With our easy-to-use mixes, all you need is water, but one of the easiest ways to elevate your box mix pancakes is to use regular milk or even buttermilk instead of water. Buttermilk adds a tangy and slightly acidic flavor that enhances the taste of the pancakes. Simply substitute the water in the pancake mix recipe, and you'll be amazed at the difference in flavor.
Use Real Butter
Another way to add a homemade flavor to your box mix pancakes is to add a little real butter to the mix. Butter adds richness and depth of flavor. It's simple too, all you have to do is melt a tablespoon or two of butter and add it to the pancake batter before cooking
Add Vanilla Extract
Adding a splash of vanilla extract to your pancake mix will give it a delicious homemade flavor. The vanilla adds a warm, sweet aroma and flavor that makes the pancakes taste like they never have before. Try it today by adding about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the pancake mix before cooking.
Mix The Batter Gently
When mixing the pancake batter, be sure to mix it gently. Overmixing can cause the pancakes to be tough and chewy, whereas gently mixing the batter will create light and fluffy pancakes. Use a whisk or fork to gently mix the ingredients until just combined. Don't worry though, a few lumps in the batter is totally okay.
Use a Cast-Iron Skillet
Using a cast-iron skillet will give your box mix pancakes a crispy and golden exterior, just like homemade pancakes. Preheat the skillet over medium heat, and add a small amount of butter to the pan before adding the pancake batter.
Adding toppings to your pancakes is a fun and easy way to cater to all tastes. Try adding fresh fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries, or chopped nuts, like pecans or walnuts. A drizzle of one of our famous syrups or a dollop of whipped cream will also add a delicious homemade flavor.
Elevating box mix pancakes is easy and when using Lehi Mills mixes, it gets even easier. Use buttermilk, real butter, and vanilla extract, mix the batter gently, cook them in a cast-iron skillet, and add your favorite toppings. With these tips, your box mix pancakes will taste just like they were made from scratch. Enjoy!
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