Saturday, January 9, 2016

Prepping for breakfast - Homemade Pancake Mix

Want big fluffy pancakes on the weekend but don't want to make them from scratch?   Sure there are mixes, but they contain Trans fat raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol -- not good for your heart's health period. I use a little butter in these - you can leave it out if you are watching all saturated fats, and they'll still be tasty.

Plus -it's cheaper to make your own, especially if you buy things such as flour and baking ingredients in bulk .

Just find a big glass jar (such as old pickle jar) or container that has a very tight seal and mix up the following.  You'll have pancake mix for Saturdays for the next 3 months. Each serving makes 10- 12 pancakes.

12 cups all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup baking powder (check the date, if close to expiring, get a new one for this mix)
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
When ready to prepare, mix:

1 cup mix
1 cup fat free Kefir (cultured milk found in the yogurt section) or 1  cup buttermilk*
1 egg 

Optional but will give you the best taste:
2 Tablespoons butter - nuked to melt and whisked into wet ingredients quickly in a thin stream).
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Cook on the griddle and serve with your favorite sides. This batter is quite "fluffy" so don't make big plate sized pancakes or they will be beyond cantankerous to flip.

*you can make your own "buttermilk" by replacing a Tablespoon of milk from a cup of milk with lemon juice and letting it sit five minutes

9 comments:

  1. Trade the Butter for Bacon Fat for even fluffier pancakes.

    (melt it before use).

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    1. Yum! I'm so going to try that next weekend.

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  2. (P.S) makes good dinosaur pancakes as well......)

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  3. Mine didn't end up like yours B. - we called them amoebae-saurus pancakes. Yours were awesome.

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  4. I love pancakes but they never turn out. Pan too hot or too cold. My Grandma made the best.

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  5. I'll have the Mrs try this soon!

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  6. Rob:

    You *greased* pan is hot enough when a bit of water flicked from your fingers dances around on the steam. It is too hot when the oil in the pan smokes. Best to use butter or bacon grease. You should only need to flip the pancake ONCE.

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    1. Good advice - I watched you and MC prepare the pancake breakfast many times before I totally got the hang of it.

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    2. thanks my wife does the pancakes, I guess she forgot. its always too early for me to cook, I would burn the house down.

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