Make your own homemade pre-packed waffle and pancake mix

Make your own waffle and pancake mix
I like to serve different breakfast options to kids during the week. Weekends are pancake and waffle days. If the kids aren’t extremely hungry or I haven’t decided to sleep in, kids prepare their own pancakes and waffles under my observation – from far away. The recipe is taped to the cabinet door. They know where the ingredients are. They measure and mix by themselves and I bake them since they are not allowed to touch the range yet.

Some mornings, we don’t have enough time but kids still insist on having pancakes and waffles. I sometimes prepare 2 batches at once and freeze them, in case of emergencies like these.

I also decided to pre-pack waffle and pancake mixes like the ones they sell in the stores, but with ingredients that I know and store them in portion size bags. I measured the dry ingredients (flour + sugar + Baking soda + baking powder + salt) and packed them in individual ziplocs. I wrote the name of the mix on the bag. All I do is to put eggs + milk + oil in to this ready mix and pancakes are ready to go.

Here are my pancake and waffle recipes:

Pancake
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon oil

Directions:

  1. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl
  2. Whisk the egg in a bowl. Add the milk and oil
  3. Put the liquid mixture, on the dry ingredients and mix them with hand mixer.
  4. Pour a ladle-full of mixture on a heated pan.

Waffle

1 3/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablepoon baking powder

2 eggs
1 3/4cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl
  2. Whisk the egg in a bowl. Add the milk, oil and vanilla.
  3. Put the liquid mixture, on the dry ingredients and mix them with hand mixer.
  4. Pour a ladle-full of mixture on a waffle maker.

These recipes are adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook to my family’s taste.

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