as a kid eating breakfast at my aunt jan's house was more than just good food, it always meant plenty of laughter too. last year she made her oh-so-tasty blueberry pancakes. i finally asked her to spill the beans and give me her recipe. she laughed and told me it wasn't much of a recipe but gave it to me anyway. in fact it was so easy that she just walked over to the trash, pulled out a box and said "this is my secret ingredient for my blueberry pancakes". so i locked the recipe away in my memory bank and saved it for a rainy day....and by that i mean i completely forgot about it. thankfully, as i was strolling down the grocery store aisle this past weekend the secret ingredient practically jumped off the shelf at me. the best part? the secret ingredient is 79 cents. at least at my grocery story. but i live in one of the poorest states in the union so you may need to factor in a few more dimes but, yes, you read that correctly- 79 pennies. or 2 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 nickel and this is too much math. regardless, here is a super easy pancake recipe for your collection.
1 box of jiffy blueberry muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
boxed muffin mix as pancake mix? genius i tell you. sheer genius. this may open up a whole world of pancakes for me. as a side note, notice what jiffy's box says, "artificially flavored" and "imitation blueberries". if you read my usually recipes you know this one ventures off my usually taste but sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and eat hydrogenated lard with a pat of butter and cherish the memories of a beloved aunt and her secret blueberry pancakes and all the warmth it brought to your life. it's true after all the secret ingredient to any recipe is always love.