There is something fun about making your own mixes at home. I guess it’s like a little science experiment. The benefits of concocting your own mixes include a product with no preservatives, it’s more economical, and you can suit mixes to your family’s tastes. Also, we often already have the ingredients in our pantry, so why not rotate your pantry staples instead of buying prepared mixes?
Some of my favorite homemade mixes are Italian dressing dry mix, instant oatmeal, and taco seasoning. We go camping a lot, and the kids love pancakes, so I made an instant pancake mix for trips. Sometimes I go ahead and add dehydrated fruit and cinnamon to the mix. This is a great way to use some of your powered milk as well!
12 2/3 cups all purpose unbleached flour
2 2/3 cups instant dry milk powder
1/4 cup baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
To make pancakes mix together:
2 cups pancake mix
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons of oil
1 cup of water
These pancakes are crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Perfect pancakes! During our last camping trip, I made these pancakes on my new griddle, – – the Presto Griddle with Warming Tray. From the first time I cooked with this griddle, I knew I wanted to write a review! I was so tired of my pancakes cooking too fast on cast iron, leaving the outside of my pancakes burned and the inside runny, I was determined to go non-stick.
The electric Presto griddle is spacious enough to cook a pound of bacon in one shot, allowing you to cook large quantities of food at once. And as long as you set the temperature correctly, it cooks perfectly every time with no hot spots. The warming tray is great for food overflow, and acts as a great splash guard. It’s easy to clean, and sports an removable drip tray.
We have been keeping the griddle in the camper, but after winterizing the RV I’m bringing that thing home with me until spring. I might get so attached to it at home, I might need another one for my kitchen!
I hope you enjoy this pancake mix, and try some of of my other mix recipes. I’m going to be experimenting with even more mix recipes to make busy days easier, and my grocery trips more frugal.