One of our favorite breakfasts is pancakes. I have a delicious Old Fashioned Pancake recipe that I whip up both for a weekend breakfast or when we have breakfast for dinner during the week. It's an easy recipe and doesn't require very many ingredients but it's so much better then any store mix.
The best thing about these pancakes is that you can add anything to them. Sometimes I like to throw in blueberries or strawberries for a fruity pancake. Other times I like to add in a touch of cocoa powder and chocolate chips for an extra sweet pancake.
While these pancakes are easy to mix up I was afraid once our baby boy came I wouldn't have the time to measure and mix everything up. So I decided to whip together the dry ingredients and put them in a quart sized mason jar as an Easy Pancake Mix! Then I simply wrote the instructions on the side of the jar so I didn't have to go and hunt for them whenever we were hungry.
I thought making pancake mix would be an easy breakfast or dinner whenever we were hungry. I ended up making two mason jars of pancake mix which makes a total of 4 servings or 40 pancakes. Each serving is 10 pancakes which usually gives my husband and I each 3 pancakes with a few leftover for later.
This was such a smart idea and one I will continue with. It would also be a great idea for a holiday gift! If I was making it as a gift I'd definitely add in some chocolate chips or dried fruit and package it in a mason jar along with a bottle of real maple syrup. I actually made pancake mix in packages last year for Christmas and it was a big hit but I like the idea of gifting it in a mason jar along with the syrup.
Pro Tips & Substitutions:
- Grab a blank address label and write the instructions on it then put this on the side of the container so you don't have to look up how to make the pancakes each time you use the mix.
- Gifting this? Cut a fabric square, place on top of the lid, then screw on the screw band for an easy but decorative jar!
- Chopped dried fruit, chocolate chips, or peanut butter powder can be added to the mix before storing in the jars.
For the mix:
- 3 c. flour
- 2 T. baking powder
- 2 t. salt
- ¼ c. sugar
- ½ t. cinnamon
For making 1 serving of pancakes:
- 1 ¼ c. milk
- 1 egg
- 2 T. melted butter
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a quart sized mason jar and seal.
- When ready to make the pancakes remove 1 ¾ cups of mix from the jar and put it in a large mixing bowl. Add in the milk, egg, and butter and whisk until smooth.
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Pour 3 tablespoons of batter in 3 different places to make 3 round pancakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they are cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
A Hezzi-D original recipe
Check out all the other delicious pancake recipes:
- Andes Chocolate Mint Pancakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Black Forest Pancakes from Our Good Life
- Easy Pancake Mix from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Hotteok (Korean Sweet Pancakes) from Caroline's Cooking
- Mandarin Pancakes with Moo Shu Pork from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Old-fashioned Cornmeal Griddle Cakes from Savory Moments
- PB&J Stuffed Pancakes from Kate's Recipe Box
- Sheet Pan Bananas Foster Pancakes from Palatable Pastime