DIY Pancake Mix

I love pancakes. Or, I love butter and real maple syrup and need a medium to transfer them to my mouth. Pancake mix is one of those things I refuse to buy, but until today, I had not made my own. I have no logical reason to explain the delay. Like the DIY Biscuit Mix, I just made a triple batch of my favorite recipe. So, after today, I have 2 more pancake making sessions that don’t require me getting into the canisters to measure each ingredient. Not that it takes thaaaat long, but having it premixed definitely makes life a little easier.

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THE RECIPE: DIY Pancake Mix
Makes enough for 3 recipes, 10-12 pancakes each

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or white flour)
2 1/4 cups white flour
3 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 Tbs baking powderDIY Pancake Mix
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbs ground flax (optional)

1. Mix all ingredients well. Store in an air tight jar. (if you make one batch now, you will need a quart size jar for the remaining mix)

THE RECIPE: Buttermilk Pancakes
Makes 10-12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups DIY Pancake Mix
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups milk with 1 Tbs lemon juice or vinegar)
1 beaten egg (or 1 Tbs chia seeds soaked in 2 Tbs water for 5-10 minutes–see notes)
3 Tbs oil
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1. Combine egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture all at once and stir until mixed well.

2. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot griddle and cook until golden brown. Flip when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and slightly dry edges. See notes if using chia seeds. 

 

Pancake Add-ins
Banana Nut Pancakes: Add 1/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds (I used almond meal from DIY Almond Milk) and 1 mashed banana.
Banana Nut Spiced Pancakes: Add 1/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds, 1 mashed banana, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg.
Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes: Add 3 Tbs cornmeal, sprinkle each pancake with a few blueberries (fresh or partially thawed frozen) before flipping.

 

NOTES:
If you use the chia seed egg replacement, you will need to have patience. Cook the pancakes longer than you normally would–the batter just stays a little gooier than with an egg and needs more time on the griddle. Cut into the middle to check it. Good news is that you won’t get salmonella from under-cooked chia seeds. :)

DIY Pancake Mix

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