Saturday, May 16, 2009

All Shook Up Pancakes

I saw a commercial for a pancake mix made by a national brand that you shake and pour.  I thought that was such a great idea since my little boy likes to cook and makes the most enormous mess in the kitchen.  He uses a whisk and a bowl and drips ingredients on the counter as he ladles from bowl to skillet.  This is a great solution but I think we can call this one a do it yourself recipe.  My batter in a bottle is for Light and fluffy pancakes that copy-cat the Betty Crocker Shake to Make using fresh ingredients.  I like these containers from OverstockedKitchen because they offer a no drip pour which is nice when little people cook.

Elvis Pancake (All Shook Up) Mix


1 cups All-purpose flour

1 teaspoons Baking powder

1 pinch salt

1 dash cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container. Shake to mix.

Use the mix within 3 months.


1 Egg

1 cup Skim Milk

1 Tablespoon Melted Smart Balance

1 batch Elvis Pancake Mix, recipe above

Cooking spray 

1/4 cups Fresh fruit such as blueberries, if desired

  1. Spray skillet with cooking spray then wipe with paper towel.
  2. pre-heat skillet over med heat.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry, close and shake container.
  4. Sprinkle pan with water to test for readiness, water should dance when ready.
  5. Pour desired pancake sized amount of batter into skillet.
  6. Batter will bubble and when edges become dry (about 2 minutes), carefully flip pancake.
  7. Let cook on other side about a minute.
  8. Remove from pan and repeat.