What's for Breakfast mom? Ever heard that before?! My kids get bored with the same old cereal and toast every day and I like to treat them to a yummy warm breakfast, even on busy days. Some days it just gets crazy though. I found a great mix that you can make ahead and have on hand for pancakes and waffles and it stores in the pantry for up to 6mths (if it lasts that long!) It's super easy to make them and the best part is you can make up a bunch and freeze them too for those busy mornings.
Pancake & waffle mix:
* this recipe mixes best when you use a pastry blender (found at places like target or walmart for a good price, or better yet goodwill or a garage sale!) to mix it all together.
8 C white flour
2 C. Whole wheat flour (can use white flour if don't have whole wheat)
1/2 C. baking Powder
1/4 c sugar
2 tsp salt
2 C. shortening
3 C. old fashioned quick oat oatmeal
With a pastry cutter, Mix all ingredients together. Use a big bowl because there is a lot to mix up. Store in air tight container such as an ice cream pail for up to 6mths. (this makes a lot, at least 1 ice cream pail full! This recipe can also be cut in half for smaller batches)
EDITED: Since posting this I have found that this recipe is very easy to modify! I have substituted up to 1/2 the flour with whole wheat, I have used up some of my baby food oatmeal in this recipe too! (Hey Bacon Bit wouldn't eat it, someone has to!!) I have substituted up to 2 cups of flour with 2 cups of baby food oatmeal and have not had any problems. Right now when I mix up a batch I use 6 cups white flour, 2 cups wheat flour, 2 cups baby food oatmeal and Mr. Bacon and the kids haven't noticed at all! Also if you do not like shortening or are trying to find something a bit heathier you can use coconut oil instead. I've been doing a lot more research on the health benifits of coconut oil and I like what I'm finding! It also tastes super delicious melted over popcorn! Hope these updated tips can help out some of my wonderful readers!
2 Cups mix
1 c. Milk
Mix and drop onto prepared skillet. These freeze well! To reheat- place a few pancakes in microwave for about 30 sec. check to see if they are warm, if not turn over and micro for 30 more sec.
2 C. mix
1 1/3 cups milk
2 TBSP oil
Mix and place in prepared waffle iron until done, these freeze well! To reheat, take waffle from freezer and place directly into toaster. You may have to adjust toasting times since it is frozen.
You can also use this mix to make biscuits!!
2 1/4 cups mix
2/3 cup milk
Mix and drop on greased cookie sheet. bake 450 degrees for 10-12min
2 C. mix
3/4 cup buttermilk
Mix and drop on greased pan. Bake 450 for 10-12min or until tops are golden brown.