Thursday, August 12, 2010

Whole Grain Pancake Mix

(Special note for my Columbus peeps: I'm scheduled to be on Good Day Columbus again, this coming Monday morning around 8:30 to demonstrate some healthy school lunch box ideas.)

A couple weeks ago, I had a giveaway and asked you to leave a comment with a recipe request to enter to win. I feel like it was I who won, since the suggestions I received were brilliant (Amy C, I am still working on your request, I have a few ideas mulling, but I haven't forgotten about you!).

Rookie Cookie suggested that I come up with a bulk pancake mix, since I loved her Whole Grain Waffle Mix so much. This was especially brilliant since R would eat pancakes every morning if I let him and I always whimper a little bit inside each time he persistently requests them since they were time consuming to make. Note the emphasis on "were" since with this new pancake mix, they have become a relative breeze!

Whole Grain Pancake Mix

3 cups quick oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
6 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1/3 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup white sugar

Mix and store in an airtight container. Makes 12 "batches" of pancakes.

When you are ready to make the pancakes:

Whole Grain Pancakes

1 cup Whole Grain Pancake Mix
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon vegetable oil.

In a small bowl, mix the milk, egg, vanilla and oil. Blend well and then combine with the pancaked mix.

Cook as you would any ole' pancake.

Makes about 12 individual 4 inch pancakes.

I just made a new batch of this mix and it is sitting in our cupboard, all ready for those busy school mornings!

Easy Pancakes? Sweet!


whitneyingram said...

THANK YOU! Now I don't have to make up a recipe! I am going to get this made soon and do a post on it.

And either those are some tiny pancakes or you have some GARGANTUAN blackberries.

Laura said...

God bless you! I'm making a batch tomorrow... I'm running out of ideas for breakfasts for Liam so this will speed things along quite nicely! said...

Don't you need to keep it in the freezer so the whole wheat flour doesn't get rancid?
I use the Light & Fluffy Oat Wheat Pancake Mix recipe on the King Arthur flour website and it is FANTASTIC. I store it in the freezer in a ziploc. YUMMY!

Sweet Pea Chef said...


Hmmm...I store my ground flax seed and other oily nuts in my freezer, but have always kept my WW flour in the cupboard and never had an issue with it. We do go through it fairly quickly (every 2-3 months?).


Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Thank you so much! Pancakes are a staple at our house, even for supper. Look forward to Monday morning too...

Michele said...

I had my WW flour go rancid one time, sesame seeds also. Then my friend told me to store them in the freezer, along with the nuts, flaxseed, etc.
LOVE your recipes!

Erica Rubin Irish said...

Thank you! I've been experimenting with whole grain pancake recipes for months. Can't wait to try these tomorrow morning -- with freshly-picked blueberries.

Tracy said...

Thank you so much! We tried the pancakes and they were great! I will have this and the waffle mix in my pantry too for those busy school day mornings! Thanks again!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Tracy, So glad you liked the recipe! We use it ALL the time.

JerseyBaby said...

You're the best!