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Break The Rules On Your Boxed Pancake Mix By Shattering An Egg
By Jess Jeziorowski
Boxed pancake mix is a convenient option for a weekend brunch, but sometimes its flavor and texture leave something to be desired. The simple solution is to crack in an egg.
The protein and fat content of the egg adds extra richness, flavor, and color to the boxed pancake batter. If the box already calls for eggs, try adding an extra yolk.
If you don't want to waste the egg whites, you can whip them into stiff peaks and gently fold them into the batter to help the pancakes rise and stay fluffy.
When it comes to boxed pancake mixes, eggs serve as a liquid and a binder to maintain the pancakes' structure. Pancakes have little gluten, so the egg ensures they don't collapse.
As the pancakes cook, the proteins form a network and tense up, becoming rigid and providing structure. Avoid adding too many eggs or the batter will be too loose.