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My husband has been traveling quite a bit. When he is gone, I tend to keep dinners very kid-friendly and simple. Often, due to extra-curricular activities we will grab some fast-food. *gasp*  This week, however, I was trying to keep the eating at home because we had spent all our food money from our envelopes. Tonight we had breakfast for dinner! It’s quick, easy and doesn’t cost a lot to make it.

I found a recipe for Clean Eating Bisquick Mix from The Gracious Pantry. I had gone to Whole Foods weeks ago to get the ingredients and finally used them tonight.


  • 3 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tsps baking powder


Mix together. Store in air tight container.


Obviously we had to do something with the mix, so I followed her instructions on making pancakes:

Pancake Directions

  • 1 1/2 cups mix
  • 2 cups liquid (typically milk, dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)

Everything was going pretty well until I realized that my pancake batter was a little runny and very bubbly.

Runny Batter

When I poured it on the griddle it went from circle to oval pretty quickly and was VERY flat.

Flat Pancake

I tasted it and it reminded me of a tortilla which does not make a good pancake. I realized I had to make some alterations to the recipe…quickly. I added some more mix, a dash of baking powder and a tsp of sugar. {I know syrup has sugar in it, but I didn’t think about that right away}.

Thicker Batter

Better consistency and less bubbles.

It all worked out in the end and my kids gobbled them up. Even my pickiest boy said it was good. Score for mom!

This is a very good mix to have and I doubled the recipe right away since my family LOVES pancakes. {Unfortunately, I don’t use Bisquick so I cannot compare the taste nor do I know how to make biscuits.} When I try a new recipe, I follow it to the letter and then make changes later. This one, however, needed immediate adjustment or else my kids would have STARVED had hot dogs.

Here is my adjustment to the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cup of mix
  • 1 cup of liquid (you can add more if it’s too thick)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sugar/sucanat (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Rather than going out to eat, what cheap, easy meal do you make?