As kids we woke early (Mom had a rule that we couldn’t go downstairs before 6am and we had to all go together), opened presents, and then started playing with our new toys while my Mom created a big Christmas morning breakfast.
She had everything fresh fruit, eggs, bacon and/or sausage, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, banana bread, milk and orange juice. It was the perfect breakfast feast!
Because of these memories, is the reason I wanted to share special breakfast recipes over the years as part of my countdown to Christmas.
And it just so happens that the joys of Christmas morning breakfast can be shared with your friends and neighbors. Homemade pancake mix is great to keep around for whipping up a hot breakfast during the week or on a lazy Saturday and makes a great gift for others.
This version shouts Christmas joy and wonderment with sugar and spice and everything nice! Oh and don’t forget to drown these babies in the Vanilla Buttermilk Syrup because what’s better than a Cinnamon Spiced Pancake soaked in sweet, sweet vanilla syrup!
Packaging Suggestion: Store pancake mix in a decorative jar and tie with a bow. Syrup can be stored in Mason jar or syrup dispenser. Place syrup and pancake mix in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, measuring cups and spoons. Don’t forget to include preparation directions for your gift recipient!
Cinnamon Pancake Mix
By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10-15 minutes Yield: pancake recipe makes 6 pancakes, pancake mix makes enough for 3 batches
For pancake mix:
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup pancake mix
To make the pancake mix:
In a large bowl stir together all ingredients for pancake mix. Stir until combined. Store prepared pancake mix in an air tight container for up to 3 months.
To make pancakes:
Preheat a griddle or large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and butter. Stir in pancake mix and stir just until combined.
When the griddle is hot, spray with non-stick spray and spoon approximately ¼ cup pancake batter onto hot griddle. When bubbles begin to form around the edges of the pancake, gently flip. Cook another 1-2 minutes or until the pancake is set.
6 tablespoons butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Simmer on low for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
Store leftovers in refrigerator for about one to two weeks.