Bisquick Pancakes

Best bisquick pancake recipe

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
145 Calories
8g Fat
9g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 9g
Calcium 150mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pancakes are kids' favorite weekend breakfast, and Bisquick pancakes have always been fast and easy. But have you ever thought about making them even fluffier?

Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking mix sold by General Mills under its Betty Crocker brand, consisting of flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder (a leavening agent). Add milk, egg, and butter to the dry mix and voila! You have pancake batter that is ready to transform into a warm, comforting breakfast.

This recipe uses a secret ingredient: seltzer water. The bubbles make your pancakes extra airy and light. Perfect for soaking up that maple syrup.


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup seltzer water
  • 2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for bisquick pancakes
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  2. Heat an electric skillet to 325 F. Or place a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

    Place skillet on high heat
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  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seltzer water.

    Whisk together eggs, milk, seltzer
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  4. Stir in the baking mix just until mixed and the large lumps have disappeared, but small lumps remain. Be careful not to over-mix.​

    Stir in baking mix
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  5. Let the batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes.​

    Let batter rest
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  6. Melt the butter on griddle or skillet, if using.​ (You can also use nonstick cooking spray.)

    Melt butter on skillet
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  7. Ladle 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the griddle.​

    Ladle pancake onto the griddle
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  8. Cook until tiny bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes and the bottom starts to brown. If the bottom starts to brown before the pancakes are cooked, turn the heat down.

    Cook into tiny bubbles
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  9. Flip with a spatula and cook until the other side turns golden brown.

    Flip with a spatula
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  10. Serve with all your favorite toppings, such as sliced strawberries and maple syrup.

    Serve with your favorite toppings
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  11. Enjoy!