Class: Please welcome substitute teacher Katheryn Rivas.
D.I.Y. Whole Wheat Pancake Mix: An Old-Fashioned Classic for Modern Times
One of the warmest memories from childhood is waking up to the smell of pancakes before a long day of school. But gone are the days when moms have the time to make pancakes from scratch on weekdays, let alone make pancakes at all. If we do want to surprise the kids with a special morning treat, the most we can do is reach for our boxed pancake mix and bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s and call it a day. Most moms would rather not, however, feed their kids a processed sugar-filled breakfast before sending them off to behave at school, so pancakes in the morning have, for most families, become a thing of the past. But why can’t we bring back the joy of a full-blown pancake breakfast that is both healthy and easy enough to actually fit in to your schedule? Take an extra 20 minutes some evening and make your own whole wheat pancake mix! You won’t have to deal with measuring cups or cleanup. Simply add your eggs, oil and milk to your mix and you’ll have perfect batter in a snap, anytime.
Here is what you will need to get started:
-Air-tight Mason jar or Tupperware
-Big bowl for mixing
-Large mixing spoon
2 c. whole wheat, or white whole wheat, flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsps. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
Once you have everything in place, it’s time to get started. Holding your sifter over the large bowl, sift the dry ingredients through, one by one. Once everything is in the bowl, mix well, pour the entire mix into your jar or Tupperware, and you have just made your very own pancake mix!
Now, before you store your mix, take a sticky note and write down the measurements that you will need for the milk, eggs and oil when it comes time to use the mix. You will need 2 eggs, 1 ½ cups of milk, and 1/3 cup vegetable oil.
When you’re ready to make pancakes, dump out the entire mix in a large bowl. Add the milk, eggs and oil and stir until just mixed. Pour out and bake on a greased griddle or frying pan.
To make multiple batches of the mix, just double, triple or quadruple the dry ingredient recipe and pour into separate containers.