Additional Trader Joe's Buttermilk Pancake & All Purpose Baking Mix notes:

Using a scale for weighing, instead of a measuring cup:
1 cup of this pancake mix (packed down) = 7 ounces

Chocolate version: Add 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the aforementioned cup of pancake mix. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips as well for a great chocolaty taste.

Chocolate chip cookie dough version: Fold 3 1/2 ounces of this cookie dough, finely chopped, into the batter prepared with the aforementioned cup of pancake mix (in other words, first combine the pancake mix with water and/or other liquid ingredients, then add the cookie dough afterwards).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes

Orange version: Add 2 tablespoons of grated orange peel (rind) to the aforementioned cup of pancake mix, and instead of adding water to this mix (per package instructions), substitute orange juice (no eggs are really necessary).

Lemon version: Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar to the aforementioned cup of pancake mix, mix together, then add water until desired consistency is obtained (no eggs are really necessary).

Almond version: Add 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons of almond extract to 6 ounces (rather than 7 ounces) of the aforementioned pancake mix for a "touch" of almond flavor (or use 1 tablespoon each of the granulated sugar and almond extract for an easily strong enough almond presence).

Cinnamon roll version (my attempted answer to an IHOP limited-time offer from the past): Using the aforementioned cup of pancake mix, prepare pancakes the regular way with water (eggs optional, but not really necessary), but also prepare these two toppings as well:

1. Cottage cheese (not cream cheese) icing (mix together 1/2 cup of whipped cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of confectioner's sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla)
2. Cinnamon "filling" (mix together 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and just enough maple syrup to obtain a thick liquid consistency)

Use both of these to top off the pancakes.

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