Every time I make something that comes in a can, jar, box or bag at the grocery store, from scratch, I’m amazed at how easy it is and delicious it turns out. It also makes me feel like I live on a farm… and farms are cool.
Making pancakes from scratch is extra easy because you make a large batch of mix all at once and then use part of it to make the pancake batter. Just like you would a bag of krusteaz or bisquick, but without the extra ingredients that are impossible to pronounce.
If you would like to join us on our make-believe farm (please say yes!), here’s a recipe my mom and I whipped up:
HOMEMADE PANCAKE MIX (makes about 5 batches)
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour (NOTE: you can substitute for all-purpose flour)
2 cups powdered milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1. Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight container. Then use the following recipe to make the batter.
2.5 cups homemade pancake mix
2 large eggs
water (about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, but delicious)
2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
1. Whisk together all ingredients, adding water until combined but slightly lumpy!
2. Heat greased skillet or fry pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake and cook until golden brown, flipping once.
Sounds good, yes?! Well, I have a fun post planned for Friday and this recipe will come in handy so be sure to save or pin it!
What is your take on cooking/baking from scratch as opposed to store-bought??? Have you tried it? Does it seem like too much work? We would love to hear!
xo . rae (+ gamma jane)
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