Easy Clean-up Pancakes

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  1. electronflux

    electronflux Member

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    I know that probably everyone has either heard of or used the shake n pour Bisquick pancake bottle, I have.

    But after a few trips using them, I got to thinking about how much trash they generate and how to re-use them. Well, you can't just pour the same amount of Bisquick, because you have to add eggs to it.

    I found some Betty Crocker Buttermilk, complete pancake mix that you just add 1 cup of water; It costs about the same as the Bisquick ones do, but makes more pancakes. If you add 1 tbs veg oil, you can make waffles.

    It comes in a packet so you need a container to mix it. Hmmmm, a large, cleaned out, plastic peanut butter jar fits the bill.

    And there you have your own re-usable shake n pour. Just wash out the jar for the next time; less trash in the bin/landfill. [:D] [CK]
     
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    muffyluvscamping New Member

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    I use a mix that is also just add water. I premeasure in a ziploc before we leave. Add water and squish to mix. Then pour or snip the corner of the bag.
     
  3. electronflux

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    also a good idea, but once you snip the bag you have to toss it. You can re-use the jar.

    You're also committed to making pancakes.
     
  4. KJcachers

    KJcachers Active Member

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    the plastic bottle goes in the recycling...not the landfill. [;)]
     
  5. electronflux

    electronflux Member

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    if there was a recycle bin at the CG, that's where it would go. Unless I'm at a "Pack-in/Pack-out" CG, I don't take my trash home with me.
     
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    But you'll take that peanut butter jar home? I guess I am just spoiled by the trash/recycling at Virginia State Parks.

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  7. electronflux

    electronflux Member

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    the peanut butter jar gets used over and over, and not just for pancakes.
     
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    Woo- Hoo! It's the pankcake batter shaker Throw-Down! And in this corner....we have Aunt Jemima going full speed after Mr. Bisquick!...

    (okay, I'll shut up)

    [:D]
     
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    We just mix the "add water" batter in a bowl. We find it is no harder to wash the bowl than clean out a jar. You're washing plates, silverware and pan anyway.
     
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    I have been reusing the Bisquick jars for a couple of years now. I marked the amount of mix and water on the outside.
     
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    Better solution for the lazy camper that I am. Buy the pre-made, frozen ones at W-Mart and re-heat.

    :)

    Pam
     
  12. electronflux

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    I was going to do that, but looking at the ingredients on the shake n pour and then the big box, they're different. The box says you have to add eggs, so I didn't try it.
     
  13. Matt O

    Matt O Strangers are friends who have not yet met

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    Who is to say you have to use Bisquick mix in the shake and pour jar? I have thought about reusing the jar but I never do. I am a bad camper [V]

    Ever hear of Batter Blaster?

    The Batter Blaster Demo Video
     
  14. electronflux

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    I have. DW bought it once to try at home. I didn't care for them all that much
     
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    I seen the Batter Blaster on a thread here last year and I'm just now getting around to buying it. I got it at Walmart in the refrigerated section, I'm going to give them a try on our next camping trip in a couple of weeks. We need a quick breakfast since we have a lot of stuff planned to do. I hope we like them, since our sink is so small and we don't have hot water I hate washing dishes when we camp. [:(]
     
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    You'll like the Batter Blaster. I'd never pay that much, but my SIL bought it for the kids once and they enjoyed "blastin" funny shapes. The pancakes are very tasty.
     
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    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1 1/4 cups milk
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons butter, melted

    Tupperware container with the dry ingredients made at home... add the milk, egg and butter at campground.
     
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    triachy This ain't no rodeo, bro dad

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  19. Idahawk

    Idahawk " Esta Perpetua "

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    I use the just add water stuff pre measured in a glad ware container that I mix it in as well, I reuse that container over and over.
     

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