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I've eaten lots of McDonalds hot cakes and was looking forward to trying out this recipe. However, while these are pancakes and taste ok, they are not even close to McDonalds. Absolutely no comparison. I didn't even think they were any lighter with the soda than the pancakes I normally make. Terribly disappointed.

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FrankieBSchub February 05, 2012

I have made these delicious pancakes three times and my husband and i enjoyed them very much. They are very easy to make and their taste is incredible good with just 5 ingredients.
I use Sprite, Splenda and Bisquick Heart Smart (or fat-free) and their flavor is still delicious and with a soft melting in your mouth texture, too. I serve them with slices of strawberries or bananas, a dollop of cool whip and just a drizzle of maple syrup on top. Mmmmmm....delicious...!!!. Thanks for posting this good recipe here in food.com, CeeDee.

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pink cook June 13, 2011

Since this is now something we make all the time, I decided to try with sierra mist cranberry splash. They were awesome! Great flavor with a cool pink color!

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Bay Laurel October 31, 2010

I followed the recipe to a tea, and I hate to say it looked like rubber and tasted like it. Maybe I am doing something wrong. Maybe just not my idea of light and fluffy pancakes. Sorry CeeDee.

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Passion4Food Down Under March 14, 2010

This is a very good recipe and the pancakes have alot of flavor. I have added vanilla and cinnamon just for fun. I also reduced the sugar to 1 teaspoon because they were very sweet once you add syrup. It is now our go to recipe for pancakes! Thanks!

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Ginny Ax September 17, 2009

Yummy...I wouldn't try to say they taste like McD's but I found the texture to be similar and my kids loved the idea of using soda in their breakfast! I'm keeping this one for the next Girl Scout camp out! Thanks!

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FromKatesKitchen February 08, 2009

This is my go-to recipe for pancakes. I actually use 3/4 cup of carbonated beverage. I also add just a drop or two of vanilla extract. If the batter is too thick, just add a little bit more liquid. This is a really good recipe. The pancakes turn out fluffy everytime. This morning I did not use a blender, just whisked it all together and let it sit for 10 minutes. It also doubles very well.

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AngelDay December 06, 2008

My daughter made these this morning for breakfast. They were not only easy to make but tasted really good too. Thank you

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MARIA MAC * July 05, 2008

This recipe does not taste like McDonald's hotcakes nor does it look like them. When cooked they resemble biscuits. The batter is very thick and did not spread.

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rixer7 July 04, 2008

This recipe is very good. I used Heart Smart Bisquick instead of the biscuit mix and I used Splenda sugar blend to help cut down on the fat. Next time I will use diet 7-up to help in that area, other wise the recipe was great, family loved it.

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ctrbl46 January 27, 2008
Mc Donald's Pancakes