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Homemade pancake mix (let’s not stop there, we have a homemade muffin, biscuit, and instant oatmeal mix recipe below too!) ensures you can always get a hot breakfast on the table no matter how busy your morning is. This pancake mix is easy and whips up fast for delicious light and fluffy pancakes!
Plus making your own homemade quick mixes means you can control the ingredients, which means you can avoid GMOs, eliminate preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients and avoid excessive amounts of salt and sugar too.
Quick mixes like homemade pancake mix, biscuit mix, muffin mix and instant oatmeal are also incredibly easy to make and batch all at once. On busy mornings all you need to do is dump out the jar and add your wet ingredients.
Having all of the dry ingredients measured out and mixed up already can really cut down the time it takes to prepare these items at home. This means you’re also more likely to make these items and avoid resorting to sugary cereals and other unhealthy processed treats instead.
Just as you would batch prepare anything else (whether you’re canning food for later, freezer cooking or meal prepping for the week), you can batch prepare a bunch of different quick mixes in a single session and then have them ready to go in jars whenever you need them.
These quick homemade pancake and pantry mixes call for the same basic dry ingredients, so that makes it easier to just pull out all of the raw ingredients and make large batches of each item at the same time.
Portion out your quick mixes. I like to pre-portion my mixes out in Mason jars so when I’m ready to cook or bake, all I need to do is dump the jar in a bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix them up.
I use my canning funnel to easily funnel all of the ingredients into each jar to avoid making a mess. A regular funnel should also work.
Store your quick mixes in Ziplock bags or any other container they’ll fit in. I find Mason jars work great, and since you’re storing dry ingredients that don’t need to be canned, you can use old lids that can no longer be used for canning.
You don’t need to sterilize your jars beforehand, clean and dry is fine.
Flour- all-purpose is the most versatile and what most of us have on hand. You can use bread flour for the biscuits if you wish. I don’t recommend using fresh ground flour for make-ahead mixes as that really defeats the nutritional purpose of using fresh-ground flour.
Baking powder and baking soda- baking powder/soda is your leavening agent (makes them rise and creates a light and fluffy texture).
Salt- ya need a little salt to bring out the flavor
Sugar- these DIY pantry mixes use minimal sugar, you can substitute monk fruit or powdered erythritol straight across for sugar-free variations.
You can store your jars of homemade pancake mix and the other quick mixes in your pantry just like you would store your baking ingredients or your jars of home-canned food. When you’re pressed for time and need to feed your littles, or you just need to get some food or a snack on the table really quickly, you can grab a jar of quick mix and your wet ingredients (ie. eggs, milk, butter, water, etc.) and you’re all set!
To make life even easier, I’ve created some printable recipe cards that you can print out and tie onto your jars of quick mixes (or keep in your recipe box) so you don’t waste any time searching for the ingredients or the cooking instructions when you’re ready to make them.
You can download the printable recipe cards from the Kitchen & Pantry Resources section of my Free Resource Library.
So break out your Mason jars and your baking ingredients and start batch preparing the following homemade quick mixes so that no matter how busy you are or how many mouths you have to feed in the morning, you can always get a hot, homemade breakfast on the table in no time flat:)
Mix together all dry ingredients into your Mason jar and store it on the shelf. When ready to make your pancakes (Saturday morning is always a great time), mix in the wet ingredients and heat your lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in approximately 1/4 cup batter at a time for pancakes.
When small bubbles appear, flip the pancake over and brown the other side (1 to 2 minutes). Serve warm with your favorite toppings, syrup, applesauce, or this fabulous Strawberry Jam Recipe without Pectin and Low Sugar
Print all of these recipes below with the printable recipe tab!
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My name is Anna and I'm a modern homesteader. I began homesteading a few years ago when I still lived in a condo in the city. It changed my life! I now live on just over an acre and am following my dreams of living a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life. I love to help and inspire others to do the same & prove that the simple life doesn't have to be complicated!