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Monday, December 10, 2012

Pancakes from the Pantry

Looking for a gift for a teacher, neighbor, friend, co-worker or boss? Here's a great option -- Pancakes in a Jar, or as these particular ones are called, "Pancakes from the Pantry."
These are healthy and wholesome and delicious! And super easy for you as the gift-giver to make. You just throw everything into a big bowl and mix it up. Divide it into four pint-sized jars and label. More on that later... for now, here's the recipe:
What YOU need to do:
In a large bowl combine the mix ingredients. It yields 8 cups (or 4 batches of pancakes).
4 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar (not necessary to pack it)
1 cup dry milk powder
3 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
5 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Once you have mixed this together well, divide it into four jars as I mentioned above. Screw on the lids and rings. This is the time for you to add your own personal touches. You can cut some fabric to put under the ring or decorate with stickers or ribbons or whatever you have! Then you will need to add the instructions for the person you are giving it to.
To make pancakes:
Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup canola oil. Add mix alternately with 1 cup water; mix well. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle on medium-low heat; turn after 2 minutes. Cook until second side is browned. Yields 10 pancakes per batch.
I have included a document that I used for my jars. I printed these instructions using a business card template and these to make it easy. Then I punched a hole and tied them on with a ribbon.
I am excited for the boys to give these to their Sunday School teachers and my oldest's 3rd grade teacher. Who will you be giving pancakes to this Christmas?

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