Stack of five chocolate chip pancakes topped with a pat of butter and syrup on a round white plate next to a stainless steel fork and a glass of milk all on a white and grey marble surface (with logo overlay)

How to Make a Quick and Easy Bisquick Pancakes Recipe

This recipe for pancakes is quick and easy to make for the whole family any day of the week. Use simple ingredients or dress them up for many flavor combinations.

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Now and then, fluffy pancakes just sound like a delicious breakfast on a weekend morning. Or maybe even a great idea for breakfast for dinner! We do “Big Breakfast Sunday” at our house where we make something for breakfast on Sunday mornings that’s a change from our normal weekday routine. This week it was pancakes. Tyler requested chocolate chips in them, so that’s what we did.

This recipe is based on the basic pancake recipe on the side of the Bisquick box, and then I tweaked it some from there. I have always added some French Vanilla Coffee Creamer to my recipe like my dad always has. In the last year, we have been trying to cut processed foods, and that included the creamer. Now we make our own coffee creamer, so I use that instead. If you don’t have any coffee creamer, you can increase the amount of milk to 1/2 cup and add a little vanilla extract.

Quick and Easy Bisquick Pancakes

My easy pancake recipe only makes about ten small silver dollars pancakes, but that is a perfect amount for my family right now. You can easily double the recipe if you need more delicious pancakes. I have also doubled the recipe and made extra, then let them completely cool on the counter. Once they are cool, you can put them in a sealed container in the refrigerator to use within a couple of days.

Or you can freeze them for later. If you choose to freeze the pancakes, make sure they freeze individually before putting them in a container together. Otherwise, they will all stick to one another and be a mess. When we use the saved pancakes, I usually pop them in the toaster. This tends to heat them thoroughly and also keeps them from getting soggy as the microwave does.

Serving Suggestions and Classic Pancake Toppings

  • Add in mini chocolate chips (as I did)
  • Top pancakes with fresh fruit such as fresh blueberries and strawberries
  • Spread a bit of peanut butter or Nutella on the pancakes and slice up a few bananas
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkles
  • Drizzle with melted butter and maple syrup
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with lemon zest for a tangy pancake recipe
  • Chopped walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, or macadamia nuts
  • Apple butter, caramel sauce, butterscotch syrup, or fruit syrup
  • Fruit compote or fruit jam
  • Sausage, bacon, diced ham, or fried chicken

Bisquick Pancakes Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup Bisquick mix
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (or almond milk or soy milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup French Vanilla coffee creamer*
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or other add-in)
Stainless steel bowls with eggs, milk, and creamer below plastic measuring cups of mini chocolate chips and bisquick next to a stand mixer all on a wooden surface

Preparation

Heat a flat pan or electric griddle over medium heat and melt a little bit of butter, cooking spray, or grease with vegetable oil to keep the pancakes from sticking. You’ll know it’s the right temperature when a few drops of water “dance” across the surface of the pan. 

Mix the Bisquick, milk, egg, and creamer until all of the lumps are gone. I like to use the stand mixer with the whisk attachment to mix everything. If you turn the mixer to a high speed for a minute to get a lot of air in the batter, then you will have fluffier airy pancakes that are nice and thick. If you want thinner pancakes, skip that step and add a splash of more milk to the batter.

Stand mixer whisking pancake batter together on a wooden surface

When I make them with an add-in, I use the paddle attachment. I may have bent up my whisk slightly because of the chocolate chips.

Stand mixer with pancake batter covered with chocolate chips all on a wooden surface

Pour about 1/4-1/3 cup of pancake batter on the hot griddle, as many as you can fit at one time without them touching. Remember, the batter will spread out a little as well and they don’t have to be perfect pancakes. I like to make a lot of small pancakes because they are easier to handle and flip than bigger pancakes. 

Six small pancakes on a large flat skillet on a wooden surface

Once the pancakes are golden brown on the bottom, flip to cook the other side, usually about 3-5 minutes. My trick: when the batter starts to bubble, and those bubbles begin to pop; the pancakes are about ready to flip.

Six cooked small pancakes on a large flat skillet on a wooden surface

Let the other side cook for about 3-5 minutes as well, until they are done on both sides. Serve warm with maple syrup, butter, and any other desired toppings.

Stack of five chocolate chip pancakes topped with a pat of butter and syrup on a round white plate next to a stainless steel fork and a glass of milk all on a white and grey marble surface (vertical)

Bisquick Pancakes Leftovers

Storage: Leftover pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Reheating: We have found the best way to reheat cooked pancakes is in the toaster, toaster oven, or air fryer. It only takes a few minutes and keeps them from getting soggy like they would if heated in the microwave.

Freezing: To freeze pancakes, spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet, with parchment paper, aluminum foil, or wax paper between layers, until frozen. Then move them to a freezer bag. The pancakes can then be reheated from frozen as you would any other frozen pancake or waffle.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 24, 2016

Last Updated On: October 16, 2023

Stack of five chocolate chip pancakes topped with a pat of butter and syrup on a round white plate next to a stainless steel fork and a glass of milk all on a white and grey marble surface

Pancakes

This recipe for pancakes is quick and easy to make for the whole family any day of the week. Use simple ingredients or dress them up for many flavor combinations.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
bisquick
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bisquick pancakes
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breakfast
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chocolate
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chocolate chip pancakes
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chocolate chips
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pancakes
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syrup
Dietary Needs:
Nut-Free
Servings: 10 small pancakes
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup Bisquick mix
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (or almond milk or soy milk)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup French Vanilla coffee creamer*
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or other add-in)

Instructions

  • Heat a flat pan over medium heat
  • Melt butter on the pan
  • Mix all ingredients together until all lumps are gone
  • Pour into small circles on the pan
  • Once the batter is bubbly, about 2-3 minutes, flip carefully
  • When the pancake is done, about another 2-3 minutes, remove it from the pan
  • Repeat with the remaining batter

Notes

*If you don’t want to use the creamer, increase milk to 1/2 cup and add a splash of vanilla extract
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Nutrition Facts
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Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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24 thoughts on “How to Make a Quick and Easy Bisquick Pancakes Recipe”

  1. On Sundays, when we are making breakfast together, I make myself waffles but my girls love pancakes and of course, we have to make both. The older one makes pancake for dinner, I will share recipe with her.

  2. Adding French Vanilla Creamer is such an interesting idea. I will have to try that next time; now I’m thinking pancakes for father’s day would be great!

  3. 5 stars
    Breakfast lunch or dinner pancakes are always an excellent idea! I need to try this recipe this weekend and make sure to take lots of pictures! 😉

  4. 5 stars
    This does look so delicious. But my daughter and I have always loved the bisquick pancakes. Was one of my favorite things to make for my daughter when she was younger. I usually added chocolate chips with them.

  5. 5 stars
    I can eat pancakes for breakfast all day every day and this easy and simple homemade recipe looks just perfect. Can’t wait to try this recipe as a weekend special.

  6. 5 stars
    Both my kids love pancakes but we don’t like the taste of store bought, so its good to know that these can be frozen as well. Will be trying out the Bisquick pancakes this weekend

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