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I can’t believe Halloween is over and its November! Where did the time go? Christmas is up everywhere and I may or may not have already started decorating. I just can’t help myself. I want all the Christmas for as long as I can. Today, I wanted to share one of our go-to breakfasts for holidays and every day. Its quick, easy, and the kids love it.
Our favorite pancake mix at our house is Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix. It is so easy to have the mix on hand and just add water. Over the years we have perfected this pancake recipe. I should say Grandpa has perfected this. My husband’s dad is the master in the kitchen. He does everything so well and loves to cook. Mr. Whitelane definitely takes after him and is a dream in the kitchen. My husband can make a dinner out of nothing taste like a million bucks.
Our family secret to making this box mix taste like a homemade dream is…….sour cream or cottage cheese. I am telling you that these ingredients added to the mix create the fluffiest, softest, and melt in your mouth pancakes you will ever taste. It is kid approved and most people won’t even notice your little secret. Maybe a little more likely they will notice with the cottage cheese. The sour cream just blends right into the mix.
The trick is just to cut the water that the box/bag calls for in half. Instead of that other half of water, you are going to add the sour cream or cottage cheese. You will have equal parts water to the sour cream or cottage cheese. The consistency should be the same as it would normally look. Feel free to add less or more of each ingredient until you get the consistency you want.
Just bake them on the griddle following the normal package directions as usual and be amazed! It is such an easy little hack that makes the pancakes taste so much better. I like to top our pancakes with my favorite Mountain Berry Kodiak Syrup. Now go impress all your family with this simple breakfast hack and enjoy!