Day 105: Three Quicker Ways to Make a Pancake

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How about this "machine made" pancake?

Children seem to love pancakes, and every now and then, I like to eat some too.  I’m sure our metabolism changes over time, but I can remember being able to eat a lot of pancakes as a child.  My favorites were silver dollar pancakes, made especially small, and pigs in a blanket at the IHOP.

Do you ever find yourself wanting some nice, warm pancakes but not wanting to take the time to make them?  Here are three quicker ways to enjoy your pancakes whether healthy or not.

Pancakes by machine: My husband had breakfast out today.  We were surprised with the excitement of the chef.  ”Try our pancakes.  They’re made by machine!”  Is that what a chef would say?  So I checked out this pancake machine called the Popcake Machine.  After further questions, I found that this machine comes with packets of batter.  In our restaurant today, we push the start button and out comes our two pancakes.  According to Popcake Machine website, pancakes are ready every 18 seconds, are delicious, and are “perfectly cooked” every time.

Healthy pancake mixes: Some people can’t seem to enjoy foods unless there’s a healthy benefit.  I’ll say that I’m not one of those people, but we could all stand to eat more healthy foods.  Hodgson Mill produces healthy pancake mixes.  Several choices include Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix, Multi Purpose Baking Mix, Multi Grain Buttermilk Pancake with Milled Flax Seed and Soy, Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Whole Wheat Insta-Bake Mix, and Buckwheat Pancake Mix.  These mixes help even the healthy eaters have a pancake breakfast on the run.

Pancakes with fruit: The popular Jamie Oliver, also known as The Naked Chef, suggests making quick pancakes with fruit, fresh yogurt, and honey.  This recipe using a pear can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator a day or two for a quick pancake.

What’s your favorite kind of pancake?  Do you have a recipe to share or a special memory that goes along with pancakes?

“In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it’s not perfect, that’s okay, there are a lot more coming along.”  Antonin Scalia

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