Friday, July 26, 2013

Homemade Pancake Mix and Fluffy Pancakes

I decided that when I would run out of pancake mix that I would start making my own.  I try to make most things from scratch because it is cheaper and a little more healthy to know exactly what is in your food.  I made one batch and we didn't love it.  I bought more pancake mix.  Oh well!  I just don't have a lot of chances with my family so I figured that I would be stuck with pancake mix forever. 

Well, we ran out of the mix again and I wasn't going to the store to get another one but my sick son requested pancakes for dinner.  You gotta have what you want when you are sick right?  I went searching on pinterest and opened up at least 20 different recipes.  I finally went with one on Jamie Cooks It Up.  Check out her blog and see all the great pictures with this recipe.

I finally picked one with all the things that I already at the house and that showed the beautiful finished pancakes.  I pulled out all the ingredients to make sure that I had them to make the pancake mix.  I also pulled out one of my handy tupperware bowls that I was going to mix and store in.  Super excited because I had everything to make the pancakes that my son requested for dinner!

Then I measured the flour into the bowl.  It filled up most of the bowl so I was glad that I grabbed the middle sized bowl instead of the small one that I first picked up.

I had a little helper who dumped the rest of the dry ingredients into the flour.  If you look closely you will see the whiter ingredients on the top of the pile.

My little helper mixed up all the ingredients with a fork.  Doesn't it look pretty?  Okay, it sort of looks boring at this point but you can store this on the counter or in the pantry just like pancake mix from the store.  It is ready to use at any point for a yummy pancake dinner or breakfast.

Of course, I was going straight to the pancakes tonight because we were ready to eat.  I pulled out all the ingredients and found that we were just a little bit short on the milk so I sent a quick text to my husband on what we needed and where he should get it (since it was on sale).  I always try to follow it exactly the first time that I make it and we needed it for the next morning for my son.  He grabbed what we needed at the store while I was in a holding pattern at the house.  This gave me plenty of time to take out my fancy batter bowl that I never use (got it as a wedding present) because I always use a plastic measuring cup....same as my mom.  I guess we are simple folks and don't go for the fancy stuff but I was glad to use this nice buttercup batter bowl (for maybe only the second time in 9 years).

I measured the pancake mix into the batter bowl first.

My helper was wondering why it was taking so long and I explained that we were waiting for Daddy to come home with the groceries.  He is either scratching his head in confusion or just trying to look cute for the camera.... one will never know.

The groceries came home...okay so did Daddy so I lost my helper (thank goodness) and gained the milk.

I put all of the milk into the bowl and mixed.  I wasn't sure if I should put all the wet ingredients in and then mix or mix after each one so I made it up.

I cracked the egg into the measuring cup from the milk and mixed it up a little.

I melted the butter in the microwave...watching carefully and for the first time in ages, it didn't explode all over the microwave.  YEAH!!!

I added the eggs to the mixture.

Then the butter.

I mixed it up until there weren't too many lumps.  I used butter on the pan to start but I always have trouble keeping up the speed making pancakes with re-greasing the pan with butter so I quickly switched to the nonstick spray.  The pancakes cooked up nicely and get bubbles in them.  They started to brown around the edge and then I flipped them.

I got a big plate full of pancakes and we were ready for dinner.

We ate them very quickly so I decided to make a second batch.  I mixed all of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients at the same time.  The batter ended up a little runnier then the first so it might have been the mixing or maybe I was a little heavy on the milk since it was a really full gallon.  I made a bunch of plain pancakes and then I made what my husband calls dessert pancakes since they are like cookies.  I just added the chocolate chips.  If you want to make sure that the chips are into the batter and not sitting on top to burn when you flip them, just press your finger on them and push them into the batter.  If you are a neater person, you can also use the back of a spoon or fork.  It puts a little bit of the batter on the top and then the chocolate chips stay in the batter and super yummy!

The second side cooked up really quick since the pan was getting super hot so I did have to continually reduce the heat so I wasn't burning the pancakes.

I got a whole other helping of pancakes ready to eat and I think that the family started slowing down because we didn't eat a lot of the second batch.  But I ate one while I was finishing a batch in the kitchen.  See the yummy chocolate chips!!

I had some extras so I put a few in the fridge for my son for breakfast the next day and then the rest went into a big sealed bag and into the freezer.  I love having the pancakes at the ready when my son wants a few because they make a really yummy breakfast, lunch or dinner to pull out on a moments notice.  If you look closely, you can see that these are thinner then the first batch so feel free to make the pancakes exactly how your family likes to eat them.  I like them thinner and my husband likes them son said that he likes them both!!

I hope that you try the recipe to and see how you like it!!  Make a double batch and freeze a few.  I promise that you will be happy when you can quickly cook up a few in the microwave on a weekday for breakfast.  I know that I always am!!

If you want to make yours, here are the recipes.  First for the dry mix and second how to make them into pancakes.  If you want to check out the original recipe, click here.  Jamie Cooks It Up has her own great pictures and even has a printable label that you can put on canning jars with how to make them.  It would be great for your pantry or for a gift.  I am always on the lookout for a great gift.  Put this mix in a canning jar with the beautiful label and add a spatula on the side and you have a great gift for anyone through the whole year!!

6 C flour
4 T baking powder
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
6 T sugar

1. To make the Pancake Mix find a large bowl and add 6 cups flour, 4 tablespoons baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 6 tablespoons of sugar.
2. Grab a fork and stir. You want to be sure it gets well combined.
3. Store in a sealed container- either covered bowl or canning jars work great.


1 1/3 C pancake mix
1 C milk
1 egg, beaten
2 T butter, melted
1. In a small mixing bowl, add 1 1/3 cup of pancake mix, and 1 cup milk.
2. Crack and egg into a small bowl or measuring cup (from the milk). Take a fork and whisk the egg up until it's nice and frothy. Add it to the bowl. Whisk the ingredients together just until combined.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add to the bowl. Stir until everything is combined.
4. Heat up a griddle and rub just a bit of butter over the top of it or use non stick cooking spray
5. Pour the batter out (about 1/4 cup for each pancake) onto the hot griddle. Allow the pancakes to become golden along the bottoms. Flip them over and let them cook on the other side.

Note:  Made these again and I only had one egg left but I knew that we needed a little more than one batch from the last time I made them because they were so yummy.  I decided to increase the milk to 1 2/3 c and 2 1/2 T butter a little to add more pancake mix.  I used 2- 2 1/2 cups of mix and mixed it all up.  It was a little thinner than I wanted (or remembered from last time) so I added a little more pancake mix and mixed up to 2 1/2.  It was a just as yummy as the first time and we had enough for dinner!! I now make it this way all the time!!

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