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I had the most delicious pancakes of my gluten-free life this a.m. I've tried making pancakes with Pamela's mix and other mixes & recipes but while they were good, they didn't replace those wonderful Bisquick pancakes.

Then, Nini gave me an idea! She told me that she uses Gluten Free Pantry's Quick Mix as a 1:1 substitute in all of the Bisquick recipes (the "Impossible Pies," etc.) I haven't tried those casserole-type dishes yet, but this morning I thought I'd follow her suggestion by substituting GFP Quick Mix for Bisquick in the Bisquick pancake recipe (found online)....OMG!! For those of you who grew up with Sunday morning pancakes and just haven't found "the right pancake" recipe since going gluten-free you have got to try this. I've been gluten free for a year, but one bite of pancake this morning took me back to the dining room breakfast table of my childhood!

Thank you, Nini, for another great tip!!!

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you are so welcome! my pleasure! I am so glad that you had a good dining experience with your pancakes! Just wait til you try the impossible chicken broccoli chedder pie... Oh man!

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I don't see anything magical in the ingredients in their mix--can't we mix up the same ingredients ourselves and not go broke buying pancake mix?

I don't mean to diss Glutenfree Pantry--I just get angry when I see them charging 7 bucks for about 50 cents worth of ingredients. Or is it my local grocery store who is marking it up that high?

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it's your local store marking it up that high... I got a bunch of it on sale last month for $2.50 each...

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Oh my gosh, as of now all I can think of is PANCAKES...... :huh: I've just gotta make these! Don't have the mix....any idea on flour substitution? I've got several flours.....may just go experiment but it might not be pretty.......


SUSIE

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"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Well, that's certainly better than 7 bucks! I think my local grocery thinks it's doing us a huge favor by offering anything gluten-free at all, but I refuse to let them hold my bank account hostage for something that I can whip together in 2 minutes! :ph34r:

Come to think of it, even $2.50 for a bag of pancake mix that only makes one batch is awfully pricey compared to Bisquick or even compared to the Asian grocery store prices of 69 cents a pound for finely ground rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch. And cornstarch can be bought in bulk at Costco.

Darn it, I'm still mad!

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Oh my gosh, as of now all I can think of is PANCAKES...... :huh: I've just gotta make these! Don't have the mix....any idea on flour substitution? I've got several flours.....may just go experiment but it might not be pretty.......

Here's what I use:

gluten-free Pancake/Waffle Mix (BULK)

2 cups brown rice flour

2 cups white rice flour

2 cups potato starch

1 cup tapioca flour

1 cup cornstarch

4 Tablespoons baking powder

8 Tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons xanthan gum

Mix it all together, and store it in something airtight. For pancakes, mix 2 cups of mix with 1 1/2 cups of milk (buttermilk works nicely, as does a mix of yogurt and milk), 3 eggs, 4 Tablespoons of oil, and a teaspoon of vanilla.

Sometimes I find myself needing to add much more milk, depending on how thick the buttermilk is.

You can use all brown rice flour or all white rice flour, too.

Serve with REAL maple syrup and butter--yum yum yum!!!!

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Come to think of it, even $2.50 for a bag of pancake mix that only makes one batch is awfully pricey compared to Bisquick or even compared to the Asian grocery store prices of 69 cents a pound for finely ground rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch. And cornstarch can be bought in bulk at Costco.

Darn it, I'm still mad!

Oh no, it doesn't require the entire mix. Use the GFP "Quick Mix" as a 1:1 substitute for Bisquick. I think I used 1/2 c milk (darifree) 1 egg and 1 cup Quick Mix. This made 4 very large pancakes...plenty for hubby and me.

Sure, you can mix it yourself and do other flour combos. Pancakes can be made a multitude of ways. DH and I were very happy with these that REALLY tasted like "glutenous" Bisquick pancakes.

No recipe/idea is right for everyone. If you have a method you like, stick with it. Certainly, if the above suggestion doesn't fit your style and needs, you're free to not try it.

