First, let me just say that I have never, ever been a pancake girl. I ate them as a kid, but something happened in college where I began an acute aversion to the breakfast favorite of most Americans. For years, I stayed clear of them- never, ever ordering them at a restaurant and always choosing anything else besides ...pancakes! I think I ate a gooey pancake once and that was it for me.
Fast forward to today- 19 years of marriage (woohoo), 3 kids, and the busy life that goes with being a mom and wife. Cereal just doesn't cut it every morning, so we have things like crepes, french toast, baked oatmeal, and dare I say....pancakes. My kids love them and on occasion, I'll even have one with them. That's because for years we've been making our own homemade pancake mix. You can make a whole batch in just a few minutes and having the mix stored away in your pantry is just as convenient and easy as buying anything at the store. This recipe is so much tastier though- without all the preservative!
Here's what you'll need:
9 cups of flour
4 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 cup baking powder
3/4 - 1 cup of sugar (we always watch how much sugar we take in so I use less)
In in a big bowl, mix all your ingredients together. That's it! Simple, right?
Store your pancake mix in an airtight container. I use these containers that hold all my pantry goods.
Like everything else, I also made my own labels. You can print blank labels HERE and just add your own font in a program like publisher. There are also a few other pantry labels if you'd like to print them.
When you're ready to make Pancakes, just stir together 1 cup of pancake mix, 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, and I tablespoon of oil. For Waffles: do the above but add 2 eggs! This makes about 8-9 pancakes or 6 waffles.
Sometimes, I'll add a teaspoon of vanilla or a pinch of cinnamon to mix.
Easy breakfast that the kids LOVE!
Easy breakfast that mom doesn't mind making!
By the way, I also make my own home made syrup. You can find the recipe HERE. Also very simple to make.
I prefer to make my own "home made" anything. It saves us money and it's always better than the preservatives and indistinguishable ingredients you find with most mixes. Health and savings, people! And taste! To health, savings, and taste!
Have a great day, friends!