Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pancake Mix



Breakfast foods = winning.
My kids are breakfast-a-holics.  Pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, cereals, muffins...they love it all! 

This pancake mix is amazing.  You can make it in batches and store it in your fridge/freezer or even in the pantry.  It's amazing!  It's filled with whole wheat flour, ground up oatmeal---way better than anything in a bag at the grocery store.

Pancake Mix
original recipe from King Arthur Flour---altered by me slightly

-3 1/2 c. oats
-3 c. whole wheat flour
-2 c. unbleached flour
-3 T. sugar
-3 T. baking powder
-1 T. kosher salt
-1 T. baking soda
-1 c. +2 T. vegetable oil

  1. In a blender or a food processor, grind the oatmeal until it is milled.  Add to the bowl of a big mixer.
  2. Mix in all ingredients, except for the oil.  Using a paddle attachment, mix together dry ingredients.  With the mixer still on, slowly pour in the oil. 
  3. Mix together until combined.  Texture will look a little bit like wet sand.
  4. Store in an airtight container.  Will store at room temperature for about 2 weeks, or in the fridge or freezer indefinitely.  (I store mine in my fridge in this glass container from IKEA.)
When you are ready to use:
-1 c. mix
-1 c. buttermilk**
-1 egg

Mix until well combined.  Let set a bit before cooking---the mixture will thicken a bit as it sets.  Cook on a preheated griddle.

(This makes about 7 pancakes.)

**You can substitute for buttermilk, but I highly suggest using the real thing.  Don't worry about wasting it!  Buy a big container of buttermilk, and then freeze in 1 or 2 cup (if you want to double the recipe) amounts.  Buttermilk will easily freeze in a ziploc bag.  You can take it out the night before and put it in the fridge to thaw, or just run it under hot water. 



*These are a great "base", we also love to add blueberries, chocolate chips, cinnamon and vanilla, etc. to the mix when we make them! 


Monday, March 21, 2011

My excuse?

Kitchen Remodel.

It's going to be super awesome when it's finished.  But in the meantime I am going crazy.  Everything from my cabinets now lives on my kitchen table.  We look like an episode of Hoarders gone bad.

SAVE ME!