This is an out-of-the-box recipe… literally. I wouldn’t typically share this, but these pancakes are too amazing not to share. My mom gave me this box of pumpkin pancake mix from Trader Joe’s. When I was notified that today was not only Fat Tuesday but National Pancake Day, I just had to make pancakes and bacon for dinner. If you like pancakes or like pumpkin… or BOTH, you MUST MUST MUST try these!
- 1 cup Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Mix
- 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter (1/4 stick)
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1 Egg, lightly beaten
- As much bacon as you want (optional)
STEP 1: Throw bacon into a large flat pan and cover on medium while making the pancakes.
STEP 2: Preheat griddle or large pan to 350ºF (medium heat)
STEP 3: Place 1 cup of pancake mix into large mixing bowl.
STEP 4: Keep an eye on the bacon and flip if necessary.
STEP 5: Melt butter. I used my glass Flameware measuring cup.
STEP 6: In a separate bowl (or in the same glass cup), combine the egg, milk, and melted butter. Lightly stir together with fork (if you didn’t beat the egg like I didn’t).
STEP 7: Stir into the dry ingredients until the large lumps disappear. Do not over mix!
STEP 8: Pour 1/4 cup of the batter on hot, greased griddle. Pancakes are ready to turn when bubbles form and break and the edges seem cooked. Turn and brown lightly on reverse side.
STEP 9: Makes 9 small / medium sized pancakes. Serve hot with maple syrup on the side (honestly takes great without) and cooked bacon.