Tips and Tricks
Tips for Making Krusteaz® Pancakes
There’s nothing quite like a plate full of golden brown, fresh-off-the-griddle pancakes drizzled in syrup.
Whether you’re making pancakes for a fun and tasty breakfast, or serving them up for a family dinner, follow our easy tips for making light and fluffy pancakes at home. Let’s get making!
Why Use Krusteaz® Pancake Mix?
You can feel good about serving Krusteaz® to your family. Our tasty and convenient pancake mix is made with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Just add water, whisk, and pour the batter on the griddle for delicious pancakes every time.
How to Mix Pancake Batter
Our just-add-water mix makes it super easy to whip up a batch of pancake batter.
- Lightly spoon mix it into measuring cup and level it off
- Use cold tap water for fluffier pancakes
- Gently hand-mix the batter with a whisk
- Let batter rest for 2 minutes
Spoon, Pour, or Scoop Pancake Mix?
Our box directions recommend spooning pancake mix into a measuring cup. But you can experiment by pouring the mix directly into a measuring cup or using the measuring cup to scoop it out of the box. For even fluffier pancakes, try the scooping method. Whichever technique you choose, you’ll get delicious results with Krusteaz®.
Should You Use Low Heat or High Heat to Make Pancakes?
The temperature of your griddle makes a difference. Too low and your pancakes will be tough. Too high and they will burn on the outside. That’s why pancakes need to be cooked on medium heat. The best temperature for pancakes is 375° F. Gradually heat your griddle or pan to avoid hot spots.
Should you use oil or butter to grease the griddle?
Unless you’re using a non-stick pan, you need to add a layer of oil or butter before pouring on the batter. This helps ensure that your pancake doesn’t stick to the pan.
How many times should you flip a pancake?
Only once! Pour the batter onto your preheated griddle, wait for the bubbles to appear, and then flip.
Can you use milk instead of water for pancakes?
You sure can! Instead of water, you can use any kind of milk, including almond milk and coconut milk, to mix up the pancake batter.
Can you add an egg to pancake mixes?
Yes. While an egg is not needed to make our pancakes light and fluffy, some Makers prefer the texture you get when you add an egg to the batter.
How do you get pancakes to come out the same size?
To get the perfect size pancake every time, use a scoop to measure the batter and gently pour it onto your griddle.
Can you mix pancake batter the night before?
Yes, you can make the batter the night before. Pancake batter can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Can you freeze pancake batter?
Of course! We recommend pouring the batter into a self-sealing plastic bag to store in the freezer. Frozen pancake batter is good for up to 1 month. To thaw, simply place in the fridge overnight.
Can I add fruit to Krusteaz® pancake mix?
Absolutely! Our pancake mix is the perfect foundation for your culinary creativity. Toss in a handful of blueberries, strawberries or a banana for a touch of fruity fun.
Does Krusteaz® have gluten-free pancakes?
Yes, we do! We have a wide variety of gluten-free products, including Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes Mix.
Should you use low heat or high heat to make pancakes?
The temperature of your griddle makes a difference. Too low and your pancakes will be tough. Too high and they’re burn on the outside. That’s why pancakes need to be cooked on medium heat. The best temperature for pancakes is 375° F. Gradually heat your griddle or pan to avoid hot spots.
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