Food Stamps Cooking Club: Professional Pancakes?

January 28th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

You can perform like a professional chef with Magic Master Mix!

We have been concentrating on the Magic Master Mix and today we’ll share the method for PANCAKES!  These are so quick and easy and so very satisfying for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


2  cups Magic Master Mix  *See our new Recipe Page for details

1   1/4  cups water or milk

1  egg, beaten

1  teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients, stirring just enough to moisten dry ingredients.  Drop by spoon onto hot nonstick or greased griddle or frying pan.  When bubbles appear on the surface of the cakes, they are ready to be turned.  Cook to well browned.  This will give you about 12 to 16 pancakes.

Dress them up with syrup or honey, fruit and/or yogurt.  If they are a large enough, you can put some preserves or pieces of fruit in the center, along with – dare we say it? – whipped topping and roll them!   Lip smackin’ good!

When I was little, my dad used to sprinkle sugar over a pancake, shake a sprinkle of cinnamon on it, and roll it.  He would dunk one end into his coffee.   Now THAT is pancake heaven!

Here we are, smack dab at the end of the month.  The Angel Food bundles will arrive tomorrow but many of us are looking at bare cupboards and empty fridges this time of the month.

Pancakes are a wonderful, cheerful way to fill that gap.  Waffles are just right down luxurious.  Looky here:


2  cups Magic Master Mix

1  1/4  cups water or milk

1  egg, beaten

1  tablespoon melted shortening or vegetable oil

1  teaspoon vanilla

Bake in a preheated waffle iron.  This will make 4 small waffles.  You might like to double or triple the recipe and keep the finished waffles warm in your oven as they all finish baking.

AHHHhhhh.  Comfort food!

Do you use SNAP or WIC, using their EBT cards?  If you do, you will see the value in the Magic Master Mix.  Maybe you have goods from a food pantry or you have procured a bundle of food commodities.  It may be that you are just frugal and watch every penny of your food budget.  If you have Angel Food you still may need to fill in the corners of your month…these are the reasons we are here.  We want to help you.

It is just delightful to have new faces around the Club House!  Can you hear us squealing and doing the Happy Dance as the names come in?  We love your comments and make every effort to reply to them in a timely fashion.

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  1. lynn woes says:

    Yummy Pancakes! We eat them every monday at our house. Great food for a wic family- cheap and filling! Make them with some milk. If you get baby cereal or baby fruits you can stir some in. Make them with the milk instead of water if you have extra milk from WIC. If you have eggs from WIC that aren’t getting used serve your pancakes with a side of scrambled eggs! Don’t forget wic juice or wic milk to complete your meal!

  2. Webmaster says:

    I’m coming to put my toes under your table on MONDAY, Lynn! Be sure to set me a place! JUST KIDDING!

    I had not thought of using baby food in pancakes. This is why we Club Members need one another! Thank you so much!

    Mother Connie

  3. Maxine says:

    Although I don’t often keep master mix or Bisquick on hand and normally make pancakes and waffles from scratch, I will tell you that MM/BQ pancakes are MUCH better than what you can make with pancake mix. Even my son figured this out a couple of years ago and keeps Bisquick on hand, just for pancakes and waffles (everything else would be too much like cooking, LOL).

    Being as I am older than dirt, I have the original Make-a-Mix Cookery Book and it only cost $6.95! Their recipe for Quick Mix is about the same as Connie’s, except they used shortening, such as Crisco. They have recipes for Quick Mix including doughnuts, coffee cake, muffins and quick breads, several main dishes, cookies, cakes, shortcakes and cobblers. You can use Connie’s recipe for any Bisquick recipe. Their recipe for Velvet Crumb Cake is exceptionally good, and a classic.

  4. Webmaster says:

    Maxine, me love, I have a question for you: How old IS dirt? grin

    I think it’s fab that your next generation has picked up the idea that “from scratch” beats all! It will look good on his resume, too, whenever he shops for a wife…

    I love hearing about your old cookbook and its bargain price. I was the OVERJOYED recipient recently of a pile of books and the cookbooks are some of my faves. I can spend lots of time perusing and planning from those yellowing pages!

    WHEN we ever have a meet up I think the price of admission should be for everyone to bring their 3 favorite cookbooks!

    Thanks, Maxine.

    Mother Connie

  5. Maxine says:

    Dirt is happy to announce it goes on Medicare Tuesday. Happy because it is going to save a bundle on medical insurance hereafter. Dirt is not happy to announce it will be 65 years old “sometime” in February–but that seems to be the price it must pay to save a few bucks on insurance. Oh, well.

    I don’t understand how this can be happening. I am a baby boomer, for crying out loud! If I haven’t grown up yet, how can I be eligible for Medicare???

  6. Webmaster says:

    Oh, so THAT’s how old dirt is. I was wondering. I suppose that means AARP has been hotly pursuing you for the past decade and a half. ROLL EYES HERE.

    Maxine, when this blog was born not all that long ago, Mother Connie hardly envisioned the wonderful sense of community that has grown up around it! Good people who love cooking and food and saving money and appreciate other people have gathered together in the Virtual Club House…are we having FUN yet?

    Mother Connie’s heart is overflowing with joy from all the great mail and comments that have graced this past week. I can hardly wait for the next batch of mail and comments!

    BTW, may Mother Connie be the first to wish you Happy Birthday!

    It’s a pity, though, you can’t just be 33. Then we could be twins. grin

    Mother Connie