As I said in my original post, "For those of you who grew up with Sunday morning pancakes and just haven't found 'the right pancake' recipe since going gluten-free you have got to try this."

YUMMMMYYYY!!!! :D

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you are so welcome! my pleasure! I am so glad that you had a good dining experience with your pancakes! Just wait til you try the impossible chicken broccoli chedder pie... Oh man!

I can't wait to try that one!

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I'm sorry, Jaten, I didn't mean to imply that Nini's idea/recipe wasn't great--just that #1) it is not affordable for me (I have a family of 5, all hungry), and #2) I think there is a way to exactly duplicate the mix far more affordably.

These are the ingredients of the quick mix:

Ingredients:

Brown rice flour, white rice flour, cornstarch, powdered buttermilk, crystallized honey, xanthan gum, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, mono-calcium phosphate), baking soda, salt.

The bulk of the ingredients is the mix of 3 flours, which, as I said, cost 69 cents a pound. The cheapest I've ever seen it at my local grocery is $5.99, on sale.

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OMG......pancake update.......after reading these posts yesterday, I found my unopened bag of Bob's gluten-free Baking Mix......and made my pancakes (adding a smidgen of xantham gum and a bit of vanilla)......holy lord, I was in utter heaven.....they were the MOST delicious little dream-cloud fluffs, cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside (I like mine quite thin, like crepes so added more water). With heated butter and pure maple syrup...... :rolleyes: I ate so many that I felt a bit sick, actually, and lapsed into sort of a... "pancake coma?" :huh:

And then, there was more batter left over, couldn't see wasting it so ate some more later. :huh: And then I felt really quesy during my afternoon Christmas shopping.....but in a good and satisfied pancake-y sort of way. :) Oh, my, they were tasty......and now my pancake urge is satisfied for at least another month or so. But it was SO nice to have something that was even BETTER, actually, than the kind I used to eat (Krusteaz)!!!


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Don't have naything to say about pancakes but after hearing nini talk so much about the Gluten Free Pantry Quick Mix I have been on a hunt for it in my area. They don't carry it at the stores here, but they special ordered it for me and I'll get it tomorrow. I am excited to try it, I'm making biscuits with it for Christmas Eve.

I will have to try making pancakes with it too, they sound good!

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it's your local store marking it up that high... I got a bunch of it on sale last month for $2.50 each...

Nini, Where did you find it for 2.50? It's 4.95 on the GFP web site and our local markets don't carry that particular mix. I live in Illinois across the river from St. Louis.

Sue

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Nini, Where did you find it for 2.50? It's 4.95 on the GFP web site and our local markets don't carry that particular mix. I live in Illinois across the river from St. Louis.

Sue

at my local health food co op... they got it in on a "power buy" and had it on sale... it's normally about $4.50

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I had the most delicious pancakes of my gluten-free life this a.m. I've tried making pancakes with Pamela's mix and other mixes & recipes but while they were good, they didn't replace those wonderful Bisquick pancakes.

Then, Nini gave me an idea! She told me that she uses Gluten Free Pantry's Quick Mix as a 1:1 substitute in all of the Bisquick recipes (the "Impossible Pies," etc.) I haven't tried those casserole-type dishes yet, but this morning I thought I'd follow her suggestion by substituting GFP Quick Mix for Bisquick in the Bisquick pancake recipe (found online)....OMG!! For those of you who grew up with Sunday morning pancakes and just haven't found "the right pancake" recipe since going gluten-free you have got to try this. I've been gluten free for a year, but one bite of pancake this morning took me back to the dining room breakfast table of my childhood!

Thank you, Nini, for another great tip!!!

Where do I find the Gluten Free Pantry's Quick Mix recipe? I am looking for the perfect pancake that tastes like the Bisquick pancake and still can't find one. Already tried Pam's and thought it was doughy on the inside even though the outside was dark.

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