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! 


2 comments:

  1. have you ever tried the powedered buttermilk? you keep it in the fridge and then add the powder to milk or water. i like it b/c i don't always need buttermilk.

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  2. Nat, I'll use that if I don't have real buttermilk, and it works well. But I prefer the real thing if I have it!! I always have a can of the powdered stuff on hand just in case!

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