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Shelf-Stable Pancake Batter You Can Pour Straight From The Bottle Now Exists

For those who don’t know how to create their own pancake batter or think it takes too long to use a powdered mix, making pancakes in the morning just got infinitely easier.

Photo courtesy of DreamPak

DreamPak just created a shelf-stable pancake batter they’re about to start selling by the bottle. It can last outside of the fridge (even after opening), and is safe to consume even before you pour it onto the griddle. Why you would chug straight pancake batter is beyond me, but if you’re down, so is this mix.

Each bottle contains enough batter to make 15 servings, though you can be creative with tiny pancakes discs or massive fluffy ones. So far, only a buttermilk flavor is available, but there’s potential for inclusions like chocolate chips in future iterations of the product. There’s always the ability to add your own flavors to whatever’s inside the bottle, but you’ll wanna check that those are shelf-stable as well before leaving the entire thing out.

For pancake enthusiasts, this might seem like too far a shortcut, especially if you prefer homemade batters that you can flavor and mix up the flours in. There’s also no egg or dairy in this product, according to DreamPak representatives, so anyone who craves those ingredients in their batter may find it a bit lacking.

Still, this takes pancakes in the morning to ultra-convenient levels it hasn’t been at before, since you can just wake up, turn the stove on, and start flipping pancakes as soon as your pan is hot. It’s also pretty useful for backpacking or camping trips since it can last without the need for fresh eggs or milk.

DreamPak will start selling these bottles in select grocery chains like Hy-Vee this coming March.

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Sweets

How to Make Ginormous, Fluffy Pancakes with Your Rice Cooker

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Pancakes are fantastic, buttery beings. The post-cleanup can be disastrous, however, with your fingers covered in egg goo and batter dripping from every inch of kitchen surface. Dramatizations aside, if you crave the idea of a homemade breakfast but are known to burn an eggo waffle, this DIY pancake alternative was made for you.

First, you’ll need a rice cooker. Those man made wonders that ensure you get fluffy, heavenly rice every time. Turns out, they also make great receptacles for fluffy, ginormous pancakes. Second, throw in all the usual ingredients for pancakes into the rice cooker pot (the detachable part) and mix. Next, flip on the start button and wait about 45 minutes. When it’s done, you should be able to wiggle it out with a spatula and dig in. RocketNews24 warns first-timers to not fill the pot too high, as the pancake may rise, fuse with the lid and result in a uncooked center.

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If you want to really spruce it up, you can add cocoa powder to the mix…

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or sweet black beans.

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We’re thinking of trying a bacon bits and pineapple version soon. Like the pizza, but with pancakes. I swear that sounded better in our heads.

Picthx Naver Matome

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Recipes

Here’s How To Make Dirty, Dirty Banana Pancakes

Look at those luscious, warm pancakes… calling your name. So unassuming, covered in warm maple syrup. Look how light and fluffy they look. Beware: these warm, fluffy, luscious, delicious pancakes have secrets.

Deep, dark secrets. The kind of secrets you would only tell your best friend. The kind of secrets you keep hidden from future pancake-eaters while they sit in the other room patiently awaiting their breakfast. Smelling the sweet pancakes as they cook, none the wiser that these pancakes … have got a dark side.

It’s not just the over-ripe bananas that add a softness to the texture and a layer of sweetness. Not just the cinnamon that will immediately warm even the coldest of hearts… it’s… well, I’m ashamed to say it. I’ll just tell you. Are you ready? Shh, don’t tell anyone

It’s pancake mix. (Gasp!)

Try not to judge these for their pancake mix, but for their infinite adaptability and ease of preparation. I often add crumbled, cooked bacon (for the BF), but we didn’t have any around the house due to my lack of control around my new turkey bacon.

So yes, I’m using pancake mix, but when it’s early in the morning and you want something a little bit different and you’re not motivated enough to make anything from scratch, or even change out of your pajamas — you’ll thank me. You really will. I promise.

Dirty, Dirty Banana Pancakes

  • Pancake mix, prepared to directions
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg (maybe like 1/8 tsp?)
  • Sliced bananas, for serving
  • Warm maple syrup, for serving

1. Mix cinnamon and nutmeg with dry pancake mix. Mix vanilla with wet ingrdients. Gently add wet ingredients to dry.

2. Mash bananas and gently fold into batter.

3. Cook according to directions (I heat the pan until a drop of water will dance around the pan before it evaporates), flip pancakes when bubbles start to pop on the surface, and keep cooked pancakes warm in a 170 degree oven.

4. Serve with sliced bananas and warm maple syrup. Feel happy inside.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Video: "You Ain't Got No Pancake Mix!"

Anyone who has ever attended or even visited a college knows what a pleasure it is to have people yell about their religion to you. Hey I am totally for people and religion but no one likes to be yelled at when they are just innocently walking to class. The guy in this video took matters into his own hands. Who would of ever thought pancake mix and religion could match so well together?