How To Make Your Box-Mix Pancakes Taste Homemade

Pancakes are a classic breakfast staple and have been for decades now. If you're anything like us, you may have fond memories of waking up to a fresh stack of made-from-scratch pancakes each Saturday morning, and while we would all love to continue that tradition, it seems life has gotten extra busy these days and we have less and less time to spend in the kitchen slaving away. Lehi Mills Pancake Mixes are not only delicious, convenient, and easy to make, but with just a few simple tips and tricks, we're telling you how to get even more of that homemade flavor that you crave. 

Add Buttermilk

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.

Add Toppings

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!

We love to get creative in the kitchen and we hope you'll join us. If you decide to try these recipes out, we want to see it! Be sure to post a photo on your social media pages, tagging @lehimills, and using the hashtag #LehiMillsFamily or #harvesttohome for the chance to be featured on our page as well. If you're not already following us on Instagram, Facebook or our YouTube channel, be sure to start to see all our latest recipes and ways to use your favorite Lehi Mills products. 

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