Pancake Mix In A Jar

Hey everybody!

I’m super excited about this morning’s post! Well, I’m always pretty excited, but today (for some reason) I feel extra excited.

Recently I’ve been kind of obsessed with all things Mason jar. I’m not sure just why but the idea of using my Mason jars for loads of other stuff besides canning intrigues me. There are so many DIY gifts you can make using those jars, as well as having mixes on hand to use for yourself and your family.

Today, the mix I’m sharing with you is for Pancake Mix. You simply layer the dry ingredients in Mason jars to give as gifts or to keep on hand for homemade pancakes in a flash. It’s really easy and the pancakes are SO GOOD! We love them!

I prefer to use pint jars and mix the pancakes in a bowl. If you’re giving these as gifts, you can put the mix in a quart-sized jar. That way, the person receiving it can put the wet ingredients right into the jar, shake it up, and pour the pancakes right onto their griddle or frying pan. The jar can also be decorated any way you choose with ribbon, pretty fabric, etc. There are so many possibilities!!!

From time to time I intend to share more Mason jar ideas with you but for now I know you’ll love these delicious pancakes! Enjoy!

Happy cooking!

~Renee

Layering the ingredients in the jars. Two of the mixes have oatmeal, four are plain.

Layering the ingredients in the jars. Two of the mixes have oatmeal, four are plain.

The pancake mix is done. I've included a quart sized jar for a gift. It leaves room for the liquid ingredients to be added and shaken together.

The pancake mix is done. I’ve included a quart sized jar for a gift. It leaves room for the liquid ingredients to be added and shaken together.

I typed up the pancake directions and printed them on card stock to cut out and include with each pancake mix.

I typed up the pancake directions and printed them on card stock to cut out and include with each pancake mix.

Now, to make the pancakes! I put the milk and egg into the bowl and I'm adding in the vanilla...

Now, to make the pancakes! I put the milk and egg into the bowl and I’m adding in the vanilla…

...then adding the contents of one jar and whisk together.

…then adding the contents of one jar and whisk together.

Then, I poured 1/4-cupfuls onto my preheated griddle.

Then, I poured 1/4-cupfuls onto my preheated griddle.

When they're slightly dry around the edges with bubbles all over, they're ready to be flipped over...

When they’re slightly dry around the edges with bubbles all over, they’re ready to be flipped over…

...to cook til the other side is golden too. Aren't they pretty??

…to cook til the other side is golden too. Aren’t they pretty??

The oh-so-delicious finished product! I just added some scrambled eggs and turkey sausage for my hubby. (I prefer turkey bacon, but I don't judge, heehee!)

The oh-so-delicious finished product! I just added some scrambled eggs and turkey sausage for my hubby. (I prefer turkey bacon, but I don’t judge, heehee!)

Pancake Mix In A Jar

6 Mason Jars (with lids and rings)**

6 Cups All-Purpose Flour

3 Cups Quick-Cook Oatmeal

1/4 Cup + 3 Tbls Baking Powder

1/4 Cup + 2 Tbls Brown Sugar

2 Tbls Salt

Make sure your jars, lids and rings are clean and completely dry.

To each jar, add 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 Tbls + 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 Tbls firmly packed brown sugar, and 1 tsp salt in layers. For a pretty look, you can even out each layer as you go. Put on the lid and secure with the metal ring.

If giving as a gift, type or hand write this onto card stock paper and attach to the jar:

Pancake Mix

Add 2 Tbls melted butter, 1 1/4 cups milk, and 1 beaten egg. Shake well. Rest batter 5 mins.

Makes approx. 12 1/4-cup pancakes. 

Pancake Complete Directions:

In a medium bowl, add one jar of pancake mix, 2 Tbls butter, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 beaten egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Whisk til smooth. Allow batter to rest 5 minutes.

Spray a griddle or frying pan with non-stick spray and place onto medium high heat. (My griddle has to be on 375°F for pancakes.) When hot, pour batter onto griddle by 1/4-cupfuls, leaving enough room to flip them.

When pancakes have lots of bubbles and the edges are slightly dry, flip them over. Cook for another couple minutes. They’re done when both sides are golden brown and they spring back when lightly touched in the middle with the spatula.

Serve with additional butter and syrup if desired.

**NOTES: For gift giving, you can use a quart size jar to leave room for the wet ingredients to be added later and shaken.

**If this mix will be sitting in the jar a while, I recommend you go ahead and mix the dry ingredients together to keep the brown sugar from clumping.

**If you want pancakes without oatmeal, simply use another 1/2 cup flour in the jar and leave out the oatmeal.

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2016

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