Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Homemade Pancake Mix 4 College Cooking

This is my son’s third year of college, but the first time he has lived in an apartment.  Now that he has a kitchen, he is on a reduced meal plan and makes his own breakfast most days.  I know he loves omelettes and has perfected his technique in making those just the way he likes them.  But I know he also loves pancakes, and they are such a comfort food.  

I’ve always made pancakes from scratch at our house, and over the years tweaked my recipe so it includes healthy whole-grains.  I knew he wouldn’t be likely to purchase all the ingredients, so on a whim I bought a large glass container and decided to make a homemade mix based on my own recipe.  Apparently it was a good idea, as it elicited a facebook-post thank you.

This is a recipe to make before you head off to college - or one to ask your parent to mix up and send in a care package.  I used flax meal in the mix I sent Jack, but at home I alternate flax meal and oat bran.  Flax adds a nutty flavor, while the oats add a sweetness and some texture.  If you prefer not to add either, just use 4C of the two flours.  

(Courtesy of and Recipe by Guest Blogger Hallie Bandy)

Homemade Pancake Mix

AirTight Container
Large Mixing Bowl
Non-stick skillet

1C Cornstarch
3.75 C all-purpose flour
3.75 C whole wheat flour
.5 C flax meal or oat bran
4.5 tsp salt
3 Tb + .75 tsp baking powder
4.5 tsp salt
1 Tbls sugar (I added this / optional from original recipe)

Wet Ingredients Needed:
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 Egg
2 Tbls melted butter

1. Wash your hands.
2. Whisk all the dry ingredients together and put into an airtight container. 

3. Make sure to label and include instructions (below) with the mix. 

4. To Make Pancakes:
---Whisk together the wet ingredients
---1 egg, 1 cup buttermilk, 2 Tbls of melted butter
---Add 1 cup of dry pancake mix

5. I think this mix will last the entire semester, but I could be wrong.


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