This weekend, I gave the new Gluten Free Bisquick Baking Mix a try. I do not personally avoid gluten, but I am lactose-free, so I'm always excited when big food corporations like General Mills start taking dietary considerations into, well, consideration.
Weekend pancakes have recently become a tradition in my home and if I don't have time for full-on homemade pancakes (our Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes recipe is one of my all-time favorites), I usually reach for Bisquick's Heart Smart mix. So I figured the pancakes would be a great recipe to try out.
The recipe was, of course, incredibly easy and quick to mix up. For a little extra flavor, I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a few dashes of cinnamon.
I don't know what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised how similarly the gluten-free pancakes cooked to the regular kind. Tiny bubbles and golden edges helped indicate when it was time to flip. Each pancake turned out fluffy and not too thick – just right! They tasted great, too. While they had a slight rice-y flavor, it definitely didn't bother me (the mix is made of rice flour after all). In the fall spirit, I served the pancakes with warm, delicious Sautéed Apples and about a tablespoon of maple syrup. Mmm!
Here's the recipe I used (and my alterations) from the back of the box:
Gluten Free Bisquick Pancakes
1 cup Bisquick Gluten Free mix
1 cup milk (I used dairy-free Almondmilk)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
(1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
(cinnamon, to taste)
– Stir ingredients until blended.
– Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot greased griddle.
– Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden.
Makes 10 pancakes.
So, have you tried Bisquick's new Gluten Free mix? Did you like it? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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