Saturday, August 11, 2012

Homemade Pancake Mix

Most of the time, we make our pancakes from scratch… my daughter, Ladybug, knows our recipe by heart, and makes them for the family most Saturday mornings. She LOVES to do this… cooking is one of her favorite hobbies, and making breakfast for the family makes her feel very “grown up.” But there are times when you want to have the convenience of a pancake mix, whether it’s because you’re pressed for time, or when you’re camping. While I love the convenience of mixes,  I don’t love how expensive the all-natural brands are, and I don’t love the artificial/processed ingredients in the inexpensive brands. So, we have come up with our own recipe for Pancake Mix, which is easy, all-natural, and inexpensive.

Homemade Pancake Mix

4 ½ cups of white whole wheat flour (or whole wheat flour)
3 Tbsp raw sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp nutmeg
1 ½ cup dry milk
¾ cup powdered egg whites

Sift together, and store in an airtight container.

To use: Combine 2 ½ cups of mix with 2 ½ cups of water and 3 Tbsp of oil or melted butter.  If it seems to thick, add more water. Cook on a hot, greased griddle or skillet, using ¼ cup per pancake.

You can experiment with this, adding things like flax meal, different types of flour, or adding a little cinnamon. We love to serve our pancakes with hot fruit compote and whipped cream. Yum!

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