My life has been so hectic right now; super busy with work, holiday events, and the daily blogging. Last night when I went to write up the post and recipe for Day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas, I discovered I couldn’t find the pictures I took anywhere. I clicked all over both computers and checked the camera. I then realized that I hadn’t put the memory chip back in the camera when I had used it last to take the pictures of the recipe for Day 8. What a frustrating mistake! So I had to whip up that recipe again to have it to share today, a frustrating day late. So today you will get TWO breakfast recipes (one now and one later).
I love the recipe I am sharing today! Pancakes are a special breakfast treat Christmas morning (or any morning)! But I love that this recipe is for pancake mix, and it is of course so much better than the store bought pancake mix. This mix is so easy to make and is so cheap. I think making up a big batch, putting it in some cute glass jars with lids and attaching the recipe and directions would be a wonderful, unique, and inexpensive gift to give this holiday season to friends, family, teachers, the postman, or the milkman. Bundle it up with a jar of homemade (also inexpensive) maple syrup or maybe a jar of locally made maple syrup, add a wooden spoon or spatula and mixing bowl and you have a special gift that will be remembered for years to come!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: pancake recipe makes 6 pancakes, pancake mix makes enough for 3 batches
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoon sugar
To make the pancakes:
1 cup buttermilk*
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup pancake mix
To make the pancake mix:
Combine all pancake mix ingredients in a container with a lid and mix well. Store for up to 3 months.
To make pancakes:
Preheat a griddle.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and butter.
Place the pancake mix in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture over the pancake mix. Mix just until combined.
When the griddle is hot, lightly butter or spray with non-stick spray. Ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle. When bubbles begin to form around the edges of the pancake, gently flip. Cook another 2-3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
*Note: Combine 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes to use as a substitute for buttermilk.
NOTE: I have been making this maple syrup recipe for years and years. There is no corn syrup in it and I honestly don’t know where the original recipe came from, it is just written on an old, faded notecard.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon maple extract
In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and maple extract. Serve warm.