Sometimes we just want something different for breakfast. This recipe for pancakes is quick and easy to make for the family any day.Jump to Recipe
Now and then, pancakes just sound like an excellent breakfast. Or maybe even a great idea for breakfast for dinner! We aren’t creative with breakfast here, so I like to change it up once a week or so if I can. And only on the weekends when we usually aren’t as busy. This week, it was pancakes. Tyler requested chocolate chip pancakes, so that’s what we did.
This recipe is based on the 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 and add a little vanilla extract.
My recipe only makes about ten small pancakes, but that is a perfect amount for my family right now. You can easily double the recipe if you need more 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, 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.
Step by Step
Heat a flat pan over medium heat and melt a little bit of butter to keep the pancakes from sticking. Mix all of the ingredients 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 to get a lot of air in the batter, then you will have fluffier pancakes.
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.
Pour about 1/4-1/3 cup of batter on the pan, as many as you can fit at one time without them touching. Remember, the batter will spread out a little as well. I like to make a lot of small pancakes because they are easier to handle and flip than a bigger pancake.
Once the pancakes are cooked 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.
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.
Originally Published On: November 24, 2016
Last Updated On: September 15, 2019
- 1/4 tbsp butter
- 1 cup bisquick
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup french vanilla coffee creamer*
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or other add-in)
- Heat flat pan over medium heat
- Melt butter on pan
- Mix all ingredients together until all lumps are gone
- Pour into small circles on pan
- Once batter is bubbly, about 2-3 minutes, flip carefully
- When pancake is done, about another 2-3 minutes, remove from pan
- Repeat with remaining batter
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.
24 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Bisquick Pancakes”
I will share this post with my brother, who used to prepare pancakes on Sundays!
I FRIGGIN LOVE PANCAKES!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO MAKE SOME – for breakfast, lunch . & dinner today! ha!
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.
Pancakes are my fav and especially with extra choco chips!! yummy! Gonna try this weekend
You just brought back so many memories with those pancakes. My dad used bisquick for everything
I make a homemade bisquick mix that we like to use. Will try it with your recipe.
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!
They look simply delicious and fingerlicking tempting. Love the way you have cooked 4 in one.
adding french vanilla creamer to your batter is a interesting idea! I won’t have thought to do that but I might have to try it!
Yummy! This looks perfect. I am hungry just reading your post! Definitely going to make this recipe!
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! 😉
We love pancakes for breakfast or dinner also! They certainly look tasty, have to try this recipe.
Ohh this is so awesome because I can never figure out how to get my pancakes right!! I will try following your instructions!!
Oh yum! I love French vanilla I will have to try this!
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.
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.
I love it! It’s the perfect way to serve up a fun and special weekend breakfast without having to be in the kitchen for an eternity.
My 12-year-old daughter is always making pancakes. These ones sound really nice. Going to have to try and get to to make me some
I love love love pancakes especially when they’re fluffy….I never had Bisquick pancakes…Looks so good…
Those look so sweet and delicious, I definitely would love to have these for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!
It looks really so yummy to eat. I wish u can eat that right now. I will have to try this.
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
How do I add in the chocolate chips in the batter?
Hi Chanel, you can add them after mixing the batter. Use a spatula to fold them in so they don’t get broken by an electric mixer if you’re using one.