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.
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 powder
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.
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.
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. :)