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Kitchen Gift: Homemade Pancake Mix Jars

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.

homemade jar gifts - 5 grain pancake mix

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.

homemade jar gifts

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.

homemade jar gifts

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.

homemade jar gifts

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.

Recipe for the pancake mix available here: 5 Grain Pancakes with Flax.

Click the link, then click the printer icon in the recipe box in the post for a printable copy of the recipe.

Be sure to include the instructions for making pancakes with the mix when giving the jars as gifts.

Click the image below to download a FREE printable recipe card to pair with the jar.

homemade pancake mix

Another great homemade jarred gift is this All-Natural Moisturizing Kitchen Hand Scrub.

Perfect for dry, winter hands and really simple to make!

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Tuesday 28th of October 2014

Absolutely love this!!! My kids are pancake maniacs, especially my daughter she does not eat meat but lives on pancakes, this is so cool. Going to sit down over the Halloween and do this. Thanks so much, it's so cute.

Kelly @ The Nourishing Home

Friday 13th of December 2013

What a great recipe. I linked it up in my Homemade Gifts-in-a-Jar guest post over at Keeper of the Home! Hope it brings some new friends your way! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! :) Kelly

Linda @ it all started with paint

Saturday 16th of November 2013

What a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing at our mason jar holiday party!!!

:) Linda @It All Started With Paint & Mason Jar Crafts Love


Saturday 24th of December 2011

I made the pancake mixture today and just finished eating a few myself. My husband and I added in the pupkin purée since we had it in our cabinet. The pancakes were delicious and different, which is good. We added fresh strawberries too! We will be giving jars as gifts. It was hard to prepare the mix since there is a lot of ingredients!!! I had to seperate it in half and then continued adding and mixing. It all worked out. Oh, I also had a difficult time locating the different flours the recipe calls for but Wild by Nature eventually rescued me. I wonder how the pancakes will taste with out the pumpkin purée. I recommend the recipe and think it's a great idea as a gift. In the past I made cookie recipe jars and they were a hit but love the idea of switching it up to breakfast and a healthy one. Thanks for the recipe!


Tuesday 8th of November 2011

Love this! Just wanted to let you know that I'm including it in my post "Top 10 Gifts in Jars" today at Feel free to stop by and grab a button or link for your page to show that you are featured! Thanks!