Trans fat raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol -- not good for your heart's health period. I use a little butter in these - you can leave it out if you are watching all saturated fats, and they'll still be tasty.
Plus -it's cheaper to make your own, especially if you buy things such as flour and baking ingredients in bulk .
Just find a big glass jar (such as old pickle jar) or container that has a very tight seal and mix up the following. You'll have pancake mix for Saturdays for the next 3 months. Each serving makes 10- 12 pancakes.
12 cups all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup baking powder (check the date, if close to expiring, get a new one for this mix)
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
When ready to prepare, mix:
1 cup mix
1 cup fat free Kefir (cultured milk found in the yogurt section) or 1 cup buttermilk*
Optional but will give you the best taste:
2 Tablespoons butter - nuked to melt and whisked into wet ingredients quickly in a thin stream).
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Cook on the griddle and serve with your favorite sides. This batter is quite "fluffy" so don't make big plate sized pancakes or they will be beyond cantankerous to flip.
*you can make your own "buttermilk" by replacing a Tablespoon of milk from a cup of milk with lemon juice and letting it sit five minutes