So I love pancakes. I am also a little bit lazy so I don't make my own mix I prefer for someone else to deal with the mess of combining all the ingredients. You can fault me, but that is just how I feel about the whole thing.
I am also a bit picky about their texture, and I prefer my cakes to be on the thinner side. So if you like yours to be fat and fluffy just ignore this whole blog post and move on because we are not on the same page. You might as well eat them with Log Cabin instead of real maple syrup if you like your flapjacks all puffy.
Oh, but you might like my photo of what happens to all of us when we make our first pancake. We can certainly bond over that :)
If you want berries
Adding fresh berries to any of my recommended mixes works. But I think this mix from Urban Accents is my favorite with them included. In the mix, you'll find evenly sized dried blueberries and it comes with a touch of a lemon lavender flavor. I find this to be a more elevated approach other reasonable mixes are made by Krusteaz and Stonewall Kitchen. They both come in tins, which I don't like, plus they are a bit too fluffy for my taste.
If you need gluten-free
I am one of those folks who should eat GF so I'm glad that Pamela's offers a terrific option. They are not chalky at all and meet my non-puffy meter. You can also get them in fancy flavors, but I like her traditional style the best.
If you want really thin cakes
These are my Mom's favorites as they make the best dollar style cakes and they cook fast keeping small humans satisfied without a lot of time.
On the texture, the batter comes out silky smooth and provides an even surface. It is also easy to get thin crepe-like cakes for a large format flapjack that you'll fill with something like Nutella or fruit.
If you like just a bit of the puff
These guys are not thick cakes, but they are a little fuller like the ones you find at a greasy spoon. I think it is because they come from one of the countries best local breakfast spots Kerbey Lane out of Austin, TX.
Plus, if you need a little help with your pancake technique watch our quick tutorial video.