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mcdonald's hotcakes

Recipe by
Kangaroo Funo
Santa Ana, CA

*Note: The Bisquick® pancake mix is available in their "Shake & Pour®" variety. Use the 7 ounce size, and follow the package directions… using 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup Sprite® in place of the 1 cup of water stated on the package. Important Note: McDonald's doesn't really use Sprite® in their hotcake batter. This is a clone recipe that closely matches the flavor of McDonald’s Hotcakes. They have their own dry mix that requires only adding water.

cook time 9 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For mcdonald's hotcakes

  • 1 1/3 c
    bisquick original pancake mix
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp

How To Make mcdonald's hotcakes

  • 1
    Pre-heat an electric griddle to 375°.
  • 2
    Mix hotcake ingredients with a wire whisk until smooth.
  • 3
    Apply about 1 teaspoon of Crisco® shortening to the griddle, spreading evenly with a paper towel. (Be careful not to burn your fingers)
  • 4
    Pour the hotcake batter on the greased, pre-heated griddle, forming 5 inch hotcakes.
  • 5
    Cook until dry around the edges, (about a minute) then turn.
  • 6
    Allow to cook about 40-50 seconds after flipping, and remove.
  • 7
    Place the cooked hotcakes on an oven safe plate, and warm in your oven for 5-8 minutes. (This helps give the hotcakes that tough texture McDonald’s is famous for) Serve with Aunt Jemima® original maple syrup. (It is the closest ingredient match to McDonald’s hotcake syrup)