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Bisquick not required. To be honest, I do not see what it offers, as you still have to add most all of the same ingredients anyway, There are some pancake mixes where all you have to do is add water. That is great for picnics and camping trips where no refrigeration is required. Bad thing about that is you have no idea what is in the mix. We do not make pancakes that often, but when we do it is a real treat. This is a real American breakfast. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Step 1: Ingredients.

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Syrup:
1 cup water.
2 cups sugar (we use brown sugar)
Optional: Vanilla and maple extract.
Optional some people add a bit of buttermilk.
Sometimes we substitute apple sauce or ground fruit and berries for the syrup.

Pancake batter:
1 cup buttermilk (substitution: one cup milk with 1 tablespoon juice or vinegar made the night before and refrigerated)
1/3 to 1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter.
1 room temperature egg.
1 teaspoon salt.
1 cup all-purpose flour (up to 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour can be substituted).
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon or less of baking soda.

Step 2: Make the syrup.

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With a sauce pan bring the water to a boil.
Add the sugar and karo syrup if any,
Boil for about one minute.
Turn off the heat.
When the mixture is still slightly warm, add the vanilla and maple extract.
Put in a sealed container and refrigerate for later usage.
It looks very good. i will try it.
Computothought (author)  susanchen20112 years ago
Thanx, They do not have to be perfect looking to be good!
jdenton23 years ago
If you want to make super-fluffy pancakes and don't have any buttermilk on hand you can stir a tablespoon of lemon juice into your wet ingredients for any pancake recipe. The acid in the lemon juice does the same thing as the buttermilk, which is react with the baking powder, creating levening. This also works with biscuits, dumplings, etc. You can use lemon juice for sweet applications and vinegar for savory applications. It turns regular Bisquick pancakes into slap-yer-mama pancakes, and everyone will think you are a master chef.
Computothought (author)  jdenton23 years ago
Think but not sure that I sort of mentioned part of that in the ingredients.
jeffeb33 years ago
Wow, make you own syrup? But the trees do such a great job!

I like to add vanilla yogurt, strawberries, and bananas to my waffle/pancakes.
Computothought (author)  jeffeb33 years ago
Cool.
Mentop45253 years ago
nice http://engkino.com/
sunshiine3 years ago
Yum & yum!

I had to smile at your comment about the pancake mix. I was recently given a box of oatmeal with individual servings. This person did not like it I guess, but I had to laugh because it takes lazy to the highest level! It was 10 single servings of just quick oatmeal and you used the bag to measure the water. I suppose on a camping trip it would be OK but really?
Computothought (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Cool.