Did you know you can freeze the excess batter? Oh, yes, you can. So, if you overestimated yourself and made a dosage for an army that you don’t need to use now, just pour it into a zip-top bag. Roll the batter up into a cone shape in the bag to ensure that all the excess air is out. Seal and place in the freezer!
When you decide to use it up, thaw in warm water, snip off a corner of the zip bag, and pipe directly onto the frying pan.
However, there is another idea to use the leftover batter. Turn it into different kinds of desserts. That’s the beauty of pancake recipes. They are so simple to make, and yet, they can yield the best mind-blowing pancake-dessert collisions. Easy, fast, and simple!
Pando’s or do-pans (as my kids like to call them) are made with donut molds to pour the batter in for cooking. What makes these pancakes donuts is the donut glaze, made with powdered sugar, melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Pour it warm over the pando’s and cover with colorful sprinkles.
To make muffins and cupcakes, all you need to do is pour the batter into muffin tins to bake. I love these for festive occasions because I can decorate them however I want. I usually make them for Christmas decorated as Santas with cream and strawberries. Easy-peasy and delicious!
You can make all sorts of cakes, but simply stacking pancakes on top of each other and using frosting in between as a glue.
My favorite recipe is the cheesecake variation, because of its freshness and lightness. Use cream cheese as a base for the frosting. For more lavish appearance, add some red food coloring into the batter and you’ll get red velvet mix instantly. Frost the whole cake or leave it “naked”.
4.Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
If you are going to prepare this wintry delight, bear in mind that it is best if the batter contains yeast. For these hotcakes to resemble the original rolls in looks and taste as much as possible, they need to rise during cooking. The cinnamon swirl is made of the same batter mixed with brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon.
You will find various Oreo pancake recipes out there, from absolutely decadent to vegan. I find the vegan version perfect because my kids love it (they have no idea they’re eating vegan, of course!). I can cook them guilt-free because I know they are not as unhealthy and sugary as the standard sugary hotcakes. The recipe is made with dark chocolate cocoa powder added to the batter, and the frosting in between is made by combining coconut butter, coconut milk, and vanilla.
6.Apple Pie Pancakes
Another healthier recipe which calls for whole wheat flour and honey instead of sugar in the batter. You can capture the taste by adding diced apple and cinnamon into the batter. But the best way is to prepare a rich, luscious topping with cooked apples, butter, and cinnamon. For an even greater level of decadence, add part of this sauce into the batter.
Try not to overeat. I dare you!