Nothing says brunch or a breakfast treat quite like homemade pancakes. But if you haven’t got time on your hands, or prefer a fuss-free alternative to concocting a pancake batter from scratch, a handy box of pancake mix will have your breakfast ready in no time. We used Betty Crocker’s Pancake Mix, and all it takes are three easy steps to get soft, fluffy pancakes.
We give this breakfast staple a fun twist in three ways: Good ol’ Classic Pancakes, fruity and super adorable Berry Bear Pancakes, and the seriously indulgent Chunky Monkey Pancakes (with lots of nuts, bananas as well as peanut and chocolate sauce) that both you and the little ones will go nuts over.
Not only can the kids have a go at whipping up their own treats, (they’re fun to assemble, and easy to make), it’ll make for a great kitchen bonding moment, too. What’s more, cleaning up is a breeze!
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The Betty Crocker Pancake Mix retails at $3.90 and is available at major supermarkets and hypermarkets island-wide. Visit Betty Crocker’s Facebook page for more.
- 1 cup Betty Crocker Pancake Mix
- 160ml milk or water
For Classic Pancakes
- Maple or pancake syrup
For Berry Bear Pancakes
- 1 punnet strawberries
- 1 punnet blueberries
- 1 banana, sliced
Berry Compote (Berry Bear Pancakes)
- 250g fresh or frozen mixed berries
- 100g sugar
- 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp of water
For Chunky Monkey Pancakes
- 2 cups walnuts or mixed nuts
- 1 banana, sliced
- Chocolate sauce
Peanut Sauce (Chunky Monkey Pancakes)
- 250g pancake syrup
- 100g creamy peanut butter
Mix all the ingredients for the plain pancakes together until uniformly mixed.
Heat the pan using medium to high heat, and lightly grease with oil. Pour 45ml of batter (or based on your preference) onto hot pan.
Cook until bubbles break on top and edges start to dry. It is then ready to be turned. Flip the pancake on the other side and cook for one minute or till golden brown.
Repeat until batter is used up.
Stack pancakes and serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
Berry Bear Pancakes
Using sliced bananas, arrange one slice on each pancake, and two on the sides, with each slice forming the bear’s ears and muzzle.
Choose blueberries of the same size for the eyes, and one for the nose. Garnish the plate with berries, or fruits of your choice and serve with berry compote.
On low to medium heat, combine and simmer all the ingredients until thickened and with berries still holding their shape. This will take 8 to 10 mins if you’re using fresh or defrosted berries.
Chunky Monkey Pancakes
Start with one pancake as the base, top with generous servings of sliced bananas, walnuts, and drizzle over with peanut sauce.
Stack and layer as you go. Repeat till you’ve achieved the desired height.
Garnish the topmost pancake with a generous serving of banana slices, walnuts, and drizzle with peanut and chocolate sauce.
On a low-medium heat, combine and simmer all the ingredients until thickened. Stir until smooth.
Tip: Choose a syrup with a runnier consistency for a smoother sauce.