Copycat Perkins Family Restaurant Pancakes

Makes: 10 pancakes
Ready In: Less than 30 minutes

4 cups Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix
3 extra large eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups club soda, room temperature
1/4 cup melted vegetable shortening, room temperature
Place the dry pancake mix into a large bowl.
Add the eggs, club soda and melted shortening. Use a wire whisk to mix carefully until there are no lumps (don’t overmix).
Allow the batter to rest while you preheat your griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.
Use about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the preheated skillet for each pancake; use 1/2 cup batter for each pancake.
Flip pancake only once when you see open bubbles appear on the surface and the edges appear dry around the pancake.
Makes about 10 pancakes 8″ in diameter.

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  1. Krista Vanness January 5, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    I tried this recipe and didn’t think they were as thick as Perkins. However, my husband thoroughly enjoyed them

  2. Mary June 2, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Did you use Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix. I am wondering if that would have made the difference. .one mix better than the other?

  3. Cindy June 6, 2008 at 10:58 am

    I haven’t tried this recipe, but I have several recipes that called for Bisquick and have substituted Jiffy Baking Mix without noticing a difference.

  4. pandekager opskrift September 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I’m sure gonna try these! I’m getting back to your site with a review 🙂

  5. mal October 1, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I use club soda, 7-Up, Sprite or the like when making pancakes (and in scrambled eggs also). We eat at Perkins quite regularly and I asked if it was true this is what they use in their pancake mix. They said they never heard of using club soda for this! But it still makes a fluffier pancake and I continue to use it in this recipe.

  6. sloth November 3, 2010 at 11:09 am

    pretty sure perkins uses buttermilk with their premade secret mix. they also let it sit for six to eight hours before us in the fridge

  7. adsf January 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Can anyone save some perkins pancakes, and actually try it side by side, and then make a review? Some people’s idea of a clone may not be anywhere close to one..

  8. Michael January 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    When Perkins make their pancakes, they use #1 flour, buttermilk, eggs, and oil and they do have to sit in the fridge for awhile so the batter can rise.

  9. Tim Smith June 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Is there anything I can substitute for vegetable shortening.

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