Friday, April 10, 2009

Make Your Own Pancake Mix

I used to buy mixes, you know those shortcuts that make our life easy and convenient. Sometimes mixes are expensive and yet they are so easy to make for ourselves. They can also be a lot healthier when we leave out those extra preservatives. I ran out of my Krusteaz Honey and Wheat pancake mix on purpose. Instead of running to the grocery to stock up on more pancake mix I decided I could easily make my own. It was so easy I had the mix for six batches of 12 pancakes done before my kids even rolled out of bed this morning. And I am no early riser. Yes, I am still going to buy premade mixes but I am also going to start making some of my own ranch dressing, Easy Bake Oven cakes, magic mix and other mixes in bulk. I am very pleased with this pancake mix. They were actually tastier than the Krusteaz brand. I livened mine up with some sliced strawberries in the batter and on top. Strawberries were on sale this week and so I have a surplus.

Whole Wheat Pancake Mix from Practical Preparedness Cookbook by Tina Monson
1 C. Sugar
6 C. Whole Wheat Flour
3 C. White Flour
1/4 C. Baking Powder
1 1/2 C. Instant Dry Milk Powder
1 T Salt

Combine Ingredients in a large bowl. Mix Well. Store in airtight container. Makes 12 Cups

To make Pancakes
2 C. Mix
1 egg
1 1/2 C. Water
3 T. oil

Mix all ingredients well. Fold in 1/2 cup optional ingredients like strawberries or chocolate chips and pour onto hot greased griddle. Cook until bubbly on one side; flip and brown the other side.


Junglefrog said...

You're so right about making your own! I sometimes get a bit too much into the habit of convenience as that seems what the whole stores are about these days, but I find it can be so much more satisfying to make your own stuff. Wether that is pancake mix or mayonaise or even pasta...!

Anonymous said...

Best pancakes ever! I won't buy mix again.

Karisa said...

Just came upon your site. Wondering if you've ever made these with dehydrated eggs?


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