 2013
Steph

I’ve been meaning to try Kodiak Cakes for a while now. I’ve got to get my hands on some!

6 04 2013
thethinkingcloset

Yum…breakfast is my favorite meal for pancakes and French Toast! I love all of your variations on plain ole fashioned pancakes. Will have to keep my eyes peeled for some Kodiak mix next time I’m at Target, which let’s be honest, is probably tomorrow. 😉

7 04 2013
CindyCindy

Oh my goodness, fluffer utter pancakes?!?! That is something I have to try!

10 04 2013
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