When you are me, the likelihood of having a Pinterest win is just as likely as a Pinterest fail, as was the case on recent weekend mornings. My sons love pancakes. Pancakes (sometimes waffles) are their most-requested weekend breakfast, hands down.
We’ve made chocolate chip pancakes, blueberry, strawberry and pumpkin. Then, feeling confident, I tried cinnamon swirl pancakes because I saw them on Pinterest, and they looked so easy. The pancakes were delicious, but they were an epic fail in execution. My cinnamon sugar didn’t set correctly, and it certainly didn’t swirl beautifully into my batter. However, they still tasted great, and, most importantly, the boys loved them.
When I saw another clever pancake hack on Pinterest, I thought it looked easier than swirling cinnamon sugar into our pancakes. Turns out, it was! Who knew using a Brookshire’s cake mix for something other than cake would yield such delicious results?
Using a Brookshire’s Devil’s Food Cake Mix, we made the boys’ favorite pancakes to date. My mom teased me that it was really cake in the shape of pancakes, but call it what you will; they were delicious (they’d make a good dessert, too). We used Devil’s Food (boys’ choice), but these would also be delicious with yellow cake or spice cake).
Cake Mix Pancakes
1 box Brookshire’s Devil’s Food Cake Mix (or your choice of flavor)
1 cup milk
Mix all ingredients together until a thick batter forms. This will be thicker than regular pancake batter, but you still want it to be pourable. Heat a griddle sprayed with nonstick cooking spray to medium heat. Drop 4 heaping tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle. It will spread, so give yourself plenty of space. Cook on first side until spatula easily slides under cake (the chocolate will burn easily, so watch it closely). Flip and continue to cook through. Remove and serve immediately with butter, syrup or powdered sugar.
Makes 12 pancakes
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 101, Calories from Fat: 23, Fat: 3 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 212 mg, Potassium: 17 mg, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 11 g, Protein: 2 g.
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