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If you want a delicious breakfast that is both quick to prepare and nutritious, try banana pancakes with Bisquick.
They don’t even require kneading or rolling because the baking mix is ready and only needs some milk and egg mixture.
Anyone can make these sumptuous homemade treats, with or without superb cooking skills.
An easy recipe and a little time on your hands are enough to create these fluffy marvels.
Top it up with banana slices and fresh Maple for garnish, and the morning meal is sorted.
When served with fresh juice or a mug of coffee, the day will start on a good note.
That is the power of Bisquick, which has made it a darling in the kitchen for almost a century.
However, as we use the magical mix in the box, little thought is given about its origin.
This article will cover the history of Bisquick and easy banana pancake recipes to make things more exciting in your mornings.
History of Bisquick
A 1930 train ride to San Francisco by General Mills sales executive Carl Smith was the genesis of the Bisquick baking mix.
He ate some savory biscuits and, curious how they were made, asked the cook, who showed him a pre-mixed blend of flour baking powder.
Salt and lard on ice.
This was the birth of a revolutionary idea.
Carl Smith did not waste time and pitched the product idea to the General Mills executives, who approved the creation of a baking mix that did not require refrigeration.
Charlie Kress, the head chemist at the time, led the production team to create Bisquick, and by 1931 it was on store shelves.
It has been very popular ever since and has undergone numerous changes to suit the customer.
In 1940, the company went on a marketing spree to show that their mix was not only ideal for biscuits , but also baking other pastry.
With the slogan, ‘a world of baking in a box’, they started printing recipes of other goodies on the box, such as muffins, coffee cakes, and dumplings.
Since the 70s and 80s, Bisquick has provided hundreds of recipes to aid in baking homemade pastry.
They even created a mix that did not require either milk or egg in the baking process.
All that was needed was adding water to the product aptly named ‘shake ‘n pour’.
Nowadays, amidst rising health concerns, the company has introduced Bisquick Heart
Smart Pancake and Baking Mix, which contains no trans fats. Further, they have a gluten-free pancake and baking mix containing modified potato starch and rice flour.
Some pancake recipes to create using Bisquick include:
Banana pancakes with Bisquick
●2 cups Bisquick baking mix
●2 ripe bananas
●2 teaspoon baking powder
●2 large eggs, beaten slightly
●¾ cup milk
●2 tablespoons melted butter
1.Lightly smear the skillet with cooking oil and heat over medium-low heat.
2.Mix milk, eggs, and the Bisquick baking mix with a fork or whisk until they blend. The pancake mixture will be ready for cooking once it starts to bubble.
3.Separately, mash one of the bananas and stir into the mixture. Put aside the second one for slicing and use for garnish.
4.Add pancake batter to the skillet, depending on the size you prefer for your pancakes. Use ¼ to ⅓ cup of batter for each pancake.
5.Cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes until the edges are dry and bubbles start forming on the top of the pancakes.
6.Turn the pancakes to the other side using a pancake turner and cook until the pancake is golden brown.
7.Top the pancakes with the sliced banana, warm maple syrup or honey, and butter, and serve it hot. You may garnish with pecans or walnuts.
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Banana pancakes with Bisquick
- 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs beaten slightly
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Lightly smear the skillet with cooking oil and heat over medium-low heat.
- Mix milk, eggs, and the Bisquick baking mix with a fork or whisk until they blend. The pancake mixture will be ready for cooking once it starts to bubble.
- Separately, mash one of the bananas and stir into the mixture. Put aside the second one for slicing and use for garnish.
- Add pancake batter to the skillet, depending on the size you prefer for your pancakes. Use ¼ to ⅓ cup of batter for each pancake.
- Cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes until the edges are dry and bubbles start forming on the top of the pancakes.
- Turn the pancakes to the other side using a pancake turner and cook until the pancake is golden brown.
- Top the pancakes with the sliced banana, warm maple syrup or honey, and butter, and serve it hot. You may garnish with pecans or walnuts.
Banana chocolate pecan pancakes
This sumptuous recipe of banana pancakes with Bisquick and mixed with chocolate chunks and pecans to bring out a fantastic yummy flavor. It will leave you full and dazzle you with its savory flavor.
●2 ripe bananas
●1 cup milk
●½ cup pecans (chopped)
●½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks
●Additional chopped pecans
●Real maple or maple-flavored syrup
1.Stir together milk, eggs, and Bisquick mix in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mash the two bananas with a fork.
2.Mix the mashed bananas and the mixture of eggs, milk, and Bisquick and stir until they just combine.
3.Stir in the pecans and chocolate chunks.
4.Grease your skillet with little oil and heat over medium heat.
5.Pour ¼ cup batter onto the skillet ( for one pancake).
