Homemade Whole Grain Pancake Mix is great to keep on hand for breakfasts throughout the week. Or, divide the mix between multiple jars to give as gifts during the holidays!
Creating This Whole Grain Pancake Mix Recipe
The past couple years we’ve taken the easy way out for teacher gifts and purchased a little something.
This year I wanted to do something a little more special since this kids are getting older. But, I didn’t want to send them with the same homemade item that everyone else is going to send.
We love this recipe for 5-Grain Pancakes with Flax so much. It’s been a huge favorite in our house this year, so I decided that this treat would be something special to share with the kids’ teachers.
It was really simple to do and they turned out super cute.
I decided on Leifheit Canning Supplies 3-1/4 Cup Glass Preserving Jars, Set of 6 for the jars. I wanted them to still be small but big enough to hold a good amount of mix.
With this amount of mix, the receiver will be able to make 12-18 pancakes.
I picked up some inexpensive Christmas material at the fabric store. The rest of the supplies we already had.
Ingredients for Whole Grain Pancake Mix
To make the actual DIY pancake mix, you’ll need:
- Whole wheat flour
- Barley flour
- Oat flour
- Brown rice flour
- Rye flour
- Cold-milled flax
- Powdered milk
- Baking powder
When you’re ready to make pancakes using the pancake mix, you’ll need a few additional ingredients:
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
How to Make Pancake Mix Jars
First, fold your fabric in half inside out. This way you can cut more than one fabric circle at a time for the jar tops.
Find an object that is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches larger in diameter than the lid of the jar.Trace it on the fabric using a pencil.
Cut the circles out and flip them right side up. I placed the lid on top of the circle here so you can get an idea of how much bigger the fabric should be than the lid.
I didn’t try this, but it would also be cute to do 2 circles per jar in different fabrics and have them stagger in size. For example, one circle that is 1 1/2 inches larger in diameter and another in a different fabric that is 2 1/2 inches larger.
Fill the jar with whatever you are putting in it. I forgot to add the mix in for the photo of this step, but you get the idea.
Place the fabric on top of the jar lid, then put the jar lid on top of the fabric and tighten. Tie some ribbon or baker’s twine around the lid.
Be sure to include the instructions for making pancakes with the mix when giving the jars as gifts. I’ve shared the instructions in a cute printable below!
How to Make Pancakes with Pancake Mix
I’ve given detailed instructions in the recipe card below on how to make pancakes using the DIY pancake mix.
I’ve also shared a free printable in this post that you can print off and gift alongside the jars of pancake mix!
Basically, all you have to do is combine 1 cup pancake mix with the wet ingredients. Stir everything together, then spoon onto a hot griddle and cook as usual!
Does Pancake Mix Go Bad?
Over time the baking powder will lose its potency. As such, I recommend using the pancake mix within 6 months of making it.
Otherwise, so long as the pancake mix remains in a cool, dry place, it shouldn’t go bad.
How Long Does Pancake Mix Last?
I recommend eating the whole wheat pancake mix within 3 to 6 months. After that, it won’t make super fluffy pancakes anymore.
Click the image above to download a FREE printable recipe card to pair with the jar.
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For the mix:
- 9 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1/2 cups barley flour
- 2 1/2 cups oat flour
- 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
- 2 cups rye flour
- 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups cold-milled flax
- 4 cups powdered milk
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup baking powder
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat a griddle over medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Combine the beaten egg, butter, sugar, water, vanilla, and any optional
ingredients. Mix well.
- With a wooden spoon, stir in the pancake mix until well combined.
- Grease pan with spray oil.
- Add 1/4 cup of batter to the preheated pan for each pancake. Don’t overcrowd.
- Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes before flipping. Large bubbles should be forming on the top of the uncooked side. Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1135Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 2782mgCarbohydrates: 185gFiber: 32gSugar: 20gProtein: 42g
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