“Rise and shine, it’s pancake time!” Excited about having pancakes for breakfast? There is something about pancakes that makes you drool at your breakfast table. After all, who doesn’t love pancakes? Forget all the mess of gathering and measuring the ingredients to make pancakes, we have got you covered with the best pancake mixes of all time!
Pancakes are flat and thin cakes prepared by cooking a thick batter on a frying pan. A pancake mix is often a blend of ingredients including flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and optionally milk and egg in powdered form. The flour may be either all-purpose (maida) or different kinds of whole-grain flour such as oats, sorghum (jowar), buckwheat, etc.
Pancakes are a popular breakfast choice all over the world and every country has their own version. Pancakes may differ in their shape, size, type of ingredients, used and toppings used. Pancakes are easy to make and also a treat to your taste buds. Some of the most popular types of pancakes include:
The difference between a normal pancake and American-style pancake is that the latter is made thick and fluffy using a raising agent. This raising agent can be baking powder, whipped egg whites, or both. American pancakes are often served by stacking a few pancakes one over another and topping them with a syrup of choice and fresh fruits.
Also known as drop scones, Scotch pancakes are similar to American pancakes but make for a smaller version of them. They are light and fluffy but crispy on the outside. They are often served with jam or fresh cream. For a fruity twist to your pancakes, you can add in fruits such as blueberries and dry fruits such as raisins.
These pancakes have recently gained popularity. No denial about the American-style and Scotch pancakes being fluffy, but Japanese-style pancakes seem to be the lightest and fluffiest of them all. These have a souffle-style appearance, which makes each pancake look taller and “jigglier” than the usual pancakes.
A pancake mix is a specially formulated complete mixture that can be used to make pancakes easily and quickly. Some of the best instant pancake mixes are:
This pancake mix is easy to cook and loaded with whole grains such as whole wheat, ragi (finger millet), jowar (sorghum) and bajra (pearl millet). Cocoa and brown sugar in this mix enhance the flavour of this mix. It is made from natural ingredients and contains no added preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. The multi-grain mix makes it a satisfying breakfast as the grains are a rich source of fibre, both soluble and insoluble. Each serving of these pancakes provides about 3 g of fibre and 5 g of protein, which will keep you full for longer and may reduce your calorie intake.
This is a no maida ready-to-cook breakfast mix with the goodness of oats and jowar (sorghum). It makes a great breakfast and snack, perfect for kids and adults alike to get their dose of nutrition. This mix consists of lotus seeds instead of baking soda, jaggery instead of sugar, and alkalised dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder, making it a guilt-free option. The high fibre content can also help in better digestion.
If you are looking for an easy and fuss-free dose of protein and nutrition this pancake mix is the way to go. It is a mix of oats and jowar flour and it contains jaggery instead of sugar which makes it a guilt-free snack. This mix is gluten-free and it contains lotus seeds instead of soda to give you fluffy pan cakes. You can top these pancakes with fresh fruits, raw honey or some chocolate sauce, the options are endless. As it uses healthy flours this mix is beneficial for better digestion, weight management and heart health.
Pancakes can be a part of a healthy and nutritious breakfast if you take care of these small things.
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