6.Cook until bubbles start to form on the top and the edges start to dry.
7.Turn or flip to the other side.
8.Cook until golden brown.
9.Remove from the skillet and repeat the process for the other pancakes.
10.Top the pancakes with sliced bananas, extra pecans, and maple, then serve.
Banana chocolate pecan pancakes
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup pecans chopped
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks
- Stir together milk, eggs, and Bisquick mix in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mash the two bananas with a fork.
- Mix the mashed bananas and the mixture of eggs, milk, and Bisquick and stir until they just combine.
- Stir in the pecans and chocolate chunks.
- Grease your skillet with little oil and heat over medium heat.
- Pour ¼ cup batter onto the skillet ( for one pancake).
- Cook until bubbles start to form on the top and the edges start to dry.
- Turn or flip to the other side.
- Cook until golden brown.
- Remove from the skillet and repeat the process for the other pancakes.
- Top the pancakes with sliced bananas, extra pecans, and maple, then serve.
Substitute for eggs in banana pancakes with Bisquick
Eggs are predominant in most pancake recipes, which might be a dilemma if you have an egg allergy.
However, there are good substitutes you can use for your Bisquick mix and still produce a great pancake.
Try using the following instead:
Commercial egg replacer
There are a variety of commercial egg replacers on the market, so follow the instructions on the one at hand.
Read the constituents in the mixture to avoid allergic reactions if you are sensitive to some foods.
Mashed sweet potato
Whether mashed or not, sweet potatoes are very thick.
Add two tablespoons of liquid (milk or water) to a ¼ cup mashed sweet potato to replace each egg.
This substitute is great as it is allergy-friendly, vegan, and packed with nutrition.
The texture of your apple sauce will determine the amount of liquids to use for the pancake to stay fluffy.
If it’s too thin, reduce ¼ cup of the liquid used in the pancake mix.
Depending on the outcome, weigh the option, and see whether to add more. Use ¼ cup of applesauce per egg.
All the above will bring a difference to your pancake, but they are worth trying if you have to avoid the eggs.
It is also important to understand why we use them and what happens when we don’t.
The role of eggs in pancakes
In baking, eggs have two roles – as emulsifiers (helping ingredients to mix well) and making food fluffy, like in the case of pancakes.
If you substitute them, reduce the liquid to thicken the batter, making your pancakes fluffy.
The only noticeable difference is that they will be lighter in color.
Follow this simple recipe to make a delicious eggless pancake without having to worry much about allergic reactions:
Eggless banana pancakes with Bisquick
●1 large banana
●1 pack Bisquick pancake mix 5.5 oz
●¾ cup milk
●½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
●1 teaspoon vanilla extract
●1 sliced banana
1.In a medium bowl, mash the banana with a fork.
2.Add the Bisquick pancake mix, cinnamon powder, and vanilla extract and mix well with the mashed bananas.
3.Add milk to the mixture and stir well to make the batter, making sure it has no dry flour lumps.
4.Grease a non-stick pan with a little oil and heat over medium-high heat.
5.Pour a ¼ cup batter and cook until bubbles begin to form at the top and the edges are dry, then flip or turn to the other side using a pancake turner.
6.If need be, add a little oil to grease and cook until golden brown.
7.Remove the pancake from heat and cook the rest of the batter in the same fashion.
8.Top with sliced banana and maple syrup, then serve.
Health benefits of a banana pancake with Bisquick
This pancake is ideal for breakfast because it leaves you full and packed with energy to kickstart your day.
Bananas contain high content of fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals.
Below are some of the notable healthy benefits:
●Has a high fiber content which ensures good digestion by normalizing bowel movements. Fiber can also lower the risk of getting hemorrhoids and play a role in protecting the colon against diseases.
●The fiber in a diet can help slow down the absorption of sugar, hence improving your blood sugar levels.
●Aids in achieving a healthy weight because they are more filling and will make you want to eat less hence reducing your chances of gaining weight
●Bananas contain fast-digesting carbohydrates, which boost the energy levels in your body. They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
●Potassium can help lower blood pressure and is good for a healthier heart.
●The pancake has relatively low calories, which help you stay healthy because they aid in weight control and boosts mood and wellbeing.
Serving of one pancake:
●Total fat 9g
●Saturated fat 3g
●Monounsaturated Fat 5g
●Trans fat 1g
●Potassium 204 mg
●Cholesterol 49 mg
●Calcium 148 mg
●Vitamin A 250IU
●Vitamin C 3mg
Banana pancakes with Bisquick are yummy and will make you full to kick start your day with much-required energy.
The recipes are easy to follow and require minimal time and effort.
Follow them to spice up your breakfast ideas today.