Tuesday, August 13, 2013

{recipe} Pancake Mix from Scratch








This simple mix was one of the first things that I started making from scratch six years ago when my hubby and I were first married. We were poor, living in a small two bedroom apartment (that I loved) and we needed to do everything we could to make our pennies (not even dollars) stretch as far as possible. I continue to make it because it is easy, inexpensive, is better for you and has far less ingredients than store bought counterparts.

This mix is really forgiving – it can be made with milk or water (I think milk tastes the best though), you don’t have to have exact amounts when making the batter, you don’t have to add the sugar if you don’t want to (I used to always add the sugar, but I tend to leave it out now), and I like to add my leftover sourdough starter so it doesn’t go to waste, but if you don't have any sourdough start, use an egg.

Mix Ingredients:
Put the following ingredients into a jar, a #10 can, a Tupperware container, or whatever else you can find that will hold flour without making a huge mess. I use a half gallon glass mason jar.

- 4 cups flour
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Salt

and have your kids help shake it up to mix everything :)


To prepare the batter simply combine the following in a bowl:
1.5 cups mix
1 cup milk
1 egg or
1/2 cup sour dough starter

Mix well and cook like you would normal pancakes.


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28 comments :

  1. This is nice! I'm going to have to try this. My kids love pancakes and we make them a lot especially on Sunday mornings. Didn't realize you're a military family as well. It's always great meeting another military family blogger. Following along on Twitter. :)

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  2. this sounds so easy! thanks for sharing this!

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  3. great easy recipe. Thanks I will have to make it.

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  4. loved this. especially the part where you said you dont have to use exact amounts :-)

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  5. How wonderful!! I love that you can kind of put what you want and what you don't want. Like when we make our taco seasoning, I never ever add the salt.

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  6. Great idea! Can you make this with whole wheat flour?

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  7. This is interesting. I will have to try this one morning for the boys.

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  8. Yes you can! I have been using half white and half wheat (my hubby doesn't like all wheat) and they've been great!

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  9. I haven't made pancakes for ages - you really have me in the mood to now though and I think I have everything in the cupboard I would need :) x

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  10. My mom would make pancake mixes all the time when I was a kid! I've been meaning to get to this myself. Love it. -Amber Edwards

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  11. Not sure if my comment went through but the one I left I was excited to find this, LOL! This will really come in handy and I can't wait to try it.

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  12. My sisters and I love pancakes! Thanks for this recipe!

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  13. We LOVE pancakes, but I do hate all the mixes! I will have to try this out. It sounds like it would taste a whole heck of a lot better! Thanks!

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  14. This is so awesome! Thanks for the great post! I'll be checking this out!

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  15. I make oatmeal pancakes from scratch, but I've never thought to make just regular pancakes. Of course I should, as you clearly demonstrate here!

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  16. My husband is a pancake lover from way back, though I can take 'em or leave 'em. Is it sad that I want to make this just to look uber cool and smart in front of my kids? So one day they'll tell stories about me including how I made things from scratch? lol.

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  17. I've never had pancake mix from scratch before. We always buy the prepackaged one. I'm going to have to try this. Will certainly save me a lot of money.

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  18. Except for noodles, I make everything from scratch. It is easy and cheaper of course healthier too.

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  19. This is a great recipe. I was just cleaning out the pantry today and I remember thinking how expensive pancake mix has really gotten. My boys love pancakes so this will definitely help to save me a little money.

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  20. I love making recipes from scratch. Thanks for this recipe. I will definitely be making this.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites.

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  22. Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. We used to take something like this camping with us. It is such a great thing to have made up and ready to go when the mood strikes.

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  24. I love how easy this is and it would be so handy to have in the pantry!

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  25. Cool, plastic jugs like coffee mate or orange juice come with lids that flip up to utilize a pour spout. I'm thinking to store mix in one then add milk and egg shake to mix then use spout to pour out perfect shaped no mess pancakes. The bottles should be food safe. Save money and recycle, while (yes) impressing the kids and having fun!!

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    1. I mix mine either in a bowl or a blender and then pour the batter in a ketchup bottle. No mess and easy to use!

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