We love to camp as a family and part of the fun is planning the camping meals. We try to limit our fresh items when we’re on longer trips. There are lots of dry pancake mixes available but most call for eggs. We came up with a recipe that only requires water but is every bit as good as our homemade pancakes with eggs, milk, and butter. We picked up powdered milk and powdered egg whites at the Bulk Barn.
Yields plenty for two breakfasts for a hungry family of four
- 10 cups flour
- 2 cups powdered milk
- ½ cup powdered egg whites
- ¾ cup sugar
- 5 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp salt
Mix together all the ingredients and keep well sealed in a resealable plastic bag or container. Whisk dry pancake mix with enough water to make a batter consistency. ¼ cup of dry pancake mix makes approximately 2 silver dollar pancakes or 1 large pancake.
Cook in a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Pour batter into pan. When bubbles begin to break open on the surface of the pancake, flip and cook until set firmly.
You can sprinkle chopped apples, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, or bacon (!) over the batter immediately after you pour it onto the griddle, before it sets.
Try substituting some of the flour for buckwheat and powdered buttermilk for nonfat milk.
Try making a batch of caramelized apples ahead of time if you have a cooler. Keep in a plastic resealable bag and rehead in hot water before serving over pancakes.