Farmer's Daughter

Although 20+ years removed from the farm, farmer's daughter is still a title I enjoy.
Growing up on a farm taught me many invaluable lessons, two of those being frugality and creativity.
Now as a wife and a mom, I love to put into practice what I learned growing up as a
Farmer's Daughter.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maple-Topped Oven Pancakes

I love those recipe books you find in the checkout lane at Walmart or Kroger - from Pillsbury, Taste of Home, Bisquick . . . I have a hard time passing them up.

Actually I have a hard time passing up a lot of things in the checkout lane.

Standing there waiting, I suddenly feel the need to buy Chapstick when my lips aren't even chapped or travel size Febreeze, or a two-pack of playing cards, or a mini flashlight . . .

I guess that is why all of that stuff is there - it's pretty good marketing actually.

But I suppose buying a cookbook and a diet Snapple Peach Tea is better than buying a Snickers and a Doggie Snuggie in order to fulfill my compulsive shopping need.

Although Scooby would look pretty doggone cute in a Doggie Snuggie.

Scooby in his hoodie.

This recipe is from a Bisquick Breakfast and Brunches cookbook I picked up years ago. It is an easy way to feed the entire family pancakes without standing in the kitchen all morning.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup
1 1/2 cups Bisquick Original baking mix
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Maple-flavored syrup, if desired.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 1/2 cup brown sugar, the margarine and syrup in 1 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Pour into ungreased 13x9x2 cake pan.

Beat remaining ingredients in medium bowl, using wire whisk or fork, until blended. Carefully pour over syrup mixture.

Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when touched in center. Cut into 3-inch squares; turn each square upside down onto plate. Serve immediately, with maple flavored syrup.

Note: If you do not have Bisquick on hand you can substitute the following:

1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt

Another note: Just be careful with Bisquick and pancake mixes. Mother always stores hers in the freezer which is what I do. This is probably a good idea because mold can grow in opened boxes - especially outdated boxes. This mold can cause serious allergic reactions in people who are allergic to mold. Aways check the date on the box before using.

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Brian B said...

When will these be on our menu?

Me said...

Saturday for breakfast if you are good.

Brian B said...

It is real ify then.

Emmalea said...

You must fix this next Christmas Eve! Or teach Brian how to do it. He was in charge of pancakes this past celebration.

Sounds Yummy. Let us know what you think Brian. Surely you can be good for 1 more day.