So I keep some home-made pancake mix ready, just in case. Basically I make this with whole-wheat flour, add egg whites and milk powder with a tiny bit of sugar and a pinch of salt. When I need to make pancakes, I combine two tablespoons of the mix with 1/4 cup of milk, 1/2 tsp of melted butter and some optional top ups of fruits or chocolate. This will make 2 pancakes.
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Egg white - 2 tbsp
Milk Powder - 2 tbsp (see note 1)
Sugar - 1 tbsp (see note 1)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
If using sweetened milk powder, use 3 tbsp of the milk powder and omit the sugar.
Sift these ingredients together, thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.
For the pancakes:
Pancake mix - 2 tbsp
Melted butter - 1/2 tsp
Milk/Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
Fruits - Mashed banana, orange juice or chocolate chips - 2 tbsp
Oil - for making pancakes (see note 1)
Mix these together and make a light pancake batter. Do not over mix, else the pancakes will be tough.
Heat a girdle and spread some oil. Pour two tablespoon of the batter. When the pancakes are browned on one side, flip them and bake the other side. Once done, transfer to the serving plate and top with some maple syrup, butter and/or fruits and cream.