July 4th is almost here, and that means a lot of pancake breakfasts! One of the favorites in our family is a recipe that we learned from an old scouter named Ed Frasier. When he told us about them for the first time, we were incredulous! But, we tried them out and we have been eating them when the urge strikes ever since.
You can use any pancake recipe or mix that you would like. Today, I am using Bisquick because it is fast, easy and delicious. Just use the recipe for pancakes on the side of the box, substituting the root beer for the liquid called for. Or, if you use your own pancake recipe, replace the liquid with root beer. I also like to add a little root beer extract to boost the root beer flavor.
I usually make a double batch of the recipe. So, that means 4 c. ofBisquick, 4 beaten eggs and 2 c. of A&W. You substitute the root beer for the milk in the recipe. Then, about a teaspoon of root beer extract. If you don't have the extract, you don't have to use it, but I have found the root beer taste is much less noticeable without it. Make sure you let the foam head on the root beer go down in order to measure it. Then you bake the pancakes on your favorite cast iron griddle! (Lodge Brand is our favorite!)
Click on the pictures below to read the directions!
In advance of making the pancakes, I got the butter, syrup, strawberries, whipped cream and blueberries ready! After all, it needs to look patriotic! Everyone got to decorate their own pancakes with what they wanted! They were delicious! Give Root Beer Pancakes a try. They are a lot of fun! By the way, you can really use any flavor soda you want to use. Orange and cherry cola are good as well.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!