I started pancakes at 5am then realized I was out of eggs. Not wanting to wait for store to open I reviewed all of the answers here and came up with my own concoction that turned out better than anything else ive tried in 40+ yrs of cooking. You probably won't have some of these but may figure out your own substitutes that work too.
For protein I used a tablespoon of powdered chicken bone broth. (A suplement or whatever that came in a big orange container from a health food aisle and was left at my house by a friend months ago.made by Now Sports, is almost pure protein) other protein powders would probably work the same idk.
- Drain the water from a can of Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) into a saucepan and heat on low, you just need it warm not hot.
- Stir in 3 heaping tablespoons (about 1/3 can) of pumpkin
- Add scoop of protein powder and stir
For pancakes thats it. You have enough in that pot to make pancakes all week. I used a 1/4 cup measure to dip out the volume of 1 large egg. Your recipe already calls for oil or butter so no extra is needed. Just add it directly to your bowl like you normally would.Oil + water dont mix anyway If your making something other than pancakes that doesnt call for oil youll need to add some to the recipe to make up for whats not in your concoction.
My recipe is equal parts buttermilk and dry mix with a couple tblsp of oil and a dash of vanilla extract. My dry mix is all purpose flour, baking soda, sugar, salt.
Results: This variant took out all lumps in flour very fast. Not a good sign if you understand that lumpy pancake batter makes the best pancakes. It also required more liquid and I added almost 1/2 cup cold water to make the mix pour. They rose quickly in pan but then settled slightly before they finished. The end result was a perfectly tasting and acceptable pancake. They didnt have the big air bubbles, and were maybe a bit crepe-like. I may make more tomorrow and add a bit more baking soda in an effort to get those bubbles. All in all id call it a success. Not perfect but good enough for me to store concoction in the fridge to be used later.
Thanks everyone for those ideas. Much much better than crushing bananas, applesauce, etc. Just apologize to your guests that the pancakes are an experiment so they don't wonder why they aren't as fluffy as expected.