Do you use eggs in your pancake mix?

United States
May 26, 2009 2:21pm CST
The other day, I made pancakes from a mix. The instructions said to add two eggs, so I did. And it ended up tasting really bad. I could actually taste the egg in the cooked pancake! Yuck! Don't get me wrong. I love eggs. But, not in my pancakes. So, this morning, I made pancakes again and left out the eggs. The pancakes were delicious! They were so light and fluffy. And, they ended up being these huge, mammoth pancakes cause they fluffed up so much. One pancake was enough per person, versus the usual short stack. I added some melted butter into the pancake mix and that helped. Do you always use eggs in your pancake mix?
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
26 May 09
I usually just use the prepackage pancake mix and add water. When I used to make it from scratch I did add eggs. The pancake mix I use taste good to me.
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• United States
26 May 09
That is wierd! Lately I have been using the Fiber One pancake mix (extra fiber and you cant even taste the difference!) All you have to add for those is either water or milk. I dont think I have ever added eggs to pancake mix! Having eggs cooked in your pancakes so that you can taste the eggs sounds terrible! Im glad you found a way to make them not so gross, even if the box told you to add them. I always make small pancakes, so everyone always eats a couple. It is easier to not overeat that way!
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@jerzgirl (7091)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
26 May 09
I buy pancake mix that only needs water - the other ingredients are already in it. But, I do think homemade pancake batter might include eggs. I agree with you, though....if you can taste the eggs in the pancake, there's too much egg there.
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@cher913 (25902)
• Canada
26 May 09
we do but we make our pancakes from scratch. its not that hard to do and i make them because my family doesnt like the mix (i do and have added eggs with no problem).
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@SomeCowgirl (32277)
• United States
26 May 09
Maybe home made from scratch, but I don't know why a mix suggests adding eggs except for maybe to add a bit of flavor or fluff? I don't know but I guess to each their own. I don't think the taste of eggs in the mix would taste good but I won't knock it until I try it for myself. I like to put syrup on my eggs sometimes if we have pancakes and eggs.
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• United States
26 May 09
I was using the Bisquick baking mix, which claims to be the original Pancake mix. It's pretty good stuff. If you ever use it, try it without the egg. It's better that way. Before, I'd been using the Hungry Jack pancake mix and they only say to add water. I don't use water in my pancake mix, cause it tastes bad. Our local water supply has a weird taste. So I swap out milk or buttermilk in place of water and it's always more of a dessert style breakfast.
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• United States
27 May 09
Yeah, it's so good with buttermilk. Maybe a little richer than some people like, but still really good.
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@SomeCowgirl (32277)
• United States
27 May 09
I think that my grandmother might have used the bisquick mix and maybe my mom but for the most part it's been Aunt Jemima's, I think for both my mom and my grandmother. Now when we have it we get that or just the food lion, or wal mart brand. Using buttermilk and milk must add a sweeter more fluffier and fulfilling taste to it.
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@GardenGerty (70522)
• Marion, Kansas
27 May 09
I always put eggs in the pancakes. I also try to add whole grains, or other things. I had one recipe that you put the egg yolks into the batter, whip the whites to be like merigue, and fold them in.
• United States
27 May 09
I'm not sure why my egg pancakes turned out so wrong. They just did. Sometimes, I add a half cup of bran cereal to the pancake mix along with raisins or chopped fruit and that seems to be popular with my family.
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@Annmac (950)
27 May 09
I'm surprised a pancake mix needed eggs added! The only ones I've used have had dried egg in. The basic batter is only flour, eggs and milk anyway, so I prefer to make my own. The mixes also have salt and preservatives added and to be honest I think they are far too expensive for what little is in them and they don't really save you any time!
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• Philippines
27 May 09
I like pancakes too but i cannot see anything being sold in this country to where i stay. Anyway i will get a recipe online and see if i can make it from scratch too. I will also read the suggestions of some mylot friends here on how they made pancakes too. Speaking of eggs, i don't have issues with that. Probably the taste we have for plain pancake mix will really taste different if we added egg just like what you have said, you did not like the taste or outcome of it. But anyway as long as there is a honey to top it with , i am okey with that. I also wanted to try the mousse cream but it will be difficult to look at it again here.
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• United States
27 May 09
I use egg whites in my pancake. I beat them with a hand mixer until they form peaks and then I gently fold them into my pancake batter. It makes the pancakes light and fluffy.
• Canada
27 May 09
I add eggs sometimes when it ask for it on the pankcake mix. I do notice a different taste when I do add eggs. I'm sure that it has to do with taste like having buttermilk pancakes. Now, I just use the add water mix only. LOL.
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• China
27 May 09
I add eggs in the pancake mix always,many people do that,i believe?the pancakes without eggs are not delicious?maybe your method of cooking is wrong,yes or no?
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@sharksfin (1099)
• Philippines
27 May 09
As far as I am concerned, pancake mixes really should have eggs. Am I wrong? I mean, I have been cooking pancakes for some time now and I always put eggs.
@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
27 May 09
I make my pancakes from scratch and always use egg in the mix..another tip for making them fluffy is to separate the whites and beat them until they form peaks,then fold the beaten whites into the mixture..just a thought..did You check the ingredients on your packet mixes..wouldn't they have dried egg on the list somewhere?!
@Bluepatch (2482)
• Trinidad And Tobago
27 May 09
I figure eggs make them more nourishing. I've done them without eggs and they were okay but I felt that they weren't as nourishing as with the eggs. In a kind of way they taste better too with eggs, like more substantial, if you know what I mean.
• United States
27 May 09
Hello, To be honest I like to use the pancake mix ,that no eggs are required. To me the no egg required pancake mix taste so much better, and they are faster and easier to make, and these days I'am all for making things simple and easy for myself, i think I will make some pancakes in the morning for me and mt family for breakfast. Happy My Lotting!
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@Trensue (3707)
• United States
27 May 09
I don't use a mix but there are eggs in the recipe I use. I can not say that I actually taste them, but I like eggs so perhaps I wouldn't notice. Do you use syrup? Maybe that hides the egg taste for me. Now I have to wonder!
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@KitchenK (39)
• Australia
27 May 09
I always use one egg in my pancake mix, I make mine from scratch though. Although I mix the milk and egg together before I add it to the flour and caster sugar. Mine usually turn out pretty good, all I use is two cups of flour, a few tablespoons of caster sugar; one egg and a cup of milk. I sift the flour and sugar together, then I sift it again. It just seems to get that airyness in the mix. Most of the premade pancake mixes I've tried turn out horrible which is why I resorted to making my own.
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• United States
27 May 09
All pancakes have eggs. Eggs help to give the cake a spongy texture... Even mixes that only require water have dehydrated eggs in them. If you could taste the egg you probably didn't mix well enough. I usually scramble eggs in a coffee mug with a fork then add it to whatever I'm making.
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@Zelmarq (11228)
• Philippines
27 May 09
Yes i do put eggs onmy pan cake. It makes it complete.
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@pyewacket (43943)
• United States
27 May 09
Believe it or not I've never used a pancake mix but have always made pancakes from scratch and it does call for eggs---the recipe is one I've used forever and they have always come out nice and fluffy Here's the recipe I use http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fluffy-Pancakes/Detail.aspx
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