You can always mix up pancake batter from scratch—curranthound accomplishes this in a grand total of three minutes—but for those who can’t find the baking powder or forgot to buy eggs, packaged mixes definitely can produce delicious pancakes. Carbon’s Golden Malted Pancake & Waffle Flour is a Chowhound favorite. The malt flavor is particularly delectable. There’s also a pumpkin flavor that comes out in the winter months. Check Cost Plus World Market and Williams-Sonoma.

Kodiak Cakes Frontier Flapjack & Waffle Mix makes special pancakes, too. It has a nutty flavor and wholesome ingredients, says jcr1, like whole wheat and oat flour and honey. Stonewall Kitchen pancake and waffle mixes are delicious, too, with a touch of malt flavor.

Surprisingly, Bisquick has many partisans. Just use the “ultimate” recipe on the side of the box, which involves adding baking powder and a little sugar. Use buttermilk instead of milk and lemon, and it makes “awesome fluffy pancakes,” says chocchipcookie.

Krusteaz Original Pancake Mix makes a great pancake and is widely available. A tip: Substitute fruit juice for water in the mix, says captbob. And Snoqualmie Falls Pancake & Waffle Mix makes a thin, delicate cake that is very flavorful and not doughy or dry, says archangelcat.

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