Pancake Mix for a Quick Xmas Gift

Just to show you I think about holiday food and gifts all the time, this recipe was printed in our paper on February 26, 2012.   I started to create this post then.

What a great holiday present, especially when paired with a small bottle of pure maple syrup (or a homemade fruit syrup).  And, since it is Christmas Eve, this is an easy gift to whip up for a last minute present.

The recipe for this mix is based on one from Alton Brown.  I added some whole wheat flour and some spices.

Pancake Mix

3 c.  white flour
3 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3 t. baking powder
1 T. fine sea salt
2 T. sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to mix.   Pour in a sealable container.   Use within three months.

I think this mix is better with the addition of the cinnamon and nutmeg.  To make the “Instant” pancakes you will need the following:

Pancakes from you Gifted Mix

2 farm fresh eggs, separated
2 c. buttermilk
4 T. melted butter
2 c.  Pancake Mix
2 c. fresh fruit like blueberries, dried cranberries, dried cherries, blackberries, chopped peaches (Your choice!)

Heat griddle to 350 degrees.

Whisk together egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl.  In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the 4 T. melted butter.

Combine both mixtures and whisk together until completely combined.   Add pancake mix and whisk until it has just come together.   Don’t try to work all the lumps out.

Spray or butter griddle (or skip this step if you are using a non-stick surface).

Ladle the pancake batter onto the hot griddle and sprinkle with fruit if desired.   When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes.  Continue to cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until pancake is set.

Serve with more butter and syrup.

Copy this recipe on a recipe card or in the Christmas card itself.


I wrapped this up before I took a picture of the finished mix.  I placed the pancake mix in a half-gallon mason jar with the above recipe attached.  I also included some homemade canned grape syrup and lemon syrup.  (“Syrup” is just jelly that didn’t set up!)  🙂



I made this specifically for my sister.   After she moved to Iowa (over fifteen years ago now), she had trouble finding her favorite baking mix for pancakes.   When she visited she would buy at least a couple of boxes to tide her over until the next trip home .

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Happy Holidays!

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